The hidden Zionism of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons

- Peter Myers

Date: July 9, 2003; update June 30, 2018.

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The Rosicrucians say they promote ancient Egypt.

But they support Akhnaten, against the traditional Egyptian religion. They identify Akhnaten with Solomon and his Temple.

The traditional religion of Egypt is branded "heathen" and "idolatry" (p. 56 in item 2 below).

When the Third Temple is built, they will be part of it. With the Freemasons.

Cyrus H. Gordon on Akhnaten as the founder of Jewish Monotheism: gordon.html;
Sigmund Freud on Akhnaten as the founder of Jewish Monotheism: moses.html.

(1) Why There is an Egyptian Museum in San Jose
(2) Rosicrucian Order is oriented to Akhnaton, and Solomon's Temple
(3) Rosicrucians and the Winged Disc, also called the "Wings of Jehovah"
(4) Other Rosicrucian Symbols
(5) New Age religion - Theosophy and Freemasonry, cf Judaism
(6) Karl Marx' Freemasonry handsign

(1) Why There is an Egyptian Museum in San Jose ...

Because Rosicrucian tradition traces the group's origin to the schools of philosophy begun by Pharaoh Thutmosis III in 1489 B.C., a natural connection to ancient Egypt was established.

Fascinated by the ancient culture, the first president of the Rosicrucian Order, Dr. H. Spencer Lewis, began collecting Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian artifacts over 65 years ago. In 1932 a wing was added to the administration building to house the growing collection, and the original Rosicrucian Museum was opened to the public.

It was Dr. Lewis' desire to share the experience of learning about ancient cultures that fueled the construction of the current museum building.

"... It is our inheritance of language, science, and art that has made it possible for us to make the advances we recognize. ... it is remarkable how many things commonplace to us, which we think are of our own times, actually began in Egypt. Everything from beer to taxes, with a world of other things in between, began in Egypt," said Dr. Lewis.

(2) Rosicrucian Order is oriented to Akhnaton, and Solomon's Temple

Rosicrucian Questions And Answers With Complete History of the Rosicrucian Order

By H. Spencer Lewis, Ph. D., F.R.C. First Imperator Of The Rosicrucian Order For North And South America

Rosicrucian Library
Volume I

Fourteenth Edition, 1979
Supreme Grand Lodge Of AMORC
San Jose, Calilornia

{p. 23} It is no violation of secrecy to give the outer, objective details of the various activities of the Great White Brotherhood ...

{p. 25} The claim has been made that the AMORC is the oldest fraternal or secret order known to man. This claim makes the Order antedate Freemasonry and the latter has always claimed great antiquity. Here again the investigator is confronted with a mass of details purporting to be the history of Freemasonry, but gradually classifying itself into two groups which one may label "facts" and "traditions."

On the point of its connection with the Rosicrucians, Freemasonry is more or less silent. It traces its antiquity to Solomon's Temple, and refers to characters whose history, if not actual existence, is

{p. 26}  cloaked with mystery. Its published history is very esoteric and mystical, although its actual history, as known to all advanced Rosicrucians, is a living testimonial to the truth of the notable principles of Brotherhood which actuate Freemasonry.

So closely are the two Orders allied in some lands that many of the great exponents of the one are active workers in the other. Freemasonry has acknowledged its debt to the ancient White Brotherhood by adding a Rosicrucian Degree to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.


{p. 33} 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 ..."

In some cases, classes of a very select nature were held in the private chambers of the reigning Pharaoh.

The members of such assemblies became more and more select, the teachings more profound, and the discussions so dialectic that there arose a most autocratic and secret society of the truly great minds of the day. Thus was laid the foundation of the Great White Brotherhood.

The first Pharaoh who conducted the class in his private chambers was Ahmose I, who reigned from 1580 B.C. to 1557 B.C. Because he was capable of

{p. 43} conducting the great school as well as ruling the people with more civilized and advanced principles (due to his training in the school, no doubt), he is referred to as the "deliverer of Egypt" by some historians.

He was succeeded as Pharaoh by Amenhotep I, who became a teacher in the secret school for three years.

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.

Thutmose I was succeeded by Hatshepsut, his daughter, who ruled as a "king" independently and as co-regent with her half-brother Thutmose II, a son of Thutmose I by his marriage to Isis.

It was Thutmose III who organized the present physical form followed by the present secret Brotherhood and outlined many of its rules and regulations. He ruled from approximately 1500 B. C. until 1447 B. C., and his reign is unimportant to us except for his establishment of the Brotherhood.

{p. 44] History relates a very strange occurrence, in the life of Thutmose III, that is mystically important to us. We are told of a great feast which, oddly enough, if that is the term to use, occurred about on the occasion of the Spring equinox. This great festival was being held in the Temple of Amen, one of the prevailing gods of the time, in the great Temple of what is now Karnak at Thebes, Egypt, the then great capital city. We can visualize this ceremony, if we will; the magnificent colonnaded halls of this splendid edifice, the balmy air of a March evening in Egypt, the Nile nearby, swaying palm trees, the heavy shadows, the flickering light of the torches, the colorful attire of the priests and the assembly, the chanting, the soft strains of the string instruments.

Thutmose III, as was his custom, was present at the feast. He, with his colleagues, was seated in the Northern Hall of the great Temple. The chief priests or Kheri Hebs were perambulating and carrying a little image symbolic of the god Amen. As they passed the different groups of personages they were acclaimed. But, strangely, the High Priest would walk over to each group and peer into their faces as though he were searching for someone, and then as if realizing that they were not the ones, he

{p. 44} would shake his head in the negative, and cross over to the opposite side and repeat the process. He knew all the time that Thutmose III was present, but finally when he reached the Northern Chamber of the Temple, he acted as though he had suddenly discovered the one for whom he had been searching. He placed at the feet of Thutmose III the image of Amen which depicted, in the customs of the time, that he, Thutmose III, had been chosen instead of his brother to succeed the father upon the throne, and the great assemblage broke forth in acclamation.

What interests us mostly, and which is recorded in history, is Thutmose III's explanation of his experience upon the occasion. He had no knowledge that he was to be chosen to become Pharaoh, because by right of accession, his brother should have been. But when the image was placed at his feet, he was seen to stand up; however, according to Thutmose III he felt "raised" as though his feet hardly touched the ground, and as though he had ascended into the heavens, and there he tells us God duly appointed him to serve his people. In fact, he felt as though he had been divinely ordained because of the mystical experience, and it became not even necessary for him to journey to

{p. 45} Heliopolis where the Sun Temple was located, as had been the custom, to be formally coronated. *

He appears to have been quite original in his application of the doctrines of mysticism, but held to the existing external form of religion, possibly because of political conditions. Egypt was not free from the danger of the "grasping hand" of adjoining nations and the life of this ruler was constantly tormented by outbreaks of war; the cooperation of his military forces depended considerably upon his permitting the populace to indulge in all its fanciful beliefs - especially the idolatrous religions. For this reason an immediate change in the fundamentals of their religion - such as was made by Thutmose's descendant, Amenhotep IV, in 1355 with such reactionary results - did not seem advisable or even necessary.

A gradual development in the existing mystical beliefs could be more easily and permanently accomplished by establishing a secret school of philosophy, the students of which would put into practice the high standards selected.

As in all ages there were those who might be called adtanced thinkers, true philosophers, sages, and scholars. Many of these were students of the

* Breasted, History of Egypt. Chap. XV, p. 268.

{p. 47} mystical doctrines as taught by Thutmose's predecessors, and they evidently had great faith in the final success of the principles; for when Thutmose proposed that the "class" which had been meeting in his chambers become a closed and secret order, "there was no dissenting voice, and articles of limitations were established ere the assembly dispersed in the early hours of dawn."

This grand "Council Meeting," for such it is considered in all official records of the Order, occurred during what would be the week of March 28th to April 4th of 1489 B. C., according to our present calendar. It is generally conceded to have been on Thursday, April 1st, but this may be associated with Maunday Thursday, a later establishment. However, Thursday has become the usual day for Rosicrucian meetings, and "Maunday" Thursday has become the occasion for special Temple Convocations in many AMORC Lodges of the world.

