The symbol of the Egyptian pyramid on the dollar bill as a signature of Masonic involvement in American finance is very significant as "...it is admitted that the secret system of Freemasonry was originally founded on the mysteries of the Egyptian Isis, the goddess-mother." 1. The cult places an odd emphasis on building and construction in that the term "mason," according to the dictionary, actually means "a person who builds or works with stone or brick." 2. The. word is derived from the old French word Masson with the same meaning.
This association with the Egyptian pyramids by the Masonic 'brick-layers' can be traced all the way back to the builders of the Tower of Babel; indeed, the various internal passageways inside the Egyptian pyramids show a remarkable similarity to the type of structure we would call a tower. The assertion that the sect is derived from the descendants of the builders of Babel is actually not in dispute as several Masonic authors have already claimed that "...Masonry represents the oldest religious system in the world and constitutes the common basis on which all the religious systems of history were founded." 3. In effect, the Masons themselves state that all world religions, with the exception of Christianity, are descended from Babel.
The religion of Freemasonry is designed to "...have no difficulty adapting itself to the prevailing religion of any land, " 4. and since the order is founded on secrecy, the degree to which it has infiltrated and captured sectarian religion is unknown. Since the order is descended from a secret mystical group that has been working for thousands of years to bring about the 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' or New World Order, it is theoretically possible that the Freemasons already control every major religion in the world.
Since I am most certainly not a Mason, I have no way to document the highest levels of ritualistic secrecy within the order; however the initial oath required of apprentice Masons is well documented, and it provides some revealing glimpses into the downward corridor walked by victims of this insidious group of conspirators.
At the very root of the oath is a series of threats relative to the punishment of any initiate that reveals secrets learned through association with Freemasonry. The Mason vows that he will bind himself "...under no less a penalty than that of having (his) throat cut across," 5. if he ever reveals any of the mysteries to an outsider. The second penalty for unlawful disclosure entails having his "tongue torn out by its roots and buried in the sea at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours." 6. This curious reference to the tides in the initiation ceremony of Freemasonry is significant when one reviews the facts surrounding the death of Roberto Calvi, the celebrated "Vatican Banker."
In Italy, when the Vatican backed Banco Ambrosiano collapsed with hundreds of millions of dollars unaccounted for, Roberto Calvi was the chairman of the bank. During a period in which Calvi was under indictment by the government, the details of the Vatican's involvement were being investigated by the recently installed Pope John Paul I. At the same time the Pope died under mysterious circumstances, Calvi supposedly committed suicide by hanging himself under a bridge over a body of water. Through Calvi, the Freemason involvement in the church and the Italian government was exposed and the revelation that many "...cabinet members, as well as the head of every branch of the armed services, were members of this secret group rocked the nation." 7.
After independently investigating the banker's "suicide," former Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas Noguchi determined Calvi was murdered. Noguchi found the only method to bring Calvi's body to the underside of the bridge that he was hanged under would be in a boat at high tide. After the murderers left in the boat, the tide receded, leaving the Vatican Banker hanging, dripping wet, under a place appropriately named Blackfriar's Bridge in London.
The circumstances of the Vatican banker's death closely approximated the Masonic threat that promises to inflict violence "...at low water mark...where the tide ebbs and flows" 8. on Masonic infidels. Even the coroner's report determined this elaborate death was a reminder to others to keep quiet as each component of the murder was "...said to be integral parts of the Masonic ritual."
Predictably, the secrecy aspect of the Masonic initiation is derived from the ancient rituals of Babylon. In stone inscriptions that date back to the seventh century BC, the ritual texts from Babylon state that the priest is to keep all practices of the order secret - "...let initiate instruct initiate...he shall not let the uninitiated see, it is a thing forbidden...." 9.
The Masonic oath of initiation refers to people that are "...under the canopy of heaven," 10. while A Dictionary of Freemasonry refers to a "...canopy which is placed over the oriental chair in the Master's Lodge...which is a symbol of the star-decked heavens." 11. This is a virtually identical description to several 2, 700 year old inscriptions from Babylon that refer to "...the 'golden heaven' which...was a canopy of gold or cloth of gold upon which the planets were represented." 12. This 'canopy of heaven' is also mentioned in connection with the death of the Babylonian Saviour son of Ishtar, so here we have a clear connection between Freemasonry and Babylonian mystery religion.
