6 December 2019
Lucifer can best be described as the spirit of false text from which good men become entangled when they lose all faith in what is good in this world.
Lucifer : God of Freemasonry
The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degree, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine…. 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. Albert Pike, 33rd Degree, 1889.
Albert Pike (1809-1891) was a General in the Confederate Army during our American Civil War (1860-1865). From 1859 until his death in 1891, he was the most powerful Mason in the world. He occupied simultaneously the positions of Grand Master of the Central Directory at Washington, D.C. Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at Charleston, S.C., and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry.
He was an honorary member of almost every Supreme Council in the world, personally receiving 130 On October 26, 1919, twenty-eight years after Pike’s death, Alva Adams of Colorado addressed the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite at Washington, D.C., with the following commendation of Albert Pike :
As the Laws King Alfred wrote a thousand years ago are still a part of England’s glory and liberty, so in another thousand years will the ideals, the poetry, the moral code and philosophy of Albert Pike be shaping the influence and destiny of Masonry. It is a patent of nobility to be a Brother to this god-like leader – Prince in the House of Solomon and Hiram.
There is a subversive side to Albert Pike, however, about which many remain silent. Before accession to his prestigious Masonic positions, Pike secretly organised the rebellion of the southern states against the United States, using the Southern Jurisdiction of Scottish Rite Freemasonry to conceal his conspiracy. Most of the political and military leadership of the Confederacy were Masons under Pike’s secret 387 command. In reality, our Civil War was another battle in the war between English and French Prior to our 1776 War of Independence, 32nd degree French Templarism had not yet reached America.
[As an addition to this body of information I would remind you of the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, who did not look upon Freemasonry with any favour, did present the Jesuits as a major force behind the American Civil War. That while the following information is about Freemasonry, I would ask you consider the reality that secret societies as a whole, are now fully interconnected and operating for the platform we will look at in this report.]
Although a few Templar lodges from Ireland and Scotland were scattered throughout the northeast, most were military lodges and had not progressed beyond nine degrees. Predominant were the three-degree English lodges. By the time George Washington was elected our first President, 32nd degree Templar Scottish Rite Freemasonry had already been established at Charleston, S.C. – on the 33rd degree parallel.
The Scottish Rite assisted our new government in developing French republican ideals. In 1801, nine American Masons created the 33rd degree and the Charleston lodge became the Mother Council of the High-degree Scottish Rite lodges soon dotted the southern portion of the United States, and the Rite moved northeast where low degree English Masonry was strongest. Evidence suggests that to counter this intrusion into English Masonic territory, the British sent John James Joseph Gourgas (1777-1865) to New York to organise clandestine Scottish Rite Lodges throughout that region.
Gourgas was well-suited to this subversive task. The Gourgas family had been French Scottish Rite Masons living in Switzerland prior to the French Revolution. During the Reign of Terror, the family emigrated to England, where John James Joseph became a well-known merchant on the royal exchange. As a matter of course, he joined low-degree English Freemasonry.
The Gourgas family sailed from England to Boston in 1803, finally settling in Weston, Massachusetts.
J. J. J. Gourgas went to New York around 1806 By 1813 he had organised five clandestine Scottish Rite lodges, one of which was called the Cerneau Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the Thirty-Third Degree. These subversive lodges had assisted England in her War of 1812-1814 against the young American nation.
In the early summer of 1813 Emanual de la Motta, a Supreme Council member from Charleston, was visiting New York and discovered the five clandestine lodges. An investigation ensued, and none were found to have received sponsorship from Charleston. After conferring with the Charleston hierarchy, Motta was told to rectify the situation as quietly as possible. He immediately worked out a territorial arrange-ment with Gourgas. Thus was born the Northern Jurisdiction of Scottish Rite Freemasonry on August 5, 1813, with confirmation on December 24th by the Mother Supreme Council at Charleston.
Permanent headquarters for the Northern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry was later established at Boston, where English Freemasonry first entered America. Boston was given Masonic dominion over all the states north and east of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This legitimacy gave English Freemasonry a permanent foothold in America from which to continue her subversive activity. The agreement also stipulated noninterference by the South in the Northern Jurisdiction. Hence, behind northern lodge doors big business deals were settled without southern participation or knowledge. Gradually the northeastern Masons became the power brokers for all the nation, dominating industry, finance and politics. Thus, the Northern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry acquired the nickname, “The Eastern Establishment.”
The non-aggression treaty signed between the U.S. and England in 1814 did not stop Great Britain from attempting to reclaim the Americas. She may have lost the War of 1812, but through her Scottish Rite lodges of the English obedience in the North, she controlled the northeast’s wealth. Southern wealth was counted in slaves. In order to exercise economic control over the South, slavery would have to be abolished. London planned to divide America over the slavery issue. A nation divided would be easy to conquer, if not militarily, then economically and financially. By 1860 we were in a civil war, ostensibly over slavery. (Complete story detailed in Vol.III of Scarlet and the Beast.)
