Albert Pike, born December 29, , was the oldest of six children Pike is best known for his major work, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted the Sohar and Siphra de Zeniutha, and other kabalistic books, and ponder deeply. Entered accor dingto Act of Congress., in the year 1 , by. ALBERT PIKE,. In the Ofli ce of the Librarian of Congress., at Wa shington. Entered according. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. This is Albert Pikes' volume of 'lectures' on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the F. de P. Castells.
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This document is currently being converted. Please check back in a few minutes. READ PAPER. GET pdf. ×Close. Log In. Log In with Facebook Log In with. Pike is best known for his major work, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and the Sohar and Siphra de Zeniutha, and other kabalistic books, and ponder. Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma 3 I. APPRENTICE 8 THE TWELVE-INCH RULE the pages of the Sohar and Siphra de Zeniutha, and other kabalistic books.
Most Lodge leaders do not realize that they are deceiving their members. For the most part, they are simply reciting the same things they have heard and said, over and over, assuming that they are right and good. However, the Princes and Adepts of Freemasonry deliberately deceive the Masons under them. See Tom C. Masons take blood oaths, but are told that they are only symbolic.
This paper contains quotations which would shock most Masons because they have never read what the highest Masons say about Freemasonry. Masonry is a system that confuses, deceives and controls men, getting them to do things that they would not do if they understood them.
The highest-level Masons Princes and Adepts deliberately deceive the Masons under them. For example, Albert Pike was one of the highest authorities in American Masonry. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them.
It is difficult for a man to turn away from Freemasonry because of the many blood oaths which he has made in order to obtain his degrees. Furthermore, he has invested a lot of time, effort and money into Masonry, and many of his friendships and business connections are with fellow Masons.
Freemasonry is a religion. Masons meet in temples, such as the Scottish Rite Temple. They have prayers, deacons, and religious titles for their leaders, such as High Priest and Worshipful Master. They say that they bring men from spiritual darkness to spiritual light.
In some Masonic degrees, they even serve communion. Although Freemasonry is a religion, most Masons deny it. Tom C. How can they be so wrong when they are so sincere?
They believed this because sincere men told them so. Those sincere men who told them so believed it because an earlier generation of sincere men had told them the very same thing. It does not meddle with sectarian creeds or doctrines, but teaches fundamental religious truth.
Kaballa can also be spelled Kaballah, Kabala or Cabala. A kind or system of occult theosophy or mystial interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain medieval Christians. Secret or esoteric doctrine or science, in general; occultism; mystic art; mystery. Of, pertaining to, concerned with, or designating alchemy, magic, astrology and other arts and practices involving use of divination, incantation, magical formulae, etc.
Occult theory or practice; belief in hidden or mysterious powers and the possibility of human control of them. You must never, on any account, speak that awful name aloud. That would be a most heinous crime—unmasonic—unpardonable. Most people familiar with salvation would take this to be a promise of salvation. The question is, will they spend it in Heaven or in hell? U, which they are told is the god of their own religion. When they have progressed, they are told that G.
Then they search for the true name of God, which they are told was lost. McQuaig and James D. Each syllable stands for a different god. The first stands for Jehovah, the God of the Bible. The second stands for Baal. The third stands for a Chaldean Babylonian god.
This name signifies that the God of the Bible and Baal are one and the same, being different facets of the same god. See page 97 of Martin L. According to the Bible, pagan gods are really demons. The conflict between Elijah and the prophets of Baal demonstrates that Baal worship and worship of the God of the Bible are incompatible. Whether you just browse these pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge.
The Apocalypse of Freemasonry F. M Ward. FORCE, unregulated or ill-regulated, is not only wasted in the void, like that of gunpowder burned in the open air, and steam unconfined by science; but, striking in the dark, and its blows meeting only the air, they recoil and bruise itself. It is destruction and ruin. It is the volcano, the earthquake, the cyclone;--not growth and progress.
It is Polyphemus blinded, striking at random, and falling headlong among the sharp rocks by the impetus of his own blows. The blind Force of the people is a Force that must be economized, and also managed, as the blind Force of steam, lifting the ponderous iron arms and turning the large wheels, is made to bore and rifle the cannon and to weave the most delicate lace.
