Freemasonry Is An Inference Of Ancient Wisdom

Some have suggested that Freemasonry is a religion or a cult. This isn’t true based on close examination of the craft of Freemasonry. Freemasonry is an inference of ancient wisdom ( mostly ancient astrotheology ) and not a religion or cult. It does have religious aspects and concepts but the craft itself isn’t religious nor does it ask or demand any specific forms of worship.

The allegories of Freemasonry are mostly veiled inferences about the ancient astrotheology that was embedded within various religions of the ancient world and even masonry. It cannot, therefore, be a literal belief in any theological aspects or concepts that it depicts outside of the moral or philosophical realm. That is why Freemasonry claims not to be a religion but why it also accepts all religions.

It would be quite ironic if it were a religion since that would mean it’s a religion that accepts all religions, which is contradictory given the conflicting messages of various religions.
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The Sacred Tetramorph

The sacred tetramorph was derived from the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Babylonian sphinxes of antiquity symbolizing the body of a bull (Taurus.svg), the wings of a falcon (Scorpio.svg), the paws of a lion (Leo.svg), and the face of a man (Aquarius.svg). The four creatures are symbols of the age and constellations of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These four constellations symbolize the fixed signs of the Zodiac. The tetramorph also represents the four seasons of the great Platonic year. NASA defines the Platonic year as “The period of one complete cycle of the equinoxes around the ecliptic, about 25,800 years.”

  • Taurus (Taurus.svg): Spring Equinox: St Luke
    Taurus
  • Leo (Leo.svg): Summer Solstice: St Mark
    Leo
  • Scorpio (Scorpio.svg): Autumn Equinox: St John
    Scorpio
  • Aquarius (Aquarius.svg): Winter Solstice: St Matthew
    Aquarius

In Christianity, the Tetramorph represents the Four Evangelists or four living creatures derived from the Book of Ezekiel. St Matthew, St Mark, St Luke, and St John are depicted accordingly. Ezekiel describes his vision as such.

“As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.” – Book of Ezekiel

”And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” – as described in the Book of Revelation

So, how did this come to be represented in Christianity? Well, the prophet Ezekiel was among the Jews exiled to Babylon and his vision from which the Tetramorph was brought into Christianity was likely influenced by the art of ancient Assyria.


 

Symbolism: The eagle used by modern and ancient nations

 The symbolism of an eagle can be seen from ancient Egypt, the Holy Roman Empire, to modern day America. What does it mean, though? Why have so many nations chosen an eagle as their national symbol or used it in the form of heraldry?

The explanation commonly given is that it symbolizes strength, courage, and immortality. That’s a reasonable explanation but there’s more to it than that. To understand the deeper meaning, you have to trace the history of this form of symbolism back to ancient Egypt.

The symbolism of the eagle and the eagle as a form of heraldry date into predynastic Egypt. This came in the form of an emblem known as a serekh and was used to indicate the influence of a regime or to identify military allegiances. Eventually, a falcon symbolizing Horus became standard. Horus was an Egyptian Sun god and his association with heraldry represented the hope that the bright Sun god Horus would lead them into battle and shine his light favorably upon them. Of course, the meaning of this symbol changed in time but that’s the original meaning and usage as far as it can be traced.

The book A Bridge To Light, which is given to 32° degree Freemasons upon the completion of the Scottish Rite degrees, provides an explanation which resonates with the historical usage in ancient Egyptian heraldry.

“Among the Egyptians, the eagle was the emblem of the wise man because his wings bore him above the clouds into the purer atmosphere and nearer to the source of light, and his eyes were not dazzled with that light. Since the eagle also represented the great Egyptian Sun god Amun-Ra, it is a symbol of the infinite Supreme Reason or Intelligence.” — (A Bridge To Light pg. 134.)

The eagle symbolizes strength, courage, and immortality. Alternatively, the eagle can be said to symbolize wisdom and the Sun god Amun-Ra or more accurately, Horus.

The double-headed eagle has also been used by various nations and is the main symbol of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. What does the double-headed eagle symbolize? Simply put, it symbolizes the perceived duality of the Sun relative to Earth ( Day/Night — Light/Darkness) or duality itself. You could say that it represents driving order from chaos, light from darkness, or truly understanding the difference between good and evil i.e. Genesis 3:22. That’s what it symbolizes in Freemasonry, at least, but the meaning as it relates to various nations is obviously debatable.