Against this British intrusion into American politics, finance, and industry, General Albert Pike initiated the southern rebellion. In 1859 the Southern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry founded the Knights of the Golden Circle as a front to direct the insurrection. When the South lost to the North, and Abraham Lincoln reunited the Union, the Knights of the Golden Circle plotted Lincoln’s assassination. John Wilkes Booth, a 33rd degree Mason and member of Mazzini’s Carbonari of Italy, was selected by the Knights to kill Lincoln.
After Lincoln’s assassination, the Knights of the Golden Circle attempted to rekindle the Civil War.
Riots erupted throughout the South. Even 3rd degree Freemason, Vice President Andrew Johnson, who assumed the Presidency following Lincoln’s assassination, believed these riots were an attempt to incite another civil war. Young Jesse James (1847-1882), a 33rd degree Freemason and member of the Knights of the Golden Circle, was assigned to rob northern banks to fund this new war. Regarding James’s success, Ralph Epperson, in The Unseen Hand, wrote: “It has been estimated that Jesse and the other members of the Knights had buried over $7 billion in gold all over the western states.
Meanwhile, a crisis was brewing which brought heavy Masonic pressure to bear upon the newly appointed president, Andrew Johnson. During the Civil War, General Pike had led a band of Indians who conducted warfare with barbarity by scalping Union soldiers while they were yet alive.12 After the war and Lincoln’s assassination, Pike was tried and found guilty of treason. Andrew Johnson, himself a 3rd degree Mason, was pressured by high Masons to pardon brother Pike.
Master Mason Johnson was under no Masonic obligation to pardon his treasonous Masonic superior.
For clarification we recite part of the Master Mason ceremony. When the 3rd degree initiate is symbolically raised from the dead by the strong grip of the “lion’s paw,” he is taught the “Five Points of Fellowship,” which are foot to foot, knee to knee, breast to breast, hand to back, and cheek to cheek. The second point of fellowship, which is breast to breast, teaches “that you will ever keep within your breast the secrets of a worthy brother Master Mason as inviolable as your own when communicated to, and received by you as such, murder and treason excepted.
Relentless pressure from Masons was too great, and the President succumbed to their bidding.
Paul Fisher reports that Benjamin B. French, a 33rd Degree Mason and member of the board of directors of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, wrote a letter, dated July 1, 1865, to President Andrew Johnson.. .urging him to pardon Pike. Additional appeals on Pike’s behalf were made to the President by Masons from different parts of the United States.
Johnson bowed to Masonic pressure and pardoned the man who was most responsible for the Civil War, who undoubtedly was in favour of the assassination of President Lincoln, and who may himself have been directly involved in the plot. Nine months later a list of pardoned rebels, including Pike, was released to the press. Fisher informs us that [in] March, 1867, the House Judiciary Committee began an investigation into charges by some Congressmen that Johnson should be impeached. Later, when the committee finally issued its report, a key charge against the President was that he pardoned large numbers of public and notorious traitors. …
Three months later, Freemasonry honoured Johnson for pardoning the treasonous Albert Pike. “On June 20, 1867,” reports Fisher, “the President received a delegation of Scottish Rite officials in his bedroom at the White House where he received the 4th through the 32nd Degrees of the Scottish Rite as an honorarium.”
The trial for Johnson’s impeachment proceeded as scheduled. In May 1868, fourteen months after the Congressional investigation of Johnson was initiated, the final vote fell one short of the necessary two-thirds for conviction. Freemasonry celebrated by erecting the only monument to a Confederate general in the nation’s capital. Between Third and Fourth Streets stand the U.S. Department of Labor Building and the city’s Municipal Building. On public property between these two buildings, on D. Street, N.W., “is a statue of Albert Pike, the grand philosopher of Scottish Rite Masonry, who was indicted for treason for his activities during the Civil War. “
Albert Pike’s Luciferian Doctrine
Albert Pike was one of the most physically and morally repulsive individuals in American history.
Weighing well over 300 pounds, his sexual proclivity was to sit naked astride a phallic throne in the woods, accompanied by a gang of prostitutes. To these orgies he would bring one or more wagon-loads of food and liquor, most of which he would consume over a period of two days, until he passed into a stupor. In his adopted state of Arkansas, Pike was well known as a practitioner of Satanism. Although he wrote that he did not believe in the reality of Satan, portraits made of Pike in his later years picture him wearing the Baphomet, a symbol of Satan, around his neck.
Pike was an evil genius of the first magnitude, using his many talents to destructive ends. A gifted polyglot, he was able to both read and write in sixteen ancient languages. In his study of ancient religions, Pike discovered that Lucifer was the god of pagans and that there was no adversary known as Satan except in the Bible. Lucifer, son of the morning, was known to pagans as the friend of mankind who gave them fire, taught them all the crafts, and showed them the rich ore and precious stones buried in the earth. For these countless benefactions conferred on humanity, jealous Adonay, who claimed to be the true God, united His angels against the brightest angel and unjustly cast him out of heaven.