Even more interesting is the fact that the ritual associated with the 'canopy of heaven' describes a mortal head wound of the goddesses' husband-son. The text refers to "...wounds with which he was wounded in his blood...the head of the transgressor...they slew him, his head is bound on the canopy of the Lady of Babylon." 13. Since the Bible refers to the Antichrist receiving a mortal head wound, these 'dark sentences' are probably related to the future assassination of the beast.
The connections between Freemasonry and the mysticism derived from Babylon were recognized by Christians long ago. Timely Warnings, written in 1917 by Bible teacher W. Hoste, concerned the universal religion of Freemasonry. Hoste stated his conviction "...that this will prove to be the religion of the Antichrist that is to come, I have little doubt." 14. The facts would seem to support his conclusion.
One of the problems with attempting an exposé of any conspiracy is the fact that society tends to relegate such theories as belonging to the 'lunatic fringe,' while the secrecy requirements imposed on adherents of the mystery religions do not exactly facilitate analysis.
Another factor inhibiting a complete understanding of the movement supporting the Antichrist is the 'conspiracy within a conspiracy' aspect of the Babylonian system. I previously noted that the Council on Foreign Relations has an inner circle associated with the Trilateral Commission; even as the Trilateralists are hostage to a smaller circle of conspirators several observers have identified as Freemasons. There is, however, within Freemasonry, another inner circle known as the Illuminati.
First taking root in Bavaria under a leader "...indoctrinated into Egyptian occultism in 1771," 15. this secretive group is now believed to be in full control of the global Masonic movement. According to Robert Macoy (1815-1895), a Mason of high rank, an effort was begun by "...the originator of the llluminati to engraft his system upon the Masonic rite." 16. This infiltration implies "...that the Illuminati, with their Masonic front organization (are) actually a secret society within a secret society." 17.
Since it is a documented fact that there are many shadowy groups such as the Carbonari and P2 within Freemasonry, it is likely that there are many inner cells of conspiracies within the global order. The implication that there is a very small core group behind the entire order confirms the statement in the book of Revelation that indicates the Babylonian mystery religion has three conspirators at the very top of this 'spiritual pyramid.'
They are "...the Dragon who gave power unto the Beast," the Antichrist himself, "that man of sin...the son of perdition," and the False Prophet, the high priest of the church of Babylon, with whom "the kings of the Earth have committed fornication." 18. In short, the ultimate conspiracy narrows down to three evil personalities: the Antichrist and the False Prophet, in league with "...the Dragon, that old Serpent, who is the devil...." 19.
There are other evidences that link the Beast and his demonically inspired New World Order with the Masonic/Babylonian mysteries. In the Old Testament book of Daniel, the prophet writes that the Antichrist will not show any "...regard [for] the gods of his fathers," but instead, "he shall acknowledge and increase with glory...the god of forces [or fortresses]." 20. This is very revealing as it tells us the Beast will not rise to power through Judaism, Islam, or Catholicism as might be expected. It also provides a clue to his nationality as he will not honor the "gods of his fathers" indicating his ancestors were polytheistic. The ancient Egyptians certainly fit that description.
The "god of fortresses" referred to here in Daniel, evokes imagery of fortifications such as defensive walls and towers. Since the very word Mason means bricklayer or builder, the ancient work of building fortresses would fall to that type of tradesman. In fact, the Masons themselves state that the early building fraternities "...were compelled to devote their time, labor, and skill in finishing...the buildings which the king of Babylon and his predecessor had commenced." 21. Since the Greek historian Herodotus described the "...outer wall as the main defense of Babylon...(with) the centre of each division of the town...occupied by a fortress," 22. it is apparent that the building of fortifications was a primary function of ancient stonemasons.
The Masonic Dictionary cites dozens of historical building projects in Rome, France, Italy, and Britain wherein the "colleges of builders" were "sent to establish more extended fortifications." 23. In Roman times, for example, "...detachments of builders from the fraternities...were sent...to Britain (where) they constructed a number of fortresses." 24. It is evident that the 'god of fortresses' followed by the Antichrist is indeed the god served by the conspiratorial Freemasons.