17,300-Year-Old Star Map In Lascaux Cave

The Lascaux cave paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old and they also feature the oldest identified star map on Earth.

Michael Rappenglueck of the University of Munich argues that many of the images in the Lascaux cave depict the constellations of Taurus, the Pleiades, and the celestial grouping known as the “Summer Triangle.”

French researcher Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez further suggests that the gallery of images in the Great Hall symbolizes an extensive star map and that key points accurately correspond to the main constellations as they would have appeared in the Paleolithic age. She also believes these locations were specifically selected since most of them are illuminated by the setting sun on the day of the Winter Solstice.

The cave paintings feature appropriately configured images that appear as constellations, correspond with the constellations as they would have appeared in the Paleolithic age, displays a lunar calendar, and are mostly in locations illuminated by the sun on the day of the Winter Solstice. For many, the above mentioned eliminates coincidence from the equation.

For more info on this ancient star map, check out the two (1, 2) interviews BBC News did with Michael Rappenglueck.

stly in locations illuminated by the sun on the day of the winter solstice. For many, the above mentioned eliminates coincidence from the equation.

For more info on this ancient star map, check out the two (1, 2) interviews BBC News did with Michael Rappenglueck.

The Irrational Stigma Against Conspiracy Theories & Alternative Thinking

There’s an irrational stigma against conspiracy theories and alternative thinking. The word “conspiracy” is infected. The moment someone brings up the notion of conspiracy, people have an immediate knee-jerk reaction and that’s simply irrational. If one truly believes something is absurd, crazy, or statistically unlikely, then they should not fear the exploration of that subject matter. In fact, they should confidently encourage the exploration of it to remove any doubt and to validate their position.

Conspirators rely on the absurdity and unlikelihood of something being true to veil the fact that it is. Any truly intelligent individual understands this to be true and acknowledges the necessity for exploration and transparency.

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The difference between Astrology, Astrolatry, Astrotheology, and Astronomy

There’s a lot of confusion over the difference between astrology, Astrolatry, astrotheology, and astronomy so here’s a brief explanation of what differentiates them from each other.

• Astrology is the idea that astronomical occurrences influence our personalities and daily lives on Earth. Commonly, astrology attributes certain personality traits to the twelve constellations and their zodiacal signs. It also suggests an ability to predict the future by interpreting celestial movements. Astrology is rejected by the modern scientific community.

• Astrolatry is the worship of celestial bodies or particular stars as deities or the association of celestial bodies with deities. The most common of which are polytheistic sun and moon gods. For example, the association of Horus with the Sun or Isis with Sirius.

• Astrotheology is essentially the study of ancient astrolatry. It infers the influence celestial bodies had on religion, implying that religion consists of many astronomical allegories. This study is often mistaken as astrology and many people before the 18th century would say “astrology” when they were actually referring to astrotheology. This study isn’t necessarily rejected by the scientific community but there’s a lot of debate over what extent religion was influenced by astronomy.

• Astronomy is a natural science and the strict observation and study of celestial bodies.

The Philosophy & Evolution Of Egyptian Pyramids

The confusion over how the pyramids were built is mostly due to an isolated view of the Giza pyramids and the tendency to insert alternative theories where there is simply no necessity to. However, new insights of the possible construction methods of the pyramids have put most alternative theories to rest. For example, the recent discovery of a method of moving massive stones by watering sand to create less friction or W.T. Wallington’s method of lifting and moving giant stones. Simply put, it wasn’t aliens. It did, however, require a lot of sophisticated techniques and was a gradual process of development.

If anything, the conspiracy is that we’ve essentially been told that the ancients were primitive even though they were actually highly intelligent.

The evolution and philosophy of Egyptian pyramid building stemmed as far back as basic oval burials.

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What Is True Occultism?

The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus, meaning “clandestine” or “hidden”, and refers to esoteric knowledge.

The true origin of occultism traces back to the ancient Mystery schools, which primarily taught the death and resurrection mythology, symbolism, and astrotheology. These Mystery teachings were spiritual and philosophic and the initiate of the Mysteries often subscribed to an unseen or ineffable concept of divinity expressed through solar symbolism and allegory.

These beliefs were sacred to the ancients and therefore, safeguarded and hidden from the unconcerned just as they are today in traditional Freemasonry.

“Masonry, like all the religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.” — Alert Pike – Morales & Dogma., p. 105

 

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