Anti-Catholicism of Freemasonry Remains — Despite Strange Appeals From Bishop of Syracuse [Italy]

Anti-Catholicism of Freemasonry Remains — Despite Strange Appeals From Bishop of Syracuse [Italy]

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred

On November 12, in Syracuse, a conference entitled “Church and Freemasonry – So close, So Far?” has taken place. It was organized by the Grand Orient of Italy. Speakers included the theologian Monsignor Maurizio Aliotta (Archbishopric of Syracuse), Msgr. Antonio Staglianò (Bishop of Noto), and Sergio Rosso and Santi Fedele, both grand dignitaries of the Grand Orient.
The Franciscan of Immaculata, Paolo Maria Siano, one of the best authorities on Freemasonry, wondered:

“Why this conference?”

The official reason was the 300th anniversary of the founding of Freemasonry in 1717. In an article in Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Episcopal Conference, the priest Ennio Stamile wrote that “despite the differences, it is good,” genuine ways of serving the common good and the transparent and responsible use of social justice.”

So is it “a Catholic-Masonic co-operation on the level of social justice and solidarity?” is the question asked by Father Siano, who analyzed the four main addresses.

Msgr. Maurizio Aliotta

Msgr. Aliotta, who belongs to the Archdiocese of Syracuse, in which the meeting took place spoke for eleven minutes. He proved to have a “good knowledge” of Freemasonry, says Father Siano. He pointed out elements that make them incompatible with the Church: anthropocentrism, “non-denominational” religiosity and initiation, and relativistic tolerance. “Although he is aware of the danger of manipulation that is involved in the dialogue, he seems to welcome cooperation on projects that contribute to a path towards ever greater humanization.”

Grandmaster Sergio Rosso

The Grand Master spoke for almost 19 minutes and described the philanthropic activity of the Grand Orient, in which he praised the charitable work of the Catholic Church in the world. “Rosso does not convince, however, if he tries to separate the Masonic ‘secularism’ from the ‘anti-Catholicism’,” says Siano. He also recommends solidarity and Catholic-Masonic co-operation to “restore an era of spirit close to us.” “What spirit?” Asks Father Siano.

Bishop Antonio Staglianò

The Bishop of Noto was the most interesting figure of the evening. He is believed to be the first reigning bishop in the world to attend a public Masonic meeting. Why the Masons invited him was related to his nature (“unique”). As a reliable source assures, Bishop Staglianò was seen before the meeting in Santa Marta at the Vatican. Whether he was able to speak with Pope Francis there, and what he might have suggested in connection with the conference is not known.

The bishop spoke in Syracuse for almost 50 minutes. His remarks showed only an “approximate knowledge of Freemasonry,” according to Father Siano. In an interview before the conference, he had himself admitted to knowing “nothing” about Freemasonry.

At the beginning of his remarks he quoted a few words from the “Magic Flute” to present the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) as a Catholic and Freemason. As he had also announced, he took this passage from a book by Hans Küng. At the same time, Msgr. Staglianò quoted and praised the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, who described the Magic Flute as “a work with divine features.” Then he presented Hans Küng’s verdict on Mozart’s lodge membership. According to Küng, the composer from the capital Salzburg had joined the lodge because only there could he find the ideals of the enlightenment of freedom, equality and brotherhood, which he did not find in the Catholic hierarchy of Salzburg. Küng formulated at the same time a justification for the lodge membership and an indictment of the Catholic Church. It doesn’t get more Freemasonic than that.

Father Siano writes on the speech of Bishop Staglianò:

“The speaker might have done well to mention that even in the eighteenth century (also at the time of Mozart) lodge membership was incompatible with the Catholic faith because of religious relativism, rationalism, esotericism, Masonic vows (with bloody punishments for the traitors) …”

Bishop Staglianò then emphasized that it was not possible to be both a Catholic and a Freemason at the same time. However, he did not clearly state the reasons for this incompatibility and did not explain them. They were clearly addressed by Msgr. Aliotta, whose lecture should have been longer in order to give more space to this point.

Bishop Staglianò was still not squeamish with the Masons.

Repeatedly he insisted that they are excommunicated, which, as he said, was confirmed in 1983 by the prefect of the faith, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. For this reason, there is “an abysmal distance” between Masons and Catholics. The bishop said to the 200 or so freemasons present:

“You are totally out there, really outside.”

