Egyptian Hall, Philadelphia Masonic Hall: Egyptian Hall was finished in 1889. It is decorated in the style of the Nile Valley. Twelve huge columns stand on the four sides of the room, surmounted by capitals peculiar to the Temples of Luxor, Karnak, Philae and others. The furniture also is in Egyptian style. The Worshipful Master's throne is gilded ebony; the pedestal is flanked by sphinxes. The ceiling is blue, indicative of the heavens. A solar disk is placed in the East symbolizing Aten, the god of Akhenaten. One the East wall over the chair is the all-seeing eye of Horus. Representations of the major Egyptian gods are painted on the panels in the east. All the hieroglyphics are accurate copies from Egypt.
By William C. House
A Review of Dan Brown's book The Lost Symbol:
The Lost Symbol's Missing Mysteries, Part 1
The funny thing about Lost Symbols are —they're usually not lost. It's the souls searching for them who are lost. Those that created the symbols have moved on. They've reincarnated or possibly even ascended. They may have even created new organizations with an updated message. On the other hand, let's face it many of us aren't exactly intuitive on a daily basis, symbols can trigger responses in us that have remained dormant. The question is what do those symbols mean and how did they get there? And why do some insist on a sinister element in Freemasonry? Simply put, there is good and bad Freemasonry. One came from England and the other from Germany. Dan Brown left some blanks. Let's try and fill them in.
The history of Freemasonry is rich in symbolism many of which resonate at a core level. We saw in Part I that the “word” has powerful implications and its use is available to each one of us. Freemasonry might be largely a social club today, its symbols resigned to empty ritual. At one time, especially in Egypt but also in Freemasonry, their application had a divine purpose. It’s the nature of the beast, of entropy and indifference that true meanings and inherent power are lost. To give you an idea how powerful they once were, let's start at the beginning with the symbols of Egypt.
Few of us have had the recognition of C. W. Leadbeater (1854-1934), a 33° mason and early member of Theosophy:
"When I was initiated into Freemasonry in this life, my first sight of the Lodge was a great and pleasant surprise, for I found that I was perfectly familiar with all its arrangements, and that they were identical with those which I had known six thousand years ago in the Mysteries of Egypt. I am quite aware that this is a startling statement; I can only say that it is literally true. No mistake is possible; coincidence will not serve as an explanation. ..." The Hidden Life in Freemasonry
Continuing with the theme of Egypt and since I've alluded to the Theosophical Society; it is interesting to note that the original founders of Theosophy were contacted by two principle mahatmas, M. and K.H. The latter is Koot Hoomi Lal Singh or Kuthumi. M. is Morya or El Morya. The next person in embodiment El Morya contacted after Theosophy was Nicholas Roerich. In the 1930's, he had these interesting things to say about Egypt:
Why was the fire of lightning considered by the priests of Egypt to possess special magnetism? Was it superstition or knowledge? Why is the knowledge of the priests regarded as so very well-founded? Yet the facts, proved by research, confirm the fieriness of these teachers of Egypt. Was it not by experimental methods that the Egyptian priests arrived at the magnetism of the fire of lightning? One can imagine a specially condensed state of fiery energy during such powerful discharges. Of course, such tension may be perilous, but, properly directed, it can produce a purification of energy. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 528
The singular expression which you observed on the portraits pertains to the domain of Hiero-inspiration. Already in remote antiquity this spiritual penetration was understood. In ancient Egypt portrait images were used as a means of communion at a distance. Sacred Images likewise respond to spiritual communion. But this natural manifestation should be understood simply, as one more grain of knowledge, and not as magic or sorcery. No one can draft a boundary line to limit the knowledge of the spirit. No one has such an imagination as to be able to realize where the magnitude of energy could be cut short. Hence, one should conscientiously note all the understood details of various manifestations. One must rejoice at all such realizations, because these fiery beacons lead to the Fiery World. Consequently, on such paths one should apply great vigilance. One must accept reality as it is. Not distrust nor sleepiness, but the good eye and the opened heart lead to understanding of the new manifestations of the Fiery World. Observe how much the expression of the image becomes changed, and in the course of time you can compare this with events. It is needful, of course, to carry out observations upon people who have for you a special significance, and whom you know. The manifestation of such alterations of expression was called by the Egyptians the mirror of the soul. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 269
Certainly, the Initiates of ancient Egypt knew the great law which rules the whole Universe. The Pyramid itself presents a symbol of the mountain with a broad foundation and narrow summit. Indeed, the significance of the Chamber of the manifested King and Queen is that a crowning perfection is to be expected at the approach of all Cosmic Fiery dates. It is well to remember these manifested dates. It is well to remember these ancient indications and calculations. Thus is it possible to trace how from the most ancient times cosmic dates have been affirmed. One must also pay attention to the fact that those calculations lead up to our date and time. Thus immutable is Fiery Right, which has been inscribed on all the tablets, and which has been written by the great life of the eternal Magnet. Fiery World - Book 3 (1935) - 198
In the Mysteries of ancient Egypt there was a ritual called "The Sharpening of the Sword." The one to be tested was placed in deep darkness. He was approached by the Great Hierophant, who disclosed to him some of the Mysteries. Light illumined the Hierophant, then again everything sank into darkness. Afterward the priest designated as Tempter approached. Out of the darkness, the voice of the Tempter asked, "Brother, what hast thou seen and heard?" The tested one answered, "I was honored by the presence of the Great Hierophant." Agni Yoga (1929) - 520
The Great Architect builds eternally. It is senseless to suppose that certain parts of the Universe are completed and remain static. A great deal is made of the term evolution , but people have absolutely no conception of this process in its actuality. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 408
In truth, Egypt was great in attainments up into the time of Solomon. And Buddha, in a certain sense, received the chalice from Egypt. Thus the foundations of Wisdom have been harmoniously molded. Certainly, the Vedas too had a connecting link with former races. Often the Covenants grow in an evolutionary manner, but sometimes due to the depth of Karma the process becomes involutionary. But, withal, there has been an order of succession, and it precisely was a manifest equilibrium of the peoples. Denial of succession is ignorance. The very quality of life, the actual realization of the path, have been founded on successiveness, as an extension into Infinity. Quite often Hierarchy is represented as being finite, and from this issue all limitations and belittlements. The magnitude of Hierarchy extends into Infinity. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 290
We well understand the nature of the East, and because of its nature one should all the more note its reverence for Our Abode. Many Ashrams were transferred to the Himalayas because the atmosphere of other locations had become intolerable. The last Egyptian Ashram was transferred to the Himalayas because of the well-known events in Egypt and the adjoining regions. At the beginning of Armageddon all the Ashrams had to be gathered together in the Abode in the Himalayas. It should be known that at present We do not leave Our Abode, and We go to distant places only in Our subtle bodies. Thus the records about the inner life of Our Abode are being revealed. Supermundane - The Inner Life - Book 1 (1938) - 19
We catch a glimpse here of mysteries and fiery initiations that masons aspired to. Morya himself uses the Theosophical term "The Great Architect." He says the building is eternal not static. Indeed, the mysteries of Egypt were also in Atlantis, slightly different but the same. When Atlantis sank, many teachings and focuses were transferred to Egypt among other places. Egypt and the pyramids are far older than limited minded archaeololgists suppose. It had its ups and downs including some dark periods. The thread of contact was transferred to India. Not long after the Buddha "received the chalice," Manly P. Hall makes the case that the next appearance was not far from Egypt, in Rome. While the Buddha focused on building the temple within, the mysteries of Egypt morphed into someting akin to the 18th century masons in the west.