It must be regulated by Intellect. Intellect is to the people and the people's Force, what the slender needle of the compass is to the ship--its soul, always counselling the huge mass of wood and iron, and always pointing to the north.
To attack the citadels built up on all sides against the human race by superstitions, despotisms, and prejudices, the Force must have a brain and a law. Then its deeds of daring produce permanent results, and there is real progress.
Then there are sublime conquests. Thought is a force, and philosophy should be an energy, finding its aim and its effects in the amelioration of mankind. The two great motors are Truth and Love.
When all these Forces are combined, and guided by the Intellect, and regulated by the RULE of Right, and Justice, and of combined and systematic movement and effort, the great revolution prepared for by the ages will begin to march.
It is because Force is ill regulated, that revolutions prove fail-tires. Therefore it is that so often insurrections, coming from those high mountains that domineer over the moral horizon, Justice, Wisdom, Reason, Right, built of the purest snow of the ideal after a long fall from rock to rock, after having reflected the sky in their transparency, and been swollen by a hundred affluents, in the majestic path of triumph, suddenly lose themselves in quagmires, like a California river in the sands.
The lion [which also means the altar] still holds in his mouth the key of the enigma of the sphinx. That Rite raises a corner of the veil, even in the Degree of Apprentice; for it there declares that Masonry is a worship. This much lies open to the most ignorant and busy, as fully as to those who have most leisure and are most learned.
Based upon historical truth and authentic tradition, it is still an allegory. Then we shall see, what now we can only believe. The cloud will be lifted up, the gate of mystery be passed, and the full light shine forever; the light of which that of the Lodge is a symbol.
Then that which caused us trial shall yield us triumph; and that which made our heart ache shall fill us with gladness; and we shall then feel that there, as here, the only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve; which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection.
We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. To us it has become but a symbol. To establish all over the world the New Law and Reign of Love, Peace, Charity, and Toleration, is to build that Temple, most acceptable to God, in erecting which Masonry is now engaged.
No longer needing to repair to Jerusalem to worship, nor to offer up sacrifices and shed blood in propitiate the Deity, man may make the woods and mountains his Churches and Temples, and worship God with a devout gratitude, and with works of charity and beneficence to his fellow-men.
We transmit the divine mysteries to those who have received the sacred initiation, to those who practise true piety, and who are not enslaved by the empty trappings of words or the preconceived opinions of the pagans. That is plain: and it is equally plain, that the very large body of the Jews that adopted his doctrines, were neither Pharisees nor Sadducees, but the humble, common people.
They must, therefore, have been Essenes. It is plain, too, that Christ applied for baptism as a sacred rite, well known and long practiced.
It was becoming to him, he said, to fulfill all righteousness. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, and, being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John; and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue; whom, when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
He had learned in the mysteries the true doctrine in regard to God; and, being a zealous enthusiast, he spoke and taught diligently the truths in regard to the Deity, having received no other baptism than that of John.
The place where he preached, his macerations and frugal diet, the doctrines he taught, all prove it conclusively. There was no other sect to which he could have belonged; certainly none so numerous as his, except the Essenes. He was to put an end to all other Principles and Powers, and finally to Death, and then be Himself once more merged in God; who should then be all in all.
Notice how this statement also separates Jesus Christ and God which is in a nutshell, is the gates of hell. They believed in the esoteric and exoteric meanings of the Scriptures; and, as we have already said, they had a warrant for that in the Scriptures themselves. They found it in the Old Testament, as the Gnostics found it in the New.
The Christian writers, and even Christ himself, recognized it as a truth, that all Scripture had an inner and an outer meaning. In their most characteristic elements, they go back to the time of the exile. Intelligence, source of the oil of anointing, responds to the Holy Ghost of the Christian Faith.
To others they were, as were the multitude of Subordinate Intelligences, real and distinct beings. Knowing the slow processes by which the Deity brings about great results, he does not expect to reap as well as sow, in a single lifetime.
There are Seven Seals to be opened, that its to say, Seven mysteries to know, and Seven difficulties to overcome, Seven trumpets to sound, and Seven cups to empty. The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer.
