A Concise History of Freemasonry



Is there a Proven History?

Empirical evidence supporting the history of Freemasonry prior to the 18th Century is hard to find. Theories vary wildly from the plausible to the sensational. Most masons believe that Freemasonry is derived from the early medieval stonemasons guilds and enquire no further. However, a well rounded study in Freemasonry should look more deeply at all possible roots, even if only to be able to dismiss most of them.

 There is no commonly accepted “Ancient History of Freemasonry” – even UGLE does not publish a “house” view prior to its own initial conception in 1717. This is curious because a resemblance of modern Freemasonry (judging from a corpus of medieval manuscripts) was already in place beforehand, even if its pedigree was lost.





        Freemasonry is the largest international secret society in the world, with more than 6 million members. It is an all-male organization whose principles are explained as "brotherly love, relief and truth."  "What makes Masonry so influential is the fact that of its many millions of members so many occupy leadership positions around the world.  In our own country there is nearly always a significant percentage of Masons on the White House staff and in the Cabinet, Senate, Congress, Supreme Court, and Pentagon, as well as in top business management."  (Dave Hunt, Global Peace and the Rise of the Antichrist, pp. 158-59.)
        Freemasonry secretly fosters ecumenism and quietly prepares its members to accept and be part of the coming new world order. Freemasonry promotes the idea that there are many ways to God in contrast to what Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6).
        In Carl Claudy's book, "Introduction to Freemasonry" (1931), he writes, "In his private petitions a man may petition God or Jehovah, Allah or Buddha, Mohammed or Jesus; he may call upon the God of Israel or the Great First Cause. In the Masonic Lodge he hears petitions to the Great architect of the Universes (Depending upon local religious preference there may be a King James Bible, the Koran, of some other book considered holy. This tends to lead the uninformed to believe that the god referenced in the holy book is the one being worshiped, This is not true.), finding his own deity under that name. A hundred paths may wind upward around a mountain; at the top they meet."
        This tolerance of all religions is further clarified, "Masonry does not specify any God of any creed; she requires merely that you believe in some Deity, give him what name you will ... any god will do ..."  Albert Pike, former Supreme Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, likewise exults: "Masonry [is that religion] around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahman [Hindu], the followers of Confucius and Zoroaster, can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer..."  (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Charleston, SC, The Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, 1906), pg. 226.)
        Consider this quote from a more contemporary Masonic thinking, taken from the current manual of instruction used by Masons in the state of Kentucky (Kentucky Monitor by Henry Pirtle, pg. 95):  "Masonry makes no profession of Christianity ... but looks forward to the time when the labor of our ancient brethren shall be symbolized by the erection of a spiritual temple ... in which there shall be but one altar and one worship; one common altar of Masonry on which the Veda, Shastras, Sade, Zend-Avesta, Koran, and Holy Bible shall lie untouched by sacrilegious hands, and at whose shrine the Hindoo, the Persian, the Assyrian, The Chaldean, The Egyptian, the Chinese, The Mohammedan, the Jew, and the Christian may kneel and with one united voice celebrate the praises of the Supreme Architect of the Universe."
        Masonry clearly teaches salvation through all religions, whereas the Bible teaches there is salvation in only one name under Heaven - the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12).  Masonry focuses on "The Great Architect of the Universe" who can be defined any way the worshipper wants to define him. (Dr. David R. Reagan, "Should A Christian Be A Mason?," Bible Prophecy Insights, No. 25, November 1992.)

Famous Masons:

Buckley, Jr., William Frank - 1950
Bush, Derek C. - 1967
Bush, James S. - 1922
Bush, Jonathan J.- 1953
Bush, Prescott Sheldon - 1917
McAfee, William Andrew - 1982
Moorhead, William S. - 1906
Morehead, William S. -1945
Northrop, Cyrus - 1857
Northrop, Birdsey G.
Northrup, Robert Smitter 1960
Pershing, Richard Warren - 1966
Rockefeller, - Percy Avery - 1900
Schlesinger, Daniel Adam - 1977
Taft, Alphonso (Founding Bonesman) - 1833
Tiffany, William Henry - 1840
Walker III, George Herbert - 1953
Walker Jr., George Herbert - 1927
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick Edward - 1896