From The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hall "The Adepts":
Masonic historians have traced the origins of their Order with proper patience and diligence, if not with complete success. The disagreements of learned authorities over the descent of the operative and speculative traditions of the Craft need not be examined here. Societies of skilled artisans, addicted to those arts and sciences concerned with architecture and ornamentation, certainly have flourished from the beginning of historical time. Possibly such associations originated in the ancient practice of perpetuating the secrets of a profession or trade within families.
According to eighteenth-century Masonic tradition, Rome gathered the most eminent professors and practitioners of the arts and sciences "until they advanced to their Zenith of Glory, under Augustus Caesar, (in whose Reign was born God ' s MESSIAH, the great Architect of the Church) who having laid the World quiet, by proclaiming universal Peace, highly encourag'd those dexterous Artists that had been bred in the Roman Liberty, and their learned Scholars and Pupils; but particularly the great VITRUVIUS, the Father of all true Architects to this Day.
"Therefore it is rationally believ'd, that the glorious Augustus became the Grand-Master of the Lodge at Rome, having, besides his patronizing J' truvius, much promoted the Welfare of the Fellow-Craftsmen, as appears by the many magnificent Buildings of his Reign, etc.'
After the collapse of the Roman College of Architects, the splendid tradition of the builders passed to the keeping of the great Order of Comacine Masters, which flourished during the reigns of Constantine and Theodosius. The Magistri Comacini was composed of members of the Roman collegia, who, escaping from the barbarians when they overran the Empire, established themselves on the fortified island of Comacini, in Lake Como. Here they preserved the secret traditions of architecture and the machinery of the Roman guilds. They were responsible for the development of early Lombard and Romanesque styles of ornamentation. The Comacines were divided into Masters and disciples, and were ruled by a Grand Master. Their meeting places were called Logia. They wore white aprons and gloves, and had signs, tokens, passwords, and other means of identification.
Isola Comacina, Lake Como, Itlay.
(You may recognize the landscape, several movies have filmed here including the first in the Star Wars series.)
The Four Crowned Martyrs were the patron saints of the Comacine builders. These martyrs were members of the College of Architects, in Rome, during the reign of Diocletian. They had been converted to Christianity, and steadfastly refused to fashion a statue of Aesculapius. These Masters and one apprentice were tortured to death by order of the emperor. The Four Crowned Martyrs, carrying builders' instruments, were pictured or referred to in many early religious and Masonic writings, including the Regius MS The Quatuor Coronati Lodge, London, the most distinguished Masonic research group, was named in honor of these martyrs.
The Comacine Masters supplied the important link between the pagan artificers and the Christian cathedral builders. While it is difficult to prove the historical descent of an initiate Order of adept-architects, Heckethorn summarizes the situation with reasonable accuracy: "In antiquity there were corporations of architects and engineers, who undertook the building of temples and stadia; the Dionysiacs ' in Greece, the `Collegium Muriorum' in Rome were such. They were the prototypes of the associations of masons, builders, carpenters, who in the Middle Ages flourished chiefly in Germany and England. These, sometimes numbering six to eight hundred members, made contracts with monks, chapters, and other ecclesiastical authorities for the erection of cathedrals or churches. Eventually they made themselves independent of the Church, and in the thirteenth century they formed an extensive building association, originating at Cologne, and having lodges, as they called the directing members, at Strasbourg, Vienna, Cologne, and Zurich. There were other lodges, but these were the most important. They called themselves Free masons, and had ceremonies of initiation. Toward the end of the sixteenth century non-operative masons were admitted into the fraternity, who were called `accepted' Masons; they included men distinguished for learning or high position. Thus the work in the lodges became more symbolical than operative."
Assemblies of men specially skilled in architecture descended from antiquity and flourished in both Europe and Asia. These guilds of artisans were called upon whenever it was resolved to build new cities, to erect monumental structures, or to restore or enlarge shrines, temples, and palaces. Originally, these artisans migrated in groups of various numbers, according to the requirements of the occasion. They gathered wherever an elaborate architectural project was in process, and moved on to new locales when the work was finished. According to Huges, Archbishop of Rouen, numerous companies of such masons, under the leadership of a chief whom they called a prince, were traveling about Normandy restoring churches in the year 1145. He also mentioned that these artificers held an important guild union at Chartes, which was a splendid affair. ... (pp 245-247)
These building guilds managed to gain a certain independence from a Church that sent the west into a tailspin of intolerance. The builders of Europe's cathedrals enjoyed a sense of brotherhood, structure and architectural mysteries but they lacked deep spiritual truths. The way back to the inner mysteries was through an inadvertent episode in history. We return to Morya for the clue:
They will ask, "Can the time of Maitreya create a New Era?" Answer, "If the Crusades brought a new age, then truly the Era of Maitreya is a thousandfold more significant." In such consciousness should one proceed. Agni Yoga, 1. 1929.