Pike reasoned that Adonay, the God of the Bible, was evil for robbing man of his scientific achievements – first by Flood, then by the destruction of the Tower of Babel. Lucifer, according to Pike, was the good god, who returned to man his scientific freedom. And Satan? He was only a fabrication of Christians.
Would the God of Freemasonry Please Stand?
Albert Pike continued the work of Adam Weishaupt, introducing Lucifer to the Supreme Council as the Masonic god. In 1843, while Pike was developing his Luciferian Doctrine, two other Masons, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and Moses Holbrook (d.1844), Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at Charleston, were attempting to penetrate the inner shrines of the Fraternity with the doctrine of Satanism. Both had studied thoroughly the occult sciences and enjoyed discussing the mysteries of the Cabala with Pike, but were unable to convert the general to Satanism. When Holbrook died a year later, Longfellow turned to the Independent Order of Oddfellows, hoping they would receive his Satanic doctrine.
The Oddfellows had been founded by Masons at London in 1788 and brought to the United States in 1819 by Freemason Thomas Wildey. At first Longfellow was refused by Wildey, but later obtained secret authorisation to use the Order for the introduction of Satanism into the second degree. This rite was to be absolutely secret. Miller informs us that “[t]he adepts of the second [degree] Oddfellows practising Satanism. . .took the name of Re-Theurgist-Optimates….
Longfellow became the Grand Priest of the New Evocative Magic.
Albert Pike was opposed to a Satanic Rite in Freemasonry because he refused to believe Lucifer and Satan were the same personality. In his book, Morals and Dogma, published in 1871, he describes the Cabalistic meaning of Satan :
The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh [sic] reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry.
For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the Legend.
Pike accused poets of falsifying the nature and role of Lucifer. For example, Longfellow believed Satan was once Lucifer, and John Milton made the Fallen Angel the hero of the tale in Paradise Lost. In contrast, Pike believed Lucifer never fell, that the Rebel Angel is the light of the world today, equal in power to Almighty God, yet less transcendent at the present time. In Morals and Dogma Pike sarcastically refers to the book of Revelation which denies Lucifer’s equality with God : “The Apocalypse is.. .the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer….”
Pike’s ridicule is directed toward those who have faith only in the God of the Apocalypse without giving Lucifer due respect. Pike continues his encomium to Lucifer: “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 its splendours intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not! “
With one stroke of the pen, this 33rd degree Mason, whom all Masons revere, denied the finished work of Jesus Christ, the true Light of the world, about which Light St. John wrote his entire book.
Luciferian Rite for the 33rd Degree Throughout a period of about fifty years Pike developed and then gradually introduced his Luciferian Rite to a select few within the 33rd Degree Supreme Council at Charleston. He also converted the Masonic hierarchy in London, Berlin, and Rome. During the latter part of that development, French atheists began to attack spiritism and symbolism within French Lodges, finally declaring in 1877 that there was no god but humanity. Grand Orient Freemason Karl Marx was one of the main movers behind the atheistic stand taken by the French Lodges. English Freemasonry, which demands a belief in deity, immediately broke fellowship with the French Grand Orient.
Albert Pike, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry at the time, attempted to mend the English and French division by writing a letter to the hierarchy declaring that Lucifer was the god of Freemasonry. This letter was read on July 14, 1889, at the annual congress of the existing twenty-three (23) Grand Lodge Supreme Councils of the world gathered at Paris, France. The letter was recorded by A.C. De La Rive in La Fern me et l’Enfant dans Ia Franc-Maconnerie Universe lie. The Freemason, an English Masonic periodical, noted the reading of the letter in its January 19, 1935, issue. Count de Poncins quotes portions of the letter in Freemasonry and the Vatican. The most comprehensive quote, however, comes to us from Edith Miller in Occult Theocracy. Here is what Albert Pike wrote to that Masonic Congress, as quoted by Miller :
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, [of the 33rd degree] 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 purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay [the God of the Bible] 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 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.
The Biblical Account of Lucifer’s Fall
The Biblical account of Lucifer’s fall, his name-change to Satan, and his rank as “the prince of this world” (John 12:31) all refute Albert Pike’s theory. Isaiah 14:12 confirms Lucifer’s fall from God’s presence :
“How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Lucifer, son of the morning how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
Before Lucifer became Satan, rebellion began in his heart. The Fallen Angel desired equality with
God, but reasoned he could not achieve it in one quantum leap. His ascent would take time, advancing by degrees. Isaiah 14:13-14 gives us insight to Lucifer’s five-step evolutionary plan :
“For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Ezekiel 28:12-15a paints a word picture of Lucifer before his rebellion Lucifer, meaning “to shine.. in the sense of brightness,” was the archangel who dwelt “upon the holy mountain of God.” He was created with perfect wisdom and beauty, having as his garment every kind of precious stone. Verse 17a refers to the corruption of his intellect. “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness….”