Msgr. Staglianò also referred to “voices” claiming that priests and bishops were also in the lodges:

“If that’s true, then these bishops with identity issues are also excommunicated.”

Father Siano writes in his analysis:

“Unfortunately, Msgr. Staglianò did not or did not say clearly why the Masons are excommunicated or why Masonry is incompatible with the Church. I would like to clarify this. Canon 2335 of the Code of Canon Law (CIC) of 1917, which imposed the excommunication latae sententiae against Catholics who entered Freemasonry, was not incorporated into the new CIC of 1983 (which has been in force since November 27, 1983). According to the Canon 2335 (CIC 1917), the Catholic was ipso facto excommunicated with his joining or his initiation in the lodge. In the Declaration of 26 November 1983, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith merely reiterated the incompatibility between Masonry and the Church by stating that Catholics who are lodge members are in the state of mortal sin, and can not receive Holy Communion. Point. There is no question of excommunication. It seems that, from a canonical point of view, Masonic Catholics are currently not excommunicated ipso facto from the start of their lodge membership or initiation (1st apprenticeship).
If they accept heterodox teachings in their Masonic training and give them up, or fall into apostasy, they are liable to excommunication, as provided for the purposes of heresy or apostasy (Canon 1364, CIC 1983).”

So much for Father Siano, who regrets that Bishop Staglianò was attacking those Catholics who are confused about his participation in a Masonic meeting. He discredits them as Catholics who see themselves as “pure” with a “seal of approval” and abysmally “far away”. “From whom: from him? From the Church? From Christ?” asks Father Siano. The bishop accused such Catholics of having “a problem with the Catholic identity.”

At the same time he told the Masons when there are “urgencies, let’s call them anthropological”, and when they want to speak up to defend human dignity and religious freedom, they must show their faces so that the one who excommunicated them [ the Holy See] could recognize that “a reality was excommunicated that does not exist.” And addressed directly to the Masons: “Let’s go together in this direction.”

Father Siano asks the question:

“What does that face show? Does the excommunication go away when the Masons show their faces?”

On the one hand, if Msgr. Staglianò energetically laments the abyss of distant proximity (that of the “pure” Catholics) (on the other hand are the Masonic Catholics included?), On the other hand, he seems to remain very vague about proximity in the distance.

The bishop insisted on his conscience by telling the Freemasons that he did not want to measure their proximity or distance. They would have to say according to their conscience, their anthropology, that they are not thieves, corrupt, conspirators, and so on.

“But are they not left to their subjectivism in this way?” Says Father Siano.
“Effectively do those Catholics who belong to Freemasonry already follow their conscience. The appeal to the conscience is therefore not enough. You also have to show them the direction clearly. For example, if the Freemasons of Grand Orient want to be closer to Catholics, they must renounce esotericism, gnosis, secularism, aversion to the dogmas of faith and morality.”

Grandmaster Santi Fedele

Perhaps irritated by the harsh words of Msgr. Staglianò, the Grand Master defended Grand Orient in his 17 minutes, in their public “transparency” and privacy. Fedele described the left-wing Catholic MP Rosy Bindi as a “Catholic Communist” to show what was compatible with the Church. He denied that the Masons perform “strange, magical rituals” in the temple. “I would also like to object to that,” says Father Siano. Fedele praised the “secular morality” of Freemasonry and admitted that the Great Builder of the Freemasonry universe, as Anderson defined it in 1723, is “deistic.” Finally, he confessed proudly and with obvious superiority to Bishop Staglianò that he was “perfectly aware” of being “outside the community of believers.”

Father Siano:

“Allow me to refer to some of my articles in which I have explained the initiatory and esoteric nature of the Greater Middle East on the basis of Masonic sources. Initiation and esotericism (gnosis) are the real “heart” of Freemasonry and come long before rationalism, secularism and humanitarian activities.
This raises the question to what extent and to what extent it is possible to work in public for social justice and solidarity with someone who practices esoteric and gnostic rites that are likely to be open to superhuman or supernatural powers.”

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One comment on “Anti-Catholicism of Freemasonry Remains — Despite Strange Appeals From Bishop of Syracuse [Italy]

  1. The “god” that Freemasonry worships is the “binary god” composed of good and evil that seeks equilibrium between the opposing forces. See Albert Pike’s, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, pp. 859, 860. Beneath this “equilibrium” lurks a worship of Lucifer.