The Era of Maitreya is still coming. But what's this, "the Crusades brought a new age?" Haven't we been taught that this era was a supreme exercise of western arrogance and a catastophic waste of lives and money? Morya does not say anywhere else what he means. I glean two things from his cryptic message. No. 1, the Templars brought back sacred mysteries from the middle east, although today's investigators probably ascribe too much knowledge and treasure to them. Some of these Solomon/Hiramic and Egyptian influences made their way to the masons hundreds of years later. Secondly, and more importandly, the door to Greek philosophy, science and Neo-Platonism was opened as a result of Islamic contact. Thanks to Islamic scholars and doctors such as Averroes and Avicenna, the wisdom that was Greece was saved. The crusades fascilitated a greater contact with Moslems culminating in a vast exchange of knowledge in Spain during the 13th and early 14th centuries. Great thinkers and scientists like Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Grosseteste, Peter Peregrinus and Roger Bacon benefitted greatly. The misunderstandings of Aristotle's scientific theory were brought to light. Bacon helped set the course for inductive reasoning. Neo-Platonism and mysticism gained a foothold. In short, the dogmatism, narrow-mindedness and superstition of the Catholic Church was about to be broken. It would take several hundred more years but the seeds were planted because of the communication that the crusades afforded.
The confluence of all these forces converged years later to impact a young lad in Paris in 1576. He was a secret son of the queen, the future author of the greatest plays ever penned, a budding scientist in the mold of Roger Bacon, and would eventually write his hopes for a utopia in The New Atlantis. And he was the catalyst for the future of secret societies, himself an enigma.
Alfred Dodd writes of him:
We have seen that at the age of fifteen he had left Cambridge possessed of all the knowledge it had to impart. Travel and intercourse on the Continent had polished his mind, moulded his opinions, and enlarged the boundaries of his intellectual world. He had made contact with men whose breasts were the repositories of the Mysteries. He was pledged to them by vow to create "Something," a "Something" to benefit the world on educational and ethical lines. Is it conceivable that he failed them? Did the sea breezes of the English Channel drive away those poetic dreams? They did not. And a most remarkable letter which he wrote to Father Fulgentio proves that his ideals never slumbered nor slept from the day they fluttered beneath his heart. He describes what he means by his dream, The Great Instauration, and then he says:
"The Zeal and Constancy of my Mind, has not waxed old in this Design, nor after so many years, grown cold and indifferent. I remember that about Forty Years ago, I composed a Juvenile Work about these things which with great Confidence, and a Pompous Title, I called Temporis Partum Masculum or the Most Masculine Birth of Time. I am thus persuaded, because of its infinite usefulness, that it may be ascribed to Divine Encouragement.Baconiana, '" 1579, p. 200.
There is no date to this letter so the exact date cannot be told when the work was actually composed, but it was a juvenile one, written forty years previously, and it would be safe to say that Francis Bacon was about twenty-one when The Most Masculine Birth of Time was written. The work is "Lost." But its subject matter is known. It centred round the birth of males by males in a Lodge of males. It was a description of the new ethical system of Freemasonry that had been born into the world among MEN. It was Francis Bacon's newly created Secret Society... . where every Initiate is a newly-born male who comes into a new world poor, penniless, naked and attached by his cable-tow. The great teacher had indeed created something. He had modernized an old world idea. He had established an organization. He had gathered round him a band of devoted disciples to spread the cult of a system of morality. It was secret, concealed, reserved. No wonder "he lived very much like a recluse in his chambers."
This, then, is the clue. From the day he returned from France when he was eighteen years of age he had steadily gone forward quietly and secretively with his plans, Freemasonry being one branch of his unseen
Now that we have found a definite clue that Francis was working at something secretive that seems to centre round a secret organization, we can get a little closer to the heart of the mystery that has hitherto baffled his cleverest editors like Messrs. Ellis and Spedding. We begin with the fact that Francis returned from the Continent afire with the thought that he had a Divine Mission, that primarily consisted in laying national and world bases for eternity, hidden foundations unknown to the masses, bases upon which posterity would build knowingly or witlessly of the identity of the architect who planned them and the superstructure. He was conscious of his powers, so conscious that though he was a modest man, ready to light his torch at any man's candle, he did not hesitate later on to write what would have been arrogant presumption on the part of others:
Francis Bacon thought thus and judged it to be for the benefit of Posterity that they should be acquainted with his Thoughts.
A teacher or a preacher must have a platform and an audience. Francis had neither. Would the renowned universities of Europe listen to an unknown man, a youth of twenty? Would scholars grown grey in arts and humanities accept the dictum of an obscure dreamer that their learning was a delusion, their method a snare? Would the theologians listen to the voice of the New Teacher that religion pure and undefiled was to visit the fatherless and the widow and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? Could they be persuaded that the pivot of worship was Love which bounded all men, irrespective of race, creed or blood, in one common brotherhood? Would the statesmen of the world accept his social ideals that the serf and the slave were God's sons and Christ's brothers and that all fortunate rulers owed a duty to their weaker compatriots, promulgating laws of social and educational betterment that the nation might be lifted to higher levels?
In an age of tyranny how could he break the chains which fettered free thought and hamstrung action? How could Francis Bacon, the penniless youth of ill-omened birth, get his thoughts across the world and into the minds and hearts of men, especially those deeper ethical and spiritual thoughts which dare not be openly expressed? How could he leap the barriers of conventional caste which encircled him? The youthful Francis knew that to speak with effect he must speak from a height . . . from the Throne if possible, or from the council-chamber, or from the Bench.There were many things on which he could speak openly. There were many things which he could only whisper in the ears of his disciples, that band of brothers which he afterwards called his "SONS." The youth therefore adopted TWO METHODS, one public, the other secret. This astonishing fact, which the schoolmen have never understood or realized, is proved to the hilt by his writings which afterwards appeared. He claims to be the Teacher of a certain Order, and that his teach!ng is based on the Natural Philosophy of the Ancients.
