Hiram Abiff, the True King of Egypt,1554BC

Hiram Abiff, the True King of Egypt, 1554BC

Selket, Godess of the Scorpion.
 Helper and protector of Women and Children. She binds up demons and protects Isis from Set.
 This statue was found in the Tomb of the 'boy' King Tut. His Father believed in 'One God.'

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This may be seen a 'harsh' statement, but the canonization of the Christian Bible was the result of a vote by the members of the Roman clergy. Their final goal was to remove or censor information considered a threat to the church or contrary to it's doctrine. The Romans at the time did not believe in reincarnation so they avoided that subject altogether. Today, we are seeing a rise in the return to the belief in reincarnation as thousands of people have had 'Near Death Experiences'. We now have several TV shows that deal with the paranormal including the study of ghosts, poltergeists, and real demons. We have dozens of 'paranormal' researchers who want to contact the dead and it seems they are succeeding. Check out Ghost Hunters International.

Our Goal is a search for the 'Truth'. Does our soul linger on as the result of a violent or sudden death? Do we come back again and again until "we get it right"?

As we researched this, more questions than answers kept surfacing. Here you will find an in-depth investigation into our spiritual and biblical history. More often than not, we found startling information that may eventually reverse some of our long held beliefs and put us on a clear path to 'God's secret knowledge' that we never knew existed. The story of Hiram Abiff teaches this allegory in the form of a 'play' in which the candidate plays the murder victim.

Library at Alexanderia Egypt IN KEEPING THE TRUTH FROM US, The Romans deemed any and all literature of any significance that related the story of the once widely worshipped 'Gods' (plural) and goddesses, heretical, myth and it was discarded. Gathered from all points of the globe, the literature that contained these stories was once kept in the massive Library at Alexandria, Egypt.

The library attracted students and scholars from all over the world, until it was burned down. Attacked and burned many times in war after war, the final destruction was over religious beliefs. A story, apparently first appearing in the thirteenth century (mentioned first by Abd al Latif, who died in 1231, and later by Gregory Bar Hebraeus, who died in 1286), says that the Arabs, under Caliph Umar, destroyed the Alexandria Library shortly after the conquest of Egypt in 639 AD. see Library at Alexanderia, destroyed over religious intolerance.

In spite if that, the stories and myths about gods, goddesses and what we have called 'fallen angels' have lived on in the hearts and minds of village elders, tribal leaders, even Indian medicine men in the Americas.

The investigation into the gods, hidden secrets, what is myth and what isn't, starts here...

Most people know that our modern history books give us characteristics about the Roman, Babylonian, Indian, Egyptian, and Greek gods. Isn't it odd that we find these gods all have similar characteristics and preformed some of the exact same miracles as Jesus did? This included the dying and rising of god-men; Osiris of Egypt, Atys, Adonis, Dionysus and Orpheus of Greece, Bacchus of Rome, Tammuz of Syria, Odin of Scandinavia, Krishna of India, Hesus of the Celtic Druids, and Quetzalcoatl of Mexico.

In order to compete with those religions, Christianity would have had to describe Jesus in terms that matched or surpassed the legends and myths of other religions. Otherwise, it would not have survived. The authors of the gospels may well have picked up themes from other sources and added them to their writings in order to make Christianity more credible to a religiously diverse world, most of which worshiped multiple Gods and Goddesses. By studying this material, we might be able to get a clearer picture of what Jesus stood for and what he taught the disciples. Jesus' teachings were very similar to that of the Buddha. When Buddha sought 'enlightenment' to free him from the cycle of reincarnation which he believed existed, he left behind his wife, son, and family, much like Jesus left his own family.

Dionysus Greek God of Wine Another example: Dionysus (Briffault 3 130), also known as Bacchus, was the Greek god of wine and was celebrated in annual festivals. In Bacchus and Ariadne (seen here), painted between 1518 and 1522 by the Venetian artist Titian and hanging in the National Gallery, London, Dionysus is shown with Ariadne, whom he married. "No doubt the story [of the marriage feast at Cana] has been borrowed from pagan legends and transferred to Jesus". Note the red over blue dress of the bride. Leonardo used this same feature in his painting of The Last Supper. Did Leonardo know a secret? Is the story in the Da Vinci code right?

On his feast day, Dionysus made empty jars fill up with wine in his temple in Elis; and on the island of Andros, wine flowed instead of water from a spring or in his temple. Accordingly, the true miracle of the marriage feast at Cana would not be the transformation by Jesus of water into wine, but the transformation of Jesus into a sort of Christian wine god (Ranke-Heinmann 1992 81). In fact the 'water into wine' is also stated to be one of the first of the many bizarre miracles of Dionysus, most likely copied and recopied over the centuries.

We are shocked to learn the truth - some, unfortunately, take offense at the plain truth! Shocking as these facts are, they are the plain facts of history and perhaps they should have been included in the Bible or at least be mentioned today in the study groups!

The plain truth is - These facts are "HIDDEN" from us deliberately!

We learn later that by the time period of what's contained in the New Testament, the Jews were corrupt, the Temple priesthood was corrupt and there was much argument among the sects. Christianity at the time was an extension of Judaism combined with Egyptian beliefs, which included goddesses or a Holy Mother figure and the belief in life after death in a spiritual sense. But there was much, much more to this that Jesus actually taught and until now we have been kept from the truth. No one except the disciples of Jesus could except or understand this because they were the only ones that were taught the 'secret doctrine'.

Pagan beliefs were introduced into scripture after Jesus' resurrection and applied to him, as we now know that the Egyptian Horus was the main and only Son of the God Osiris and Son of a woman who knew no man. Roman and Greek God myths were also used to describe Jesus words and the miracles of his life and the resurrection. So was the life of Jesus as described in the New Testament, just 'made up' by the Romans? There is reason to believe parts of it was. The trick here is to determine which parts were made up and which parts are true. Most likely the 'sayings' as we know them are true.

To begin with, the Catholic encyclopedia actually confirms the disciples were Gnostic. see.. Thomas the Apostle. In Alexandria there was a school called 'the Therapute' or school of 'healing' operated in Egypt until... The Library was partially destroyed in 30 AD. There was also a Jewish sect that lived there. The early Christian (Gnostic) religion began in Egypt with the Essenes.

Jesus said, “Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering” (Luke 11:52 NIV).

The Hebrew Torah supposedly written by Moses was also different than the original which was written sometime before 5000 B.C. "Original"? Yes - found in the Babylonian Epic of Creation, which is part of the Enuma Elish. The 10 Commandments are also found in the Egyptian Book of the Dead which is more than 5000 years old.

So, if our modern Christian Bible, first compiled around 426 AD, was taken from the Hebrew Torah, is it correct? The range of dates assigned to the Torah (Pentateuch) is rather broad. It is certain to predate the 2nd century BC, and estimates of its oldest elements range from the 10th to the 6th centuries BC. The bulk of the Tanakh was likely complete by the end of the Babylonian captivity (537 BC). This would mean the Torah was re-written between 1446 BC and 1406 BC. see Dating the Bible

The 5000 year old Enuma Elish: It was recovered by Henry Layard in 1849 (in fragmentary form) in the ruined Library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (Mosul, Iraq), and published by George Smith in 1876. Written in cuneiform it is estimated to be 4610 years old but may have been taken from much older copies. Since the Mesopotamian myth is considered to be older than the Hebrew Bible, the former is assumed to be the original story, which - based on the similarities between the two - was used as base material by the ancient Hebrews to formulate their own version which the church accepted and translated into the Christian bible.

Another important text is the The Apocrypha . Apocrypha means 'hidden things' in Greek. The Apocryphical books of the Bible fall into two categories: texts which were included in some canonical version of the Bible at some point, (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha) and other texts of a Biblical nature, which have never been canonical. These apocryphal texts, which never made it into any official canon, nevertheless shed light on the Bible and its history. For instance; The Forgotten Books of Eden (21 books) [1926].

The books of Jasher and Jubilees were also left out as well as 12 others.

The Book of Jubilees has this verse; And Adam knew Eve his wife and she bare yet nine sons. If we refer to Genesis 4: we find that Eve says, "With the help of the Lord I have created a man." If we compare this to Genesis 5:3,4,5, we find that only Seth is the very image of his father Adam, which verifies that he is the physical son of Adam...possibly the only son....So does the Genesis 4 verse hide a secret? We think it does. However other verses say Adam and Eve have 30 sons and 30 daughters. Another version called The Epic of Creation has yet another story. Which one is correct?

The Enuma Elish which wasn't available until 1849, has the names of Cain and Seth's wives, plus other characters we see in the Genesis account. These have been dated to 7000 BC. Many of the texts deal with divination, but also with medicine, astronomy, and literature.

The Christian clergy, in selecting the texts for the New Testament 'cannon', deleted text from the gospel of Mark and they simply omitted the The Book of the Secrets of Enoch which should have been in the Old Testament. These books have become a treasure trove of information we are just beginning to understand. Masons are encouraged to read Enoch's books because they lend information not available anywhere else. Enoch was a righteous man and was favored by God. The bible says, "Enoch walked with God", but this has an allegorical meaning, something else not recognized by the bible readers or writers. The Bible was never meant to be understood in a literal sense.

The clergy omitted, mistranslated and deleted much more scriptural work than anyone ever imagined. Some clergy say the writings of Josephus are also forgeries, but we think not. This is just their way to discredit the writings and hope you will ignore them. They also claim heretical origin of the now famous Nag Hammidi and Dead Sea scrolls. Anyone interested in finding out what Jesus was really like should read these.

After 2,000 years of exclusions, re-writes, edits and mistranslations, what we are left with is a mis-mash of this and of that and very little evidence that any of it is true. For instance; the age old story of Cain and Abel was copied from the Epic of Summer and Winter. The brothers Emesh (Summer) and Enten (Winter) are created by the god. (refer back to the Genesis 4 wording when Eve creates a 'man'.) When the god chooses Enten the "Farmer-God" as his favorite, the trouble between them starts.. The verse reads; "But right at the door of the House of Life, the jealous Enten starts a quarrel with his brother". The arguments go back and forth between them, and finally Emesh challenges Enten´s claim to the position of "farmer of the gods". This short comparison came from the on-line series of texts at the University of Oxford, (Sumerian) where over 400 texts reside dealing with the translation of the "Epic of Creation".

We also recall the date of yet another 're-write' of the "Old Testament" ..580BC. By Ezekiel.

The history of the Hebrew and Christian religions then traces the people of Israel and the Northern kingdom when they were over-run and captured by the Assyrians in 721 BC.

Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar had over 43,000 people taken to Babylon but treated them decently. They were given food and allowed to live among the people of Babylon.

They found the religion to be similar to their own since it was originally brought from Babylon by the Sumerians. The gaps in the stories of the flood and creation seemed to come together as one with their own. Cuneiform tablets that recorded trade with King Jehoiachin and his five sons have been recovered from this area in Iraq.

Ignatius During the formation of the early church, apx 300 AD., four among ten of the early church fathers; Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch in Syria, Polycrap of Smyrna in Asia Minor, and Eusebius of Caesarea, figure prominently in the organization of the early church. They were viewed as Bishops and disciples of the original apostles of Jesus. In spite of this, the law at the time was that all subjects of the empire must worship the Roman gods.

Ignatius was thrown in a public arena to animals and killed when he fell foul of the dictate. Polycrap was stabbed by a Roman guard and burnt at the stake. Eusebius died (310) as a martyr in the Diocletian persecution.
What did they believe that got them killed?

More excommunicated priests and Catholic church members from the 1st to 3rd century: Valentinus, proponent of Gnosticism, Marcion of Sinope, originator of Marcionism, Montanus, originator of Montanism, Simon Magus, early proponent of Gnosticism, Hymenaeus and Alexander, excommunicated by Paul in the Acts of the Apostles, Arius, founder of Arianism. The Book Of Acts 7:54 has Paul killing Stephen, who is clearly a man of God's word! Eventually all the disciples were hunted down and killed because they were Gnostic.

Two priests from Egypt, Clement of Alexanderia, being one and Origen the other, taught a school at Alexandria. They both challenged the vote of the clergy. An excerpt from the Mar Saba letter, attributed to Clement of Alexandria, is the only evidence for the existence of a possible Secret Gospel of Mark. The paper attributed to Clement of Alexandria which Morton Smith claimed to have found was transcribed into the endpapers of a 17th century printed edition of the works of Ignatius of Antioch" These give a clearer version of the 'raising of Lazerus'. They are verses 34 and 35 of Mark 10. Clement wanted the verses "subdued". You will find the 'missing text' and more in our "Jesus" series.