The Hebrew word for reason suggests the notion of evolution. Its use in the verse above means that Lucifer’s brightness caused him to “reason” himself equal to God, or possibly “above” God. As a noun it means “the Highest,” i.e. God. Its prime root meaning suggests the act of mounting up to become the Most High. A number of words are used in this sense, such as “ascend, arise (up), climb (up), exalt, excel, (make to) go (up), grow [into], increase, leap, lift (self) up, mount up, (begin to) spring (up), and work [toward].”
Webster’s Dictionary defines reason as “an explanation of, or to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at a conclusion.” Lucifer, the most brilliant of creation, reasoned his brilliance was due to a process of “growing into” a god, or “working toward” becoming a god. As Lucifer said in Isaiah 14:14b, “I will be like the most High.”
The words “will be” also expand on this idea. In Hebrew, “will be” is a prime root word, which literally means a “prognosticator.” Other meanings for the same Hebrew word imply having cunning knowledge which is self-taught through observation, perception, or prognostication. In the same sense that the Hebrew for “reason” suggests evolution, the Hebrew for “will be” implies the same. Through the science of evolution, Lucifer “reasoned” he would eventually grow into equality with God.
Lucifer deceived himself through this so-called science. Hence when he became Satan, he became the Deceiver, teaching the same Luciferian doctrine beneath the fruit trees at Eden. In Genesis 3:5, he offered Adam and Eve a taste of the religion of good and evil, saying, “God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
The Hebrew word for “knowing” is the same word for “will be,” that is, “a self-taught prognostication.”
Lucifer said “I will be like the most High.” He told Adam and Eve they could too – by practicing a system of witchcraft called evolution.
Babylonian priests have been teaching it ever since. To them it is known as reincarnation.
Apparently, Lucifer taught his theory to other angels. Some Bible scholars suggest that one-third of the angels rebelled. Revelation 12:7-9 records the resultant war in heaven: “And there was war in heaven :
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…. Verse 4 states : “And [the dragon’s] tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth….”
Billy Graham, in Angels : God’s Secret Agents, points out that Scripture sometimes refers to angels as stars. Lucifer means “star of the morning.” Therefore, “the third part of the stars of heaven” refers to the number of fallen angels.
When God cast Lucifer out of heaven, the Fallen Angel became Satan, meaning Adversary or Accuser. He was, and is, the great Deceiver, beginning with Eve (I Timothy 2: 14) and has continued so throughout his career, until the day God will cast him into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10). His rebellion has had many names throughout the ages. At Eden it was called “the religion of the knowledge of good and evil.” Scripture refers to the last incarnation of Satan’s religion as Mystery Babylon.
The ancient Babylonian religion was one of inventions – inventions of evil. In Genesis 11:6, God said, “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” The Hebrew word plan means “to plan usually in a bad sense: – consider, devise, imagine, plot, purpose, think (evil).”
We know that Babylonian religions practice licentious living and that their ancient priesthood invented a god that would condone this lifestyle. The priesthood taught that it was an individual’s right, indeed his freedom to do as he wills, yet with balance between good and evil.
Babylonian religions had two gods of equal position, one good, one evil. The evil god was restrictive, not allowing man to do as he pleased. Such a god was unreasonable. The good god was reasonable. He gave man permission to invent good or evil, so long as it was balanced. If good deeds balanced or outweighed evil, the individual’s reward was reincarnation into a better life and eventually into a god.
[A spawn of the doing of evil shows itself in the cult of Shabbatai Tzvi and the Sabbatean-Frankist]
Freemasonry today promotes this so-called “science” of evolution and reincarnation. For instance, in the Scottish Rite New Age magazine, March 1922, we read: “In each system [of religion], the controlling ideal has to do with the ultimate destiny, the final goal, of humanity; and in each system the urge is strong to bring every power and resource to bear in an effort to realise that ideal….” New Age continues that Masonry rejects the Kingdom of Heaven as an other-world kingdom, but believes the Kingdom of God “is to be established among men by the evolution and development of man himself. “
Thirty-third degree Freemason Oswald Wirth identifies the “reasoning” which began at Eden and caused man’s fall as the “spark” which ignited the evolutionary process. Wirth was the most celebrated Masonic writer in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. A Mason of eminent position in the French Grand Lodge at Paris, he inspired a revival of the spiritualism and symbolism which had been attacked by atheists within French Masonry since 1877, when they denied the existence of God. De Poncins quotes Wirth :
In the book of Genesis, these ideas are expressed by the myth of the Earthly Paradise, a place of happiness in which primitive man had only to live, as do animals, or children who have not yet come to the age of reason.
The beguiling serpent, who incites us to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, symbolises one particular instinct. He breaks away from the conservative instinct and represents both a nobler and a subtler impulse, whose purpose is to make man aware of his need to rise in the scale of beings.