He says that he is going "the same road as the Ancients but has something better to produce," and he also speaks of " Two methods of publishing or writing—one RESERVED, the other OPEN"; One for his disciples, the other for the multitude: One shall be "ORAL" and "TRADITIONAL," the Matter "RESERVED TO A SUCCESSION OF HANDS" being SECRET Wisdom: The other shall be knowledge that can be openly discussed in the Universities, the Marts, the Hearths of Men. Here are his own words:
That the Direction be ANCIENTLY observed, though by the precedent of many vain persons and deceivers abused, of PUBLISHING Part and RESERVING Part to a PRIVATE SUCCESSION in such a manner whereby it may not be to the Taste or Capacity of ALL, but shall, as it were, SINGLE OUT and adopt his READER. [The System] is not to be laid Aside; both for the avoiding of ABUSE in the EXCLUDED, and the Strengthening of the AFFECTION in the ADMITTED. (Valerius Terminus, Ch. 18.)
To Ascend further I do forbear . . . chiefly because it would open that which in this Work I determine to RESERVE. (Ibid, Ch. i i.)
One need not be a Freemason to know that this applies and can only apply to Freemasonry. "The Ancient Direction" hinted at is to be found on every Lodge Circular today. There is indeed "a strengthening of AFFECTION in the ADMITTED" Candidate for Freemasonry, which in its highest and Theosophic aspects, is not for ALL but only for those whose tastes and characters qualify them for the Craft and its Succession. We are categorically told that Francis Bacon publishes a part of his works openly and that he reserves a part. Some MS. Notes that he left, now in the British Museum, confirm this fact, and that his plans of Philosophy are matured, because he says:
With some better respect to the Egyptians, Persians, Chaldees and the UTMOST ANTIQUITY and the MYSTERIES of the POETS. To consider what OPINIONS are fit to nourish Tanquam Ansae [according to occasion] so as to GRAFT THE NEW UPON THE OLD [i.e., the Speculative Ethics of Freemasonry upon operative customs and the Mysteries]. Of the manners and Precepts touching SECRECY, TRADITION, and PUBLICATION. (From Francis Bacon's Personal Life Story by Alfred Dodd, pp. 126 - 128)
It may seem unlikely that a lad of 18 could conceive and implement the beginnings of a vast movement. But this was no ordinary boy. He was given the finest education. Three hundred fifty years earlier Roger Bacon went to Oxford at the age of 13. Accelerated learning is not a modern phenomena, in fact, the opposite is the case. In France, Francis was initiated into the mysteries of the Templars. His horizons were opening. His vision of the future encompassed not only inner and outer teachings mentioned above, but also included an additional mystical group that would be more devotional and Christian than the Freemasons.
Here is Mrs. Henry Potts from Francis Bacon and His Secret Society:
Bacon, as we have seen, was not fifteen years old when he conceived the thought of founding a new system for the advancement of knowledge, and for the benefit of humanity. The Rosicrucian manifestoes inform us that the founder of the society, and the writer of one of the most important documents, The Chymical Marriage, was a boy of fifteen. .
Mr. Waite observes, naturally enough, that the knowledge evinced by the writer of the paper in question, of the practices and purposes of alchemy, must be impossible to the most precocious boy. But in mind. Francis Bacon never was a boy. Some men, he said, were always boys, their minds never grew with their bodies, but he reflected, evidently thinking of himself in relation to others, that " All is not in yeares, somewhat also is in houres well spent. "1 Never had he been " idle truant, omitting the sweet benefit of time," but rather had, like Proteus, "for that's his name,"
"Made use and fair advantage of his days,
His years but young, but his experience old;
His head unmellowed, but his judgment ripe !"
(Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Wonderful as it is, improbable as it would appear, did we not know it to be the case, the fact remains, that at the age of fifteen Francis Bacon had run through the whole round of the arts and sciences at Cambridge, had outstripped his tutors; and had left Cambridge in disappointment and disgust, finding nothing more to learn there. He did not wait to pass a degree, but, practically, it was acknowledged that he had more than deserved it, for the degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him some time afterward.
How he spent the next year is not recorded by his biographer, but another R. C. document, the Fama Fraternitatis, throws a side-light upon the matter. In this paper, full as all these Rosicrucian manifestoes are of Bacon's ideas and peculiarities of expression, we read that " the high and noble spirit of one of the fraternity was stirred up to enter into the scheme for a general reformation, and to travel away to the wise men of Arabia." This we interpret to mean that, at this time, the young philosopher was entering his studies of Rhazis, Avenzoar, Averroes, Avicenna, and other Arabic physicians and " Hermetic" writers, from whom we find him quoting in his acknowledged, as well as in his unacknowledged, writings.
At this time, the Fama informs us, this young member was sixteen years old, and for one year he had pursued his course alone.
What is this likely to mean but that, having left college, he was pursuing his advanced studies by himself? It seems almost a certainty that at this period he was endeavouring, as so many other ardent minds have done, to get at a knowledge of the first causes of things. How could he better attempt to achieve this than by going back to the most ancient philosophies in order to trace the history of learning and thought from the earliest recorded period to his own times ?
We shall presently have occasion to show the immense influence which the study of the occult philosophies of India, Persia, Arabia, and Egypt had upon the mind and writings of Francis Bacon, and how he drew from them the most, elementary and universal symbols and emblems which are the foundations of Freemason language and hieroglyphics. But there is another particular which especially links Bacon with the whole system of Rosicrucianism, and this is that very matter of making collections or dictionaries which we spoke of in the last chapter. Now, this was not only one of the ostensible objects of the fraternity, but also the ostensible object of Francis Bacon. He claims the idea as his own, and declares that neither Aristotle nor Theophrastus, Dioscorides or Pliny, and much less any of the modern writers, have hitherto proposed such a thing to themselves. Spedding says Bacon would have found that such a dictionary or index of nature as he contemplated in the Novum Organum must be nearly as voluminous as nature herself, and he gives the impression that such a dictionary was not attempted by Bacon. Here, as will be seen, we differ from this admirable biographer, and believe that Bacon did organise, and himself commence, such a system of note-taking, alphabetising, collating, " transporting," etc., as by the help of " his twenty young gentlemen," his able pens, devoted friends in every corner of the civilised world, and especially from the Illuminati, Rosy Cross brethren, and skilled Freemasons, to produce, within a few years, that truly cyclopedian mass of books of reference, which later writers have merely digested or added to.
Bacon claims as his own the method by which this great deficiency is to be supplied.