    A Sampling of some of writings about Lucifer by High Level Masons
    ‘Brother’ Eliphas Levi
    The Mysteries of Magic
    “What is more absurd and more impious than to attribute the name of Lucifer to the devil, that is, to personified evil. The intellectual Lucifer is the spirit of intelligence and love; it is the paraclete, it is the Holy Spirit, while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of universal magnetism.” page 428
    Masonic Diversion: ‘But Levi wasn’t a Mason!’
    Fact: Eliphas Levi was a Freemason.

    He was initiated at the Lodge Rose du Parfait Silence of the Grand Orient of France on 14 March, 1861 in Paris. M. Caudet who was the Venerable(Worshipful Master) at Levi’s Masonic initiation is quoted in the Masonic Work ‘Eliphas Levi, written by Paul Chacornac thusly:
    “In his reception speech, Eliphas Levi, to the great astonishment of his auditors, little inclined to paradoxes, made the following statement: ‘I come to bring you your lost traditions, the exact knowledge of your signs and emblems, and in consequence to show you the aim for the attainment of which your association has been constituted.’ He then tried to demonstrate to his coreligionists that Masonic Symbolism is borrowed from the Cabala. It was time wasted. No one believed him.”
    Fact: Pike provided the first English language translations of Levi’s works, for inclusion in Degree Lectures for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in ‘Morals and Dogma’, ‘Legendas’, ‘Sepher Ha Debarim’, and ‘The Book of the Words’.
    Fact: When Pike’s library was turned over to the Supreme Council most of Levi’s writings were found to be part of it.
    Fact: Given Pike’s practical worship of Levi’s writings, their place of promincence in Pikes own writings which are the primary books offered for sale today by the Scottish Rite Supreme Temple, the placing of Freemason Levi in the Masonic Luciferography is well earned.
    We say let Brother Levi be brought to light…

    ‘Illustrious’ Arthur Edward Waite 33°
    The Book Of Black Magic
    “First Conjuration Addressed to Emperor Lucifer. Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in what-ever quarter of the world it may be situated and come hither to communicate with me. I command and I conjure thee in the Name of the Mighty Living God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, to appear without noise and without ….” page 244

    ‘Illustrious’ Manley Palmer Hall 33°
    The Secret Teachings of All Ages
    “I hereby promise the Great Spirit Lucifer, Prince of Demons, that each year I will bring unto him a human soul to do with as as it may please him, and in return Lucifer promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil my every desire for the length of my natural life. If I fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own soul shall be forfeit to him. Signed….. { Invocant signs pact with his own blood } ” page CIV

    ‘Illustrious’ Manley Palmer Hall 33°
    The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry
    “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 onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply this energy.” page 48
    Masonic Diversion: But Hall was a nobody, who no one has even heard of save for a few anti’s, etc., etc..
    Fact: Manly P. Hall was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason who also headed the research school of the Rosicricians at San Jose. He was honoured by The Scottish Rite Journal, who called him ‘The Illustrious Manly P. Hall’ in Sept, 1990, and further called him ‘Masonry’s Greatest Philosopher’, saying “The world is a far better place because of Manly Palmer Hall, and we are better persons for having known him and his work.” (Lectures On Ancient Philosophy was originally published as a companion guide to the encyclopedic The Secret Teachings of All Ages)