Black, Hugo L.;   Blair, Jr., John;   Blatchford, Samuel;   Baldwin, Henry;   Burton, Harold H.;   Byrnes, James F.;   Catton, John;   Clark, Thomas C.;   Clarke, John H.;   Cushing, William;   Devanter, Willis Van;   Douglas, William O.;   Ellsworth, Oliver;   Field, Stephen J.;   Harlan, John M.;   Jackson, Robert H.;   Lamar, Joseph E.;   Marshall, John - Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 - 1835;  

Marshall S.C.J., Thurgood – 1967-1991. Associate Justice appointed by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson. Confirmed Mason. Marshall is listed in 10,000 Famous Freemasons as having been a director and counselor or the Prince Hall Grand Master Conference, and a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. - Roe vs. Wade's Dirty Little Secret.

Mathews, Stanley;   Minton, Sherman;   Moody, William H.;   Nelson, Samuel;   Paterson, William;   Pitney, Mahlon;   Reed, Stanley F.;   Rutledge, Wiley B.;   Stewart, Potter;   Swayne, Noah H.;   Todd, Thomas;   Trimble, Robert;   Vinson, Frederick M.;   Warren, Earl;   Woodbury, Levi;   Woods, William B.;  

Judges Must Declare Masonic Link – February 25, 1998:  National News
        The London Telegraph reported that British Judges, magistrates and police officers will in future have to declare whether they are freemasons, Jack Straw announced last week.
        The Home Secretary said he would ask the United Grand Lodge to publish regional lists of freemasons who work in the criminal justice system. If it refuses to co-operate, a register will be set up in which masons will have to declare that they belong to lodges.
        Although the register will at first be voluntary, Mr Straw said the Government was prepared to change the law to force employees to declare their membership. The rules will also apply to Crown prosecutors, probation officers and prison staff.
        Mr Straw said the Government wanted to put an end to allegations that a network of freemasons operating in the police and judiciary was undermining justice. "Membership of secret societies such as freemasonry can raise suspicions of a lack of impartiality or objectivity," he said. "It is, therefore, important that the public knows the facts."
        Judges reacted furiously to the decision. Lord Justice Millet, who is a freemason, told the BBC: "It questions the integrity of judges for no good reason."

The Good Reason:  Freemasons and offshoot organizations are sworn to lie, even to
                 commit perjury, in order to protect a brother – regardless of crime committed.

Other well known Masons:

Some Astronauts:

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin,   Gordon Cooper,   Donn Eisle,   John Glenn, Concord Lodge No.688 Concord, OH,   Virgil "Gus" Grissom,   James Irwin,   Edgar Mitchell,   Walter Schirra,   Thomas Stafford,   Paul Weitz.

American founders: – For full list see

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American printer i.1731, St. John's Lodge, Philadelphia, PA
William F. Cody (1846-1917), r. Platte Valley Lodge No. 15, Nebraska [15]
David Crockett (1786-1836), [15]
Kit Carson, (1809/12/24-1868/04/23) Montezuma Lodge 109, Taos, New Mexico [15], [14]
Gilbert Lafayette [5]
Sam Houston (1793-1863), i.1817, Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nashville TN [15]
Paul Revere (1735-1818), 1794-97, Grand Master, Massachusetts [15]
George Washington (1732-1799), Master, Alexandria Lodge No. 22

Some Military:

W.R. "Wop" May,   Douglas MacArthur,   Lord Heratio Nelson,   Montcalme,   James Wolfe,   Lord Mountbatten,   Viscount Kitchner,   Teddy Roosevelt Jr.,   Eddy Rickenbacker,   John Pershing.

Some Business:

Henry Ford,   Walter F Chysler,   Victor M. Dupont,   John David Eaton,   King Gillette,   Charles Hilton,   Fredrick Maytag,   Charles Woodward,   John Molson,   William Ziegler,   William H. Lever.


Sir Winston Churchill, Confirmed Mason, and a Druid.,   Sir Alexander Flemming,   Alexandre Eieffel,   Samuel Colt,   Barry Goldwater,   J. Edgar Hoover,   Rev. Jesse Jackson,   Geroge McGovern.