Behold, then, the author of the Fama Fraternitatis making a precisely similar claim :
" After this manner began the Fraternity of the Rosie Cross—first by four persons only, and by them was made the Magical Lannage and Writing with a large Dictionary."
May not the sentence just quoted help somewhat to account for the extraordinary likeness, not only in ideas, but in words, of books, scientific and historical, which appeared before the publication of the great collections? Is it possible that copies or transcripts may have been made from Bacon's great manu script dictionaries by those who would, with his ever-ready help, proceed to " make" or " produce" a book? Were such budding authors (Rosicrucians) allowed to come under his roof to write their books, and use his library and his brains? —questions at present unanswerable, but to be answered. ...
As Mrs. Potts mentions above, to promulgate his plans Bacon formed a small group of friends including Philip Sydney, Nicholas Bacon, Ben Johnson and John Dee. All were receptive to mystical ideas. And these ideas Francis was cultivating at a very young age. In 1583 one Giordano Bruno from Naples arrives in England and stays 2 years. It was a rocky beginning for the foreigner but he did manage to make some influential friends including Philip Sydney. Bruno was a scientist and a mystical philospher, but most importantly he was steeped in the traditions and mysteries of Egypt. He was well versed in the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. While in England, Bruno wrote The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast, not with a Christian theme as the phrase implies (from Book of Revelations) but with Egyptian and Greek themes. He addressed this dialogue to Philip Sydney. Bruno wrote other works in England oftentimes connected to Sydney. No one has ever connected Bacon to Bruno or even Dee to Bruno but given Bacon's propensity for secrecy and ciphers, it is not out of the question that Francis Bacon would have included a friend of Philip Sydney into his esoteric circles, but kept it secret. His knowledge of Egyptian mysteries would have been most welcome and useful in forming the Freemasons. By the way, some may wonder why profound spiritual mysteries need to be closely guarded. Here's one reason, one of the luminaries of the Renaissance age, Giordano Bruno on his return to Italy years later, was killed for his beliefs. The Catholic Church burned him at the stake for being a heretic.
Here is Dodd on the esoteric education of Bacon during his travels on the Continent and his stay in Paris:
Francis Bacon became initiated in secret and mystical Continental Orders which through persecution were virtually in a moribund state. He learned the ritual of the Mysteries and the solemnity of the ordeal through which the neophyte passed. He took part in the stately ceremonial of the Knights Templar. He studied the Jewish Cabala and obtained first-hand its peculiar knowledge. He sat at the feet of the men who knew how to write their secrets through the printed page that no one could trace unless he had been "taught to read." He saturated himself in Arabian lore and Egyptian mysticism. And he combined all this hidden wisdom with his own knowledge of Christian Ethics and the secret marks of the old operative masons, their grips and knocks and lodges that had so fascinated him when "The Temple" was built at Gorhambury. And he associated all this with the customs of the German Steinmetzin and the Medieval Guilds. Thus were the bases laid for the building of an ethical King Solomon's Temple which was to be upreared invisibly without the sound of hammer or chisel, where men could eventually moralize on working Tools and spiritualize a Building Plan. And the architect to evolve— out of the customs and cults of the ancient world, so rich in its symbolism of Natural Philosophy —a scheme that would have a more universal appeal for the sons of men ... was Francis Bacon. He it was who undertook to reorganize the Nature Myths with a new and more up-to-date interpretation, by rewriting the rituals of the ancient cults which should have as their basis ethics of universal application, morality devoid of credal dogmatism, the foundation stones being education, wisdom, charity, the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man. So the youth, while in France, who afterwards said he had "taken all Knowledge to be his Province" at once proceeded to rewrite the various Rituals of the Rosicrucian College that are practised today, and to create the Rituals of Freemasonry. But no one knew of this secret work at the time nor for many years later. The facts of history are plain. The Rosicrucian College and the Craft Degrees of Freemasonry were not in existence anywhere before Francis Bacon went to the Continent. This is stated very clearly by such a learned authority and Rosicrosse-Mason as De Quincey (see Rosicrucians and Free- masons, chap. n). Ibid. Dodd. p.104.
One of the greatest minds known to modern man got that way because he was a budding adept and studied endlessly. He had one of the greatest libraries of the time. And if there was some volume he might need, his friend John Dee had an equally impressive library. Bacon would spend hours there. On a side note, there is no record of Shakespeare having any library. He could barely write his own name let alone read a book. Bacon read Averroes, Avicenna and other Arabian and hermetic writers. He studied the ancient mysteries back as far as recorded history, those that the Church tried to snuff out. He imbued his writings with these arcane symbols and concepts. Here is part of a simple Sonnet:
When I see an Installation, too. I see even Solomon's Order—Commanders, Knights, Lords, Princess—a Temple for Hiram.
THE MASONIC FIRST FOLIO, In the First Folio, on the page immediately after the title page, there is a dedication to the two Herbert brothers, William and Philip, who were close friends of Francis Bacon. This dedication is designed to show the basic Masonic nature of the First Folio. At the top of this dedication the word “most” above the word “and” is designed to spell out the word MASON. But it is important to realize also, that in addition to the tip off of “Mason” and "Brethren" at the top that The Dedication specifically refers to the Fellow Craft degree, i.e., to degree number 2 of the Ancient Craft, or Blue Lodge Masonry, in connection with William Shakspere. We see this about half way through the dedication: “so worth a friend & FELLOW, as was our SHAKESPEARE” “FELLOW” obviously refers to the title given the initiate in the 2nd, or Fellow Craft degree. Once this is realized the double letters (2’s, i.e., the “LL’s” and the “HH’s”) in have a special signification. This points to another allusion that his built into this highly cryptic dedication. The word “MASON” at the top is in a winding or spiral shape. In his “Symbolism of Freemasonry” Albert Mackey says there is only one legend that is attached to the Fellow Craft degree-the legend of the Winding Stairs to the Middle Chamber, and to the symbolic payment of the workmen’s wages. The We may infer from this that William Shakspere of Stratford on Avon had been inducted into Francis Bacon’s Masonic fraternity, and that he was a Fellow Craft. Perhaps the blood curling oaths in the ritual and his membership in the fraternity explains how it was possible to keep him from ‘spilling the beans’ about the conspiracy. This has a further allusion, the legend of the Winding Stair in Fellow Craft degree says that the Middle Chamber was where the Fellow Craft received his wages. What this tells us is that Shakspere was being paid for allowing Francis Bacon to use him as the ‘Shakespeare’ mask. The Masonic lodge was a model of the world. This follows since it was built in imitation of the Temple of Solomon, which was a model of the world. According to the legend of the Fellow Craft the Winding Stair (or spiral shaped) stair begins just after the candidate has passed within the Porch between the two pillars at the entrance, and it represents the rising of the candidate in world as he gather more and more knowledge of the whole world. It is interesting that in his essay, “Of Great Place”, Bacon said: “All rising to great place is by a winding staire” This is just another of several bits of evidence that shows Francis Bacon was the one who formulated the Masonic ritual. The number of steps of the Winding Stair in all systems has always been odd-three, five, and so on. ...
