Tuesday, January 12, 2010



by Michael Hoffman

As noted in my book "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare,"
Freemasonry has accomplished all of the goals assigned to it by the
Cryptocracy. It is still around today mainly as a good ol' boy network
for helping masonic judges and lawyers suborn jurors and for concealing
perpetrators of crimes; or when an election is held in which a populist
candidate has a chance of winning and then the ol' boy network is
activated to defeat the candidate with once secret phrases aimed at him
or her, such as "Don't be hoodwinked!"

We are at present in the post-masonic world of the Revelation of the
Method, the final act in their zeitgeist, in which they reveal their
secrets and tell us what they've done to us, and in self-defense and the
interest of bringing masonic perpetrators to justice we, the non-Masons,
do absolutely nothing.

This is a more effective form of mental and spiritual enslavement than
was seen in the past, when masonic secrets were kept on the supposition
that if the people discovered them, masonic conspirators would be be
quickly brought to justice, as they were in the Northeast in the decade
following the masonic abduction and murder of William Morgan in 1826.

But we are another people. We are not the American people any longer,
but merely a people who inhabit America. "Dumbed down" does not begin to
describe the nigredo phase of the human alchemy that has processed us
into our current bestial and stuporous state.


The Not-So-Secrets of the Temple
By Holly Brubach | NY Times | Jan. 7, 2010

IN the final days of a year dominated by repeated — and mostly unheeded
— calls for full disclosure on the part of Wall Street banks,
pharmaceutical companies, the N.F.L. and any number of other
organizations, transparency arrived out of the blue from an unlikely
quarter if ever there was one: the Freemasons.

Thanks go not to Dan Brown, whose latest novel, "The Lost Symbol,"
focuses on the notoriously mysterious fraternal order, but to Tom
Sturgeon, a career law-enforcement officer, who was installed as Right
Worshipful Grand Master for Pennsylvania on Dec. 28. His ceremony, in a
break with centuries-old Masonic tradition, was held at a convention
center here and open to the public. "We need to make Freemasonry more
contemporary," Mr. Sturgeon told me, "to make it reflect 2010, not 1910
— or 1810."

Nonetheless, the audience of about 1,200 people seemed to consist
primarily of members and their families with a sizeable contingent of
Masonic dignitaries from 13 other states and Canada. Many had come in
full regalia, sporting tailcoats, purple moire or black velvet
"collars," satin aprons embroidered with esoteric symbols, white gloves,
swords — all telegraphing distinctions of rank legible only to insiders.

Freemasonry in America is organized by state — there is no higher
governing body — and Pennsylvania is the largest Masonic jurisdiction in
the world, with a spectacular temple in Philadelphia, completed in 1873,
as its headquarters. Mr. Sturgeon was sworn in reciting the same oath,
or "obligation," Benjamin Franklin recited 275 years ago when he took
the same office.

If the ceremony at the convention center was any indication, it appears
that not much has changed in the interim, although the torches around
the altar are now electric and the musical repertoire has been updated
to include "Beer Barrel Polka" and "No Man Is an Island." Membership has
been declining (currently 120,000 in Pennsylvania, down from 260,000
when Mr. Sturgeon joined in 1965) and the median age has been steadily
climbing (now 68).

"Brethren, ladies and friends," Mr. Sturgeon greeted the audience for
his installation. "The 21st-century Masonic Renaissance starts today!"

The "renaissance" is Mr. Sturgeon's agenda for reform, jump-starting a
membership drive with a new strategy that permits "selective
invitation," replacing the old "To be one, ask one" policy that forbade
Masons to proselytize. He also decreed a lifetime dues exemption for any
Mason over 60 who brings in two new members under 30.

Like other Pennsylvania grand masters before him, Mr. Sturgeon designed
a necktie, to be distributed as a token of appreciation. Typically, the
ties are a vehicle for the Masonic insignia; his is more in the style of
Jerry Garcia, something he thinks younger guys might be more inclined to

In his most radical move, Mr. Sturgeon has mandated that the ritual be
published in book form. In Pennsylvania, since the order's beginnings,
each Mason has learned his obligation from another Mason, one on one.
The ritual had never been written down. For the two lowest ranks of
Freemasonry it lasts 30 minutes or so; for the third and highest degree
it takes roughly an hour and runs to some 8,000 words. "It might take a
man away from home maybe 50 nights to sit and learn it," he said.

Though candidates will still be required to perform the ritual from
memory, the printed text allows them to learn it on their own. Mr.
Sturgeon assured his fellow masons that photocopying will be prohibited,
that all copies will be signed out and strictly audited. Even so, this
announcement met with silence, a response he had foreseen. "Many Masons
will tell you that one of the great bonds of this fraternity happens
when I meet with you 40 times to go over this work, and I become your
mentor," he said. "Now, that's true. But for the greater good, we have
to make a decision."

...Not a secret society but "a society with secrets" is how the
protagonist of "The Lost Symbol" describes the Masons. Has that secrecy
served a purpose? Is the famous Masonic bond based, at least to some
extent, on shared information that nobody else knows? If that was once
the case, it seems safe to say that it isn't any longer, now that
detailed accounts of the Masons' procedures have been posted online.'s hard to put much store in allegations that Freemasonry is Satan
worship or a plot to dominate the world when its membership has included
such disparate characters as Count Basie, Daniel Boone, Winston
Churchill, Paul Revere, Clark Gable, J. Edgar Hoover, Mozart, Colonel
Sanders, Peter Sellers, Cy Young, Pushkin and Brad Paisley, those
suspicions thrived nonetheless. The conspiracy theorists, it seems,
needed the Masons' secrecy even more than the Masons needed it

Source: The Hoffman Wire

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