It is written hieroglyphically with numbers and images; and the Apostle often appeals to the intelligence of the Initiated. Saint John, the favorite Apostle, and the Depositary of all the Secrets of the Saviour, therefore did not write to be understood by the multitude. They contain more meanings than words; their expressions are figurative as poetry and exact as numbers.
The Apocalypse sums up, completes, and surpasses all the Science of Abraham and of Solomon. The visions of Ezekiel, by the river Chebar, and of the new Symbolic Temple, are equally mysterious expressions, veiled by figures of the enigmatic dogmas of the Kabalah, and their symbols are as little understood by the Commentators, as those of Free Masonry.
Masonry long wandered in error. Instead of improving, it degenerated from its primitive simplicity, and retrograded toward a system, distorted by stupidity and ignorance, which, unable to construct a beautiful machine, made a complicated one. And upon their report of proficiency alone can their pupils be allowed to advance and receive an increase of wages.
Be not wiser in your own opinion than the Deity, nor find fault with His works, nor endeavor to improve upon what He has done. No man, no woman, no household, is sacred or safe from this new Inquisition.
Signs and tokens were invented by which the Children of Light could with facility make themselves known to each other. Different Degrees were invented, as the number of Initiates enlarged, in order that there might be in the inner apartment of the Temple a favored few, to whom alone the more valuable secrets were entrusted, and who could wield effectually the influence and power of the Order.
All persons were initiated into the lesser Mysteries; but few attained the greater, in which the true spirit of them, and most of their secret doctrines were hidden. The veil of secrecy was impenetrable, sealed by oaths and penalties the most tremendous and appalling. Innumerable ceremonies, wild and romantic, dreadful and appalling, had by degrees been added to the few expressive symbols of primitive observances, under which there were instances in which the terrified aspirant actually expired with fear.
The pyramids were probably used for the purposes of initiation, as were caverns, pagodas, and labyrinths; for the ceremonies required many apartments and cells, long passages and wells. The candidate, long wandering in darkness, truly wanted Light, and the worship taught him was the worship of God, the Source of Light.
Then he was sprinkled with water whence our baptism ; certain words, now unknown, were whispered in his ear; and he was divested of his shoes, and made to go three times around the cavern. Hence our three circuits; hence we were neither barefoot nor shot: and the words were the Pass-words of that Indian Degree. The Kings even prohibited the revelation of them on pain of death.
This secret was styled the Sacerdotal Art, and included alchemy, astrology, magism [magic], the science of spirites, etc. He gave them the key to the Hieroglyphics of all these secret sciences, which were regarded as sacred, and kept concealed in the most secret places of the Temple. The great secrecy observed by the initiated Priests, for many years, and the lofty sciences which they professed, caused them to be honored and respected throughout all Egypt, which was regarded by other nations as the college, the sanctuary, of the sciences and arts.
The mystery which surrounded them strongly excited curiosity.
The Initiates in a particular science, having been instructed by fables, enigmas, allegories, and hieroglyphics, wrote mysteriously whenever in their works they touched the subject of the Mysteries, and continued to conceal science under a veil of fictions. The pyramids, too, were built precisely by the four cardinal points. And our expression, that our Lodges extend upward to the Heavens, comes from the Persian and Druidic custom of having to their Temples no roofs but the sky.
Plato developed and spiritualized the philosophy of Pythagoras. Even Eusebius the Christian admits, that he reached to the vestibule of Truth, and stood upon its threshold. The Druidical ceremonies undoubtedly came from India; and the Druids were originally Buddhists. The word Druidh, like the word Magi, signifies wise or learned men; and they were at once philosophers, magistrates, and divines.
There was a surprising uniformity in the Temples, Priests, doctrines, and worship of the Persian Magi and British Druids. The Gods of Britain were the same as the Cabiri of Samothrace. In the remote times when they originated, these were the times corresponding with the 13th of February, 1st of May, 19th of August, and 1st of November.
The time of annual celebration was May-Eve, and the ceremonial preparations commenced at midnight, on the 29th of April. When the initiations were over, on May-Eve, fires were kindled on all the cairns and cromlechs in the island, which burned all night to introduce the sports of May-day.