From Alfred Dodd's, The Shakespeare's Sonnet-Diary or the Personal Poems of Francis Bacon, 1931: The Masonic Headpiece placed at the Head of Shakespeare's Sonnets in 1723, the year Grand Lodge announced it's existence to the World The Freemasons emerged from their hiding places in 1723 and let the world know of their existence officially. In 1723-25 Alexander Pope and Dr. Sewell published "Shakespeare's Sonnets"(the Benson Medley Edition). The above illustration is the headpiece from it---a remarkable example of Masonic Symbolism. On the left is to be seen the Square and Compasses, the Mask, and the clasped book with the Pallette and brushes. There is also the special Cross "T's" of the Knight's Degree. In the centre are the Three Principals hailing the Sun. At the back of the third figure are the initials "F.B." On the right side are the organ pipes indicative of the "New Organ," (Novum Organum) with the Cock and Serpent of the Higher Christian Degrees. These same symbols were afterwards used in the tail-piece of Dr. Peter Shaw's edition of Francis Bacon's works. They distinctly show the connection between "Shakespeare's Sonnets" and the "Great Instauration" of Francis Bacon. The Creation and organization of the Ethical Brotherhood was in fact Part VI to which he says "all the rest are subservient," including the Shakespeare Plays, Part IV. I directly call the attention of the above symbolism to all Masonic Research Associations, and particularly the Quatuor Coronati Research Lodge of London who are investigating the Genesis and Origins of Freemasonry, noting also the same Symbolism on pages 273 and 267, as well as 43,44, 252, 257, 261, 263, 269, 274, 176 and the Ritual Contractions pp.278-287. In Francis Bacon is to be found the Secret of Freemasonry and the Origin of the Modern Mystery. The time is over-ripe for ALL Freemasons to know the Truth of their Craft. The Quatuor Coronati has hitherto neglected the ancient Elizabethan books. If the scholars will but search them they will find the Key-Stone. It is not too late to make that Stone which the Builders rejected THE HEAD OF THE CORNER. Source
And Bacon was not adverse to putting clues to masonry in the works that carry his name:
HIS BIRTH THE "IM" TITLE PAGE: The title page of a Latin translation of Bacon's Advancement of Learning, published in Paris in 1624 as De Digniate Et Augmentis Scientiarum. The emblematic picture on this title page was shrewdly designed to reveal the just identity of the author. It was designed to be of much value, and, in a narrow compass, to reveal to those who could decipher it, the true identity of the author, Francis Bacon. The capital letters "IM" in the small oval space at the bottom of the picture are of great importance. The "IM" in Latin is equivalent to the words is, or init or I am in English. The letters "IM" are placed over an old Guild or Operative Mason's mark in the emblem, therefore Bacon is saying that I am an Operative Mason. It was common practice for the Guild and Operative Mason of ancient times to place his special mark, indented, into his finished work so that each stone he processed could be easily identified. In Bacon's time, there were very few of the Operative Masons who could read or write; they used their Masonic mark as signatures. The portion of the mark extending above the letters "IM" might easily be identified as an Operative Mason's mark, and that portion extending below the letters might be considered the square and compass which is a Freemason's emblem. If the records of the Guild or Operative Mason's of Bacon's time could be found, they might reveal that the particular mark under the "IM" was assigned to Francis Bacon. In the larger oval space of this emblematic picture, there is a Fleur-de-lis and a Coronet immediately above it. The Fleur-de-lis has a light and a dark side which simulate the light and dark side of the "A", one of the secret signatures of the Knights of the Helmet. It was part of the Royal Arms of England from 1340 to 1801, and was used as an emblem on the coronet worn by the Prince of Wales; it was used on the coronet worn by the younger son and brother of the blood royal. From this, one finds that Bacon is saying, in the emblem, that he is or I am of royal blood, I am a Prince. ... BACON-MASONRY, by George Tudhope; 1954 pp.70-74.
"No reasonable doubt remains that the Masonic Order is the direct outgrowth of the secret societies of the Middle Ages, nor can it be denied that Freemasonry is permeated by the symbolism and mysticism of the ancient and mediæval worlds. Sir Francis Bacon knew the true secret of Masonic origin and there is reason to suspect that he concealed this knowledge in cipher and cryptogram. Bacon is not to be regarded solely as a man but rather as the focal point between an invisible institution and a world which was never able to distinguish between the messenger and the message which he promulgated. This secret society, having rediscovered the lost wisdom of the ages and fearing that the knowledge might be lost again, perpetuated it in two ways: (1) by an organization (Freemasonry) to the initiates of which it revealed its wisdom in the form of symbols; (2) by embodying its arcana in the literature of the day by means of cunningly contrived ciphers and enigmas." Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages. p. 548.
I think it is clear that Bacon is behind not only the elevation of culture and science, but also eminently concerned with feeding the souls of mankind. Most agree that the Rosicrucians started around 1607 and the Freemasons either shortly before that or soon after. But very few give Lord Bacon his due. Why? Two reasons; because of his birth and the need to keep esoteric teachings somewhat secretive at the time, he hid some of the truth. Even still, there is enough evidence out there for even the most die hard skeptic. This brings me to the subtitle of this article, "Masons and Masters." Sir Fancis Bacon was the final embodiment of a soul whose long line of distinguished lives has unceasingly elevated a planet. The culmination of these incarnartions had earned him the office known as the avatar of the Aquarian Age which began around 2,000 years after the last avatar, Jesus Christ. An avatar always receives great opposition from both worldly forces and darker, sinister forces at astral levels. Do I need to remind anyone what Jesus faced and still does today? Sir Francis Bacon has had to face similar opposition both in that life and in his next mission. The denial of Christ in Jesus and Bacon is common. The best two ways of attacking an avatar are, discredit the messenger and then distort, dilute and delete their work. Bacon would not lie down nor be a door mat for opposing forces however. He was determined to return.
