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Case Study: Secret Socities in Ireland- the Freemasons.
Case Study: Secret Socities in Ireland- the Freemasons.
As my case study I chose to look at the little known subject of Freemasonry in Ireland as it is one of the largest secret societies in the country with 38,000 members on the register.
Freemasonry is a fraternal secret society that exists all over the world. Each country or jurisdiction has it's own Grand Lodge which determines it's Constitution. They all follow a very similar model generally.
The Set Square and compass and the universal symbols of the Freemasons along with the Pyramid and all seeing eye, the six and five pointed star.
What is Freemasonry, the masons would define it thus
"Freemasonry is kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another and reverence and love for God."
-M.W.Bro. George Dunlop, Grand Master (M.W.Bro = Master Worshipful Brother)
These are the masonic and quasi-masonic orders that operate under the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Grand Lodge of
Supreme Grand Royal
of Knight Masons
of Prince Masons
It is also defined as a " a peculiar system of Morality, veiled in Allegory, and illustrated by Symbols."
An old boys club of strange hand shakes and funny dressing up is what comes to most peoples minds when they think of the Freemasons.
However there are major criticisms. There are researchers who would say that this is a insidious secret society and that has spread it tentacles across the planet and weaves its nefarious agenda into place directed by a shadowy elite from the shadows.
This may be because of the behind the scenes role Freemasonry has acknowledged it has played in world affairs from the American Revolution, most founding fathers being Freemasons and many presidents since, to the French revolution with Masonic lodges sponsoring Jacobinism and the blood letting that followed to the fact that even Lenin and Trotsky were high ranking initiates of Freemasonry.
In Ireland Freemasonry has it's origins with Richard Parsons the 1st Earl of Rosse who founded the Grand Lodge of Freemasonry in 1725 just eight years after the founding of the very first Grand Lodge in London, making it the second oldest in the world.
It's Head quarters are 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin just outside Leinster House. In fact Leinster house gets it's name from the patron of Irish Freemasonry Lord Leinster, the descendant of whom and current Lord Leinster still holds the lease to the property.
I visited the Lodge to find out what I could first hand and found opulence and splendour that took me aback far more than I has expected.
To give that picture context the doors to the left and right were about 12 feet high.
The black and white squares on the floor or double ashlar, are said to represent the good an bad of life but also the confines of the floor are said to be representative of the Universe and the squares represent the game of life, i.e. chess.
Now there are various degrees and orders, the bottom degrees which most masons are, are the red and blue degrees of which there are three.
The Royal Arch which simply a degree in itself is the most bizarre an interesting.
The Royal Arch is a degree in itself can only be attained after a year as a mason. This seemed very strange to me with a mix of what appear to be Jewish symbols with symbols of the Illuminati and of course six pointed stars and menorahs, representing the magical number 7 and the seven spheres of the heavens.
These symbols have hidden meanings for masons that the "profane" i.e. the masses do not and should not understand. This of course was never a "Jewish" symbol but was originally a pagan symbol called the "Seal of Solomon" and is found in use all over the world in ancient times. It was only when the Baer family of Germany became obscenely wealthy through it's shadowy banking swindles it started using the seal as it's crest but it was red. Thus they became known as the "Redshield's" or "Rothschild's" in German. They to this day still run the world via the fraudulent banking/monetary system in conjunction with a few other families and organisations namely "The Crown" aka City of London and the Vatican. This symbol only became synonymous with the Jews as the Rothschild pose as Jews and the funded Zionism into existence with the help of Freemasonry.
A member of the family once described the State of Israel as the personal fiefdom of Rothschild.
Also very interesting was the room of the Knights Templar
Now high masons will tell you and indeed they have written books trying to debunk the persistent rumours that Freemasonry has it's origins in the Knights Templar hence the animosity between itself and the Roman Catholic Church, which has issued 14 papal bulls against the Brotherhood, the strongest of which was in 1835 which excommunicated all Catholic Freemasons and their families. In Ireland this meant the already predominately aristocratic, ascendancy organisation became even more so elitist. Daniel O'Connell, the Emancipator left the Freemasons at this time. Dublin's main thoroughfare is named after this Freemason and before hand it was named after another Freemason Lord Lionel Cranfield Sackville, coincidentally of course.