Albert Pike, with whom Oswald Wirth was well acquainted, had sixty years earlier also written on the primacy of reason over faith. In his most famous work, Morals and Dogma, he continually speaks of Christianity with sarcasm. He says, for example, “The dunces [meaning apostles] who led primitive Christianity astray…[did so]…by substituting faith for science.
Science in Freemasonry is Reason. Pike, after blasphemously stating that, “the root of the Tree of Life..[is]..the science of Good and Evil,” defines reason as follows :
The Absolute, is Reason. Reason IS, by means of Itself. It IS because IT IS, and not because we suppose it. IT IS, where nothing exists; but nothing could possibly exist without IT. Reason is Necessity, Law, the Rule of all Liberty, and the direction of every Initiative. If God IS, HE IS by Reason. The conception of an Absolute Deity, outside of, or independent of, Reason, is the Idol of Black Magic, the Phantom of the Daemon.
Albert Pike infers that belief in God by faith alone is demonic. Yet, Scripture stipulates that “[t]he just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). And the great 15th century Protestant Reformer Martin Luther affirmed this principle, writing in the margin of his Bible, “live by fides sola,” the Latin phrase for “faith alone.”
Faith versus Reason
Faith is never contrary to reason when based upon truth. John 14:6 states that Jesus is Truth. And the good of man’s intellect, his reason, is to be found in submission to the Truth.
The prophet Isaiah announces in 1:18 God’s tender invitation to errant mankind: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
This is righteous reasoning – having faith that God will accomplish what He says. This Scripture is a prophecy of God’s provision for man’s lost state. At Eden, Adam and Eve accepted Satan’s lie of balancing good and evil to become like gods. Their punishment for accepting this corrupt doctrine was separation from God by spiritual and physical death. In desperation man has since tried to work his way back into the good grace of God through a “works salvation,” but could not, and cannot, regain his previous state of perfection by his own merits. God had to provide a way. God’s love for mankind made redemption possible through faith in the perfect and complete work of His Son, Jesus Christ As the apostle John wrote : “For God so loved the world [mankind], that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3: 16). The apostle Peter likewise said: “The Lord is.. not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9).
The deception in Satan’s religion of reason can best be demonstrated by the mythical magic mirror of paganism. You may recall the children’s nursery rhyme about an ugly queen who addressed the mirror for an opinion: “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” Of course, the mirror lied. The queen saw her ugly face, yet believed the lie. Like the fairy tale, man will stand in front of the magic mirror and see his evil, yet believe the lie that his good will balance his evil and make him as god – the same self-taught doctrine of Lucifer.
Such a philosophy sounds logical to the deistic college professor who teaches that reason is the method by which one arrives at truth.
Students of reason parrot the same words. Yet, this philosophy is not modern. It began in the heart of Lucifer. The apostle Paul addressed the root of this sin in Romans 1:18-23 :
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse : Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man….
Sinful men had made their image of god in the image of man. They reasoned that if God made man in His image (Genesis 1:27), and man is both good and evil, then God must be good and evil. Using this corrupt reasoning, pagan men professed themselves to be “wise.” In the Scripture quoted above, Paul says they instead became fools.
The “wise” Serpent hissed this same doctrine of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Before rebellion entered his heart, the mighty arch-angel was good, “full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty” (Ezekiel 28:12).
When sin entered in, he became totally evil. As a result, Lucifer was banished from heaven, and allowed dominion on earth, where he be-came Satan, the Adversary. He did not, however, accept his fallen condition. He continues to deceive by mimicking himself in his original state as the Light-bearer. Scripture confirms that Satan at will is able to present himself as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14); yet, because of his inherent evil, he is unable to retain that disguise for long and thus reverts to “a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (I Peter 5:8).
Satan, realising his depraved condition, yet desiring his former state, founded the religion of the knowledge of good and evil, truly believing himself to have both attributes. Since this condition borders on schizophrenia, Albert Pike could not accept the doctrine of Satanism. Although Pike realised there is a battle between good and evil, he refused to accept that the conflict was within Satan himself. Therefore, Pike wrote that Satan was not a person, but the negation of God, a force that could be used for good or evil. Accordingly Pike cast Satan as Lucifer, who he thought was light, the god of good, struggling with Adonay, the god of evil.
The Luciferian Doctrine, therefore, must be distinguished from Satanism. Luciferianism is the belief that Lucifer is totally good, that he never fell. Only because of his benevolence to man, claims the Luciferian mystics, was Lucifer forced out of heaven by a jealous god, who did not want man to advance in knowledge. Pike calls this jealous god, Adonay, the God of the Bible.