Like Plotinus, Origen wrote that the soul or "the fabulous preexistence of souls,” passe through successive stages of incarnation before eventually reaching God. His views also consisted of a hierarchical structure in the Trinity. He is unique among Platonists of his era for introducing history into his cosmological and metaphysical speculations, and his insistence on the absolute freedom of each and every soul, thereby denying the fatalism that so often found its way into the more esoteric teachings of the various philosophical and mystery schools of his day. His Greek name means 'child of Horus'. Origen died in Caesarea Maritima after being tortured during a persecution, but his writings remain with us to this day.

Apart from the writings of these men, other texts of the era indicate how the liberal ministry of Jesus was already being reconstructed to become thoroughly dogmatic and separatist. From there Judaism was declared 'unholy' and circumcision was the 'work of the devil'. Most of us are aware of what happened next. People who lived under Roman rule were not allowed to have their own opinion about religious matters. Only the Pope had complete control over what anyone was allowed to believe. The Church went on to pronounce that only Catholic Bishops had the right to speek to God, forgive sins, ect.

When it comes to religion, we believe all of humanity should be allowed to have their own thoughts and theories and come to their own conclusions with out fear of reprisal from any religiously controlled body. What we present here is what the church deleted, forged, mistranslated and simply subdued: how they transformed Jesus to be just like the old Roman gods who rose from the dead. They also reconstructed his mother Mary to became the 'Mother of God', ect. This belief is actually thousands of years old and came straight out of Babylon from the now pronounced pagan evil mother Semiramis and her son.

The more radical Muslim religions are much the same as the Christian church's dogmatic (characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts) rules and laws. The clergy can have a man beaten or killed if he does not follow strictly enforced rules of worship. This may affect all of us some day. All we need is one more dictator like Iranian president Ahmadinejad, who is a shia Islam. A Nuclear bomb will be all it takes for him or another (The Taliban) to take over the world and force their religion on all of us.

Should we, as free men and women be put in chains or burned at the stake for our differing beliefs? Masonry upholds our 'Freedom' and our right to 'choose' what we believe. That right is also upheld in the Constitution of the United States of America, which was formed in 1789 - written and put there by Freemasons. see The Bill of Rights, Article the third, [1st Amendment]

These pages are here not to discredit religion, but to expose what they didn't tell us, what they deleted, what they reworded, what they discarded or surpressed and what they refuse to let us see. It's all about 'The search for the Truth'. The truth lies in the forbidden texts and more recent archaeological digs that the Romans and the church don't want you to find out about.

The story about Hiram Abiff ( below) is separate from this, however, when we go back to what we think might be the beginning of the legend, in Egypt, we find startling connections and similarities between the old and the new versions of our biblical heroes. They all had different names according to the country where they emerged, such as Abraham from UR and Noah also called Adrahasis, Hasisadra, and Xisithrus. In the ancient Akkadian language, Cain was spelled KA.IN. This is also how we get ABRAM. But the Egyptian names for Ham and his sons emerge to reveal the greatest secret ever discovered by mankind.

Matthew 13:35, "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

Unbiased researchers and scholars who have been searching for the connections for a millennia, have finally put it together. We offer the archaeological evidence, excerpts from the books they wrote and the connections from the ancient texts and scrolls here. The clincher is a bible verse in Psalms that should have been brought forth in Genesis. This plus some information we found by the Egyptian Historian Manetho and some verses in the Jubilees text puts all the pieces together.

5. "There is Nothing Buried That Will Not be Raised Up"

The Gospel of Thomas; 1. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."
2. Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]"

(Mt 10:26; *re 'Gnosticismº'; in his scriptural Traditions the Apostle Matthias [Ac 1:21-26] relates Christ's logion: 'Wonder at what is in front of you'— quoted by Clement of Alexandria, Stromata II.9).. and see Sayings of Thomas. These are the secret sayings of Jesus, which Didymos Judas Thomasº inscribed.

Our pages include: The 'Brief History' page and the 'Definitions' page which cover the more traditional aspects of the revised craft. Other than our esoteric work, which number about 90 pages, we also created five traditional Masonic pages with information on, "What is Masonry?", 'The Legend of Hiram', 'The Masonic code', and our 'Widow's Son' page which discusses some of the older traditions of the craft and it there states:

"Each man seeks in Masonry for himself, and each man finds for himself. Each man has an absolute right to interpret Masonry for himself as he sees fit. With our long tradition of prizing intellectual liberty and individual thought, it could not be otherwise. No interpretation of Masonry is officially "right," and there are some which are clearly wrong."

We hope at the very least, that you find this site 'enlightening'.

Sayings of Thomas 24. "His Disciples say: "Show us thy place, for it is compulsory for us to seek it." He says to them: "Whoever has ears, let him hear! Within a person of light there is light, and he illumines the entire world. When he does not shine, there is darkness". Mt 5:14-16, Jn 13:36

"History is not about proof; it is about documentary evidence and, while the shallow criticisms of Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews, for instance, amount to nothing of any substance, the documentary evidences of Jesus and the early Christians arise from contemporary Jewish, Christian and Roman sources alike." Likewise we have documents from pre-dynastic times when the Gods lived with men. Written in cuneiform, the record speaks for itself.

The Nag Hammidi Scrolls and The Dead Sea Scrolls are another example of a treasure trove of the writings of the disciples in the 1st century AD. Dismissed by the church as heresy, they reveal a great deal of the 'spiritual' insight of the early Christians. We also have documentation of when rulers like Alexander changed history and tried to preserve everything he found in Egypt instead of trying to destroy it like the Romans did. He found what we now call the 'Emerald Tablets of Thoth'. These are a record of the words of the so-called mythical 'wisdom' God of Egypt recorded some time before 10,000 BC.

In addition to this, there is a record stating that the Great Pyramid was never meant to be a burial chamber for any pharaoh but current Egyptian Authorities who are Muslim will not concede that the Egyptian culture is far older that any other culture on Earth except one. There is also a hidden stone tablet in the Cairo museum that reassures us that Khufu did not built it.
The Babylonian culture is where it all started...over 10,000 years ago.

The Turin Papyrus is a another important record of the half-god, half-men who were kings before recorded history began. There are many, many more records on stone, scrolls, and papyrus’ and paper for us to research and read. This began what we now call archaeology. It could be called the 'forensic science' of the living. The science includes everything from stone tablets to tools, dried food, and colorful pictures on cave walls and the more familiar centuries old towns and buildings of cultures long since dead. These sites provide valuable information as to how the people actually lived. The artifacts are windows into the past and should be regarded as part of the historical record.

"So, we have a choice: we can accept textually recorded history, we can ignore it or we can reject it, but we cannot delude ourselves into thinking that our personal rejection or criticism will in some way invalidate the original record. The writings of Josephus, Tacitus, Eusebius, or the contents of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle for that matter, will not go away just because they do not always suit the philosophies of present-day culture. They are records of their times and places of origin. For a wider insight, they can be compared with other documents from their respective eras - but everything else is just conjecture."
quoted from Laurence Gardner's Book, The Grail Enigma

Although Gardner's Book is about the life of Jesus, the quoted remarks also apply to any and all historical and archaeological finds especially those that can be equated with other finds, be it written on stone or papyrus.

The emphasis of this site is to explore the origins of Masonry. It has been duly noted that it began, "From time immemorial". Here we will try to trace it's beginnings.

The search is called "The search for Light" or wisdom. "It is compulsory that we seek it." This is based on the Masonic 'operative' guild that no longer exists.

Masonry is not a religion, but it is religious in nature. The scriptures tell us a story. The 'Mysteries' tell us a story behind 'the story' in the bible, things you won't hear from the clergy of any religion.

The story of Hiram Abiff leads us on a spiritual journey. The Sumerian texts, the Nag Hammidi scrolls ect., actually show us where we came from and how we can return.

Matthew 13:35, "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

It Begins with Knowledge:

Food for thought: Eve ate an apple and gained 'knowledge'. She passed the apple to Adam. Of course the 'apple is a 'medifore' so how did mankind really acquire knowledge? If it weren't for Eve, would you be reading this now? If having knowledge was evil would we still have it?

If the apple is a medifore, (there were no apples in Iraq in 40,000 BC.) does that mean the 'talking snake' is to? Historical fact indicates "Serpent" meant "Knowledge" or a "Wise one", Teacher ect..

What about the 'time line' the church has placed on the 'creation story'? Was Adam put here in 4000 or 40,000 BC?

So how do we explain how Eve really gained wisdom? In fact, what is wisdom? According to the Lost books of Adam and Eve and other sources, Eve became 'aware' of herself, 'conscious'.

'In The Beginning', knowledge was not evil - it was necessary! Our research concludes that God gave it to Eve that she might teach Adam. Cain was taught Agriculture and Abel was taught Animal Husbandry. This site will reveal who taught them these skills?

Lost Books 4:8 "And Adam said to Eve, "Look at thine eyes, and at mine, which afore beheld angels in heaven, praising; and they, too, without ceasing."

Lost Books 4:9 "But now we do not see as we did: our eyes have become of flesh; they cannot see in like manner as they saw before."

If you can understand this you will understand that 'religion' played no role in the "Beginning".
Infact - what is religion? Religion is the view held by mankind of his or her God and the God's interaction with human kind. A religion is defined as an organized approach to human spirituality, which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life through reference to a higher power, God or gods, or ultimate truth.

Since the time of Adam and Eve, we have become disconnected with our spiritual insight or "gnosis" - knowledge. "We cannot see in like manner as we saw before." Gnosis is the spiritual knowledge of a saintly or mystically enlightened human being. The term 'gnosis' does not appear to indicate any mystic, esoteric or hidden meaning in the works of Plato but instead expressed a sort of higher intelligence and ability analogous to talent. The term is used throughout Greek philosophy as a technical term for experience knowledge (see gnosiology) in contrast to theoretical knowledge or epistemology. The term is also related to the study of knowledge retention or memory (see also cognition).

In very ancient times all religions were once 'ONE' but as the people multiplied and spread throughout the world, they seemed to take their 'gods' with them as Abraham did when he traveled from UR. Everyone knows that UR was in Babylonia. In one of the Babylonian creation stories, the original beings were Apsu, Mommu, and Tiamat. From them came the mythical demons and gods. The gods were Lakhmu, Lakhame, Ashar, Kishar, Anu, Ea, Enlil and others. Tiamat became a power of evil and Ea (Enki) and followers, a power of good. This is the version in Ashurbaipal's library's Creation Epic from about 650 B.C. There are other versions from Berosus (280 B.C.) and Damiscius (6th century A.D.)

Sometime before 1900 BC., many foreigners gathered in Egypt due to famine. When Abraham moved from UR it seems that he brought a 'foreign god' into the land of Egypt and the native population rebelled against the god and the people's vile customs. At some point the foreigners took over the northern area and created their own fortress at Avaris/Memphis. They established their first dynasty in 1805 BC. They were called 'the Hyksos' by the Egyptians who then moved from their first cultural center of 'ON' or Heliopolis back to the inner parts of upper Egypt....to Thebes.

In dealing with scripture, neither the KJ Bible or the Torah mention this established historical fact at all. Neither do the texts distinguish between the 'King' and the 'pharaoh' of Egypt and never give us a name but the two were in fact separate and different. Joseph's 'pharaoh' was not the true 'King of Egypt' and he was therefore not buried in 'The Valley of the Kings' as some have assumed.

Joseph, also known as 'Yuya' was buried at Avaris. His coffin is of particular interest. He was buried at Avaris in an Egyptian style coffin with the wings of 'Maat' covering the lid.

The True King has much to do with Hiram Abiff and we will get to that in a minute, but first let's talk about the real discoverer of America.

The Legacy of the Templars

Newport Tower Young people can read for themselves information about Prince Henry Sinclair and his voyage to the New World in 1398, almost 100 years BEFORE Columbus' Voyage. He built Newport Tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island (USA). see Observatory hypothesis. Another stone pictured is the Westford Knight. It seems the wikipedia is biased against it being of pre-Columbian origin. New discoveries such as the "Rune Stone" found in Kensington MN. may change that view. The Newport Tower link above also contains an indepth archeological study of the tower.

Did you know that the Templar cross was on the sails of all 3 ships that visited the 'New World in 1607? Was Christopher Columbus a 'mason'? We can't find his name on any 'Famous Mason's List', but several Lodges are named after him. Did he have 'maps' of the route to the 'New World', given to him by other masons or Knights? Turns out that Chris was a brother knight in the Portuguese Knights of Christ. His father was a ships Captain and Grand Master of the Portuguese order and Christopher seems to have married a daughter of the Sinclair (St. Clair) family.

Columbus Ship Before Columbus made his historic journey: With the aid of funding from the Knights Templar, who had now been banished by the Pope, Prince Henry gathered a fleet of twelve ships for a voyage to establish a safe haven for the order of Knights and their treasure. The party was led by Prince Henry under the guidance of Antonio Zeno, the mapmaker from Venice.