Twelve known Fratres and Sorores were present at this first Supreme Council. The Sorores were the wife of Thutmose III, known in the Order as Mene; the wife of one of the Fratres; and another who was a descendant of one of the rulers of a preceding dynasty. Therefore, there were nine Fratres and three Sorores at this Council, a combination of numbers very significant.

{p. 48} No worldly name was decided upon for the Brotherhood, the records showing that the predominating thought was the maintenance of secrecy.* The organization had no publicity; it required no propaganda other than personal advice to those whose presence w as desired, and as the one word, translated into Brotherhood (a secret, fraternal body), was sufficient name for all purposes, we do not find any other term. This accounts for the widespread diversity of the name as adopted later. In many of the documents issued to the Grand Lodges throughout the entire world, the name of the Order is seldom mentioned.

The idea of secrecy is so strong and predominant that the Order is referred to indirectly and sometimes erroneously (or perhaps diplomatically) as it, the school, the brotherhood, or the council. Furthermore many of these documents begin with the announcement: "1, Brother of the Illuminati, with power decreed, do declare this Manifesto," or with the Salutation: "I, F. Illuminati of the 12." (I, Frater Illuminati of the 12th degree.) Very often these official manifestoes are signed: "With Peace

{footnote} * It must not be construed that the word Rosicrucian, or any variation of it, was used by, or applied to, this ancient brotherhood. This Egyptian Brotherhood was not Rosicrucian as we know the Order today, but rather the Order has its traditional roots in the ancient brotherhood. It derives its principles and objectives from it. {end footnote}

{p. 49} Profound" and sometimes "F, Profundis" or "F, 12."

These words not only show that the twelfth or last degree has been the last circle within the Order, and known as the Illuminati, even to this day, but they also expiain why some references are made to these documents as "Instructions of the Illuminati," which may easily be misinterpreted as "Instructions to the Illuminati" as one sees them referred to in works published abroad in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries A. D., where the Order Rosae Crucis is designated solely by the term Illuminati.

Furthermore, if one considers for a moment the prejudice - even the prohibition - against such secret Orders, one will appreciate the very evident attempts at subterfuge. Not only did certain bigoted religious organizations condemn all secret orders as "works of the devil," but those orders or schools which claimed to have rare knowledge of the sciences were severely criticised by the various scientific bodies of the day. As soon as learning became so general that competition arose between schools and students, the secret orders were widely condemned even though many of the most unfair critics of some were oath-bound members of others.

Though the Order had no definite name, Thutmose saw that it had very definite principles, rules,

{p. 50} and modes of procedure, all of which have come down to us today without material change. *

At the close of his reign in 1447 there were thirtynine Fratres and Sorores in the Council, and the meetings, which had become regular and systematic, were held in a hall of the Temple at Karnak, outside of which Thutmose III erected two obelisks bearing a record of his achievements.

Thutmose signed most of the decrees of the Council with his own cartouche and it became the Seal of the Order "in testimony of the great work of our teacher (Master) to be forever a mark of honor and loyalty." As was customary with these rulers when any event of national importance occurred, Thutmose issued a scarab bearing his cartouche on one side, plus a mark which has a special meaning to all mystics. One original scarab, which was used for hundreds of years in Egypt by various officials to impress the Seal of the mystic fraternity in wax on all official documents, was given to the Grand Lodge of America with other jewels and papers of an official nature. It is considered one of the rarest antiquities of Egypt now in this country.

The Order here is to be congratulated on having in its possession one of the oldest, if not the most

{footnote} * It is understood, therefore, that the present name of the Order was not used during the formative period of the Egyptian mystery schools. {end footnote}

{p. 51}  sacred, of all mystic jewels, one which has never been used by other than the Masters in Egypt. It means virtually the passing of the Master's Spirit from Egypt to America, as was planned by the founders centuries ago.

This Seal appears on the official documents of the Order of the present International Jurisdiction together with the American R. C. Seal, and its illegitimate use constitutes a forgery, according to the By-Laws of the Order throughout the world, punishable by a special decree of the Masters.

In this connection it may be explained that the Obelisk now in Central Park New York City - one of the two erected in Egypt by Thutmose III and intended to stand some day in "the country where the Eagle spreads its wings" - bears this Cartouche, or Seal, as well as many other authentic and instructive signs now used by all Rosicrucians of the true Order. In Egypt today, the Rosicrucian Order, descending from very ancient lodges, uses this Cartouche as its official emblem above all others.

Before his transition, Thutmose III made his son (by Hatshepsut) co-regent. Thus Amenhotep II took up his father's work in the Brotherhood about the end of September, 1448 B.C. In the month of March - the seventeenth to be exact - 1447 B.C., Thutmose passed to the Great Beyond, having been

{p. 52} king (pharaoh) for nearly 54 years and being but one week less than 89 years of age. His mummy was found in the Cachette at Deir el-Bahri, and history acclaims him "the greatest pharaoh in the New Empire if not in all Egyptian history."

Amenhotep II ruled from 1448 to 1420 B.C. and he in turn was succeeded by his son Thutmose IV, who ruled from 1420 to 1411 B.C. Amenhotep III, son of the preceding, occupied the throne from 1411 to 1375 B.C. and was the last of the truly powerful pharaohs or emperors.

Upon the transition of Amenhotep III the Empire fell to his son Amenhotep IV, with whose history all Rosicrucians are greatly concerned. He was the last Great Master in the family of the founders and the one to whom we owe the really wonderful philosophies and writings used so universally in all Lodge work throughout the world.

Amenhotep IV was born in the Royal Palace at Thebes, November 24th, 1378 B.C. His mother Tiy or Tia was of Aryan {Hittite} birth, but both he and his father paid the most sincere respects to her and were ever proud of designating her Queen Tia upon all monuments.

He was only eleven years old in 1367 B.C. when he was crowned and immediately began a career unequaled by any pharaoh of Egypt.

{p. 53} His father, having been the Master of the Order for a number of years, built the great Temple of Luxor and dedicated it to the Brotherhood. He also added to the Temple of Karnak and in many ways left "monuments of testimony and praise."

The Brotherhood numbered two hundred and eighty-three Fratres and sixty-two Sorores at this time, and at the time of the crowning of young Amenhotep IV, the Master was one Thehopset who remained in the office until 1365 B.C. Amenhotep's installation as Master-by-Council-Decree occurred in the Temple of Luxor, April 9th, 1365, at sunset, in the presence of his bride and her parents.

Amenhotep being the only descendant, it was deemed advisable that he marry as early as the customs then permitted in order that an heir to the throne would be assured. But Amenhotep's children unfortunately were daughters, and this proved disastrous to the throne.

The life of this great man is too easily found in various histories of Egypt, especially Breasted's, to warrant space here, but his accomplishments for the Order must be considered, at least briefly.

Since he was born in a country where people were given to idolatry, where the chief endeavors were those of building Temples to gods, it is easy to ap-

{p. 54} preciate his attitude toward the existing religion (or religions) after he had been thoroughly instructed in the secret philosophy. So keen was his understanding that in his fifteenth year he composed many of the most beautiful prayers, psalms, and chants used in the organization today, as well as contributing to the philosophy and sciences.

To him came the inspiration of overthrowing the worship of idols and substituting the religion and worship of one God, a supreme deity, whose spirit was in Heaven and whose physical manifestation was the Sun - the Symbol of life. This was in accordance with the secret doctrines, and it changed the worship of the Sun as a god to the worship of the God symbolized by the sun. This was the beginning of monotheism in Egypt and the origin of the worship of a spiritual deity which "existed everywhere, in everything, but was nothing of the earth" i.e., had no physical existence on earth in the form of inanimate or nonspiritual images.