In every 2,000 year cycle, it is not uncommon for an ascended being to return to presage the way for the avatar. Elijah (who ascended in a "fiery chariot") returned as John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. Lord Bacon was given the dispensation to return in an ascended "Light" body to prepare the way for the Aquarian Age. He took the name that he would use as an ascended master, the Comte de Saint Germain. Sometimes it takes one person strategically placed to witness for posterity an important series of events in history. El Morya:
... many archives, including some that have already been studied, actually contain much of importance that has gone undiscovered. Archives such as those of the Duc de Choiseul, Goethe, and Stroganov contain valuable information, with many hints about the inner life of Our Brotherhood. We should be grateful to Madame Adhmar for the writings left by her. Without them much information about the activities of St. Germain would not have been known. One could wonder why the writings of Madame Adhmar were needed when We Ourselves could have made it all the clearer. But people value the testimony of contemporaries, and in the eyes of humanity such records are more substantial proof than Our anonymous information. Arabian records, and also those of Iran, should be studied. In those archives can be found many travel memoirs that clearly reveal why We speak so often about cooperation between peoples. Similar narratives, repeated in different ages by historic personages, offer vivid testimony to this. It is astonishing to see how the information about the Brotherhood was able to reach unexpected places. Such records can be found in Ireland, in Norway, and in Spain, where information was brought by seafarers from the East. Let the explorers not cease their quest, for unexpected discoveries await them! ... Supermundane III, 541.
Thanks to Madame d'Adhmar we have a record of Saint Germain's comings and going in 18th century Europe. How and when did he arrive on the scene? Here are Saint Germain's own words describing the end of his life as Sir Francis Bacon given in a dictation in May of 1955. It comes from my previous article Sir Francis Bacon, The Count of St. Germain, the Supernova of 1604 and the 800 Year Spiritual Cycle:"Born to the throne of England, but denied its authority, my soul did weep in sorrow and frustration. Stirring within my consciousness was a "seed idea," born of the Father of Light, but not yet nourished and developed to the point where it might be efficaciously utilized by mankind. Yet, such is the confusion of the outer consciousness, that often by effort of human will such ideas are aborted or stillborn before their time. This wisdom of abiding in the will of the father (who will see that the fruit of his seeds matures at the right time) comes with suffering, with illumination and with grace. So I learned that the world brotherhood was not to be the outcome of a dynasty of human kings but of a spiritual bond of selflessness, impersonal service and shared vision at a later day. ...
A great Master and dear friend, beloved Jesus, had been tempted, long before me, to accept a human throne in order to utilize the position of authority to further his teachings. He wisely rebuked the interceding advocate for temporal power. Long before his ministry, another (Lord Buddha) renounced an already secured throne to find the heart of God and embody the spirit of that heart for his fellowmen.It comes to every man in his time—an opportunity to relinquish all power and authority into the hands of the Father of Light. When the great surrender is made—then the VICTORY does come!I remember well when my call came! I remember the dreams, visions unfulfilled, hopes and plans resulting from communion with my maker, there remained yet ephemoral phantoms, some woven into words which would outlive the garment of flesh I wore (the Shakespearian classics, Bacon's utopia, etc.).To leave all these dreams and plans unfulfilled was not an easy task. Yet, those far greater than I, looking upon the future with unbound eyes, recommended that I prepare to come HOME. Other souls, strong and true, promised to weave their life energies into completing the pattern of my free star!I remember yet how, after winding up my personal affairs as best I could, I left England and crossed the Channel. The rough and choppy seas and the heavy fogs brought to remembrance another crossing. Then only faith sustained us as we journeyed to the shores of the land where one day my vision would become fact (as Columbus).
The generous nobleman with graceful horses waiting on the shores of France, the long journey across the green fields, the snug villages, the more difficult mountain passes into Transylvania—these are all burned into my heart forever! The kind welcome of my host and friend, the enjoyment of the peaceful woodland, the soft bird song, the early spring flowers—all these tie my heart yet to dear "Mother Earth" and all who live upon her." The Bridge to Freedom Journal, Book 2; pp. 278 & 279
And so, after faking his death, Lord Bacon made his way to a secrect retreat in Transylvania to make his ascension. Or as Manly P. Hall puts it: "While, as before stated, the principles of the Hiramic legend are of the greatest antiquity, it is not impossible that its present form may be based upon incidents in the life of Lord Bacon, who passed through the philosophic death and was raised in Germany." (op. cit., p.241). ... " Other souls, strong and true" mentioned above, ... were in place ready for [to] help in the 1700's. They were in his beloved Freemason and Rosicrucian Orders; they were heads of State: Louis XV (not to be confused with Louis XVI) of France, Frederick of Prussia and Catherine II of Russia; they were genteel members of the aristocracy: Madame de Pompadour, Prince Karl of Hesse and Madame d'Adhémar and they were in the Colonies: George Washington, Ben Franklin, Lafayette and many others.
"For almost 100 years after the ascension of my physical body, I prepared to be invested with the power and authority as the Chohan on the Seventh Ray. I prepared to be invested with cosmic authority as the directing consciousness of the new cycle of time. You will see all progress is in graded radiation, graded application and preparation of consciousness.
During my last earth life, I was privileged to come into contact with many Masters, some of whom were already ascended, others of whom were highly developed and evolved. Through their assistance I was able to use applications given and prepare myself to be free from the necessity of rebirth. At the close of the Earth life I went into Transylvania and there on the first of May, 1684, passed into the Ascended Master Octave. My personal ascension was completed in 1684, but the assumption of my office as Chohan of the Seventh Ray was completed late in the 18th century, after my service to the cause of freedom in America and at the Court of France. When I assumed office as a Chohan, it was no longer possible for me to use my vital energy in the visitations, such as I had made to the crowned heads of Europe. Until this time, I had certain liberty to utilize my energies and endeavoring to form a United States of Europe and to persuade certain students of the occult and metaphysical laws that, if they would cooperate with the Hierarchy, a universal brotherhood could be established without bloodshed. With the exception of my endeavors through Napoleon Bonaparte, I no longer gave any personal service to the European governmental circles and my service to mankind became cosmic." op. cit., pp. 227, 228.