The veracity of the voyage has become a battleground. In the red corner are those who want to hold up a mirror to history and re-write it, and those in the blue corner who demand greater historical accuracy. "There is so much proof that the voyage happened," insists Niven Sinclair, the red corner's biggest hitter. "Unlike Brian Smith, I've walked in the footsteps of Prince Henry. I have seen tonnes of documentation and there is absolutely no doubt at all about it."

The proof for the voyage seems compelling. There is the famous Zeno Narrative, a map which purports to show the journey the brothers took with a man called Zichmni (later identified by writer John Forster as Prince Henry himself). This provided the foundation for a 19th-century book by Richard Major, a well-respected geographer who suggested Prince Henry indeed reached America.

A later book by Frederick Pohl traced the actual landing spot to Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Pohl found confirmation of the voyage by studying Mi'kmaq oral history. And there is an ancient Venetian canon, a strange carving of a knight and the Newport Tower found down the eastern seaboard from Guysborough that offer further proof.

Finally there are the carvings at Rosslyn Chapel, built near Edinburgh by the Sinclair family in 1446 and made popular by the book, The Da Vinci Code, that show maize and aloe vera - plants which at that time were indigenous to North America but carved before Columbus discovered the New World in 1492. Pretty compelling stuff, and certainly enough to convince D'Elayne and Richard Coleman who run the Prince Henry Sinclair Society of North America. They read Pohl's book, met with Niven Sinclair and were converted. Richard Coleman says he is passionate about the story because he is "interested in real history, not phoney history."

The fleet left the Orkneys in 1398 and landed in Nova Scotia,..... The party is said to have built a castle and left a portion of their navy in Nova Scotia. As we shall see, the famous Oak Island just off the mainland of Nova Scotia has become part of the mystery surrounding Prince Henry Sinclair. New evidence has surfaced about the "Rune Stones" at Kensington MN., dated 1362. More on Hiram Intro 5 and The Knights Templar page.

News: October 12, 2007; Knights cleared of heresy charges by Pope Clement!! The document, known as the Chinon parchment, reveals that the Templars had an initiation ceremony which involved "spitting on the cross", "denying Jesus" and kissing the lower back, navel and mouth of the man proposing them. The document, signed by Clement himself, apparently cleared them of these charges.

Before the inquisitions, The Templars explained to Pope Clement that the initiation mimicked the humiliation that knights could suffer if they fell into the hands of the Saracens, while the kissing ceremony was a sign of their total obedience.

The Pope concluded that the entrance ritual was not truly blasphemous, as alleged by King Philip when he had the knights arrested. However, he was forced to dissolve the Order to keep peace with France and prevent a schism in the church. Clement was a pawn of King Philip, who at the time threatened Clement with death if he didn't 'go along'.

The real issue:The final fall of the Templars may have started over the matter of a loan. The young Philip IV, King of France (also known as "Philip the Fair") had needed cash for his war with the English and asked the Templars for more money. They refused.

Modern-day Shriners trace their origins to the Knights Hospitaller, and much like their original organization, they continue to build hospitals, do charity, help and ameliorate the health of stricken individuals, especially children. Their emblem is Middle Eastern based, with a curved scimitar and similarly curved moon. They wear Moroccan styled hats with the same emblem. They greet each other Salam Aleykum, yet they are not Muslim. They have little enemies and are welcomed by many groups, institutions, and governments. They focus on fun. The pic is a link to Shriners Hospitals where the treatment is absolutely free.

Free Masonry

Why is it called "Free"? Because men were "Free" to choose what they wanted to believe. In fact "heretic" means free or "choice". From Late Latin haereticus, from Greek hairetikos, 'able to choose'.
Also; "A professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church."
2. Roman Catholic Church; "a baptized Roman Catholic who willfully and persistently rejects any article of faith."
3. "anyone who does not conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle."
"A person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church."

The Templars were 'outlawed' because they believed something different than the Pope or the church of England wanted them to believe. But they had a very good reason. They were descendents of the high priests of the Jerusalem Temple before Rome took control over their religion. These priests were from a holy family that had Jesus as a 'Son'. From that time until now, what they wanted was 'freedom'. Freedom to believe based on their own understanding of what the scriptures taught and the life of Jesus which they say the church tainted.

The 'Lack of Knowledge', or should we say the suppression of it, is the reason for the fall into the dark ages. The Christians under St. Augustine (5th century) were told that learning and education was against God's laws. Pythagoras, Hipparchus and Galileo were condemned by church decree for teaching beliefs 'outside church doctrine'. The church burned every record that they thought was connected to what they called 'sin' and called it 'witchcraft'.

Operative Masonry

When the Regis Manuscript; 1390 or York Legend, 1390 was written, what existed was Operative Masonry. Our ancient Brethren worked with stone and mortar, building great buildings. They were called "Masons", and those who were most proficient in their craft were called "Freemasons", being free to work their craft withersoever they might travel. These "Freemasons" designed, coordinated and built the great Cathedrals and other stately edifices throughout Europe. The early masons described in the Egyptian Book of the Dead had a hand in building the great monuments, obelisks and temples, some of which still stand in Egypt today.

The Regius Manuscript mentions King Athelstan
and the significant role he played in establishing a formal organization for operative stonemasons. The story contained in the Regius Manuscript has come to be known as "The York Legend". Although the document is much too long to include here, there are several phrases of importance to present-day Freemasons. see York ( scroll down to it.)

"The City of York, in the North of England, is celebrated for its traditional connection with Freemasonry in that kingdom. No topic in the history of Freemasonry has so much engaged the attention of modern Masonic Scholars, or given occasion to more discussion, than the alleged facts of the existence of Freemasonry in the tenth century at the City of York as a prominent point, of the calling of a Congregation of the Craft there in the year 926, of the organization of a General Assembly and the adoption of a Constitution."

(King Athelstan's brother Edwin) "He loved Masons more than his father; he greatly study'd Geometry, and sent into many lands for men expert in the science."

The Masonic The Cooke Manuscript, 1410 reads; "THANKED be God, our glorious Father, the founder and creator of heaven and earth, and of all things that therein are, for that he has vouchsafed, of his glorious Godhead, to make so many things of manifold virtue for the use of mankind. For he made all things to be subject and obedient to man. All things eatable of a wholesome nature he ordained for man’s sustenance. And moreover, he hath given to man wit and the knowledge of divers things and handicrafts, by the which we may labour in this world, in order to therewith get our livelihood and fashion many objects, pleasant in the sight of God, to our own ease and profit."

"And many others say that Masonry is the chief part of Geometry and so me thinks it may well be said, for it was the first founded, as is stated in the Bible, in the first book of Genesis and the fourth chapter. And moreover all the learned authors above cited agree thereto. And some of them affirm it more openly and plainly, precisely as in Genesis in the Bible (Jabel, Jubal, Tubal and Lamech)."

Masonry attributes the 'Grand Architect of the Universe' with all creation. At the same time God gave man 'knowledge' so he could take care of himself and his family. The Cooke Manuscript dedicates all the sciences that were given to mankind by God. First dictated to Enoch, every known science was passed down to future generations. Among the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947, and dated to the 1st century AD., were copies of Enoch's secret Books. Left out of the official cannon of the church, Enoch's books reveal great wonders and secret things that man is just now rediscovering.

The scrolls also contain "Apocryphal" or "Pseudepigraphical" manuscripts (known documents from the Second Temple Period like Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher, Tobit, Sirach, non-canonical psalms, etc.) These are dramatically different in both language and content.

The first recorded use of the word "Lodge" was in 1278 during the building of a Cistercian Monastery at Vale Royal near Chester. By 1352 there were elaborate rules governing the behavior of the mason connected with the lodge at York Minster. These regulations are described as the "ancient customs of the masons".

Matthew Paris c. 1200 – 1259 - was a Benedictine  monk A pen drawing by Matthew Paris, circa 1250, purports to show Henry II in conference with his masons. The men building a wall are shown using a level. The mason actually being addressed by the King is holding a large square and compass almost as if to demonstrate his importance, the implication being that he is the Master Mason. There is a similar carving in Worcester Cathedral, circa 1224, which shows the architect clutching a pair of dividers and, apparently, discussing the plans with a monk. These may suggest the beginnings of the ceremonial significance, which is now given to the square and compass.see.. Freemasonry

By the Sixteen Hundreds....

Reportedly, a man named Elias Ashmole was the last Freemason to actually know a secret formula (Alchemy) that probably dates back to the early days of Egypt. He was an English antiquarian, historian, alchemist, astrologer and Freemason, founder of the what is now the Ashmolean Collection of the British Museum at Oxford, founding member of the Royal Society, and author of Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum (1652) and The Institution, Laws and Ceremonies of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (1672). Some historians believe that Ashmole was the actual founder of Speculative Freemasonry, and that he based the fraternity on ideas from Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis." Originally published in Red Flame No. 2 -- Mystery of Mystery: A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism by Tau Apiryon and Helena Berkeley, CA 1995 e.v.

Another Freemason, Robert Boyle refers to the "Invisible College" as early as 1646. A founding meeting was held at the premises of Gresham College in Bishops gate on 28 November 1660, immediately after a lecture by Sir Christopher Wren, who was at that time Gresham Professor of Astronomy. The founding group of 12 natural philosophers, including Robert Boyle, John Wilkins and Wren, decided to form a 'College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematical Experimental Learning', which would meet weekly to view experiments and discuss science. At a second meeting a week later, Sir Robert Moray, an influential Freemason who had helped organize the public emergence of the group, reported that the King approved of the meetings.

A formal Royal Charter of incorporation passed the Great Seal on 15 July 1662, creating "The Royal Society of London", with Lord Brouncker as the first President, and Robert Hooke was appointed as Curator of Experiments in November 1662. A second Royal Charter was sealed on 23 April 1663, naming the King as Founder and changing the name to "The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge". Her Majesty The Queen is the current patron, and the reigning monarch has always been the patron of the Royal Society since its foundation.

The Art of Building and Architecture

Cathers Cathedral Floor plan These massive undertakings often required years to complete, and the Freemasons that were employed in the construction organized Lodges to facilitate the every-day business necessary to allow them to do their Great Work. These Lodges normally met in rooms within the building. Each Lodge was governed by a Master and his Wardens, a Secretary maintained the books and records, a Treasurer oversaw the funds, a charity fund assisted the members provided relief for Freemasons and their families when in need. The Lodge met regularly, initiated members, and conducted its business.

The great artists of the Middle Ages did not work in oils, or pastels. They worked in marble, stone, and mortar. Their canvasses were not made of parchment, but of hillsides and valleys. The beauty of, and in, their work stands to this day as testimony to their skill, their genius and their knowledge of the arts and sciences, particularly Architecture, Mechanics and Geometry. They did not come by this expertise easily, or quickly.

Entered Apprentice Tracing Board From as early as the age of ten, young boys were selected for their physical, mental and moral attributes, and Apprenticed to a Master of the Work. They would begin learning the skills and philosophies of the Craft, and if they showed sufficient promise, their names were entered in the records of the Lodge, making them Entered Apprentices. For seven years or more, the Master was Teacher, Mentor, Father, Taskmaster, Supporter, Guide and Friend to the young apprentice. The apprentice learned, at the hands of the Master, how to select stones for form and beauty, work the stone into an Ashler and place it strategically in the edifice to become wall, arch, pillar, column, floor, roof, window, sculpture or decoration. At the end of their apprenticeship, once the skills had been mastered, the youth would be tested. His proficiency would be proven by presenting a "Master's piece" to other Masters. If judged worthy, he would be accepted as a Fellow of the Craft.

Fellowcraft Tracing Board Ritual then is the tool which speaks directly to the spirit, it is the three distinct knocks upon the portals of the spirit which cause the doors to open and spiritual eye to open and see more than the material world. By this awakening, we use the spiritual eye (reflected in our lodges as the “All Seeing Eye”) to behold Jacob’s Ladder, which rises from the material plane to the spiritual plane, and upon which we place our first foot, symbolically, in the Entered Apprentice Degree.

When a building was finally completed, most workers had to find other employment, or another building to build within the community. They were not permitted to move about. Freemasons were free to relocate, and would set up a new Lodge to facilitate building a new building.

This was Operative Masonry, and it existed for generations until Euclid's Geometry was rediscovered and published, thereby revealing many of the Freemasons' secret methods. The Reformation came, the Gothic style of Architecture went, laws changed, society underwent upheaval, and the Craft dwindled in number. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Craft had shrunk so, that only a few, widely scattered, lightly populated, Lodges remained. This was due to the suppression of free thought and free conscience by the church that the Masons held dear. However distinguished scientists, physicians, artists and philosophers began to meet in secret again to 'brain storm', if you will and to tackle the days problems that they might be of service to their fellow man.