Arthur E. P. Weigall, Chief Inspector of the Department of Antiquities, Upper Egypt, in writing of the religion inspired by Amenhotep IV (Akhnaton), says: "Like a flash of blinding light in the night time, the Aton (the sun-symbol of the true God) stands out for a moment amidst the black Egyptian

{p. 55} darkness, and disappears once more - the first signal to this world of the future religion of the West. ... One might believe that Almighty God had for a moment revealed himself to Egypt. ..."

We shall let a portion of one of a number of hymns written by Amenhotep, and sung to the glory of the sole God, speak for itself:

How manifold are thy works! They are hidden before men O sole God, beside whom there is no other. Thou didst create the earth according to thy heart. *

Truly the religion of Amenhotep did not endure for long. Compared to the years of darkness, it was but a flash, for it ceased as a public and general re ligion when Amenhotep passed beyond the veil in 1350 B. C.

He, too, left many monuments to the glory of the Brotherhood. First, he removed as far as possible all "pillars to Ammon" and all references to Ammon as a god. So thorough was his work that he did not hesitate to mutilate the work done by his father, at

* 'The word heart may mean either pleasure or understanding here. Compare this with Psalm 104:24, to see influence on early Hebrew Psalmist.

{p. 56} Karnak and Luxor, by effacing all reference to the god Ammon - put there to appease the heathen priesthood - even to removing the name of his father and mother where they were connected with such idolatry. This naturally provoked the populace especially since Amenhotep substituted beautifui monuments to the "living God."

In the fifth year of his reign - when he was only sixteen years of age - a sweeping reform was initiated throughout Egypt by his decree, which prohibited any other form of worship except that already mentioned. In one of his decrees he wrote: "This is my oath of Truth which it is my desire to pronounce, and of which I will not say: 'It is false,' eternally forever."

He then changed his own name so that it would not be inconsistent with his reform. Amenhotep meant "Ammon is satisfied"; this he altered to Akhnaton or Ikhenaton meaning "pious to Aton" or "Glory to Aton."

He built a new capital at El Amarna (Akhetaton) in the plain of Hermopolis on a virgin site at the edge of the desert and abandoned Thebes because it was the magnicent city of Ammon. At El Amarna he also built a large Temple for the Brotherhood, in "the form of a cross," and a large number of houses for his Council. Here was the

{p. 57} beginning of monastic life, for within the boundaries of El Amarna lived two hundred and ninety-six Fratres of the Order, each having taken an oath never to pass "beyond the shadow of the Temple."

These Fratres wore special costumes which included a "cord at the loins" and a covering for the head, while the priest in the Temple wore a surplice of linen and had his head shaved in a round spot on the top.

It is from this institution that all monastic orders, especially that of St. Francis, derive their methods, even their costumes.

During these years at El Amarna the Brotherhood was being made into a concrete organization, and the Fratres at this community outlined the initiations and forms of service as used today.

Akhnaton (Amenhotep TY) not only built his Temple in the form of a cross, but he added the cross and the rose as symbols and further adopted the Crux Ansata,* in a special coloring, as the symbol to be worn by all teachers (Masters). In fact, the last year of his life was spent in evolving a wonderful system of symbols used to this day, to express every phase and meaning of the Rosicrucian sciences, arts, and philosophies, and while

* The crux ansata is one of the earliest forms of a cross. It is an oval resting on a tau cross, or letter T. It was a symbol of life.

{p. 58} some of these have become known to the uninitiated through the researches of Egyptologists, many remain secret and all are understandable only to the initiated.

As a ruler, our Master failed to check the desire for war. He foresaw the result of the approaching crisis and, sad at his neglect of political matters in his enthusiasm for the spiritual, he weakened his health and was finally forced to take to his bed in the month of July, 1350 B.C. Instead of using his mighty knowledge to regain his health it appears from his last dictated writings that his constant wish was to be spiritualized, that he might be raised up to that plane from which God's symbol shone down upon him. He fasted - practically starving himself -  refused the services of the physician in the Order, and prayed constantly. Then, on July 24, late in the afternoon, with his right hand upstretched to God pleading to be taken into the nous he was seen by his Fratres and Sorores of the Order watching there, to be actually raised for a moment and then to drop back in "sweet repose with a smile of illumination upon his countenance."

Thus, passed to the beyond our Great Master, who

* The sciences and arts at the time, or the rituals, were not known as Rosicrucian. They descended to subsequently become a part of the present Rosicrucian traditions and rites.

{p. 59} did so much and left so much for our organization.

He may have neglected Egypt politically, but she will always remember her young Pharaoh whose twenty-eight years left her art and architecture, her sciences and philosophies so greatly changed and improved. His reign was like unto the Renaissance of France, and even the hieroglyphics and arts show a vast improvement based upon the principles of Truth. At the time of his crowning he took the title of "Amenhotep, King, Living in Truth," which was the Rosicrucian phrase of fidelity as it is today, and he passed onward to the other life in truth.

Perhaps the most summary of all testimonies to Amenhotep IV found outside of the Rosicrucian literature, is that paid by James Breasted, Professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago, who says in his History of Egypt: "The modern world has yet adequately to value, or even acquaint itself with this man, who in an age so remote and under conditions so adverse, became the world's first individual."

{Breasted was a great admirer of Monotheism}


One unbiased authority, William Singleton, in the History of Freemasonry (Volume V, page 1327) says: "During A.D. 1118, some writers say 1188, according to a Swedish legend, 'the Rose Croix came

{p. 60} from the East into Europe.'" Again, on the same page: "To Ormesius, a priest of Alexandria in Egypt, is attributed the origin of the Order of Rose Croix." This priest of the mystery temple in Egypt and six of his companions embraced Christianity at the solicitation of St. Mark, the Evangelist, in A.D. 46.

"Many similar historical notations reveal the antiquity of the 'very secret and mystical Order of the Rose Croix (Rosy Cross).' Because it was not a sectarian religious order, its members and highest officers were permitted to embrace any religion. Its officers were often Priests or Masters in Oriental temples.

"That the Rosy Cross became the true esoteric symbol of not only the Rosicrucians, but of the inner circles of the Essenes, the Templars, and the Militia Crucifera Evangelica is due to the fact that all of these organizations were, and still are, channels for the work of the Great White Brotherhood. The secret ritual of the Templars contains many allusions to the significance of the Rosy Cross; likewise, the Militia contains definite explanations of its 'secret revelations."'

{p. 61}

AT THE close of the first epoch of the Brotherhood's history, ending with the transition of Amenhotep IV (Akhnaton) in 1350 B.C., there was but one secret assembly, that which met in the Temple at El Amarna; and the Fratres and Sorores numbered four hundred and ten, including the Officers of the Lodge and the members of the Supreme High Council.

Plans had been made for years for the establishment of other assemblies or Lodges in various countries; but in those countries where a Lodge could have been established by one of the Egyptians who would have traveled there, war was raging and conditions were against any such institution.

Greeks were coming to Egypt to study its philosophies and become acquainted with its learning. Many of them sought entrance into the Order but it appears from various Council decisions that they were not admitted because of unpreparedness.

{p. 65} In 1203 several of the Fratres of the Order who

{p. 66} were of the Illuminati were commissioned to go into other lands and spread the secret doctrines by the establishment of other Lodges. It was quite apparent that Egypt was to be subjected to a devastation and that its great learning might be lost. Confidence seems to have been the keynote, however, for one may read a long argument, reminding one of a speech in Congress, delivered by one of the Fratres at a Council held in El Amarna on June 8,1202 B.C., in which he reassures all present that the "stars shew naught but trial, and test, by air, fire, and water, which we hold to be the elements of the crucible from which the precious stone will bring forth its own." And again: "who among us will rise and predict defeat for that which our Masters have labored over 29 cycles (two hundred years) ? Is not this Truth? Are we not assembled in Truth? Are we not living Truth? And, can Maat ever die?* Is not transition the gateway of progress? And can the crucible do more than bring about a physical and spiritual transition, a transmutation, of the principles for which we have pledged our lives ?"