One of Pike’s first Luciferian converts was 33rd degree Freemason Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), leader, as we have seen, of the Italian Revolution and founder of the Mafia. Originally Mazzini was an ardent atheist. Later in life – almost three decades prior to Albert Pike’s 1889 speech in Paris – Mazzini accepted Pike’s Luciferian doctrine. Miller comments on Mazzini’s “conversion” : When Pike sent him a copy of his Luciferian rituals, Mazzini was full of an enthusiastic praise for his colleague’s work which he expressed in his articles in La Roma del Popolo. The public however failed to understand the sentiment that inspired him to proclaim the existence of a divinity and denounce materialism and atheism. One was puzzled to find this man a mystic.
Palladianism: The Super Luciferian Rite
Thirty-third degree English Mason, Lord Palmerston, was also converted to Pike’s Luciferian doctrine.
From time to time Mazzini controlled the Italian revolution from London, soliciting the assistance of Palmerston, who helped finance Mazzini through British military intelligence. Both men agreed with Pike to unite the hierarchies of French, American, and English Freemasonry in a Super Luciferian Rite. The Rite would be called the New and Reformed Palladian Rite, originally founded in Paris in 1737 One of the meanings that Webster’s Dictionary gives palladian is safeguard. As the definition suggests, Pike’s Palladian Rite was to “safeguard” the ancient doctrine of mystery religions that proclaimed Lucifer god.
It is near impossible to discover who are the members of the Palladian Rite today. It takes from thirty to fifty years for such information to emerge. The Reformed Palladian Rite, however, was comprised of Pike, Palmerston, Bismarck, Mazzini, Lemmi (a confidant of Mazzini), and other select few.
Miller confirms this in Occult Theocracy :
A 33rd [degree Mason] would be well received everywhere, in any country, in any rite the existence of which is acknowledged. Thus it was particularly the initiates of the thirty-third degree Scottish Rites, who, owing to their extensive international ramifications, were privileged to recruit adepts for Palladism.. the lowliest of its initiates being brothers long tested in ordinary masonry [sic]. The existence of this rite would be kept strictly secret and no mention of it would ever be made in the assemblies of the lodges and inner Shrines of other rites. Albert Pike was given dogmatic authority and the tide of Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry with head-quarters at Charleston, South Carolina.
Mazzini, operating from Rome, held the executive authority with the title of Sovereign Chief of Political Action. Miller reports :
The two secret chiefs, Pike and Mazzini, finally completed the organisation of high masonry [sic], establishing four Grand Central Directories for the world, functioning thenceforth to gather information for the benefit of their political policy and dogmatic propaganda. These four Sovereign Administrative Directories became known as Propaganda Lodges (P-l). During the 1860s they were presided over by the four most powerful 33rd degree Masons in the world at that time :
Berlin was directed by Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898); London by Palmerston; Washington by Pike (after his pardon); and Rome by Mazzini. In imitation of the original P-l lodges, in 1966 the Italian Propaganda Due (P-2) Masonic Lodge was certified by Italian Grand Orient Masonry. Unlike the original P-I Lodges, which were controlled by the Palladian at Washington, D.C., P-2 fell under the control of English Masonry.
Membership in Mazzini’s four Sovereign Administrative Directories (the P-l Lodges) came strictly from the Supreme Council. To keep exposure of secrets to a minimum, membership was on an ingeniously contrived system of three month rotation. Given only 120 days notice of their appointments in order for them to plan what would appear in our day as politicians going on “fact-finding trips,” these high Masons were in truth going on business trips for their particular Masonic Directories. Miller explains the relationship of the Palladian Rite to the four P-I lodges, and to the 33rd degree Supreme Council :
The Palladian Rite has no share in the functioning of the [P-1] Sovereign Administrative Directory. This should again prove that Palladism is superposed to all the other rites. It is the Luciferian religion and only need concern itself with the triangles which have a separate budget. Being the real hidden power, known only to the perfect initiates, it need not unveil itself even to this permanent committee which constitutes the highest expression of the administrative power of the great international association.
Here Miller reveals that there are three secret societies superimposed on the 29-degree Scottish Rite and the three-degree Blue Lodge. The first, is the general body of the 33rd degree Supreme Council. Above that the four P-1 lodges are superimposed on the Supreme Council. And finally, the Luciferian Palladian is superimposed over all.
To better understand what position the Luciferian Palladian Rite held in Freemasonry, look at the
Illuminati pyramid on the back of the American one dollar bill. The All-Seeing Eye of Lucifer in the centre of the Capstone represents the Palladian, while the Capstone itself is the 33rd degree Supreme Council.
Therefore, not all within the 33rd degree Supreme Council are Luciferian – only the Palladian “hidden power.” The original power brokers in the Palladian were Pike, Palmerston, Bismarck and Mazzini. In a future chapter we will reveal the modern Luciferians.
The relationship of the Palladian to the Supreme Council is strikingly similar to that of Weishaupt and the Illuminati. In the latter, the All-Seeing Eye was Weishaupt and the Capstone was the Illuminati.
Apparently (or so it has appeared to conspiracy researchers), the Palladian Rite replaced the Illuminati, suggesting to investigators that Weishaupt appointed Mazzini, who continued the conspiracy under the new name.