While there probably are some actual stone-workers who are Masons, Masonry does not teach it's membership the literal techniques of stonework. Rather, it takes the actual 'operative' work of Medieval Masons and uses it as an allegory for moral development. Thus, the symbols of Masonry are the common tools that were used by medieval stonemasons: the gavel, the rule, the compass, the square, the level, etc. Each of these has a symbolic meaning in Masonry. For example, Masons are said to meet 'on the level', meaning that all Masons are brothers, regardless of social status, personal wealth, or office within the Lodge or in the world at large. Similar symbolism exists for other tools."
- Andrew Fabbro, Freemasonry FAQ Version 1.2

The new rituals of modern Masonry have been revised and are subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge of England. The Scottish rituals, first written in the 900's before Henry Sinclair became Grand Master in Scotland, were more in line with Gnostic thought. However Albert Pike .. rewrote the rituals taking away any coded secret knowledge there might have been calling them worthless.

Pike believed that without knowing the history of a concept, one couldn't grasp the concept itself - and thus his lengthy explanations of various religious beliefs, were consistent with the knowledge of those beliefs in the mid-1800s. These were construed to be his own beliefs by uninformed outsiders. (see our Pit of "Serpents" page.)

"There is Nothing Buried That Will Not be Raised Up"

It is a known fact that Freemasonry represents almost all religions. That's because Masonry is not a religion, but masonry is religious in nature. Many have questioned that reasoning. Others say Masonry is strictly Christian. That isn't true either.

Different Gods - Different religions - Same temples.

Religion became a world wide phenomenon in the thousands BC. But Why? Why did men worship Gods? And infact - who were they? We know Greek gods like Zeus/Jupiter, Hermes/Mercury, Poseidon/Neptune, ect., but did we know that Vulcan/Greek (Hephaestus) was the God of Fire, Blacksmiths and Craftsmanship? His forge is located beneath Mount Etna. It is here that he, together with his helpers, forges weapons for Gods and heroes. Closely associated with Bona Dea with whom he shared the Volcanalia, observed on August 23.

Diana - Goddess of the Hunt The Roman and other gods: Not all of the gods that the ancient Romans worshiped were originally Roman gods. The Romans did a lot of traveling as they expanded their empire. Each time the Romans heard a myth about a god or goddess or spirit or deity from the people they met (and conquered), if they liked it, they adopted it and made it their own. Apollo and Hercules were infact widely recognized and written about. Goddesses like Isis, Athena, Venus and Demeter. They were; Fertility Goddesses, Moon Goddesses, Huntress Goddesses. Triple Goddess- Lunar Virgin, Mother of Creatures, the Huntress or Destroyer. Goddess of nature, fertility, childbirth, ect.

Goddess of the hunt: In Roman art Diana usually appears as a huntress with bow and arrow, along with a hunting dog or a stag. Both a virgin goddess and an earth goddess, she was identified with the Greek Artemis. She is praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty and her hunting skills. With two other deities she made up a trinity.

Mayan Pyramid There were impressive temples all over the Roman Empire, Babylon, Greece, ect. Every day, the ancient Romans, Greeks and Babylonians brought offerings of meat and other items to at least one nearby temple, and usually more than one temple. There were also temples in Egypt, Mexico, and Peru in South America. This one (far right) built by the Maya.

Tower of Babel or Etemenanki Mexican pyramid Compare with these 2 other temples. Why are they all so similar?

The Great Pyramid Of Tipanipa, (Myan) dedicated to Quetzalcoatl, is the largest single structure in Mexico. Towering 181 feet high and covering an area of some 25 acres, the pyramid was begun in Pre-Classic times and enlarged at least four times. Archaeologists say it was in use at the same time as the great Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon at Teotihuacan. If so, it would have been in use a thousand years before the time of these events, and could have been covered and forgotten.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is in fact the largest pyramid as well as the largest monument ever constructed anywhere in the world, with a total volume estimated at over 4.45 million square meters, even larger than that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt which is about 2.5 million square meters. However the Great Pyramid of Giza is higher at 138.8 m (455 feet). The Aztecs believed that Xelhua built the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

As you can see, we present historical and archaeological evidence of what we have found to be true regarding some of the Mysteries of God and their source. They all started in the same place when men all believed in a supreme being.

Hiram Abiff: The Legend, His death and the so-called secret word of a Master Mason

This is a fantastic building in Istanbul, Turkey.
 It is right on the main seaport near a very busy bridge. These statues are on the terrace above the bank.
Hiram Abif, watching over the port. These words are spoken by the Worshipful Master:

"Death has no terror equal to that of the stain of falsehood and dishonor. Of this grand truth, the annals of Freemasonry afford a glorious example of the unshaken fidelity and untimely death of our Grand Master, Hiram Abif, who lost his life just before the completion of King Solomon’s Temple, at the construction of which he was the principle architect."

Who is Hiram Abiff?

Hiram Abiff is a character who figures prominently in an allegorical play that is presented during the third degree of Craft Freemasonry. In this play, Hiram is presented as being the chief architect of King Solomon's Temple. Numerous scholars, both Masonic and non-Masonic, have speculated that the character may have been based upon one or more Hiram’s that appear in the Bible. For example, in the Masonic ritual Hiram is referred to as 'the Widow's Son', which is similar to a biblical reference to a Hiram found in 1 Kings 7:13–14. This biblical Hiram is clearly not the inspiration for the Masonic Hiram Abiff, as the Masonic drama has a separate character named "Hiram, King of Tyre".

Hiram lived or at least temporarily worked in clay banks (1 Kings 7:46-47) in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarthan. Hiram (often spelled Huram), a craftsman of great skill sent from Tyre. 2 Chronicles 2:13-14 relates a formal request from King Solomon of Jerusalem to King Hiram I of Tyre, for workers and for materials to build a new temple; King Hiram responds "And now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, Huram my master craftsman (the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre), skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, purple and blue, fine linen and crimson, and to make any engraving and to accomplish any plan which may be given to him, with your skillful men and with the skillful men of my lord David your father." In the original Hebrew version of 2 Chronicles 2:13, the phrase translated above as "Huram my master craftsman" is Hiram Abi.

Josephus Flavius in his Antiquities of the Jews (Chapter 3:76) refers to Hiram as an Artificer. "Now Solomon sent for an artificer out of Tyre, whose name was Hiram: he was by birth of the tribe of Naphtali, on his mother's side (for she was of that tribe); but his father was Ur, of the stock of the Israelites."

Because Hiram, King of Tyre provided the labor and the cedar, some have connected the two, but there is no possible link apart from the fact that they share a name. Hiram meant ‘noble’ or ‘kingly’ in Hebrew, while Abif has been identified as old French for ‘lost one’, giving a literal description of ‘the king that was lost.’

"Some of the Masonic seventeenth-century manuscripts [preserving the 'Old Charges'] do not refer to Hiram Abif, which has led some to believe that the character was an invention of this relatively recent period. However, the name Hiram Abif was only one designation for this central figure; he is also referred to as Aymon, Aymen, Amnon, A Man or Amen and sometimes Bennaim. It is said that Amen is said to be the Hebrew word for 'the trusted one' or 'the faithful one', which fits the role of Hiram Abif perfectly. But we also know that Amon or Amen is the name of the ancient creator god of Thebes, the city of Sequenere Tao II. Could there be an ancient linkage here?"
- Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas, The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus

Hiram Abiff is, in essence, identical with many of the Mystery School heroes. The drama of the Egyptian god Osiris began with his tragic death, the search for his body by Isis, its discovery and restoration. The Greek god Dionysus was attacked by the Titans. In the course of the fight he went through many transformations but was finally overcome. The Titans dismembered him, but in due time the goddess Rhea came to his aid and he rose glorious and entire. This formula is ancient. It is the concept of the sacred king, who in many instances is lame (which signifies his dedication), and is destined for sacrifice, that the earth might become regenerated and uplifted by divine power.

Every Mason knows that it is Solomon's Temple where Hiram Abiff, known as 'the Widow's Son', was a Master Craftsman. He crafted the bronze pillars, a bronze tank, and many other gold and bronze items (kings 7:13 - 46). His name is Huram in this verse. According to the Ritual tradition he is killed before the completion of his work. The Bible and the ritual place him in Jerusalem. But the 23rd through the 24th focus of the Masonic Scottish Rite degrees describes a temple in the Sinai. Moses is in attendance and Aaron conducts a ceremony, perhaps a funeral. This unusual story does not coincide with the building of the Jerusalem Temple or the biblical story. It does however indicate that at the time everyone was in Egypt. It also indicates that someone was killed and Moses and Aaron are somehow part of the story.

We know that the KJ Bible doesn't mention Hiram's death however there is one skeleton and 3 skulls in the focus of the 22nd degree. The 'Focus' of the degrees are not secret and have been published. They are all on a separate page for all to read and study. (Degrees of the AASRF)

The three Grand Masters mentioned often in the rituals concerning the building of the Temple are: Solomon, King of Israel; Hiram, King of Tyre; and Hiram Abiff. In early times, some religions regarded Deity in three aspects. The secrets (mysteries) known only to these Three Grand Masters typify Divine Truth, which was known only to Deity, and was not to be communicated to man until he had completed his own spiritual temple. Once these secrets were attained, a man could reap the rewards of a well-spent life, and travel to the unknown country toward which all of us are traveling. Tyre, by the way, means stone or rock. From The legend of
Hiram. Hiram is described as a great allegory and is called "The Master of the Works".

Hiram Abiff is, in part, a composite of three biblical figures; Betzalel, Adoniram and Hiram Abi. Thus the figure of Hiram Abiff combines the wisdom of Betzalel and the supervising skills of Adoniram with the metal working skills of Hiram Abi, and adds those of a Master Mason. The question remains, who is he really? He is a symbolic character whose meaning we must discover if we are to understand the Legend. Another link to info - The legend of Hiram; Exerpt: "It is not intended to teach resurrection, no matter how many Masonic students and officers state that that is his purpose. The falsity of the resurrection teaching is obvious within the legend. You don't resurrect someone and then turn around and bury him again."

"Ask, and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be open unto you"

"In Plato's Timaeus, there appears the earliest known equation of the Creator with the 'Architect of the Universe'. The Creator, in the Timaeus, is called 'tekton', meaning 'craftsman' or 'builder'. 'Arche-tekton' thus denoted 'master craftsman' or 'master builder'. For Plato, the 'arche-tekton' crafted the cosmos by means of geometry."
- Baigent & Leigh, The Temple and the Lodge

"Although Freemasonry require each of its Candidates to confirm his belief in God, it does not expand on the subject but leaves religion and its practice to the individual Mason. As a result, men of all religious persuasions have been able to join in the study of Freemasonry's moral and philosophical principles."
- W. Kirk MacNulty, Freemasonry - A Journey through Ritual and Symbol

From the KJB; In Kings 5:3-6, Hiram (meaning Father), the King of Tyre and Solomon apparently did not worship the same god. This is because of the wars they had when David was King. In Kings 5:3....and Solomon calls him, 'MY God' in verse 5. Does this indicate Hiram had a different God? Irregardless, they formed an alligence that would benefit both parties in spite of their religious differences.

In the legend, Hiram Abiff, the skilled artificer, was the Son of a Widow of the Tribe of Naphtali. (known as Huram Abi) The earlier accounts of Hiram are recorded in the 1st Book of Kings, 7:13 & 14. Hiram Abiff is the Master Mason in charge of the days assignments in the building of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. He writes these assignments on a "Trestle Board".

The trestle board is that drawing board, supported upon a trestle, on which, anciently, the Master Builder drew his designs. The Terms Trestle Board and Tracing Board seem to have been used interchangeably through the ages, and although they appear to have a common origin, today they should be given two separate meanings. The term 'Tracing Board' has come to mean the small boards or canvases, sometimes replaced by slide projections, on which the symbols peculiar to each degree are displayed for the purpose of explanation to the Candidate.

The ceremony in which a brother is elevated is taken from the VSL and symbolizes wisdom, strength and beauty, which are relevant not only in the construction of the ark but also for their moral significations to the candidate as an individual. The tracing board of the degree is unusual in that it contains symbols of many of the other orders in Masonry.

It is believed that the name tracing board is a corruption of the old Tressel or Tracel Board used in lodges in the late eighteenth century to display the Masonic hieroglyphics, and in many lodges displayed on a trestle in the center of the lodge. The lectures further compare the use of the tracing board by the Master in the instruction of his lodge, with the Volume of the Sacred Law as a means by which God may perform a similar function to mankind. It is regarded as the spiritual tracing board of God . . .