* As early as 3500 B. C., the word Maat appeared as the epitome of those vales of the moral order which men conceived. such as truth, justice, and righteousness. Later the chief justices of the Egyptian courts, we are informed by Dr. James Henry Breasted, wore Lapis Lazuli emblems upon their breasts, symbolizing Maat.

{but Maat was not monotheistic; it was a part of Egypt's polytheism}

{p. 67} It was finally decided that "no undue haste should be sanctioned in permitting the Fratres who have gone abroad to establish Lodges, but rather that those who travel here in search of the Light should be tried, and to those found qualified shall be given the commission to return to their people and establish a Lodge in the name of the Brotherhood."

It was this dictum - known as the AMRA - that in later years proved the wisdom of the Councilors at this meeting, for it not only became a hard and fast rule, but made for the success of the plans of propagation.

It was in this wise that the phrase "travel East for learning or Light" first came into use; for those who soon began to travel to Egypt came from the West.

About the year 1000 B.C. there came to Egypt a character whose name is recorded as Saloman but who was identified in later years with Solomon.

The records show that he had come from the West, had traveled over many lands and across waters. He was of a nation which was large and important, situated in some very distant land. All this is indicated from the report he made to the representatives of the fraternity whom he inter-

{p. 68} viewed at Thebes "whither he had gone immediately upon his arrival in Egypt accompanied by his slaves (!) and his najah (a word unknown to the translators)."

{Lewis implies that he is transcribing an Egyptian text; but what is the reference?}

He desired instruction in the higher Egyptian sciences and philosophy, and was directed to El Amarna with a letter of introduction from the intendant at Thebes. He reached El Amarna on the 4th day of June, 999, under the name of Saloman, the youthful seeker.

Saloman did not complete his studies, for it is reported that he left El Amarna "before the fourth examination." He left with his Fratres and Sorores a definite feeling of love, wisdom, and virtue, and all were grieved at his sudden but announced departure.

{"it is reported" ... by whom? what is the source? This is not scholarship}

The next word of him is as a resident at the royal home in Bubastis in the Delta where Shishak I (or Sheshonk) had established himself. This was in the year 952 B.C., and Saloman is referred to as an instructor to the Pharaoh's son. This is probably a mistake in translation, for in another place he is referred to as advisor in political matters, and this seems more probable in the light of future developments. Whether he had been at this residence all the intervening years from 999 to 952 B.C. is not definitely established, but there is a record of his presence

{p. 69} at Thebes in the year 980 when he visited some games in company with the intendant of Thebes, and a group of scholars with whom he seemed on the most intimate terms.

Saloman seems to have been greatly influenced in Thebes and Bubastis by the religion of Ammon and conceived a form of philosophical religion which was a mixture of the Rosicrucian monotheism and the Egytian idolatry. To him the sun became more than the mere symbol of a God; it was the living vital spirit of God, and while not the God, it was God's ethereal body. This would indicate that Saloman conceived God as being (a) personal, rather than impersonal as the Rosicrucians taught, and (b) dual, body and spirit, Father and Holy Ghost.

When Shishak I secured Thebes he appointed his son priest in the religion of Ammon, and gave his daughter, Aye, to Saloman to wed. Then within a year or so Saloman departed for Palestine where he became a mighty power, and by a prearranged plan, permitted Shishak I to rule over his people. The history of Saloman or Solomon in Palestine is too well known to warrant any further comment except on one point.

Five years after Saloman began his rule in Palestine he completed a Temple there in which to

{p. 70} house a "society" or brotherhood such as he had found at El Amarna. An examination of the plans and cross-section views of the so-called Saloman's Temple shows it to be not only typically Egyptian in architecture and decoration, but copied after the mystic Temple at El Amarna, even to the location of the Altar, with the exception that the side structures which made the original building a cross were eliminated in Saloman's plans.

Saloman had the assistance of two who had traveled in Egypt as architects and artists - Hu-ramabi of Tyre and one Hiram Abif.

The Saloman brotherhood was closely watched by the fraternity in Egypt, which had removed its headquarters to Thebes again because of political changes and the warring invasions in the territory of El Amarna, which eventually reduced the entire community to ruins.

It was found that Saloman restricted his order to males and adapted a great many of the details of the Rosicrucian initiations and services. At first it was believed that he would apply to the Grand Lodge in Thebes for a charter and make his work a branch of the R. C., but it became apparent before the first assembly was held that he was not adhering to the

{p. 71} Rosicrucian philosophy, for he used the sun as the exclusive symbol of his order.

Of the growth of the Saloman brotherhood, as it was ocially called in all ancient documents, one may read in all literature bearing upon Freemasonry. It has evolved into a semi-mystical, speculative, secret, fraternal order of power and great honor, gradually altering the principles laid down by Saloman, it is true, but doing so for the greater benefit of man.

The Greeks were now coming to Thebes to study, and it was at this time that the world-wide spread of the organization began.

Pythagoras is very often mentioned as one of the earliest Messiahs of the order, but in truth there were many who preceded him. Among the first to become worldly famous in the order was Solon, who became the first chaplain who was not an Egyptian. He entered the order in 618 B.C., and remained a true Messiah until his transition in 550 B.C., leaving for our use some of the most beautiful and inspiring prayers ever spoken by a yearning soul. His sagacity is also seen in the counsel he gave those who sought his advice. The following has been given us by Diogenes Laertius, in his biography of Solon:

{p. 72} "Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath."

"Do not be rash to make friends, and, when once they are made, do not drop them."

"In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend."

"Learn to obey before you command."

Contemporary with him was Anaximander, who came from Miletus to study at Thebes preceding the coming of Pythagoras.

Pythagoras was born in Samos on November 26th, 582 B.C. He entered the Order at Thebes on the second of April, 531, and having passed through all the initiations and examinations he entered the Illuminati, October 16, 529, and left at once for Crotona (Krotono), Italy, with jewels and documents to found a Grand Lodge there. There were a few so-called secret cults in existence at that time in Italy, and when Pythagoras began to promulgate his plans and admitted that women might not only be- come members, but could hold office, he attracted the attention of the most advanced thinkers of the day. Theano, the wife of Pythagoras, was one of the principal officers for three years. The Grand Lodge eventually had 300 brothers and sisters and issued

{p. 73} many charters for local lodges of the order throughout Italy.

From this time onward toward the Christian period, great minds from many countries journeyed Eastward and Westward and Crossed the Threshold, and having completed the work and studies, passed again into the world's darkness to spread the light as they interpreted it.

As a historical record and a guide to the student who delights in research and antiquarianism, there will be given the names of those who came to Thebes to study, became Masters of Rosicrucian Lodges in other lands, and during their lifetimes published at least one book, an oficial work, treating on the Rosicrucian philosophies or sciences.

Many of the books or manuscripts to be listed are still extant in the original, or translated, and quite a few of them are in America. A perusal of any one of them convinces one of the author's real knowledge and experience in Rosicrucianism.

{p. 75} OUTER activities of the Great White Brotherhood, during the pre-Christian Era, were centered in a number of branches controlled by one group of supreme officers who constituted the Rosicrucian Fraternity of Brethren of the Rosy Cross. The Supreme Masters of the Great White Brotherhood withdrew from public activity and with a council of eminent advisors constituted the esoteric body known thereafter as the Great White Lodge.