Art / Literature / Musicians / Entertainment:

Robert Burns,   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,   Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain),   Rudyard Kipling,   Norman Vincent Peale - Quotations,   Sir Walter Scott,   Oscar Wilde,   Ludwig Van Beethoven,   George M. Cohen,   Nat King Cole,   Edward "Duke" Ellington,   Wolfgan A Mozart,   Ernest Borgnine,   Bud Abbott,   Mel Blanc,   Charles Coburn,   Cecil B. DeMille,   W.C. Fields,   Peter Sellers,   Glenn Ford,   Clark Gable,   Harry Houdini,   Harpo Marx,   Audie Murphy,   Red Skelton,   Will Rodgers,   Roy Rodgers,   Gordon Sinclair,   Danny Thomas,   John Wayne,   Johnathan Winters.


Ty Cobb,   Jack Dempsey,   Tim Horton,   Arnold Palmer,   Sugar Ray Robinson,   Whipper Billy Watson.

Famous Negro Freemasons:

Chaka Fattah - U.S. Congressman, Member of Light of Elmwood Lodge #45
Robert Abbott -Founder of the Chicago Defender
Richard Allen-Founder/first Bishop of the A.M.E. Church
Alexander T. Augusta-First African-American to head a hospital in the U.S.
Marion Barry-Mayor of Washington, D.C..

William "Count" Basie-Orchestra leader/composer.
James J.G. Bias-Founder of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee.
Henry Blair-First Black to recieve a U.S. patent.
James Herbert "Eubie" Blake-Composer/pianist.
Edward Bouchet-First Black to be elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

William Wells Brown-First Black to publish a novel.
Nathaniel "Nat King" Cole-Singer.
Ossie Davis-Actor/director/playwrite.
Martin R. Delany-First Black to matriculate from Havard Medical School/first Black Major in the U.S. Army.
W.E.B. DuBois-Educator/author/historian.
Alexander Dumas-Author.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington-Orchestra leader/composer.

Medgar Wiley Evers-Civil Rights leader.
James Forten-Abolitionist/manufacturer.
Timothy Thomas Fortune-Journalist.
Marcus Garvey-Founder of the United Negro Improvement Association.
Alex Haley-Author.
William C. Handy /Composer.
Matthew Henson-Explorer.
Benjamin L. Hooks-Former Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P..
Jesse Jackson-Founder of the Rainbow Coaltion and Operation Push.
Maynard Jackson-first black mayor of Atlanta.
John H. Johnson-Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.
Jack Johnson-First Black heavyweight boxing champion in U.S..
Absalom Jones-First Black Priest in the Episcopal Church in U.S..
Dr. Ernest Everett Just-A founder of Omega Psi Phi and renowned zoologist.
Don King-Boxing promotor.
Lewis Howard Latimer-Inventor of the carbon filament for light.
Thurgood Marshall-Former Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court.
Benjamin E. Mays-former president of Morehouse College.

Leon M'Ba- First President of the Republic of Gabon.
Kweisi Mfume-Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P..
Eliajah Muhammed-Founder of the Nation of Islam.
Richard Pryor-Comedian/actor.
Alexander Pushkin-Poet/novelist/playwrite.
A. Philip Randolph-Founder and first president of the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Charles Rangel-U.S. Congressman.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts-First President of the Republic of Liberia.
"Sugar"Ray Robinson-Former mid/light heavyweight boxing champion.
Arthur A. Schomburg-Historian/author.

Rev. Al Sharpton-Civil Rights advocate.
Carl B. Stokes-First Black Mayor of Cleveland, Oh..
Louis Stokes-Former U.S. Congressman.
David Walker-Author of "David Walker's Appeal.
Booker T. Washington-Educator and Founder of the Tuskegee Institute.
Daniel Hale Williams-First surgeon to perform open heart surgery.
Bert Williams-Actor/comedian.
Granville T. Woods-Inventor.
Andrew Young-Former Mayor of Atlanta and U.N. Ambassador.
Lawrence Douglas s Wilder - The first Black elected governor in this country from Virginia..