The term Trestle Board, used in the context of a drawing board or drafting table, is in itself a Masonic symbol of moral law. This symbol is displayed in many lodges as a small board, often a chalkboard, with various lines and designs depicted, on an easel-like frame in the East, near the Master. Whether it is called Trestle Board or Tracing Board, it is this symbol which is one of the jewels of Freemasonry.
see Trestle Board and Trestle board

Freemason Symbols....Learn the ancient symbolism of Freemasonry.

Master Mason Tracing Board In the bible Hiram is skilled in work on gold, silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood. He is experienced in engraving and can execute any design given to him. Chronicles 2:13 - 4:22. The goal of our ancient operative brethren was to become masters, so they might posses those secrets which would enable them to practice the art of the builder, no matter where they traveled, even in foreign countries. Their skill included Geometry. As we progress further into this site, we see that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was built using Geometry as were the great cathedals of Europe built by the Templars.

"One who would walk in the Way of the Craftsman must do one thing more. He must remember, always, that he is building a temple to God. He is building an edifice in conciousness in which he, himself, is an individual stone. In time, each human being will square his stone and place it in that temple, and when that temple is complete, God will behold God in the Mirror of Existence and there will be then, as there was at the beginning, only God."
- W. Kirk MacNulty, The Way of the Craftsman

"...Each Master Mason becomes his own architect. Each supervises the building of that "temple not made by hands." Each builds into his structure beauty, harmony and knowledge to the extent he is willing to work."...The Craft and Its Symbols, p. 84, 1974, Allen E. Roberts, MaCoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co.

Most Masons also know that Hiram is a symbol of man's journey through this life and the symbolism used refers to man finding a better life beyond this one. The ritualistic 'raising' of the dead 'Master' is also purely symbolic. However it resembles an ancient Egyptian ritual wherein the dead King is 'raised' to a position of immortality in the afterlife. This now symbolizes a 'spiritual awakening'. An awakening that shows us conclusively that there is 'life after death'. This is a Mystery and most Masons don't get this without more study and research. Often the symbolism is vague and not understood immediately and it is left up to the initiate to understand it in his own way.

"Death is the opener, the one giving vision; death is the greatest and loveliest change that the heart of nature has in store for us." - G. de Purucker, Golden Precepts of Esotericism

"O Death, where is thy sting? O Grave, where is thy victory?" We are all familiar with these beautiful words of Paul, but alas, how little real consolation have they given to bereaved hearts! For there has been no teaching or experience to bear out their promise of divine assurance. And yet the truth has been close beside us all the time, whispering to our hearts in the very voice of our own love for our departed:"
Spiritual man is eternal: there are no dead.

Love itself is the evidence of our spiritual survival -- true love, which is unselfish and undemanding, pure, forgiving, and indestructible. Can we ever cease to love, though we may at least cease continually to mourn, those who have preceded us into the Land of Light? Our love, just because it is indestructible, must spring from something in us which is also undying, for how can a quality be greater than the source from which it springs? from Death

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The Egyptian Connection

"Tracing the ritual back to Egypt 3500 years ago and actually finding the real 'King that was Lost' amazingly fit our Hiram Abiff perfectly."
quote taken from The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas.

Osiris Tomb Egypt had to come into existence thousands of years ago in the age of the gods and the distinction between the 'two lands' had been created through the murder of Osiris by his evil brother Set(h).

Set(h) tricked his brother Osiris into getting into a coffin. He then quickly sealed it up and threw it into the Nile. Isis found the coffin and released Osiris. Set(h) found Osiris again and cut him up into 14 pieces and scattered them all over Egypt. Isis gathered all the pieces but one. The missing piece was the phallus. After reviving Osiris again, and with the help of Thoth, she magically fashioned a new phallus and sat on it conceiving Horus. Horus became known as the 'Widow's Son'.

After Horus is conceived, Osiris becomes 'the King of The Dead' and is transported to the 'afterlife'. The afterlife (also referred to as life after death, the hereafter, or the great unknown) is the belief that the consciousness and/or mind of a being continues after biological death occurs. The term reincarnation refers to an afterlife in which only the "essence" or ego of the being is preserved. In the "afterlife" we could be assigned another life on Earth or possibly somewhere within the standard universe. Freed from all material attachments, we may dwell there eternally as a matured human spirit.

Passing now to the consideration of the original charcterteristics and attributes of Osiris we find that the oldest religious texts known to us refer to him as the great god of the dead, and throughout them it is tacitly assumed that the reader will understand that he once possessed human form and lived upon earth, and that by means of some unusual power or powers he was able to bestow upon himself after the death a new life which he lived in a region over which he ruled as king, and into which he was believed to be willing to admit all such as had lived a good and correct life upon earth, and had been buried with the appropriate ceremonies under the protection of certain amulets, and with proper recital of certain "divine words" and words of power. The worship of Osiris is, however, very much older than these views, which is clear, could only belong to a people who had advanced to a comparatively high state of civilization and mental/spiritual development.

Part of the story of Hiram is "spiritual", part is physical. Going from the physical to the spiritual is the 'goal' of mankind if we want to reside with God in Heaven. But as we progress we find that the soul does not die and it's our dead King Hiram who eventually leads us to this truth.

Horus was himself a real boy who grew to manhood and fought the evil Set(h) in a mighty battle in which Horus lost an eye and Set(h) lost his testicles.

People viewed the battle and the gods; Isis, Horus, Set(h) and Osiris to be mythical but physical evidence started turning up all over Egypt that proves these gods were in fact real. Mummies, Tombs, literature, ect., all point to these mythical gods as being real people. see Osiris Found and see this private site by Richard Hogland. Enterprise Mission. This site talks about the secret mission the Egyptians are conducting to look behind the "door" that Rudolph Gantenbrink's robot found in 1993. More on the next page about the 'secret rooms' in the pyramid.

The reason for the murder of our 'lost' King is tied to the split in the 'two lands' of Egypt and the two brothers Set(h) and Osiris. A new king emerged that restored the two lands together as one. This is considered 'recorded history' as far as the Egyptians are concerned. They do not know however that the king that died was originally from Babylon. His name is very familiar to most people.

Matthew 13:35, "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

With this information we ask you to keep in mind that there is always 'another side to any story'. In this instance it is the Hebrew point of view versus the Egyptian. The major points of the untold story are by the Egyptian historian Manetho, who was an Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos (ancient Egyptian: Tjebnutjer) who lived during the Ptolemaic era, ca. 3rd century BC. Manetho wrote the Aegyptiaca (History of Egypt). His work is of great interest to Egyptologists, and is often used as evidence for the chronology of the reigns of pharaohs. In his work Manetho tells us what really happened during the Hyksos dynasties.

A contemporary of Philadelphus was Manetho, a High Priest at Heliopolis, and a learned man, also a prominent scribe of the Great White Brotherhood, who had access to the secret teachings of the Order. Manetho was also master of the ancient Egyptian writing, or Hieroglyphics, which, in the Third Century B.C., was becoming archaic and could not be generally read. The Egyptians were at that time reading a modern version of the ancient writings, the Demotic, and Greek was becoming still more popular. Philadelphus commissioned Manetho to compile a history of Egypt, and particularly a text of the mystic philosophy of the Secret Schools of the Great White Brotherhood and Rosicrucian’s.

This knowledge, we are told, was mainly contained in the Hieroglyphic inscriptions in the library of the priesthood at Ra. It will be recalled that Amenhotep IV (Akhnaton) declared Ra, the sun, to be a physical manifestation or symbol of the great sole God. This library, therefore, must have contained the great truths of his monotheistic religion, and the truths which the thinkers with which he surrounded himself at Tell el-Amarna. Much that we know of the outer or profane history of Egypt came about through this compilation by Manetho. In fact, it is generally conceded that Plutarch acquired much of his information from this source. In a book of Manetho's, called Sothis, of which fragments only are to be found in the writings of others, appears the following letter to Philadelphus, from Manetho, telling of his efforts to compile the ancient wisdom....

"We must make calculations concerning all the points which you may wish us to examine into, to answer your questions concerning what will happen to the world. According to your commands, the sacred books, written by our forefather, Thrice-greatest Hermes, which I study, shall be shown to you. My Lord and King, farewell."

Manetho's greatest work was his Egyptian history, which was done in three books, and in the Greek language. It is famous because it is the only work in Greek based upon a full knowledge of the Egyptian sources. Fragments of these works come to us today in the writings of Fiavius Josephus and Julius Africanus. The former is a more reliable authority and refers to Manetho in his treatise, Against Apion. In the History of Egypt by Manetho, there is an interesting reference to Moses, which shows him also to have been an initiate of the Great White Brotherhood of Egypt, and to have transmitted their knowledge in a veiled manner to his people. The excerpt reads:

Akhenaten "Moses, a son of the tribe of Levi, educated in Egypt and initiated at Heliopolis, became a High Priest of the Brotherhood under the reign of the Pharaoh Amenhotep". Refer to Dr. Ross Kelly's 2nd Intermediate Period, in which we see the succession of Egyptian Kings and the Hyksos pharoahs aligned together during the same time frame. These are completely "seperate" rulerships, seperate locations, and seperate groups of people. The HYKSOS had their own dynasty that ran alongside the true Egyptian 12th - 17th dynasty. Abraham, Joseph and all the' Hibru' lived at Avaris/Memphis.

It is entirely possible for Moses to have been born in the period right before Ahmoses became King of Egypt. That would mean he grew up in the Seqenenre Tao household with a woman named "Thutmose" as his adoptive mother. The "mose" in her name and her other son's names was also given to him as was the custom.
The cronology of the "New Kingdom" shows Amenhotep 1 just after Ahmoses.

This article by Josephus in his "Antiquities of the Jews" confirms Moses led an army against Ethopia. His stepmothers name was Thermuthis, which we've been told is the same as 'Thutmose'. She also ruled along side her son as co-regent for several years as he was only 16 years old at the time. She later took the kingly name of 'Ahmoses' also. see Moses makes war against the Ethopians

Moses was elected by the Hebrews as their chief and he adapted to the ideas of his people the science and philosophy which he had obtained in the Egyptian mysteries; proofs of this are to be found in the symbols, in the initiations, and in his precepts and commandments. The wonders which Moses narrates as having taken place upon the Mountain of Sinai, are, in part, a veiled account of the Egyptian initiation which he transmitted to his people when he established a branch of the Egyptian Brotherhood in his country, from which descended the Essenes. The dogma of an 'only God' which he taught was the Egyptian Brotherhood interpretation and teaching of the Egyptian King who established the first monotheistic religion known to man. The traditions he established in this manner were known completely to only a few of them, and were preserved in the arcane of the secret societies, the Therapeutics of Egypt and the Essenians." The Rosicrucian Order

Akhenaten was the son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy, a descendent of a Hebrew tribe. Sigmund Freud suggested that Moses WAS Akhenaten. Our debate on this subject aligns Moses with the 17th dynasty and pharaoh Ahmoses, who may have written a detailed account of the plagues of Egypt as described in Exodus, called The Ipuwas papyrus.

We think that shortly after Moses was born the Egyptian Royal families moved back to Thebes because most accounts say that Moses grew up in Thebes. Seqenenre Tao II was killed while living at Thebes and Ahmoses began his campaign to rid the country of 'the invaders' at Avaris. So Moses could not have been a prince under Amenhotep I, 1526–1506 BC, but Amenhotep was probably King when Moses began the Exodus. Josephus recorded that Moses' step-mother "Tuthmoses" brought him before the king that he might lead a army to repel the Ethiopians. But there is a view that the Ethiopians weren't the only threat to Egypt and that Moses may have led an attack against the 'Hibru'.

More proof is based largely on the Santarini volcanic eruption that occured around 1550 BC., which coinsided with the Exodus and was recorded in The Ipuwas papyrus. Some have interpreted the document as an Egyptian account of the Plagues of Egypt and the Exodus in the Old Testament of the Bible, and it is often cited as proof for the Biblical account by various religious organisations. The dating of the original composition of the poem is disputed, but several scholars, have suggested a date between the late 12th dynasty and the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1850 BCE - 1600 BCE).

Those who interpret the Exodus as a historical event generally place it later, in the reign of Ramesses II. This, in spite of the fact that there is absolutely no evidence from archaeology or from any documents that Ramesses II had to deal with the Ten Plagues or anything like them, or that he chased after runaway slaves.

This brings us to the 1st point of the study:

When Moses wrote the Torah it is very likely he did not know the names of the Hyksos (Northern Lands) pharoahs. It is also likely that as the bible says, "A new king came to power in Egypt that did not know Joseph or Abraham". Exodus 1:8. This would be Kamose, first born son of Seqenenre Tao II in the 17th dynasty of Egypt.