The first spread of Rosicrucianism to the Western world was from the great seats of learning of ancient Egypt, namely, Tell el-Amarna, Thebes, Heliopolis, and Alexandria. The great masters, sages, or Kheri Hebs (high priests), who presided over the instruction, were initiates of the Great White Brotherhood. They authorized eminent scholars as disciples to go forth and disseminate the light under various organization names. Even those in authority, who were not initiates, acknowledged the greatness of the Secret Wisdom in the archives of the order, and appealed for its release to the worthy, as we shall

{p. 76} see. Philadelpllus, the Ptolemy principally responsible for the establishment of the first great university at Alexandria, Egypt, about 305 B.C., sought in the beginning, it is believed, to create a center of eclectic philosophy. For this purpose, he had the Athenian orator and statesman and his personal friend, Demetrius, invite the great minds, the philosophers of Greece, to teach or impart their knowledge to Alexandrian students. It was apparently the intention to classify such knowledge and select that which, in the opinion of Philadelphus and his associates, merited dissemination. The enthusiasm which the great school inspired in the seeking minds of the day altered the plans. The policy changed to research and advancement of knowledge, on the one hand, and on the other hand, a careful preservation in the great library of all the wisdom of all ages. Philadelphus became aware of the vast knowledge of natural law and of a Cosmic philosophy had by those who were initiates of the mystery schools. Much of such knowledge seemed to parallel that which he was having introduced in Alexandria from the West - from Athens. His consequent actions prove that he realized that much of the Western knowledge was syncretic, and had formerly come from Egypt. In

{p. 77} fact, Plato tells us that Solon got his information from the priests of Sais, who told him that all of the records weree preserved in the Temple of Neith. A further tradition relates that Solon, Thales, and Plato all visited the great college at Heliopolis, and that the last mentioned studied there.

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 Rosicrucians. 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, there-

{p. 78} fore, 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 discovered. 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 Fia-

{p. 79} vius 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:

"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. He 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 Pharaoh who established the first monotheistic religion

{p. 80} known to man. The traditions he established in this manner were known completely to only a few of them, and were preserved in the arcanae of the secret societies, the Therapeutics of Egypt and the Essenians."

{i.e. the Therapeutae. I searched Josephus' Against Apion for the above quote, but could not find it. Lewis gives no page# or reference, as usual. Try searching for "Heliopolis" at and}

Nearly five centuries later, during what might be said to be a period of decline of mysticism, or the mystic philosophy in the Western world, an emissary was sent from Egypt to Rome to capture the hearts and minds of the peoples, with a true mysticism free of the superstitions of the cults, and tempering the cold intellectualisms that were flourishing there. The world generally calls his great work Neo-Platonism, but it corresponds to the Rosicrucian doctrines of mysticism before as well as subsequent to his time. This master teacher was Plotinus. He was born in Lycopolis, Egypt, in 205 (?) A.D. For eleven years he was the personal student of Ammonius Saccas, at the great school at Alexandria. Ammonius Saccas related to him the doctrines of Plato, and he was instrumental in having Plotinus initiated into the inner circles of the Great White Brotherhood. He was carefully trained and prepared to introduce an aspect of the Platonic philosophy, with which the world was generally familiar, combined with the true mysticism and occult philosophy of the Secret Schools. This combi-

{p. 81} nation was necessary, for if he had attempted to present the latter in its true form during his time, it would have been rejected. By making it appear a new kind of Platonic teachings, people investigated it and were intrigued by the subtle beauty of these Eastern teachings.

Plotinus travelled extensively, as part of a military expedition in Persia, so that he could learn firsthand the Persian religion and philosophy {i.e. Zoroastrianism}. The influence of their beliefs is found in his dualism of good and evil as a single force, which is recognized in the mystical teachings of the Rosicrucians today {this is not a Zoroastrian teaching: zoroastrianism.html). He entered Rome in 244 A.D., and founded his school as part of the great outer activity of the Great White Brotherhood. He was universally revered, not alone for his learning, but for his character. He was held in high respect by Emperor Gallienus and his consort Salonina.

Notable among the phases of the spread of the work of the Rosicrucians to other lands was the establishment of two branches known as the Essenes and the Therapeuti. The Essenes constituted that branch which went into Palestine and adopted a distinct name in order to veil its preliminary work while the Therapeuti was a similar branch established for the same purpose in Greece.

{p. 82} In Palestine the Essenes established a community of members and associate members at Galilee where they had many homes in this non-Jewish, Gentile part of the country, and built their principal monastery and temple on the top of Mount Carmel where Elijah, as one of the descendants of the Great White Brotherhood, had previously established a retreat and had taught many of the mysteries of the Brotherhood.

Just before the Christian period, the Great White Brotherhood had also established a new monastery and temple and other structures for a great central point of their activities at Heliopolis, and the temple here was known as the Temple of Helios, or sometimes called "the Temple of the Sun." The intercourse between the temple at Heliopolis and the one on top of Mount Carmel was intimate and frequent, and many of the philosophers who journeyed from European points to Egypt to study spent some of their time at Mount Carmel. Just about the time of the birth of Jesus the great library and archivist records maintained at Heliopolis were transferred to Mount Carmel, and the Essene Brotherhood in Palestine together with other branches of the Great White Brotherhood were preparing for the coming of the great Avatar who was

{p. 83} to be the reincarnation of Zoroaster, a famous Avatar of the Brotherhood in centuries past.

The birth of Jesus in a family of Gentiles living in the Essene community at Galilee fulfilled the expectations of the Brotherhood, and from this time on the outer and inner activities of the Brotherhood became centered around the ministry of the great Master Jesus. The details of the birth, preparation, ministry, and culminating events of the Master Jesus are all set forth in a separate volume entitled The Mystical Life of Jesus wherein are given details from the records of the Essenes and the Great White Brotherhood and which have never been published before.¥ Therefore, I will not take space in the present record to recite these many and important matters.

At the close of the life of Jesus the Christ, the disciples of Jesus and the high officers of the Great White Brotherhood planned to carry on the new cycle of illumination and revelation of doctrines as presented by him, and an outer congregation or public movement was established known as the Christine Church. This movement gradually evolved into a more or less independent public organization. While it was sponsored by the Great White Brotherhood, and all of the principal workers like unto the

¥ The Mystical Life of Jesus, by H. Spencer Lewis, Ph.D.

{p. 84} original Apostles were men chosen from the Essene Gentile community at Galilee, the Great White Brotherhood did not establish the Christine Church as a part of its activities, because it was interested in the work of all religious movements in all lands, and did not become a part of any of them.

Several hundred years after the foundation of the Christine Church, and while it was being actively promulgated by the representatives of the Great White Brotherhood in those lands where the doctrines and teachings would do the utmost good, the Supreme Temple and monastery, as well as the library and archivist records, were transferred from Mount Carmel to new structures built in an isolated section of Tibet where the Headquarters of the Great Masters of the organization was maintained for some time.

During the time of the organization of the Christine movement, and throughout all the centuries thereafter, the inner circle of the Great White Brotherhood continued to function as a nonsectarian, nonreligious school of mystical, occult, and scientific teachings. All of the outer activities such as the Essene movement, the Christine movement, and similar bodies in various lands, represented the outer congregation of the Great White Brotherhood while

{p. 85} the secret schools and temples with their high priests and instructors and large membership of students represented the inner congregation.

{a bit of one-upmanship, there, concealing the rivalry between these "occult" religions and the Christians}

All through the ages up to the present time the Great White Brotherhood has continued to function in this dual manner. It was during the period of contentions and strife which the Christine movement faced, that the Great White Brotherhood found it advisable to establish another organization composed almost exclusively of men, and called the Militia Crucifera Evangelica. Its purpose was to protect the cross as a mystical symbol, against its misuse by those who attempted to carry on crusades of persecution against others who would not accept a sectarian interpretation of the symbolism of the ancient emblem. It was in the foundation of this Militia that we find the origin of all the militant organizations which became defenders of the faith in later years. It is notable, however, that the Militia Crucifera Evangelica never became an active body of prosecutors or crusaders, but merely of silent defenders who were pledged never to unsheathe the sword except in absolute defense. ...


Lewis gives no references for the "historical facts" he provides, such as that Pythagoras entered the Illuminati on October 16, 529 BC, or that Solomon reached El Amarna on the 4th day of June, 999 BC, under the name of Saloman.

(3) Rosicrucians and the Winged Disc, also called the "Wings of Jehovah"

This prominent Rosicrucian symbol is called the Wings of Jehovah: Rosicrucian-WingsofJehovah.jpg.

It resembles the symbol for Ahura-Mazda used in the First Persian Empire: Ahura-Mazda-wings.jpg.

Frances A. Yates wrote a number of books about occult movements of recent centuries, dealing with such figures as Robert Fludd and John Dee.