As an older 18th degree mason told me "everyone who was anyone in this town was a Freemason"
The Freemasons old rival of sorts is supposed to be the Knights of Columbanus, a Catholic Secret Society
Dail Dr Noel Browne 16 July 1969
"In regard to the whole business of appointments [to the Universities], I do not think there is much to choose between the two of them—the Knights of Columbanus predominantly in University College and the Freemasons in Trinity College— and the two of them going on together presumably sharing out the different jobs to suit themselves."
As was confirmed to me today however, all these "opposed" secret societies mesh at the top of the pyramid and co-ordinate their agenda together, while the vast majority of initiates remain oblivious and the masses in general don't even realise there existence or insidious presence at all.
This is given credence by the fact that when the Pope and King of France set out to destroy the Templars they were given shelter in two European countries, Portugal and Scotland. It was in Scotland that Freemasonry first appeared two centuries later. There is some evidence that they also travelled to the America's.
Much of symbolism is the same as that of the Templar's and the main Grand Lodge room is said to be a recreation of the Temple of Solomon, which was excavated by the Templars, while the Royal Arch room is a recreation of the 1st rebuilt Temple of Solomon.
When on the tour we came to the final room which was the room of the Prince Masons of the 30th, 31st, 32nd and 33rd degree I began to ask some serious questions as I was no longer concerned about having the tour cut short.
I put it to the tour guide who was himself a master mason that seeing as he had mentioned many ancient pagan gods along the way that this gives credence to the accusation that Masons worship a deity known as "Jahbulon" which is a tri-pantheon god of Jahoveh, the vengeful god of the old testament, Baal the Saturnian god of the Phoenicians and Canaanites, referred to in the bible as the devil himself, and Osiris the Egyptian god of the dead and underworld.
When I mentioned this he was very taken aback more so than at any other time. He confirmed that yes this is a term used by the Masons to identify other Masons but he had not heard what I had to tell him next which was that it's body was that of a spider with the three heads those of a King, a frog and a cat.
This was information that he as a master mason was not supposed to known let alone myself a young member of the profane masses.
With that we shook hands as it the tour was ended, all very congenially. An elder mason entered the room and began to joke with us as we walked down the stairs. A conversation then ensued in which we discovered that a very high ranking, "well thought of" mason from the Grand Lodge had broken off with his own sect operating out of a Lodge on O'Connell Street. One young mason let it slip that "there was serious talk about what was going on when he was in England recently".
The subject was quickly changed by the mason who was giving us the tour. After all Irish Freemasonry was supposed to be completely separate from England, what business would it be of theirs?
I was told that no sitting TD's are members of the Freemasons but that many Judges, barristers and Garda as well as members of the Defence Forces are. I known from first hand experience that a member of the Irish Defence Forces must swear an oath not to join a secret society as does a Garda.
From what I have learned I can safely say that most Masons, while they do believe they involved in something that at least in a non-literal sense gives that a "compass" in the world they are very much unaware and only a tiny minority known the deepest secrets and the ultimate agenda.
Ultimately Freemasonry appears to be mystery school far older even that the Templar connection would suggest that goes back to very beginning of the this cycle of civilisation. A hidden had or integral part of a network of mystery schools / secret societies that have molded and shaped human history to the designs of the "godhead" they worship - the eye at the top of the pyramid.
I quote Albert Pike who was a Confederate General, 33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, founder of the Ku Klux Klan and wrote Morals and Dogma of the Freemasons in which he refers Freemasonry as the "religion of the doctrine of Lucifer" and to Jahbulon as "the supreme godhead".
"Baphomet" The Satanic horned god a symbolised by the inverted pentagram also worshipped by the Freemasons.
In his letter to Giusseppe Mazzini, a prominent figure in the unification of Italy, Pike tells him of the plans regarding the three world wars planned by the Illuminati (the illuminated ones at the top of the secret society/ mystery school network, not simply those of the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati founded by Adam Weishaupt on May 1st, 1776, at the behest of the Rothschild family, after he learned the tenants of Satanism in their court.) to bring about their ultimate goal, he makes a chilling prediction.
This letter was sent from Pike to Mazzini on August 15th, 1871
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect 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 civilisation, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."
From William Guy Carr, former Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in his book
-Satan, Prince of this World
Most masons are unaware of any of nefarious goings on. Just as most Catholics were and mostly still are completely unaware of the profound evils of the Roman Church and it's true nature as one of the great suppressors of humanity.
However as this blog is an example of the awakening is upon us and the secrets are being dragged into the light of day.
This chess game is almost finished.
They play is in it's final scene.