True, the conspiracy dropped the Illuminati title. The new conspiracy, however, was not a continuation of the old. The Palladian was comprised of Templar Scottish Rite Masons, whereas the Illuminati was a Sionist-Rosicrucian organisation. However, a more plausible explanation of the shift in the conspiracy has already been suggested – the Templars seized control of Sion’s Illuminati conspiracy shortly before the French Revolution. Templar control was maintained by Pike and Mazzini.
Satan cares little which conspiracy is in power. Both are under his command. Division is his method and madness. Pitting one order against the other is his method of control. If one rebels, or becomes weakened, he reinforces the other. As we have seen, after the French Revolution, the Templar Order was active and flourishing once again. Sion’s Illuminati had been suppressed.
When the conspiracy changed hands the leadership was up for grabs. After the Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte had his chance, but he was too visible. Mazzini was the next opportunist, some say appointed by Weishaupt. Yet, there is no real evidence to support this claim. Obviously Satan dangled the carrot in front of Mazzini and he followed it to his death.
Mazzini was one of the three most powerful Masons in Europe. When he was near death, he designated 33rd degree Adriano Lemmi his successor. Adriano , under Mazzini’s direction since 1851, had played an important role as a political assassin during the Italian Revolution. When Mazzini died on March11, 1872, Albert Pike acceded to Mazzini’s wish that Lemmi be his successor. Lemmi immediately began to strengthen the Mafia, organising it into the universal crime network we see today. So significant was the information about Lemmi and his Masonic-Mafia empire that Miller devoted 43 pages of her book to organised crime.
Lemmi’s rapid success was due to the fact that the Mafia controlled the heroin trade for English Freemasonry. Great Britain concluded her Opium Wars with China in 1860 With Hong Kong as a prize, the Masonic-owned British East India Company, which had previously transported opium to the West, dissolved in 1873 Its wealthy stockholders – all English Masons – went into off-shore, that is unregulated, banking to launder the Mafia’s drug money.
During this time Albert Pike was in constant contact with the Mafia, assisting in its entry into the United States through New Orleans.5~ Luciferianism :
The Universal Doctrine of Freemasonry
Among the many converts to Luciferianism was Albert Gallatin Mackey, a confidant of Albert Pike. It was Mackey who then nominated Pike for the post of Grand Master of the Supreme Council of Charleston.
His candidacy unopposed, Pike was duly elected on January 6, 1859, Albert G. Mackey is widely read in Freemasonry. His books consist of The Lexicon of Freemasonry, The History of Freemasonry in South Carolina, The Manual of the Lodge, The Masonic Ritualist, The Symbolism of Freemasonry, The true Mystic Tie, Text-Book of Masonic Jurisprudence, Principles of Masonic Law, Cryptic Masonry, and The Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
Many other 33rd degree Masons then and later acknowledged Lucifer as god, including a 20th century figure, Albert Lantoine. De Poncins describes him as a historian and a thinker of great merit. He was a sincere Freemason, of charming personal character, and he kept apart from all contact with politics. He concealed nothing, and openly declared that he was an atheist. He was severely critical of certain aspects of the Catholic Church but he did not spare Masonry either. He had obviously lost the faith he originally held in democracy and rationalism.
Albert wrote a pamphlet in 1937 entitled Lettre au Souverain Ponttfe. It was an open epistle to the Pope to declare a truce between the Catholic Church and Freemasonry. De Poncins quotes an excerpt which illustrates Lantoine’s Luciferian belief that the universe is divided into a necessary duality of good and evil :
[S]hould we remain at odds with one another? Perhaps.
Perhaps we should.. .in the very depths of our souls. For your God cannot pardon the Rebellious Angel, and that Angel will never submit or renounce his dominion.
But should we remain enemies? No!
There is a higher sphere where knowledge and Faith, though they cannot meet, can at least tolerate one another. To those seeking the one, to those who possess the other, they give the same delights and the same anguish. There is as much purity and grandeur in the words of the philosophers as in the Word of the Redeemer.
So much the better, I say. Possessing critical and inquisitive minds, we are the servants of Satan.
You, the guardians of truth, are the servants of God. These two complement one another. Each needs the other.
Lantoine here articulates the so-called “scientifically” required dualism of Albert Pike that “Each needs the other.” During a conversation with Lantoine, de Poncins questioned him whether Masons were the “servants of Satan.” Lantoine replied, “I was wrong, I didn’t use quite the correct term. I should have said servants of Lucifer.”
Luciferian Masonry Today
Earlier, we met 33rd degree Mason Oswald Wirth, who was affiliated with the French Grand Lodge. He, too, was a Luciferian. In his statement below, he characterises the “work” of Freemasonry as a scientific activity, in other words a demonic activity, directed by a non-Christian transcendent force : Now the strength of Freemasonry lies in the collective will of its members. When they meet it is only to work, and since no energy is wasted, every lodge is a seed-bed of moral and social change.