She wrote in The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (Ark Paperbacks, London, 1986):

{p. 79} Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi Historia, or History of the Two Worlds - the Great World of the Macrocosm and the Little World of Man, the Microcosm - is an attempt to cover ... the philosophy based on the harmonious design of the cosmos and the corresponding harmonies in man. ... Basically, Fludd's scheme is the same as that laid down in the early Renaissance when Pico della Mirandola added the revival of Hebrew Cabala to the revival of Hermetic philosophy encouraged by Ficino's use of the newly recovered Hermetic texts. Fludd's volumes are full of quotations from the Hermetic texts in Ficino's Latin translation, and 'Mercurius Trismegistus', the supposed Egyptian author of those texts, is Fludd's most revered authority, which he reconciles with Biblical authority through Cabalistic interpretation of Genesis. The resulting cosmic scheme is one in which Jehovah, presented in the form of the Name of God in Hebrew in a glory, reigns over the schemes of concentric circles consisting of angels, stars, elements, with man at the centre.

{p. 94} Another main Rosicrucian emblem is alluded to in the wings with Jehova's Name expressive of the words which seal the conclusion of the Fama, 'Under the shadow of thy wings, Jehova'.

{p. 97} For the author of the Rosa Florescens the impulse towards the investigation of Nature is profoundly religious in its motive. ... The writer ... fervently desires to dwell 'under Jehova's wings'.

{p. 100} ... it might be true that one belonged to a group of human beings pledged to dwell 'under Jehova's wings'.

{p. 192} One cannot help noticing this now; and wondering whether it could be an allusion to 'under the shadow of Jehova's wings' ... {end}

The book includes this publisher's information about Yates:

{p. i} FRANCES A. YATES The leading Renaissance scholar of her time, Frances A. Yates (1899-1981) ... was ... an Honorary Fellow of the Warburg Institute ... Formerly Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London (she was associated with the Warburg Institute from 1941 to the year of her death) ... {end}

On p. xv., at the end of the Preface, Yates writes "Warburg Institute, University of London".

Now why would a religion or philosophy ostensibly Egyptian, repeatedly identify itself with Jehovah?

The word "Jesus" does not appear in the index of Yates' book.

New Age is a genre in which old ideologies (e.g. Judaism and anti-Judaism) are perpetuated in new forms.

Indicators of Judaism in New Age literature include giving a lot of importance to "Old Testament" figures and stories, while omitting "New Testament" ones or substantially rewriting the latter in an anti-Christian direction. The Urantia Book does this.

The Assyrian god Ashur (Asshur, Assur) was represented as a winged disc, but this symbol was derived from the sun god:

"Several scholars associate the the winged disc - extremely common in Assyrian iconography, frequently including the image of a god surmounting it and appearing over scenes of battle, ritual and hunting - with the representation of Asshur. This symbol, however, is most strongly linked to the sun god Shamash (Utu) and perhaps therefore constitutes a further example of Asshur's appropriation of another god's imagery. The modern supposition that commonly attributed the solar disc to Asshur is simply erroneous."

The symbol associated with Shamash (shamash.jpg) is at

Zecharia Sitchin uses a similar symbol in his "new age" books, e.g. in Divine Encounters (Avon Books, New York, 1995):
the front cover: sitchin-Divine-Encount-cov.jpg
p. 241: sitchin-Divine-Encount-241.jpg
p. 316: sitchin-Divine-Encount-316.jpg
p. 340: sitchin-Divine-Encount-340.jpg

and in Stairway to Heaven (Avon Books, New York, 1980), p. 94: sitchin-Stairway-Heaven-94.jpg.

The image on p. 240 of The Cosmic Code (Avon Books, New York, 1998) reminds me of the Rosicrucian one: sitchin-Cosmic-Code-240.jpg.

Sitchin appears to be a "false transmitter" of this Assyrian culture, diverting it to his purpose; the clue to his Zionist agenda is his building of Abraham (and to a lesser extent Moses) into his New Age "histories" as a central character, thus ensuring a prominent place for Judaism in the minds of his readers.

Michael Hudson, the Professor of Economics, told me that Sitchin admitted to him that he works for Mossad:

"I visited Mr. Sitchen at his office once. He told me he worked for Israeli intelligence. Michael" (email of Wed, 26 Feb 2003)

The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, by Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson (The British Museum Press, London 1995; pocket edition 2002) says of the winged-disc symbol:

{p. 305} winged-disc

The image of the solar disc with the wings of a hawk was originally the symbol of the god HORUS of Behdet (or the 'Beddetine Horus') in the eastern Delta. An ivory comb dating to the reign of the 1st-Dynasty ruler DJET (c.2980 BC) already shows a pait of wings attached to the SOLAR BARK as it passes through the sky, and an inscribeds block from the mortuary temple of the 5th-Dynasty ruler Sahura (2487-2475 BC) includes a winged disc above his names and titles, with the phrase 'Horus of Behdet' written beside it. {end}

These winged emblems are on the ivory comb of King Djet, from Abydos, First Dynasty: wings-Djet.jpg.

Winged solar discs beneath the lintels of Ramesses III's monument at Medinet: winged-disc-RamesesIII.jpg. More on the winged-disc symbol at zoroastrianism.html.

More on the Winged Disc at winged-disc.html.

(4) Other Rosicrucian Symbols

Rosicrucian Manual

Prepared under the supervision of H. Spencer Lewis, Ph. D., F.R.C. First Imperator of the Worldwide Order Rosae Crucia in this cycle with revisions by Ralph M. Lewis, F.R.C. Incumbent Imperator

Rosicrucian Library
Volume No. 8
Twenty-sixth edition, 1980

Supreme Grand Lodge Of AMORC
San Jose, Calilornia

{pp. 66-67 Notice the snake swallowing its tail}: rosicrucian-manual-66-7.jpg.
{pp. 68-69 Notice the Star of David}: rosicrucian-manual-68-9.jpg.
{pp. 70-71 This deals with crosses and swastikas}: rosicrucian-manual-70-1.jpg.


(5) New Age religion - Theosophy and Freemasonry, cf Judaism

(5.1) Henry Makow wrote at

Is the Conspiracy Jewish? By Henry Makow Ph.D. August 21, 2002

'... Israel likely has a secret role in the banker's bizarre NWO. It will be the seat of world government and religion and will help to "convert" the Moslems to "modern" ways. Americans and Israelis, indeed the whole world, are hostage to fanatics who worship Moloch and are creating an Orwellian tyranny ruled by a "chosen" few.'

(5.2) I replied as follows:

The "fanatics who worship Moloch" would be the New Age Movement, including the Greens. Yet if Israel "will be the seat of world ... religion", the New Age movement will only be temporary, a substitute for Christianity, to be replaced by a Jewish Theocracy once the Third Temple is built and the High Priesthood restored. {end}

(5.3) on which Henry commented:

The new age movements are an extension of theosophy and freemasonry, all designed to destroy Christianity and usher in a one world religion, not necessarily Judaism. This religion will be a hoax. {end}

(5.4) Here is my reply:

What of the Kabala tradition in Judaism? Is that not New Age-ish? Books on Kabala are found in all the New Age bookshops.

I have a copy of the American Jewish Year Book for the year 5675 {Israel's Calendar is Creationist} September 21, 1914, to September 8, 1915. It's edited by Herman Bernstein, for the American Jewish Committee.

It lists a lot of Jewish Orders that look Freemasonry-like:

Independent Order of B'nai B'rith (p. 286),
Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Abraham (p. 288),
Independent Order B'rith Solomon (p. 288),
Independent Order Free Sons of Israel (p. 289),
Independent Order Free Sons of Judah (p. 289),
Independent Order Sons of Benjamin (p. 290),
Independent Order Sons of Israel (p. 290),
Independent Order of True Sisters (p. 290),
Independent Order of United Hebrews (p. 291),
Independent Western Star Order (p. 291),
Order Brith Abraham (p. 303),
Order Kesher Shel Barzel (p. 304),
Order Knights of Joseph (p. 304),
Order Knights of Zion (p. 304),
Order Sons of Zion (p. 305),
Order United Hebrews of America (p. 305),
Progressive Order of the West (p. 306).