As quoted from Exodus 1:15, a pharaoh orders the killing of all the newborn Hebrew babies. This pharaoh wasn't Kamose or anyone in his royal court at Thebes. The 'pharaoh' in question was the evil Apophis, the pharaoh who ruled from the Hyksos capitol at Memphis/Avaris. This seems to be a hidden factor in the KJB, but it leads to many more 'secrets' recently uncovered by various archaeologists.

Most Masons who come to this site know that our title page, 'Hiram Abiff - King of Egypt' - is just a play on words which connects Hiram with the real King, Seqenenre Tao.. This was taken from the book The Hiram Key, by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, published in 1997. Knight and Lomas were heavily criticized for not providing the sources for their work.
In tribute to them, because it was their book that inspired this web site, it is our great honor to provide the sources and alot more.

As we shall see, the view from the 'other side' will expose more Mysteries, which account for only one of many of God's secrets we shall explore on this web site.

Matthew 13:35, "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

The real evidence to establish the validity of The Hiram Key comes from Josephus...
see Moses attacks Ethiopia. Is it possible that Moses was sent on another mission after the Ethopians were expelled? We have to conclude that this text has been altered to hide the fact that Moses actually fought against the Hebrews/Hyksos and subdued them. Our reasons for this theory will come to light in the following pages.

Our Hiram Forward 1 page also presents the facts that Simcha Jacobovici found and uses in his documentary "Exodus Decoded" which is only a small portion of the supporting evidence not used by Knight and Lomas in The Hiram Key.

The new Hebrew faith, or as they call it, Judaism was not established until Joshua got to Canaan. Joshua was a lieutenant under Moses. He is credited with the first 'editing of the bible' after Moses was gone. He may have even served in the Egyptian army as an officer. This clue also points to Josephus' story about Moses as the Egyptian Military leader under Thutmose, (see Moses attacks above). As we said, this is actually Kamose's mother. Military rolls of the Egyptians show the officers frequently included multiple nationalities.

Why does the bible not mention the death of Hiram?

It is a fact that the scriptures mention nothing about Hiram's death but the Masonic Degrees say Hiram died before Solomon’s temple was completed. As we read the scriptures we realized that the story wasn't really true but had an allegorical lesson in it.

Several Masons even wrote us and said the story wasn't really true!
"Among the traditions of the Order there is a legend referring to the tablets used by Hiram Abiff as a Trestle-Board on which to lay down his designs. This legend, of course, can lay no claim to authenticity, but is intended simply as a symbol inculcating the duty of every man to work in the daily labor of life after a design that will construct in his body a spiritual temple."

Although this is a valuable allegorical lesson, it doesn't explain the 'death' at all! But the murder of Seqenenre does. Even more evidence comes from the 22nd and 23rd Masonic degrees, which takes place in the Sinai, in Egypt, which you will see on Hiram Forward 1. We actually find Moses and Aaron in attendance at a funeral.

Eventually, this tradition about the murder of the king filtered down in garbled form into the secret traditions of the Jews, who had originated from Egypt proper and eventually assimilated much Egyptian cultural tradition. The secret tradition had been passed down over thousands of years to the Essenes in Qumran, who had left some of their most important and sacred writings in secret passages beneath the Temple of Jerusalem, shortly before the sack of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD.

The secret words used in the Third Degree ceremony which is the Master Mason raising ceremony are spoken in a whisper and are never spoken out loud.

’Ma’at-neb-men-aa, Ma’at-ba-aa’ (This is not correct)

These words are pure ancient Egyptian meaning:

’Great is the established Master of Freemasonry, Great is the spirit of Freemasonry’.

This site that uses these words translated as ‘Ma’at’ for ‘Freemasonry’ is incorrect, but they say because there is no other modern single word that comes close to the original complex concept that conveyed a whole bundle of ideas around ‘truth, justice, fairness, harmony and moral rectitude as symbolized by the regular purity of the perfectly upright and square foundations of a temple’. Ma’at was an attitude to life that blended the three most important values that mankind possesses, namely the knowledge of science, the beauty of art and the spirituality of theology.That is the craft of Masonry.

Ma'at, Spelled [muh-aht, mey-uht] simply means 'Justice' which was symbolized by Isis or in Egyptian Religion; the goddess personifying law and righteousness..

The few correct words have survived intact over such a vast period of time. They have been viewed as the ‘magic words’, the incantation which made the resurrection of the new candidate something more than symbolic.

Kamose (1551 B.C.) was raised as the first candidate following the murder of his father, but he only lived 3 more years at which time, evidence shows us that Moses took over as the young Ahmose was not ready to lead an army. This is when Thutmose (the queen - Ahmose who ruled as co-regent) pleads with the young king to let Moses to lead the attack. (see Josephus above.)

On January 12 (approximately), 1538 B. C., Thutmose I was crowned succeeding Amenhotep I. He owed his position to his wife, Ahmose, who was the first woman to become a member of the class on equal terms with the men. The discussion regarding her admittance (preserved in the Rosicrucian Archives) forms an interesting story and reveals the origin of some of the doctrines of the equality of the sexes. THE Rosicrucian Order had its traditional conception and birth in Egypt in the activities of the Great White Lodge. {p. 42} In a translation from the original hieroglyphic inscriptions in The Book of the Dead, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, we find these admonishments, "to allow no one to see it," nor was it to be recited to even a close friend, for further we find: "never let the ignorant person, or anyone whatsoever look upon it"; also "the things which are done secretly in the hall of the tomb are the mysteries ..." from Rosicrucian

Some say that in the 12th century, the Knights Templar dug up sacred scrolls and substantial quantities of treasure in secret passages under Herod's Temple, and began to practice the rites mentioned in the ancient scrolls, which they believed to be the purest form of Christianity before it was contaminated by the Roman mystery religions. Among these was the tale of Hiram Abiff, which would be a garbled echo of the story of the murder of Seqenenre Tao. After the Templars were suppressed in the early 14th century, their traditions spread in secret in proto-Masonic societies that are the forebears of modern Freemasonry.

The theory goes that the true Egyptian kings like Sequenenre Tao and his predecessors possessed knowledge of a secret ritual that was supposed to create a king by allowing the king-to-be to commune with the gods and gain from them his right to rule. Apophis and the previous Hyksos pharaohs never had knowledge of this king-making rite, and as Apophis could feel his authority slipping, he wanted it desperately. So he enlisted his new Grand Vizier to come up with a plan that would allow him to obtain these secrets. He turns to Joseph, who was vizier around 1598 - 1550 B.C.E. Did Joseph send his brothers, Simeon and Levi to do the deed? The writers of the Hiram Key think so.

Remember how Jacob says in Genesis 49:5 "Simeon and Levi ..their swords are weapons of violence." 49:6 "Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger ...7: Cursed be their anger, so fierce and their fury so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob (Israel) and disperse them in Israel." There is much, much more to this story.

Sometime before the completion of Solomon's temple, the legend has Hiram being brutally attacked and struck three times with 3 different objects by 3 ruffians who's names are Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum, who demand that Hiram reveal to them the secret 'Master's Word'. Confronted at each of the Temple's exits, each time he refuses. The last blow to his head with a heavy stone maul killed him. The moral of the story is that Hiram would rather die than break his oath to his fellow Masters not to reveal 'the word'.

The newly revised ritual says the wounds Hiram receives--to the head, throat, and heart--are said to represent the spiritual death imposed on humanity by the forces of tyranny and superstition: the head wound represents the death of thought, the throat wound signifies the suppression of free speech, and the wound to the heart implies that human feelings disappear when they are denied free thought and free speech. Widow's Son 2 has the original ritual.

As the legend continues; The body laid unattended to for several days. Men from Solomon’s Temple found it and symbolically 'raised' the 'Master' from the dead. This ritual is thousands of years old and goes back to Horus, son of Osiris being born of a widow after Osiris was murdered. The 'Masters Word' at that time was used by Isis to revive Osiris.... In this instance, and according to The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas,.... after Sequenenre was murdered the 'Word' was lost. Only 3 people had it, the two High Priests and the King. The two priests are murdered after they also refuse to divulge the 'word'.

In the final degree or third degree Hiram is 'raised' from his grave by the Master in a special way. This does not represent the resurrection of Jesus in any way shape or form. This is a 'spiritual awakening', a realization, if you will, of the reality of Life After Death. We know the Egyptians used magical incantations and ritual in much the same way to insure their King reached the 'Afterlife'. These rituals were never written down, but were passed on by word of mouth only and the initiate or candidate took an oath never to reveal what he was taught, least he die a terrible death.

"And the Spirit came to him in haste when it raised him. Having given its hand to the one lying prone on the ground, it placed him firmly on his feet, for he had not yet stood up. He gave them the means of knowing the knowledge of the Father and the revelation of his son. For when they saw it and listened to it, he permitted them to take a taste of and to smell and to grasp the beloved son". Masons, does this sound familiar?.. from The Gospel of Truth in the Nag Hammidi scrolls.

It just so happens that the mummy of Sequenenre Tao II, 17th dynasty of Egypt, has three different and very distinctive wounds to it's skull. Forensic science has not only identified the objects that killed him but the position he was in when he was killed and it was not on the battle field. The wounds on Sequenenre's head match exactly those described in the legend of Hiram Abiff. The mummy, the forensic evidence and an overview of the Royal line of Egyptians are on Widow's Son 2 and 3. "A previous blow to the head [ the top gash ] showed signs of healing". Experts suggest there must have been brain damage caused by this blow because one arm of the mummy was contorted."

Hiram Legend; "After the death of Hiram Abiff, the two kings resolved not to visit the Vault, nor communicate the ineffable Name, until they found a successor. But Adoniram, Joabert, and Stolkin had discovered Enoch's cube of agate, so these three Masters were initiated into this sublime degree in the Sacred Vault, and taught the true pronunciation of the Word. see The Three Grand Masters.


There are many symbolic explanations for the appearance of the three ruffians in the ritualistic work. Their attempt to obtain the secrets not rightfully theirs, and the dire consequences of their actions, are symbolic of many things. Trying to obtain knowledge of Divine Truth by some means other than a reward for faithfulness, makes the culprit both a thief and a murderer. Each of us is reminded that rewards must be earned, rather than obtained by violence or devious means. The Ruffians are also symbolic of the enemies we have within us: our own ignorance, passions and attitudes, which we have “come here to control and subdue”.

According to Masonic legend, just before the completion of the temple, three ruffians conspired to extract the secrets of a Master Mason from Abiff. They were unable to extract the secrets by force and ended up killing Abiff.

The ruffians hid the body in the temple, then carted it away and buried it. When King Solomon was informed that Abiff was missing, he was furious and took a role call of the craft, and found three were missing. These were the three ruffians. The king blocked the harbors and roads and sent out search parties. Finally, the three ruffians were found and brought before King Solomon, to whom they confessed. Solomon ordered each of them to be executed in vile, horrific ways, with terrible torture and severing of body parts.

So what became of Jubelum?
There is actual, physical evidence that suggests that he was eventually captured by the Thebans, and taken before Seqenenre Tao's son Kamose, where he was tortured by bathing him in rancid milk and leaving him under the harsh Egyptian sun for a few days, making him smell evil, and easily recognizable to the forces of darkness which he served. He was then castrated and mummified alive. He was then wrapped in sheeps cloth and put in a plain white painted wooden coffin, the sign of a priest. This seems to be borne out because Seqenenre Tao's mummy was, surprisingly, included in a cache of royal mummies found by the Egyptologist Emil Brugsch in 1881 at Deir el Bahri, exhibiting very strange wounds that attest that he had suffered a violent death, probably from a heavy blow to his forehead that cracked his skull and broke his neck; this being the only royal mummy ever found to show marks of violence.... more on Widow's Son 3 and Abraham 2.

Egyptian "priests" were not permitted to wear wool, since wool came from animals, and animals obviously were unclean. They wore only fine linen, stored in special rooms of the temples and cared for by other priests whose function it was to assure their cleanliness."
- Bob Brier, Ancient Egyptian Magic

The forensic view by Brugsch: "Alongside Sequenenre Tao's mummy was an unidentified mummy whose genitals were missing, and which, apparently, had not undergone a proper mummification as the internal organs and other parts normally removed in the process were still present. It also was covered with a cheese-like residue of rancid milk. (not white paint as a recent televised documentary suggests) The mummy also did not have the serene features and posture of most proper mummies, but on the contrary seems to be hunched backwards with the mouth open as if emitting a silent scream; all the signs that the person was actually mummified alive."

This odd corpse had been dated to the end of the Second Intermediate Period, just as with the body of Sequenenre Tao, but had not attracted much interest among Egyptologists, who tend to concentrate on the mummies of the famous. But to Knight and Lomas, this corpse would probably be that of Jubelum, one of the conspirators who murdered Seqenenre Tao and brought about the loss of the Egyptian royal secrets. If that is so, the curse on Jubelum seems to have persisted to this very day: he is still doomed to be linked to the man he murdered, for in the Cairo Museum, Sequenenre Tao is Catalogue No. 61051 while Jubelum is Catalogue No. 61023...

