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I have been curious about the Free Masons for the past 35 Years and though I have close relatives who are Free Masons I have not been able to get any information about them.
Normal information is given out that Free Masons believe in Universal Brotherhood and that they engage in Charitable Activities.
This is endorsed by the Free Masons themselves.
However there is a lot of speculation Masons, ranging from that it is a Secret Society on the lines of Illuminati,New World Order,Skull and Bones,Rosicrucians, Ordo Templis Orienti,Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn, The Knights Templar,The Bilderberg Group,The Priory of Sion and Opus Dei.
“The Grand Masonic Lodge was created in 1717 when four small groups of lodges joined together. Membership levels were initially first and second degree, but in the 1750s this was expanded to create the third degree which caused a split in the group. When a person reaches the third degree, they are called a Master Mason.
Masons conduct their regular meetings in a ritualized style. This includes many references to architectural symbols such as the compass and square. They refer to God as “The Great Architect of the Universe”. The three degrees of Masonry are: 1: Entered Apprentice, this makes you a basic member of the group. 2: Fellow Craft, this is an intermediate degree in which you are meant to develop further knowledgeof Masonry. 3: Master Mason, this degree is necessary for participating in most masonic activities. Some rites (such as the Scottish rite) list up to 33 degrees of membership.
Masons use signs and handshakes to gain admission to their meetings, as well as to identify themselves to other people who may be Masons. The signs and handshakes often differ from one jurisdiction to another and are often changed or updated. Thisprotects the group from people finding out how to gain admission under false pretenses. Masons also wear stylized clothing based upon the clothing worn by stone masons from the middle ages. The most well known of these is the apron.”
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The Book by John Robison presents a compelling case on Illuminati‘s hold over world affairs.
The Book written 1798 presents the proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe carried on in the secret meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies.
John Robison (1739–1805) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician. He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. A member of the Edinburgh Philosophical Society when it received its royal warrant, he was appointed as the first General Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Robison invented the siren and also worked with James Watt on an early steam car. Following the French Revolution, Robison became disenchanted with elements of the Enlightenment. He authored Proofs of a Conspiracy in 1797—a polemic accusing Freemasonry of being infiltrated by Weishaupt’s Order of the Illuminati.”
“According to some Masonic scholars, the Freemasons trace their roots to the building of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem in 967 B.C., an event which was described in the biblical Book of Kings. In the story, the builders of the temple were the original stonemasons, and the forefathers of today’s Freemasons. The legend centers on the master builder—a man named Hiram Abiff—who claimed to know the secret of the temple. One day, three men kidnapped Abiff and threatened to kill him if he didn’t reveal that secret. When he refused to talk, Abiff was murdered. After learning of the killing, King Solomon ordered a group of Masons to search for Abiff’s body and bring back the secret of the temple. The men were unsuccessful, so the King established a new Masonic secret. His secret is believed to be the word “Mahabone,” meaning “the Grand Lodge door opened,” which is now the password used to enter the third degree of Masonry.”
The information that the Free Masons were entrusted with the Secrets of the King Solomon’s Temple and they carried the secret( and are carrying) of Christ Mary Magdalene and Rosaline Line and are a force to reckon with in international Finance and Politics is gaining acceptance.This is reinforced by the fact that many world leaders and Financial giants are a part of Free Masonry and Illumianti.
However the view that they are Satan Worshippers is difficult to digest despite videos showing Rituals.
This information is also not verifiable.
So we are back to square one, where we started.
Some videos on Free masons ans and their ceremonies.