Freemasonry's rituals are oriented to the Temple of Solomon; it is "Old Testament" rather than "New Testament". One can only assume that if a new Temple of Solomon is built - the Third Temple - Freemasons will consider it their chief sacred site and shrine.

Sigmund Freud, in his book Moses and Monotheism, claimed that Jewish Monotheism is derived from the renegade Pharaoh Akhnaten, the first Monotheist and first Iconoclast: moses.html.

And Philip Glass, composer of the New Age Opera "Akhnaten", happens to be Jewish:

Destroying the temples of Egypt's traditional polytheistic religion, Akhnaten became High Priest himself, as well as King.

I know a little about Rosicrucianism and Theosophy, because I used to belong to both, for a year or so each, in the late 1970s. These bodies are not responsible for the imposition of Politically Correct "speech codes"; that is Communist.

Rosicrucian literature gives the impression of being oriented to the traditional religion Ancient Egypt, but on closer inspection one finds that it castigates that religion as "idolatry", and instead endorses Akhnaten.

H. Spencer Lewis, former leader of the main Rosicrucian body AMORC, claims Akhnaten as founder of what is now known as the Rosicrucian Order, and Solomon as one of the early members.

And the Theosophy website has a feature on Akhnaten. It says, "Even in the formal declarations of boundary stelae, the devotional quality of Akhenaten's spirituality shines through the eroded stone.": ; it's also at

Notice this Theosophical emblem, a triangle enclosing a Star of David:

The Theosophical Society operates the Adyar "New Age" bookshops in major cities, e.g. Sydney. When I visited their Melbourne bookshop some years ago, I was surprised to see on the front door, a Swastika alongside a Star-of-David.

The Swastika is found at the entrance to all Buddhist temples. Buddhism arose as a universalist reaction to the Vedic religion of the Aryan invaders of India. They had created the caste system; Buddhism opposed it. Under King Asoka, Buddhism became the main religion of India/Pakistan. Asoka sent out Buddhist missionaries to foreign countries, including to Alexandria, and established the first Ecumenical Council. Islam also opposed the caste system, but wiped Buddhism out from the parts of India it conquered.

The above Theosophy article contains some mixed-up statements on the Aryan/Semitic theme, which perhaps explains why Hannah Newman is able to call the New Age movement "Aryan":

The Theosophy article says that Egypt was born "of the Atlanto-Aryan sub-races and subject to infusions from the north and east".

"... About 1684 B.C. a Semitic people known as the Hyksos invaded and conquered Lower Egypt.

"... His son, Amenhotep II, met with the chief kings of the Mittanni, Aryans who were devoted to Mitra, Varuna, Indra and other Vedic gods, and he borrowed Mitra's winged sun disc for the solar gods of Egypt.

"... Amenhotep IV {Akhnaten} sought to replace the geographical polytheism of Egypt with the divinity of universal light ...

"The rounded figure of the pharaoh may point to his androgynous nature as first priest of Aten. In Thebes his statues portrayed him nude, with distinctively masculine features but without genitalia, not unlike the androgynous forms of Krishna."

Egypt of the Old and Middle Kingdoms was Semitic or Afro-Asiatic, rather than Aryan. Cyrus H. Gordon wrote in his book The Ancient Near East, 3rd edition, revised (W. W. Norton & Co, New York, 1965):

"Egypt had a long prehistory ... There is evidence of a number of migrations. At an early date (perhaps well back in the fifth millenium) Hamito-Semites swept down from Asia into the Nile Valley, where they vanquished an earlier population. Egypt has always been exposed to infiltration from the north and south ends of the Nile Valley. Negroes came from the south and constituted the main racial stock of Nubia in antiquity and of the Sudan today. Further north, however, the white immigrants predominated, with the result that the population came to be light brown and to speak an Egyptian language related to the Semitic languages of Asia." (p. 53). More at diop.html.

Gordon wrote in Before the Bible: the Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilisations (Collins, London 1962):

{p. 25} The influx of Indo-European immigrants into the Near East during the second millennium B.C. revolutionised the art of war. The newcomers introduced the horse-drawn war-chariot, which gave a swift striking power hitherto unknown in the Near East.

{p. 26} The elite charioteer officers, who bear the Indo-European name of maryannu, soon became a new aristocracy throughout the entire area, including Egypt. With them appears also a new type of royal epic, which we may call the Indo-European War Epic. Embedded in it is a motif that has become commonplace in world literature: the Helen of Troy theme, whereby a hero loses his destined bride and must wage a war to win her back. Greek and Indic epic illustrate this theme {The Indian one is the Ramayana}, and it is from the Iliad that it has become popular in the modern West. However, it is completely absent from the romantic literatures of early Mesopotamia and Egypt, and it appears in the Semitic World only in the wake of the Indo-Europeans with their maryannu aristocracy. The Helen of Troy theme first appears at Ugarit of the Amarna Age, in a community where the Indo-European elements are present, including a firmly entrenched organisation of maryannu. As we shall note later, the theme permeates the early traditions of Israel, particularly the saga of Abraham. {
end} More at gordon.html.

Martin Bernal wrote in Black Athena Volume II (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick NJ, 1991):

{p. 322} Hurrians and Indo-Aryans have also been linked to the development and use of the light war chariot, and diffusionists have tended to see this as the secret of their military success. This seemed plausible as there is little or no trace of horses and chariots in Middle Kingdom Egypt, while they played an important role in the 15th and later Dynasties. Against this attempt to link the Hurrians and Hyksos scholars were able to argue, until recently, that, as chariots were first mentioned in Egypt at the end of the Hyksos period, there is no reason to suppose that they had been present at its beginning. In the 1960s, however, horses or at least 'equids' were found buried in association with Hyksos graves dating from the second half of the 18th century BC. Thus, there would seem no reason to deny the inherently plausible notion that horses and chariots came in with the Hyksos, and that the Hyksos 'invasion' was directly or indirectly connected to the Hurrian expansion and further that there may have been Indo-Aryan speakers involved in the movement.
{end} More at gimbutas.html.

The Hindu Nationalists of India claim a Vedic/Sanskrit influence on Akhnaten, via Egyptian royal marriages with Mitanni princesses:

Vedic Egypt


© 1999 VNN {Vaishnava News Network}

December 9, 1999 VNN5049

USA, Dec 9 (VNN) - ... Around four thousand years ago, the Hurrians (The Hari) controlled an important empire called Mitanni. It is principally among the Mitanni that Vedic Aryan names and words occur....In a famous treaty between the Hittite ruler Suppiluliuma and the Mitanni king, Mattiwaza,(Mattiraja) about 1370 BC, the Vedic gods Mithra, Varuna, Indra and the twin Nasatyas are mentioned. ...

Excavations in El-Amarna in Egypt have yeilded the fact that about the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C., Kings and Princes with typical Vedic names were ruling in the region of modern day Syria. Some of the names are Artamanya, Aryavirya, Yashodatta and Suttarna.

From Mitannian proper names such as Shuwardatta one can also infer the presence of the Vedic Sun God Surya in the Mitanni pantheon. Surya was also worshiped by the Vedic Aryan Kings of Babylon, the Kassites, by the name of Suryash.

According to ancient records, 3400 years ago, Egyptian Emperor Menkheperura or Thutmose the IV, married a daughter of King Artatma. Artatma was the King of the Vedic Mittani Kingdom, situated in the Upper Euphrates river area. ...

Amenhotep the Third, married one of the most remarkable feminine characters of Antiquity, Tiy, daughter of Yuaa and of Tuau, or Tuaa. Although Yuaa was a priest of the age-old Egyptian fertility-god, Min, he was a foreigner "from North Syria" or, to be more precise, from the Vedic Mitanni Kingdom. ...

The evidence proving the Vedic influence - via the Mitanni - on Akhnaton is beyond questioning. ...