The Screaming Mummy. This site has great pictures but ignores Brugsch's report and fails to relate that the mummy was in a white unmarked cedar coffin suggesting he was a priest. Leaving the coffin unmarked (no name) prohibited the soul from reaching the 'afterlife' and was the ultimate punishment for betrayal. This report also suggests he is Rameses III's son, which we disagree with due to the timing of the Exodus which has been moved to 1550 BC., 400 years before Ramses III which was 1186–1155 BC., and Brugsch's report indicates the mummy was wrapped exactly as Sequenenre and his wife suggesting the same person did the work. See the Brugsch report on Abraham 2 .

The History of The Secret Word

...The Masonic Word was first instituted to serve a strictly "operative" aim. That was to distinguish masons who were members of their trade organization, and to enable them to claim, at need, benefits in the way of employment and relief.

The Masonic Word served to protect trained masons (and their families) against claims and competition from untrained stoneworkers, or "cowans," and from entered apprentices, who had not yet completed their training. In modern times, the secret work of the Masonic lodge is less important as a literal safeguard, but the symbolic protection remains.

The mysterious Ineffable Name of the divinity which is invoked seems to be the center of moat of the ancient and even modern Magic. By knowing that Name, which is assumed to be the name by means of which the world was created, the man or exerciser in Egypt pretended to constrain the god to obey his wishes and to give effect to his invocation if called by his true name; whilst in Chaldea the mysterious Name was considered a real and divine being, who had a personal existence, and therefore exclusive power over the other gods of a less elevated rank, over nature, and the world of spirits.

Solomon continued to use this power over spirits and had demons work for him. All he had to do was 'invoke' them by their name.

The legend has it that Hiram Abi 'initiated' Solomon into the 'secret knowledge' (the word) after 3 workers found a golden stone in the lower deeps of the foundation of the temple. This stone had the name of the true God engraved on it. Of course that name was 'secret' and was at the time only known by the men who discovered it besides King Hiram, Hiram Abiff, and Solomon. The other men were Adoniram, Joabert, and Stolkin.

In Egyptian magic, even if the exercisers did not understand the language from which the Name was borrowed, they considered it necessary to retain it in its primitive form, as another word would not have the same virtue. The author of the treatise on the Egyptian mysteries attributed to Jamblichus maintains that the barbarous names taken from the dialects of Egypt and Assyria have a mysterious and ineffable virtue on account of the great antiquity of these languages. The use of such unintelligible words can be traced in Egypt to a very great antiquity. Around the world, the Creator's name is spelled and pronounced differently. Freemasonry is non-sectarian.

Today in the Masonic Ritual, this word is still lost so a substitute word was formed to be used until the real one could be rediscovered. From The Hiram Key; The words of Kamose reflect the invention of this substitute word after his father Sequenenre Tao II was murdered in 1554 BC.
"The elders prepared new substituted 'secret words and rituals'. Then Kamose stuck a finger in the air at Aphophis by changing his name to 'Wadj-kheper-re', meaning, 'Flourishing is the Manifestation of Re', meaning "you Failed".
Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas,The Hiram Key, page 141.

"The Second or 'Fellowcraft' Degree of Freemasonry gives very little knowledge to the candidate but it does introduce the idea of 'hidden mysteries of nature and science' and makes a clear reference to what is called the 'Galilean Heresy'."
- Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas, The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus

York Rite Masonic Ritual: A. "That it was the book of the law in which it was written, I am the Lord, I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac and Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by my great and sacred name was I not know unto them."

We find that Moses got the 'word' given to him by God himself. In the book of Jubilees (1:27 and 2:1), the angel who is said to have instructed Moses on Mount Sinai and to have delivered to him the tables of the Law is most probably Michael. In scripture his name is, "I AM THAT I AM". Masonic legend says Enoch is the King that engraved the 'word' on the stone and hid it.

After Enoch, as far as we know, Moses was the first man to know the Heavenly Father’s or Elohim’s (God’s) name some 2,513 years after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Before that time the Hebrews referred to the creator as El Shaddi or Almighty Provider (Exo. 6:3). This proves that if anyone had written anything prior to Moses they would not have used the true names, but El Shaddi. The creator’s name was revealed to Moses in a vision by an angel appearing in a burning bush to him. Since we know that Moses was fully instructed in Egyptian magic and wisdom, invoking God's name could produce miracles and catastrophes on a massive scale...like the 10 plagues and even the eruption of the Santorini volcano.

On Hiram Index 1, from the Book of Jasher we have a story about Moses and "The magical Sapphire rod of Elohim." So the 'staff' of Aaron was even more powerful than the bible admits. And this proves that magic was used by Elohim (God).

Most of the ancient texts are now available to anyone who takes the time and diligently searches. The ancient texts contain material that most people have never even heard of - little lone read. Stories about the deluge, Enoch, Noah, Moses, Cain and Abel, the Ark of the Covenant, Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham, Adam and Eve, and others are found in these texts, the only difference being; the names of the patriarchs are in the language of the area in which they were found. Scholars have translated most of the material and it's connection to the biblical stories cannot be disputed. We also use the Nag Hammidi Scrolls, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Enuma Elish, The Torah in it's original form, and even the Koran. More secrets still come from the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Jasher which were left out of the cannon by the Roman compilers of the first bible, which wasn't put together until 425 AD.

Shepherds of Arcadia We have tried to include as much of this information as we could find to help our brothers and anyone else interested in finding out what the church wanted kept secret or actually suppressed. Apparently the Vatican went to great lengths to steal and hide texts that contradicted their teachings.

When we get to the Knights Templar Page we find a messenger and three other people were killed when the messenger tried to smuggle a secret book called Le Serpent rouge from the castle at Rennes-le-Chateau out of France to Germany.

The three people were Fakhar ul Islam, Louis Saint-Maxent and Piere Feugere. All found dead between February 20 and March 7, 1967. The book in question contained poems. But it also contained references to the Blanchefort family, to the decorations in the church at Rennes-le-Chateau, to some of Sauniere's inscriptions there, to Nicolas Poussin and the painting of Les Bergers d'Arcadie, and to a motto on a tomb, " Et in Arcadia Ego"

When we began our quest, we were already interested in Egyptian culture and we had already read Graham Hancock's book Fingerprints of the Gods, which left us wanting more information. So we read his The Sign and the Seal. Then we read Message of the Sphinx co-authored by Robert Buval. After that everything began to make sense. Masons of the 16th and 17th century had the same idea and they already knew what we were about to find out. Egypt has everything to do with Masonic secrets, the "Initiates" and the "Mystery Schools" of ancient societies.

The Masonic so-called secrets are not only complicated and cover a wide range of subjects but also contain facts that are revealed in ancient texts that were written up to 5000 years before any bible or Koran appeared on the scene. Church fathers will say these stories are myth but with all the new information available to us, we can now say they are actually history lessons.

Myth once replaced truth because the truth for the church is too dangerous. The texts contain dates and places and the same people as verified by scripture only they are written in cuneiform, hieroglyphs or the language of the country in which they were found..

As we know, there are two lines of descent mentioned in the KJ bible; One from Cain, One from Seth since Abel never married. Each of these lines has Enoch as a son. From Enoch comes the arts and sciences which he was instructed by God to pass on to mankind. But we don't see this in the Bible. Another text says, Eve only had one son with Adam and that son was Seth. Did Cain really have a great great grandson named Enoch?

The following is from Temple Legend or "The Mystery Known to Rosicrucians."... which again exposes another side of the story.
"There was a time when one of the Elohim (Gods - plural) created a human being whom he called Eve. That Elohim united himself with Eve and she gave birth to Cain. After this, another Elohim, named Yahveh, created Adam. The Elohm Yahveh also united himself with Eve and from this union came Abel."

Enki allowed Adam and Eve the ability to pro-create, thus Seth was conceived and became the first 'born of man' human.

Thus we see in this myth that Cain is a direct descendant of the gods, but Seth is a descendant of Adam and Eve who are divinely created humans. Now the myth proceeds:

"The sacrifices which Abel made to Yahveh were pleasing to him, but the sacrifices brought by Cain did not please him because the birth of Cain was not ordained by him. The result was that Cain committed fratricide. He killed Abel and for this he was excluded from communion with Yahveh. He went away into distant lands and founded his own race there." This race has no facial hair.

"Among the descentants of Cain are all those who have been creators of art and science, as, for instance, Methuselah, the inventor of the Tau script, and Tubal-Cain, who taught the use and working of metal ores and iron. In this line of descent, stemming from the Elohim, were all those who trained themselves in the arts and sciences."

Even Carl Sagan, the well-known and respected astronomer, knew that Cro-magnon man could not have evolved from the Neanderthals without outside assistance in genetics. The change is way to dramatic and quick. Also, Cro-magnon man was living at the same time as the Neanderthals. Egyptian, Indonesian, Chinese, South American and Native American cultures; Each one was founded or damaged by the involvement with the Annunaki and have based their religions and myths on their culture and activities. Some Annuna were favorable toward mankind, like Enki, while others were destroyers of cities, like Adad (also known as Yahweh and Jehovah).

Ask any mason and they will tell you there are NO SECRETS ANYMORE because in the age of the internet you can research any subject! We found that to be true.

A Word to the Wise

Those who become Freemasons only for the sake of finding out the secret of the order, run a very great risk of growing old under the trowel without ever realizing their purpose. Yet there is a secret, but it is so inviolable that it has never been confided or whispered to anyone. Those who stop at the outward crust of things imagine that the secret consists in words, in signs, or that the main point of it is to be found only in reaching the highest degree. This is a mistaken view: the man who guesses the secret of Freemasonry, and to know it you must guess it, reaches that point only through long attendance in the lodges, through deep thinking, comparison, and deduction.

He would not trust that secret to his best friend in Freemasonry, because he is aware that if his friend has not found it out, he could not make any use of it after it had been whispered in his ear. No, he keeps his peace, and the secret remains a secret.

Properly speaking, what is transmitted by initiation is not the secret itself, since this is incommunicable, but the spiritual influence that the rites vehicle and that makes possible the interior work by means of which, with the symbols as base and support, each one will attain that secret and penetrate it more or less completely, more or less profoundly, according to the measure of his own possibilities of comprehension and realization.

The initiates secret is a method of spiritual improvement, which stems from a hard inner work aimed to transform the initiate, that is to make him go beyond his present form in order to achieve a new one: it refuses religious dogmas and pushes initiates toward a perfection’s status, which, even if unattained, nevertheless will be considered a rule for their actions.

Initiation, undertaken in the proper mindset, with a man properly prepared, both in his mind and in his heart, will set a man on the first step of a spiritual awakening. This spiritual awakening is different from the one proffered by religion, which is about the rightful worship of the deity from the creature to his creator, while the initiates process is about improving the inner man, that he might seek an awakening of the spirit, and thus become a balanced creature, at once mortal and spiritual.

This spiritual awakening is, after all, what the initiates experience is all about. We are told in the ritual, ask and it shall be given, seek and you will find, knock, and the door will be opened to you. This is as plain and open as initiatory rites get for a man.

Yet, it is up to the man to seek. The degrees only prepare a man, open his eyes so he can see the door. It is up to the candidate to walk the path. Since the secrets of freemasonry cannot be communicated, the man must undertake the search and do the work. Nothing worth having comes easily.

A further consequence is that such a secret cannot be betrayed, because profanes are outside the initiatory world so void of any means – rites and symbols – to do any inner work.

Freemasonry is not a secret society, even if it has a “closed” character. This does not hinge upon a reason of prudence – even if in the past times persecutions justified it – but rather to avoid the danger of degeneration, by admitting profanes who are not fully qualified to grasp the secret. These men will remain profanes with the apron, and sooner or later they will “waste the chain”, because they are reluctant to walk the inner path. From Beacon of Masonic light Blog spot

Every person has not only the right, but also the obligation to seek after and find the mysteries of heaven!

"The ultimate success of Masonry depends on the intelligence of her disciples." - Albert Mackey

Masonic tradition: Our version

Since the dawning of time men have searched for immortality. Why, because at one time the gods bestowed this as a gift on certain 'chosen' mortals. There are only three in the Christian faith that we know of who were given this gift. But what we forget is, these men were NOT Christians, Muslims or Jews, ect., in that time and place. There was Enoch, Noah and Jesus. However the Christian 'faith' doesn't mention this proclaiming Jesus to be the only one admitted.