United States CURRENCY shows the DOMINATION of Masonry over American POLITICS and GOVERNMENT:  These men were all Freemasons except possibly for Jefferson and Lincoln who both had very strong ties to Freemasonry.

   Giving recognition to the OWL god             President George Washington -- U. S. $1.00 paper currency - Federal Reserve Note <FONT SIZE=-1>(http://www.tribulationalinstitute.com/illuminati.htm)</FONT>          $1.00 bill - orchids - 666
   Much visual information contained on the Masonic $!.00 Bill      Red Circle above indicates location of Owl      Masonic Symbols

"Orchids in general tend to be viewed universally as symbols of lust. Its botanical name, orchis, is Greek for "testicle", which is what the Greeks thought the buds looked like. It's also said that they 'go to extremes to propagate themselves'". (http://www.yotan.com/cattleya.html) Cattleya Orchid: The Image Flower o' Death and Destruction!– Orchids growing in the shade of the base of the Great Pyramid (prominent symbol in Freemasonry) that is depicted on the back of the $1.00 bill below the Illuminati "All Seeing Eye," states clandestinely that The United States of America is controlled by the Masonic (Illuminati) Shadow Government.



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The Illuminati are a group of secret controllers that until 1989 were the most successful of them all. The Illuminati that I am referring to is the group that evolved directly from the "Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria". The Illuminati in this form were founded by a man named Adam Weishaupt in 1775. This known chapter started in Ingolstadt, Bavaria.

The original Illuminati beliefs evolved from very diverse sources. A knightly order merged with sufi ideas and concepts, during the Crusades, to create the "Knights Templar". The Knights Templar were later disbanded and largely exterminated by the French monarchy. The break-up of the Templar's resulted in the creation of many of the masonic and other european secret societies. Some of the surviving Templar's learned the rituals and methods of an egyptian hermetic order known as the "Illuminates of Ra". These Templar's took the name the "Illuminati". The Illuminati continued to evolve. They merged with a group of tantric yoga practitioners gleaning mind/body meditation and exercises. The Illuminati absorbed the methods and concepts of the "Assassins", a moslem cult, as well as various christian gnosist religions. This is the point at which Adam Weishaupt organized the Illuminati into the Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.

Adam Weishaupt and the Illuminati set out to recruit suitable membership for the expanding organization. They started by recruiting 33° masons to join the AISB. They then used these men to infiltrate the masonic organizations to snag promising initiates. They then recruited among the upper middle class civil servants and politicians. They used the politicians and civil servants to infiltrate the government of Bavaria, and beyond. Once recruitment and infiltration were underway the Illuminati started to advance their goals.

The goals of the Illuminati are very misunderstood things. Everyone knows the first goal, world domination, but very few know the others. The goals are world domination, transcendental illumination, immortality, omnicognizance, and omnipotence. The Illuminati set about infiltration of all controlling influences of mankind and slowly bringing themselves absolute control. A side effect of this is the one world government that people are afraid of. Transcendental illumination is freeing your mind of all earthly shackles and limitations. The Illuminati seek to be illuminated and to combine this with astral projection and other psychic abilities. Immortality is never dying, and when you've ruled the world for half a century you don't necessarily what to give it up when you die. There are a number of methods of not dying the Illuminati strive for including mind/energy pattern permanence, alchemeic and magic potions, mind patterns saved on computer/robot, clone brain/mind replacement, cryogenics, and genetic alteration. Omnicognizance is being all knowing. Through illumination and massive psychic powers the Illuminati think they can become all-knowing, in the mean time they use constant surveilence. Omnipotence is being all-powerful, what better way to rule the world is there other than being gods? By combining magic and science in ways alchemists never thought of the Illuminati hope to become as gods.

The Illuminati are currently well on their way to achieving their goals. The current "Supreme Illuminated Council" are all transcendentally illuminated. The Illuminati have a very high degree of control over the world's affairs. Some Illuminati Grand Masters are Immortal, this is very rare. However successful the Illuminati seem they are not completely successful with world domination or they would be visibly active. They are not successful with omnipotence or they would be our gods. They are not successful with omnicognizance or they wouldn't use surveillance.

The Organization of the Illuminati

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