Vedic religion was polytheistic; so, even if there was a Vedic influence on Egypt's New Kingdom religion, it does not explain Akhnaten's monotheism or iconoclasm.

And Egypt already had its own sun-god, Ra. The following is from The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, by Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson (The British Museum Press, London 1995; pocket edition 2002):

{p. 239} Ra (Re)

Heliopolitan sun-god whose cult is first attested in the name of the 2nd-Dynasty ruler Raneb (c. 2865 BC).

{p. 31} Amun, Amun-Ra

One of the most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon, whose temple at Karnak is the best-surviving religious complex of the New Kingdom. He is first mentioned (along with his wife Amaunet) in the 5th-Dynasty PYRAMID TEXTS ...

{p. 32} Part of the success of Amun's influence on Egyptian religion for most of the dynastic religion lay in his combination with other powerful deities, such as RA, the sun-god, who had been the dominant figure in the Old Kingdom pantheon. It was Amun-Ra, the Theban manifestation of the sun-god, who presided over the expanding Egyptian empire in Africa and the Levant.

{p. 45} Atum

Creator-god and solar deity of HELIOPOLIS, where was gradually syncretized with the sun-god RA, to form the god Ra-Atum.
{end of quotes}

The New Age emerged from Freemasonry, Theosophy etc, but seems to go beyond them. Thus, for example, most TV documentaries on Ancient Egypt today do not take a pro-Akhnaten line; this may be due to a decline in Christianity since, say, Breasted's time (he was a great fan of Akhnaten).

The Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games were Green liturgies, finishing off with Greek priestesses, who will inaugurate the Athens Olympics.

At present the New Age is not being steered in a "monotheistic" direction. On the contrary, "anything goes": the overthrow of Christianity has let every other culture and religion have its day. It must seem overwhelming to young people, faced with a choice between nihilism and a smorgasborg of cults.

But will this continue? The Mid-East war could result in destruction on all sides; but if Israel wins it, the Third Temple will surely be built, and then, we'll be directed to become Noahides.

(6) Karl Marx' Freemasonry handsign

Texe Marrs writes, at

... The brave Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the famous Russian writer who has been called the "Conscience of the 20th Century," served eight long years in the Soviet Gulag prison system. Today, he is hated by top-level Jews in America and around the world because he exposed the Jewish leadership of the genocide of 66 million Communist Gulag victims. Many victims were Christians. ...

Then, in 2000, Solzhenitsyn released a blockbuster new book he had penned entitled Together For Two Hundred Years. The new book was a lengthy treatise, a thorough and far-reaching compilation of several decades of research by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn into the machinations for two centuries of Jews inside Russia and the Soviet Empire.

Karl Marx, the Jewish radical who inspired Lenin and Trotsky with his communist theories, was secretly a High Priest of Satan (see Richard Wurmbrand's book, Marx and Satan). Shown here in his official portrait, Marx is giving an enigmatic Masonic hand sign (see Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry, p. 74).

{The Marx photo is at; another copy is at marx-masonic-handsign.jpg; however, Marrs does not say where he got the photo of Marx from}

Accurate in every detail, painstakingly documented, the author showed how, over the centuries, a small band of revolutionary Jews had conspired and plotted to overthrow the Russian Czars. Their aim: seize control of Czarist Russia and establish a beachhead for a Jewish utopia on planet earth - the long sought after Kingdom of the Jews.

The Gulags of the Jewish Revolutionaries

With staggering implications, Together For Two Hundred Years showed how Lenin, Trotsky and other Jewish conspirators had overthrown the Romanov dynasty in 1917 and set up their own Bolshevik totalitarian system. The result: The nightly assassination and roundup of thousands of innocent men, women, and children, most of whom were herded by black-hearted Big Brother secret police into thousands of monstrously evil Gulag concentration camps.

The largest number of victims, Solzhenitsyn reports, were Christian believers, understandable since the revolutionary Jews despised and hated Jesus and His Chosen People, the Christians. All-in-all, about 66 million innocent people were kidnapped and eventually died a hideous death at the hands of the Jewish "Ivan the Terrible" corps.

Four Gulag camp commandants. Note that all four are giving the secret sign of Jewish Freemasonry, just as did Communism's founding father, the Jewish Mason, Karl Marx.

{The photo is at; another copy is at gulag4-masonic-handsign.jpg}

66 million murdered by mostly Jewish Gulag overlords! That's over ten times the number of Jews claimed to have been slain in Nazi concentration camps.

Obviously, such a powerful - and truthful - book as Together For Two Hundred Years must be suppressed. And it has been. No English-speaking publisher, either in Britain or in the U.S.A. has dared to publish it. So far, Solzhenitsyn's book has only been issued in the Russian language.

... the Jewish leadership of the Soviet Holocaust is viewed as a grave threat to the Jewish Plan for global supremacy. ...

{end} But Marrs suppresses Solzhenitsyn's statements that Stalin overthrew the Jewish leadership of Communism, and made it Russian: stalin.html}

Was Napoleon a freemason? Or is he just using an unusual "pocket"?

Napoleon's hand seems to be clenched, the thumb close to the fist; and being clenched, it produces a distinct bulge not found in the other two photos. In the Marx and the Gulag photos, the hand appears to be flat, the thumb separate. Three of the Gulag officers are conspicuously holding their thumbs at about 45 degrees. It doesn't look accidental, or just a personal habit, as is perhaps the case with Napoleon.

Vicompte Leon de Poncins wrote in Freemasonry & Judaism: Secret Powers Behind Revolution (A & B Books, New York, 1994 reprint):

{p. 49} But the secret societies turned against him when he showed a disposition to re-establish for his own benefit an heritary, stable and conservative autocracy. The first excommunication of freemasonry against Napoleon dates from 1809.

{p. 209} In spite of its dispersion the Kahal did not lose either its authority or its influence. ... However in 1806 Napoleon 1st attempted to restore its glory by founding the Great Sanehdrin of France to which was assigned the mission of regulating the social conditions of Jews in reference to the judicial state of the various countries in which they were scattered. The Emperor was not long in perceiving that he had lacked foresight. He wished to limit the encroachments of Israel and he soon arrayed against him <<that mysterious power of finance against which one cannot resist, even when one is Napoleon>>, as Leon Say once said in a speech from the Parliamentary tribune1. ...

1. JOUIN, t. V, p. 90. {end}

Karl Marx wrote in The Holy Family (in Collected Works, Vol. 4, Lawrence & Wishart, London 1975):

{p. 123} Napoleon ... perfected the Terror by substituting permanent war for permanent revolution.

{p. 124} Paris exchange brokers forced him by means of an artifically created famine to delay the opening of the Russian campaign by nearly two months and thus to launch it too late in the year. {end}

Marx also wrote (Karl Marx Library, vol. 5, ed. Saul K. Padover, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971):

{p. 214} The great Freemason Lodge of the Three Crowns in Berlin ... has declared the Cologne Lodge Minerva inactive. Why? Because it accepted Jews. A warning to the Jews!

{p. 215} ... Baronet Lionel Rothschild ... was notoriously one of the accomplices of the Bonapartist coup d'etet. {end}

Trotsky on the Illuminati penetration of Freemasonry at the time of the French Revolution: worst.html.

Nicholas Best on the link between Templars and Freemasons, and the Freemasons' role in the murder of the King during the French Revolution, as payback for the execution of Templar leader Jacques de Molay: correctness.html.

Stephen Zarlenga on the role of the Templars in banking: money.html.

If Equality is a Jewish value and a Freemason value, how to explain the hijacking of the US foreign aid budget by the Jewish lobbies? Even the Jewish Left is pretty-much silent about it: ginsberg.html.

Rather than concede that Equality is a value characteristic of the Zionists and the Freemasons, why not, instead, focus on their devotion to the rebuilding of Solomon's temple, and thus to the demolition of the Dome of the Rock: dome.html ... and thus to their substantial responsibility for the current "war against Islam"? Expose the hypocrisy in their idealism: tmf.html.

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