While the very word Mason is derived from the French word 'masson' meaning 'house' or 'building,' the word lodge also means building. The Hebrew word that is translated Fortress in Daniel is "Ma' oz," meaning a fortified place, or a fortified building. 25. In what may be a veiled reference to Freemasonry, the prophet Ezekiel, in describing Satan himself, states that "...thy builders have perfected thy beauty." 26.
In another fascinating reference to the "builders," Jesus Christ predicted His rejection by the prevailing order of his time. Jesus said to the priests known as the Pharisees, "...the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner [the cornerstone]." 27. This statement that Christ has become the foundation cornerstone of the universe, although clearly targeted towards the unbelieving Jewish priesthood, may have been a subtle reference to the builders of Masonry as the Bible records the phrase six times with three different people making the statement. 28.
Since the Freemasons have a clear connection to the Egyptian pyramids and religious mysteries, I am not surprised that the best candidate for the Antichrist is an Egyptian; inasmuch as "...from the beginning to the end of Egyptian history, the Pharaoh was unequivocally divine and was treated as a god." 29. In an interesting tie-in to the builders, the term Pharaoh actually means Great House.
There is a further evidence concerning Ghali, the great Egyptian leader that was the 6th Secretary- General of the UN. One of the key titles of the highest ranked leaders of Freemasonry is 'The Grand Master' which is the Masonic equivalent of 'The Great Builder.' In the ancient inscriptions in Babylon from beyond the time of Nebuchadnezzar, we find 'The Great Builder' is one of the titles of The King of Babylon.
The ancient Babylonian political climate vested all power in one dictatorial Priest-King that had "...undivided power as supreme lawgiver, judge, and commander." 30. The Sumerian term for "...such an individual was 'LUGAL,' which means great man." 31. In the Babylonian religious pantheon, each god had his own building which was "...called by the Sumerians 'E.GAL'...the Great House." 32.
In the ritual texts of the Babylonian priesthood, the capital letter 'E' means house or building. Like other ancient languages, the root word can mean 'build,' 'building,' or 'builder.' The other term, 'GAL' means grand or great. In other words, in ancient inscriptions that are over 2,500 years old denoting the title of the King of Babylon, we find the proper name GAL.E - which literally means Great Builder.
[The preceding was excerpted from Beyond Babylon: The Last Week Of The World. For information on the book, click HERE.]
October 28, 2002 - James Lloyd
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1. The Two Babylons. Alexander Hislop, pg 43
2. New American Heritage Dictiooary
3. Christ Or The Lodge, Kuiper, Holkeboer, Olson, Walla;e, and Woolley, Great Commission Publications, pg 9
4. ibid, pg 12
5. Christ Or The Lodge, pg 15
7. Corner at Large, Thomas Noguchi with Joseph Dimona. pg 173
8. Christ Or The Lodge, pg 15
9. Babylonian and Assyrian Religion, S H Hooke, Appendix, Selection of Ritual Texts, pg 121
10. Christ Or The Lodge, pg 15
11. A Dictionary of Freemasonry, Robert Macoy, pg 95
12. Babylonian and Assyrian Religion, S H Hooke, pg 43
13. ibid, Appendix pg 113
14. Freemasonry, Timely Warnings. W Hoste, 1917; republished as Heresies Exposed in 1921
15. The New World Order, Pat Robertson, pg 180
16. A Dictionary of Freemasonry, Robert Macoy, pg 34
17. The New World Order, pg 181
18. Revelation 18:3
19. Revelation 20:2
20. Daniel 11:37, 38
21. A Dictionary of Freemasonry, pg 12
22. Persian Wars, Book I, Herodotus
23. A Dictionary of Freemasonry, pg 16
24. ibid, pg 18
25. Strongs Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
26. Ezekiel 27:4
27. Matthew 21:42
28. David, Jesus, and Peter; Psalm 118:22, Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, I Peter 2:7
29. Babylonian and Assyrian Religion, pg 27
30. ibid, pg 8
32. ibid, pg 41
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