    Sister Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 32°
    Ancient and Accepted Primitive Rite
    Grand Orient of France
    The Secret Doctrine
    “Lucifer represents..Life..Thought..Progress..Civilization.. Liberty..Independence..Lucifer is the Logos..the Serpent, the Savior.” pages 171, 225, 255 (Volume II)
    “It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God.” pages 215, 216, 220, 245, 255, 533, (VI)
    “The Celestial Virgin which thus becomes the Mother of Gods and Devils at one and the same time; for she is the ever-loving beneficent Deity…but in antiquity and reality Lucifer or Luciferius is the name. Lucifer is divine and terrestial Light, ‘the Holy Ghost’ and “Satan’ at one and the same time.” page 539
    Masonic Diversion: But Blavatsky wasn’t a Freemason!
    Fact: Blavatsky was a Freemason.
    There is considerable literature relating to Blavatsky’s Masonic connections. In her Scrapbook, vol.III, p.256, on January 1878, she recorded that she received a diploma of the 32nd Degree in the Ancient and Primitive Rite of England and Wales. In the following month the issue was raised in the Franklin Register and Norfolk County Journal, the material of which has been published in H.P. Blavatsky. Collected Writings. Volume One. 1874-1868. On p.309, we learn that the Ancient and Primitive Rite was originally chartered in America, on 9 November 1856, with David McClellan as Grand Master, and that it submitted entirely in 1862 to the Grand Orient of France.
    -The Secret Zodiacs of Washington DC, David Ovason
    Preface by C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander,
    The Supreme Council, 33° (Mother Council of the World),
    Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Washington DC
    We, the Thrice-Illustrious Sovereign Grand Master General, and we, the Sovereign Grand Conservators, thirty-third and Last degree of the Sovereign Sanctuary of England, Wales, etc., decorated the Grand Star of Sirius, etc., Grand Commanders of the Three Legions of the Knights of Masonry, by virtue of the high authority with which we are invested, have declared and proclaimed and by these presents do declare and proclaim our illus- trious and enlightened Brother, H. P. Blavatsky, to be an Apprentice, Companion, Perfect Mistress, Sublime Elect Scotch Lady, Grand Elect, Chevaliere de Rose Croix, Adoniramite Mistress, Perfect Venerable Mistress, and a crowned Princess of Rite of Adoption.

    Given under our hands and the seals of the Sovereign Sanctuary for England and Wales, sitting in the Valley of London, this 24th day of November, 1877, year of true light 000,000,000.

    John Yarker, 33° Sovereign Grand Master
    M. Caspari, 33° Grand Secretary
    A. D. Loewenstark, 33° Grand Secretary

    1. ‘Illustrious’ Albert Pike 33°
    Legendas XIX° ~ XXX°
    Pg. 40 – 44.
    “If the buckler of Satan did not stay the flight of Michael’s lance, the power of the Archangel would be lost in the void, or would necessarily display and manifest itself by an infinite destruction, directed from above to below.
    “And if the foot of Michael did not arrest Satan in his ascent, Satan would go to dethrone God, or to lose himself in the abysses of height.
    “Satan is then necessary to Michael, as the pedestal to the statue; and Michael to Satan, as the brake to the locomotive.
    “In analogical and universal dynamics we rest only on that which resists.
    “Wherefore, as we have said before, the Universe is balanced by two forces, which maintain it in equilibrium; and the force which attracts, and that which repels. This is the equilibrium of the mountain of gold, which the Gods on one side, and the Demons on the other, hold tied by the symbolic Serpent of India; and its scientific reality is demonstrated by the phenomena of Polarity, and by the universal law of Sympathies and Antipathies….”

    2. ‘Illustrious’ Albert Pike 33°
    Instructions to World Supreme Councils
    Aug. 14, 1889
    The following quotation is taken from Edith Starr Miller’s (‘Lady Queensborough’) Occult Theocracy (Published originally in 1933 e.v., later published by the Christian Book Club of America.), pp. 220 – 221.
    The theological dogma of Albert Pike is explained in the ‘Instructions’ issued by him, on July 14, 1889, to the 23 Supreme Councils of the world and have been recorded by A. C. De La Rive in La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (page 588).
    You will often see Freemasonry try and associate the well known French occult author Abbe Clarin de la Rive with Taxil. This is a bare faced lie, de la Rive had absolutely nothing to do with him or anything that this Mason was alledged to have written or said. NOWHERE in ANY of Freemason Taxil’s writings does the following quotation appear, in whole OR part. If it did believe us the Freemasons would have the Taxil writing which included it plastered from one end of the Net to the other. We challenge the Freemasons to produce ANY document written by the anti-clerical Freemason Gabriel Jogand(Leo Taxil) that includes the following quotation! It’s a wonder they don’t try and pin what Albert Pike wrote in Morals and Dogma on Taxil. Perhaps that is next!
    ‘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, 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 of purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
    ‘If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay 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 two 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.'”
    Incidently the above doctrinal description of Luciferianism is identical to that currently being taught in the open by many New Age, Rosicrucian, Pagan, and Theosophic occult groups who freely admit that many of their members are also members of ‘regular’ Masonic Lodges.
    3. ‘Illustrious’ Albert Pike 33°
    Sovereign Grand Commander Supreme Council 33°
    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
    Pg. 321
    “Lucifer, the Light-bearer! 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 it’s splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!”