But do not ask the vast majority of Freemasons to give reasons for what they do. They act by instinct, following shadowy traditions which for centuries have exercised their suggestive influence.
Nevertheless there does exist a Masonic Doctrine, even if nowhere explicitly formulated in words, which is to Freemasonry what Christianity is to the Christian Churches; we may call it the science of Masonry….
Now the Great Architect, no doubt because he is less transcendent [sic] than the God of the theologians, refers to an entity which does undeniably exist, for the constructive work of Freemasonry has, as its origin and inspiration, an ideal which gives birth to an immense energy. A force superior to themselves impels Masons and co-ordinates their efforts with an intelligence far exceeding that possessed by any one individual among them. Such is the hard fact which emerges and before which we bow our heads. Let every man interpret it as he pleases.
Oswald Wirth here admits that the Masonic Great Architect of the Universe is not the God of Christianity. Lantoine and Wirth were friends. Both lived a half century following Albert Pike’s death. Both understood Lucifer was the god of Freemasonry, although “less transcendent” [sic] than the God of Christians. Like Pike, they were cognisant of the spiritual activity in Freemasonry, calling it “scientific.”
We have discovered that the “work” of Masonry, even if not known or understood by the majority of initiates, is controlled through a few men – men under the direct influence of Satan – Lucifer to them – and his demonic forces of darkness.
This was true back then, and remains true today. We will cite two current examples.
The first is from 33rd degree Freemason Manly P. Hall, a philosophical source for the contemporary New Age Movement in America. Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society of Los Angeles, which continues to carry on his teachings. Four of his books of particular interest to Masons are Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians; Dionysian Artificers; An Encyclopaedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Quabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy; and Lost Keys of Freemasonry.
Lost Keys of Freemasonry was originally published in 1923. In 1976 it was reprinted by The Philosophical Research Society. So important is this book to Blue Lodge Masons that it is distributed to all Masonic libraries by the Masonic publishing house of Richmond, Virginia. Not only does Lost Keys confirm that the hierarchy in Freemasonry remains true to the Luciferian doctrine today, but most significantly reveals that the Supreme Council is now willing to inform the Blue Lodge Masons of the Luciferian orientation and direction of Freemasonry. We quote from Hall’s lecture on the Fellow Craft degree (2nd degree) :
The day has come when Fellow Craftsmen must know and apply their knowledge. The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion, which places the energy of the universe at their disposal. Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly. 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.
The second example which corroborates that the hierarchy in Freemasonry is still under the direct influence of Satan is revealed in the Satanic symbol worn by every Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at Charleston. It is the symbol of the Baphomet. The traditional drawing of the Baphomet shows a winged demon with female breasts and a horned goat head. Allegedly this was the god Baal.
There are several symbols that represent the Baphomet. One is the upside-down five-pointed star with the horned goat head of Mendez pictured inside the star. This rendition symbolises the “god of lust.” The upside-down star is universally recognised in witchcraft as a symbol of Satan. It is also the symbol of the Eastern Star, the female auxiliary of American Freemasonry.
Freemason Eliphas Levi, having studied for forty years the Templar documents confiscated from the Vatican, sketched the Baphomet. It, too, is a demon with a horned, goat head. In addition, it has a serpent’s tongue, a long, barbed tail and cloven hind’s feet – all traditional symbols of Satan. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry admits that a symbol of Baphomet was indeed worn by the Knights Templar, but denies that it represented Satan.
This Baphomet is also concealed in a geometric symbol in the form of the Templar splayed cross with two additional crossbars. This rendition was worn by Satanist and Freemason Aleister Crowley and, according to The Curse of Bapho met, is listed as a symbol of Baphomet in the Masonic O.T.O. publication Equinox, Vol.3, No.1, page 248.66 This same symbol is worn by every Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. As worn around the neck of Albert Pike and embroidered in the Fez of the Past Sovereign Grand Commander of the 33rd degree, Henry C. Clausen. It is also on the letterhead of the current Grand Commander, C. Fred Kleinknecht. Templar control was short-lived Pike, Mazzini, Palmerston, and Bismarck succeeded in uniting the Masonic hierarchy in the Luciferian religion, but failed in their endeavour to unite the world politically. Instead, the world was plunged into World War I. Meanwhile, English Freemasonry was not to be outdone by the Templar Palladian Rite.
English Masonry had plans of her own to unite all Masonry in the darkest depths of occultism. Her banner today is the “New Age Movement.” She intends to annihilate the Church through syncretism with this doctrine. Tomorrow she plans to impose on mankind a one-world totalitarian government controlled by her Although the hierarchy in Masonry believe Lucifer is good and that in him is light, we are about to record the incredible evil that lurks in the dark minds of the more depraved personalities who have taken up the standard of Albert Pike and are plunging Masonry into perdition.
Taken from the book; Scarlet and the Beast, A History of the War Between English and French Freemasonry