The raising of Hiram symbolizes how a man can be raised to a perfection and understanding of one's self that is only available in this life. This comes from an ancient Egyptian ritual wherein a dead king was raised to an area beyond the Earthbound plane of consciousness and into a life of immortality. In fact Philip tells us in the Nag Hammidi scrolls;
"Those who say that the Lord died first and (then) rose up are in error, for he rose up first and (then) died. If one does not first attain the resurrection, he will not die. As God lives, he would [live...]. "Those who say they will die first and then rise are in error. If they do not first receive the resurrection while they live, when they die they will receive nothing.
So also when speaking about baptism they say, "Baptism is a great thing, " because if people receive it they will live."
Therefore it is a spiritual awakening. This has nothing to do with Jesus' 'physical' resurrection as some have been misled to believe.

see The Gospel of Philip

Masons all believe in 'life after death', however some of us just have a different way to approach the subject. It doesn't suggest any religion nor does it support any one in particular. We do not worship any devil and our 'Pit of Serpents' page explains where this false accusation originated. It is called The Taxil Hoax.

We try to respect all religions, but we are not a religious entity. As in the time of Jesus, our minority of 'the Gospel of Truth' is growing. Many people who are 'burnt out' with some of the malicious lies of church leaders who teach people to 'hate' and condemn other beliefs and the people connected to them, are seeing it our way. We invite you to join us.

"They have told us for wrong, that we are not gods. Every being is part of god, because of this, spiritual things have no location and no time; god is not an idea, it is a consciousness, not grasped by the mind."

If you can accept that the God we refer to as the true God is the God of all people, then you will be able to find the answers to many questions here. Some of those questions pertain to the contradictions we find in many religious writings.

That is what makes Masonry unique. Since Masonry is not a religion, as individuals we can look in many places to seek answers. As individuals, (And since this is a private non lodge connected site) we have tried to show no prejudice against anyone for what they believe. Religious Tolerance is the key to finding and understanding many hidden secrets.

So, to be blunt: The archaeological evidence does not agree with KJ biblical text in several instances. So you have to ask yourself; Are you willing to read religious history from a different viewpoint - An archaeological viewpoint that is literally 'written in stone'? These are backed up by offsite links connected to the text or the unbiased scholarly review of the finds.

"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in." — Arlo Guthrie.
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." — John 1:5.
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." — Plato

More clues that there might be "Secrets".

Ancient Symbolism

On page 125 of The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall writes:

"Frank C Higgins, a well-known Masonic symbolist, has astutely noted that the ornate headgears of certain gods and Pharaohs are inclined backwards at the same angle as the earth's axis."

Indeed before Philip had sent me this quote, I had already noticed that depictions of Osiris showed the Atef crown was angled at 23 to 23.5 degrees. There's more to this than many of us know. Again, there are numerous references that indicate the ancients had knowledge of the obliquity of the earth's Axis - even precession - and that this was made important to them - and again, its something that has been largely overlooked.

 'Chakras' Leonardo The ancient Egyptian god Osiris was not only associated with the eye (inner eye) as his name Aus-ir implies, but in his depictions as the Djed Column, he was also associated with the human spinal column associated with the internal processes of the enlightenment experience (Kundalini) which centre on the spine and the seven chakras relating to the seven endocrine glands. He was also known as the God of the Staircase - a staircase having seven steps. The "seven steps" also refer to The Seven Liberal Arts of Masonry.

H.P.H. Bromwell (1823 -1903) wrote in his massive tome Restorations of Masonic Geometry and Symbolry that: "Although the number of recognized sciences far exceeds seven, yet, giving to that number the benefit of its symbolic meaning, it stands for the whole circle of sciences, whether specifically named among the seven or not." The seven signs of the zodiac, from the vernal equinox to the first point of Scorpio, 'winding' in a glittering curve about the heavens, may in a like manner be said to be emblematic of seven winding steps. "In the most general terms the Winding Staircase defines seven 'levels of consciousness', from consciousness of the physical body at the bottom to consciousness of the Spirit and Divinity at the top.

The idea of chakras as understood in Eastern philosophy does not exist in Western medical science. In Eastern thought, the chakras are thought to be levels of consciousness, and states of the soul, and 'proving' the existence of chakras is akin to 'proving' the existence of a soul. A mystic deals with these metaphysical concepts on the metaphysical plane, as a model for their own internal experience, and when talking about 'energy centres', they are generally talking about subtle, spiritual forces, which work on the psyche and spirit, not about physical electrical or magnetic fields.

Among the many titles ascribed to Osiris, one frequently used is the god of the staircase. In Chapter XXII of the Ritual the deceased prays that he may have a portion with him who is on the top of the staircase, and there are any number of illustrations of a stairway of seven steps.

As the authors of Hamlets Mill (1969) have demonstrated, myths were indeed used to transmit complex truths and its possible that to preserve knowledge, an intelligent and scientifically-advanced people had decided to intervene in the cultures of people around the world; shaping their cultures and loading certain information which would be absorbed in their art, their clothing, their rituals and their folk tales.

In other words, they depended on uneducated people to accurately and directly transmit the information across millennia and to the scientists of the future. What they didn't reckon on was that a great deal of this information i.e., the more mystical knowledge would be subject to discrimination; in that what wasn't understood would be misinterpreted and become corrupted, and what would be understood, would either be ignored, kept secret, covered-up by mundane explanations and suppressed.

Those who have heard various theologians speak on different passages of the bible, or who have read books on theology, perhaps better understand the complexity that might exist in a religion that lasted for well over 3,000 years, but which has no live theologists that might explain its mysteries.

Another example: This Byzantine painting shows Jesus being anointed by God at the same time he is being baptized by John.

Both anointment and baptism are metaphors to the same experience of enlightenment.

Note the three attendants on the right. Are these the three Magi as referenced by the three pyramids of Gaza?

The head of Jesus is between two mountain peaks - the open legs of the world mother. His feet (two fishes) are swimming in the astral womb waters of the flowing river. The Dove disk is the star Sirius the Underworld and world mother from which he has been reborn.

The river in which the reborn shaman god-king is being baptized. His baptism also symbolizing his rebirth as regards his initiation into the mysteries is possibly the River Nile, which flows east of, and right next to the three pyramids. Again, if true, then the disk containing the dove is the star Sirius in the south sky, associated with the world mother Isis. Again this baptism is associated with the thalamus and the glands in the brain. The Triad also represented by the three angels or three wise kings.
see Book of Thoth and see Masonic articles from ..The Bank of Wisdom Presents the Origin of Freemasonry (Reprint of 1919 Pamphlet)

Plato, 400 B. C., "said that the object was to reestablish the soul in its primitive purity; the Roman philosopher, 500 years later, Epictetus, to uphold the "instruction of man and the correction of morals."

Aristotle said the Mysteries were the most valuable of all religious institutions; Socrates, that they brought to the dying the most glorious hopes for eternity.

The Mysteries were practiced in Rome until 400 A.D.; in Athens, until 700 A.D.; in Wales and Scotland, until 1100 A.D. They contained conceptions that have deeply affected the religious history of the world. In Greece they were given in four stages:

Preliminary purification;
Communication of mystic knowledge;
Revelation of holy things;
Crowning of the mystic as a privileged person.

A flash of Insight, by which one sees the connections between things. The ultimate capture, and if one can sustain it, is experienced as enlightenment. As said, this experience can awaken and alter and change, quite drastically, the pattern of ones life, ones perceptions and beliefs.

Tell-Tale words

The word "US" appears in Genesis 3:22, 1:26 and Genesis 11:7. "Let US go down".... US? Who is "US?"
We also find the word "OUR" as in 'our likeness', 'our image' in Genesis.
Have you seen this and ignored it? Did you think it was a typo? Think again!

Look at the book of Daniel (4:13,17,23 an older copy) and see the word "Watcher" (messenger). Enoch also speaks about the "Watchers" in his secret books which were also left out of the bible. The answers to the many questions raised by these words were also found in the 5000 year old Enuma Elish or Sumerian Tablets, in the book of Jasher and the book of Jubilees.

More clues to the rebel god (Watcher) story are found in Psalms 82:1, "God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods". (plural)
82;6, "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'

"But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler."
All 200 of them!

These are the gods of Genesis 6:2 and in 6:4 we find the sons of the gods called the 'Nephilim'. The fallen angels are called 'Watchers' in the book of Daniel and Enoch's Books. The 'Nephilim' are 'the giants' that roamed the earth in the time of Noah. They are not really 'fallen angels', but giant rebel half-man, half-gods!

Genesis 6: "For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely, owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they chose." As we can see this is another version of Genesis 6 which lends evidence that there were many versions of the same story throughout history and time. It also supports the theory that there are two gods.

see God takes over the 'rulership' of the world. see footnotes Psalm 82. It plainly says "Israel's god". (Meaning Jacob's god.) ('Israel' means 'deceiver!')

"AND HE SAID UNTO HIM, WHAT IS THY NAME? AND HE SAID, JACOB." Jacob confessed his name, which means "supplanter" or "deceiver." We may say, he admitted he was a sinner. Jacob’s name was changed from "deceiver" to "Israel," which means, "God rules; or strives with God; or a prince of God; or overcomes and prevails; or God’s fighter." (again, which god?)

God - Judge of the earth: according to Deut 32:8-9, Israel's God had originally assigned jurisdiction over the foreign nations to the subordinate deities, keeping Israel as a personal possession. Now this God did directly take over the rulership of the whole world.

Did the church hide the archaeological evidence of the "Watchers" and the offspring 'giants' from mankind? We found the proof and it is displayed on Hiram Index 5, but there is much, much more to the story before the "Watchers".

There is also overwhelming evidence that Nimrod was not an evil man and as we shall see, was not against the true God. He was against a god that wanted men as slaves and nothing more.

Every person has within his or her reach, the knowledge of God if they will but seek, knock, open and obey, if their heads are not like Hemlock knots if they will " not fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions."
Quoted from The Best Kept Secrets of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Lawrence D. Gardner

We are not all scientists but at the same time we do not listen to dogmas that restrict our natural curiosity or our search for knowledge. On this web site, we are using the King James Bible and other books, scrolls and tablets to look for more facts that support the story but go into much more detail - like, where did Cain and Abel's wives come from? And who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus?
Details about the Nephilim.

If we are to understand why one god wanted to destroy mankind, and why there are many different religions, maybe we should investigate this material more thoroughly. Man's knowledge began with building skills and the art of metallurgy. Metallurgy was Nimrod's skill, while Tubal-Cain "made all kinds of tools out of iron and bronze" and Jubal made musical instruments. The early church used Nimrod to condemn science and force man into the 'dark ages'. However the Books of Enoch indicate God wanted men to know the skills and He instructed Enoch to pass them on to his sons so that only righteous men would know them. This is the origin of 'the Craft'....This is how Masonry began.

With this in mind, we wondered how the God of the Jews and the God of Abraham who is also important in Islam, could also be the Christian's or Buddhist’s God too. Under the 'FEAR and OBEY' tags he is indeed the Jews, Muslims and the Christians god. That means there is indeed a secret that Jesus wished to be revealed to mankind in an Age of Reason and Understanding that wasn't present in the 30's AD..

This is the Age of REASON, Understanding and Logic. What we discovered makes perfect sense and it distinguishes the difference between the TWO GODS we found in Genesis.

Be advised that this web site is not like any other Masonic web site on the net. We present Esoteric knowledge. Esoteric knowledge is that which is specialized or advanced in nature, available only to a narrow circle of "enlightened", "initiated", or highly educated people. The term esoteric first appeared in English in the 1701 History of Philosophy by Thomas Stanley, in his description of the "Auditors of Pythagoras." The Pythagoreans were divided into "exoteric," which were under review, and "esoteric," which had performed well enough to be admitted into the "inner" circle. The Essenes studied Pythagoras. The Essenes have everything to do with Jesus.

A variety of past traditions could be classified as forms of "esotericism" due to their similar "inner" focus as well as their "selective" and "secretive" nature.

Please keep in mind that most of the esoteric information we present here is not found in lodge work, except for the curious words found in the 'focus' of the degrees. But why the words are there in the first place leaves many unanswered questions. We present the 'Focus' of the Degrees on a separate page. The publishing of these degrees was first committed to being open to the public in 1955 at the Library of the University of Delaware, permitted by the Supreme Council, 33' ( Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA ) These are from a Manual for Officers of Subordinate Bodies of the A.A.S.R.F.

We are taught from childhood that Faith is a positive trait, but it is not. Faith inherently assumes that we should accept something that may or may not be true. Then, it will become "true" through Faith. It will not. We may be lucky (or make a fortuitous guess) but Verification, not Faith, is what deserves our trust.

The Gospel of Thomas; 1. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."
2. Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]"
5. "There is nothing buried that will not be raised up!"

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