    (Right:)Pike’s infamous occult magnum opus Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. This is the most widely held and read book in Freemasonry and is still given to ‘Brothers’ on the attainment of the 32 degree, along with the certificate and the Scottish Rite Ring. As long as they have paid their $425 dollars, the cost of the degree ‘package’. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. No cheques.

    4. Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike 33°
    Letter to Italian Grand Master Guiseppie Mazzini 33°
    15 August 1871
    Archives British Museum, London
    “We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effects of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

    Grand Lodge of British Columbia, Canada
    Lucifer and Satan
    G.L. of B.C. official internet site
    “Lucifer is the term originally used by the Romans to refer to the planet Venus when that planet was west of the sun and hence rose before the sun in the morning, thereby being the morning star.”
    Fact: Lucifer is Latin. Did you expect that the Babalonians and Egyptians 3,000 years earlier to have spoken in an Italian dialect? Your “orginally” arguement is worthless, pointless, and a complete canard. The ancients used their own tongue to describe a title of “light bearer” which they attributed to the “Goddess”. The planetary symbol for the “Goddess” is ‘Venus’, her astrological sign is ‘Virgo’, and her Tarot is ‘The Empress’. But WHO and WHAT is the “Goddess”? THAT is the question you continue to avoid answering.
    “The same planet was called Hesperus, Cesperugo, Vesper, Noctifer, or Nocturnus, when it appeared in the heavens after sunset. Lucifer as a personification is called a son of Astraeus and Aurora or Eos, of Cephalus and Aurora, or of Atlas. He is called the father of Ceyx, Daedalion, and of the Hesperides. Lucifer is also a surname of several goddesses of light, as Artemis, Aurora, and Hecate.
    Fact: You left out her more controversial names – Astarte, Ashtoreth, Lilith, Isis, Cemeramis, Mari, and Ishtar. But are they good or evil? You Occultists NEVER answer that. Here is a clue boys since you appear to be so completely clueless. Astarte/Ashtaroth/Lilith/Ishtar, which are the names for the same entity known commonly in all the various tongues as the “light bearer” or “lucifer” were all worshipped by performing human sacrifices with fire, normally the babies of prominent families. This is a fact proven by tenured Doctors of Archeology, History and Theology. Why don’t you Masonic “Historians” try and use the published research of Academics instead of regurgitating the hackneyed, mystical baloney of your supposedly “illuminated” “Masters”? Just because some entity says they stand for light and liberty doesn’t mean they do. It is their deeds which you have to judge them by. Any “God” or “Goddess” which demands lighting on fire or roasting live babies for it to intervene is pure evil. Do you remember that little bit about Moses throwing down the ten commandments after coming back down the mountain and finding his flock and erected a bull and where worshiping it? Well one of the symbols for this “goddess” is a bull. This is the “beautiful winged virgin crying” you “Adepts” have at the center of your “teachings”. This is the Masonic ‘Goddess of Light’.
    The word “Satan” is from a Hebrew word, “Saithan”, meaning adversary or enemy; in original Jewish usage (see the book of Job), Satan is the adversary, not of God, but of mankind; i.e., the angel charged by God with the task of proving that mankind is an unworthy creation. The archangel Michael is supposed to be mankind’s defender in this heavenly trial. Thus Satan is not in opposition to God but in fact doing His will.
    Fact: The word Satan comes not from Hebrew but from Aramaic – Satana. Go to the back of the coven, er class.
    “Satan is not the adversary of God, Satan is doing God’s will”.
    [Deceptively deleted fall 2001 with no notation rather than respond to this pointed criticism. So what is it ‘G.L. of B.C.’, is Satan an adversary of God or not? Why did you have this posted on your official website and then delete it after we ‘shined some light’ on this bizarre statement of yours?]
    Fact: So sayeth the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. Obviously this is another clever forgery by that arch-demon Mason, er, ‘Anti’ Leo Taxil. But how did he get the password for their i.s.p.? Egregore ‘Anti’s’ are evidently all powerful…

    ‘The Beast 666’
    Illustrious Aleister Crowley 33°
    Hymn to Lucifer
    Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
    Without its climax, death, what savour hath
    Life? an impeccable machine, exact
    He paces an inane and pointless path
    To glut brute appetites, his sole content
    How tedious were he fit to comprehend
    Himself! More, this our noble element
    Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
    Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

    His body a blood-ruby radiant
    With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
    Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
    On Eden’s imbecile perimeter.
    He blessed nonentity with every curse
    And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
    Breath life into the sterile universe,
    With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
    The Key of Joy is disobedience.


    The Rosicrucians Fellowship
    International Headquarters
    2222 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054-2399, USA
    PO Box 713, Oceanside, CA 92049-0713, USA
    Official Internet Website
    Lucifer, the Widows Son
    THE MASONIC LEGEND has points of variance from as well as agreement with the Bible story. It states that Jehovah created EVE, that the Lucifer Spirit SAMAEL united with her but that he was ousted by Jehovah and forced to leave her before the birth of her son Cain, who was thus THE SON OF A WIDOW. Then Jehovah created ADAM, to be the husband of Eve, and from their union Abel was born. Thus from the beginning there have been two kinds of people in the world. One begotten by the Lucifer Spirit Samael and partaking of a semi-divine nature imbued with the dynamic martial energy inherited from this divine ancestry, is aggressive, progressive, and possessed of great initiative, but impatient of restraint or authority whether human or divine. This class is loath to take things on faith and prone to prove all things by the light of reason. These people BELIEVE IN WORKS rather than faith, and by their dauntless courage and inexhaustible energy they have transformed the trackless wilderness of the world to a garden full of life and beauty, so lovely in fact that THE SONS OF CAIN have forgotten the garden of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, whence they were expelled by the decree of the lunar God Jehovah. Against Him they are in constant rebellion because He has tied them by THE UMBILICAL “CABLE TOW.” They have lost their spiritual sight and are imprisoned in the forehead of the body where it is said Cain was marked; they must wander as prodigal sons in the comparative darkness of the material world, oblivious to their high and noble estate until they find the door of the temple, and ask and receive LIGHT; then as “PHREE MESSEN” or children of light they are instructed in methods of building a new temple without sound of hammer, and when the spirit realizes that it is far from its heavenly home, a prodigal, feeding upon the unsatisfactory husks of the material world, that apart from the Father it is “POOR, NAKED AND BLIND,” when it knocks at the door of a mystic temple like that of the Rosicrucians and asks for light, when it receives the desired instruction after due qualification by building and ethereal soul-body, a temple or house eternal in the heavens, not made with hands, and without sound of hammer, when its nakedness is clothed with that house (see Cor. 4.5,) then the neophyte receives “THE WORD,” the open sesame to the inner worlds and learns to travel in foreign parts in the invisible worlds. There he takes soul-flights into heavenly regions and qualifies for higher degrees under more direct instruction from THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, who fashioned both heaven and earth. Such is the temperament of THE WIDOW’S SONS inherited from their divine progenitor Samael and given by him to their ancestor Cain. Their past history is a struggle with adverse conditions, their achievement is victory wrested from all opposing forces by indomitable courage and persistent effort, unchecked by temporary defeat.

    The quotations we provide for Pike three of which he wrote himself and are not contested by Masonry in any way(the 1st, 3rd, and 4th) and the quotations we provide from other Masons entirely agree with each other in the essence and substance of what Pike and each other is saying about Lucifer, Samael, Satan, and Jehova. There are many other writings by prominent Masons and occults bodies that restate this Luciferian belief system which you will discover as you research this subject.
    Works vs Faith, Cain vs Abel, Samael-Lucifer vs Jehova-God, Freemasonry vs the Universal Church.
    The Son’s of Cain, descended from the Father of Lies, who is the murderer from the beginning say they are the bringers of light. The Son’s of Seth, descended from the Father of Truth, know truth will conquor all.
    With Freemasonry the Devil is in the details…

    “Whatever bigotry is in evidence in the United States is exhibited solely by the Roman Catholic hierarchy; that the Canon Law of the Roman Church and the directives of the Pope validate the fears of the people that the dual allegiance of American Catholics is a present danger to our free institutions, and lastly that the people in passing upon the qualifications of a Catholic candidate for the Presidency will be guided by their knowledge of history and their great store of plain old-fashioned common horse sense, and their innate caution not to gamble when their Liberties and National Security are at state.
    Among American citizens there should be no question or suspicion of allegiance to any foreign power, but in the case of the Roman Catholic citizen, his church is the guardian of his conscience and asserts that he must obey its laws and decrees even if they are in conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
    Illustrious Luther A. Smith 33°
    Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council 33°
    S.J., U.S.A.
    The Mother Supreme Council of the World
    New Age Magazine
    The official organ of the Supreme Council 33°
    February 1960

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