This may seem like a fantastic tale, except for the fact that many knew the Count and were a witness to his amazing abilities and demeanor. The extraordinary writer and philosopher Voltaire knew the Count. He had this to say about him, "a man who knows everything and never dies." Many were astonished at his lack of aging for over one hundred years. [This ends the excerpt]
In reality, he never did die. Isabel Cooper-Oakley used Madame d'Adhmar diaries to write a book about the man who would not die:
"There appeared at the Court in these days and extraordinary man, who called himself Comte de Saint Germain. At first he distinguished himself through his cleverness and the great diversity of his talents, but in another respect he soon aroused the greatest astonishment. "The old Countess v. Georgy who fifty years earlier had accompanied her husband to Venice where he had the appointment of ambassador, lately met St. Germain at Madame de Pompadour's. For some time she watched the stranger with signs of the greatest surprise, in which was mixed not a little fear. Finally, unable to control her excitement, she approached the Count more out of curiosity than in fear. "'Will you have the kindness to tell me,' said the Countess, 'whether your father was in Venice about the year 1710?' "'No, Madame,' replied the Count quite unconcerned, 'it is very much longer since I lost my father; but I myself was living in Venice at the end of the last and the beginning of this century; I had the honor to pay you court then, and you were kind enough to admire a few Barcarolles of my composing which we used to sing together.' 'Forgive me, but that is impossible the Comte de St. Germain I knew in those days was at least 45 years old, and you, at the outside are that age at present.' "' Madame,' replied the Count smiling, 'I am very old.' "'But then you must be nearly 100 years old.' "'That is not impossible.' ..." The Count replied. The Count of Saint-Germain by Cooper-Oakley, pp. 27, 28.
The first recorded creation of a masonic Grand Lodge was in London on June 24, 1717. The Count of Saint Germain according to Countess v. Georgy was already traveling around Europe in 1710. He used many aliases and could speak numerous languages as if he were a native. It would not be out of the question that he would be there for the founding of the Grand Lodge. I would be shocked if the founder of the Freemasons was not there in person for this event. The Count was everywhere in the 1700's setting up chapters. He did it for almost 100 years.
Meanwhile in Germany, Adam Weishaupt created the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. You might notice that is on the same day as Saint Germain's ascension day and the same year freedom comes to the Colonies. This is no accident, fallen angels in emodiment know at unconscious levels the importance of not only symbols but of cycles and dates. They are always trying to usurp the light and the initiation of cycles. Saint Germain is known as the God of Freedom. Guess which day the forces of anti-freedom, communism, chose as their celebration day—May 1. Back to Weishaupt, he also chose the name Illuminati because it implies a connection to higher beings such as Archangels, but the only tie they have to angels are fallen ones such as Lucifer. Soon after creating the Illuminati, Weishaupt decided to hide it in Freemasonry. What better place? Hence, the two strains of Masonry that has forever cursed Bacon's English branch of Freemasonry. George Washington knew of the infiltration but did not think it had reached the Freemasons in the U.S. yet. Thanks to a seeming act of God, in 1784, a lightning bolt struck an Illuminati messenger on horseback in Bavaria. Documents from Weishaupt to Illuminists in France that outlined a plan to foment the French Revolution were discovered. This bizarre event alerted John Robison:
Towards the end of his life, he became an enthusiastic conspiracy theorist, publishing Proofs of a Conspiracy ... in 1797, alleging clandestine intrigue by the Illuminati and Freemasons (the work's full title was Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the secret meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies). Robison and French priest Abbé Barruel independently developed similar views that the Illuminati had infiltrated Continental Freemasonry, leading to the excesses of the French Revolution. In 1798, the Reverend G. W. Snyder sent Robison's book to George Washington for his thoughts on the subject in which he replied to him in his Letter to the Reverend G. W. Snyder (24 October 1798). ... Wikipedia on John Robison
From George Washington to Reverend G. W. Snyder; Mount Vernon, October 24, 1798.
Revd Sir: I have your favor of the 17th. instant before me; and my only motive to trouble you with the receipt of this letter, is to explain, and correct a mistake which I perceive the hurry in which I am obliged, often, to write letters, have led you into. It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned. My occupations are such, that but little leisure is allowed me to read News Papers, or Books of any kind; the reading of letters, and preparing answers, absorb much of my time. With respect, etc. Source
Indeed, Bacon's plan for the New Atlantis across the pond was progressing nicely without any help from German Freemasonry. The Pilgrims had a brief flirtation with communism with dismal results. Indians helped them out which we celebrate as Thanksgiving. They switched from the free lunch program to pay as you go and everything worked fine after that. Down south near Philadelphia, Bacon's Rosicrucian teachings found their way to the banks of the Wissahickon. A descendent of these monks annointed the future first President with a spiritual blessing. The Count of Saint Germain himself made several appearances in the colonies. He was known as the "Professor" to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others. When the Declaration of Independence lay unsigned, he gave an electrifying speech that inspired the delegates to action.
Back in France he was not so lucky. He tried to accomplish the same thing in Europe with a United States there too. But he had to contend with the German Illuminist masons. Saint Germain, being an adept, knew Weishaupt's soul, but could not interfere because one, we all have freewill and two, there is always hope that a dark hearted individual could bend the knee and change their ways. Under the guise of Freemasonry this scheming group began to foment the downfall of France. They did so under the Masonic banner of Brotherhood, Fraternity and Liberté. But their true intent was chaos by unleashing the mob mentality. Tyranny and elements of communism was their goal. He tried to warn the King but was foiled at every attempt.
Years before the lightning bolt event, the Count knew what was about to transpire. He returned to Paris after several years absence: Madame d'Ahdamar had just told the Count of the loss of his friend King Louis XV:
"'I doubly regret this loss, both for myself and for France.'
"'The nation is not of your opinion; it looks to the new reign for its welfare.'
"'It is a mistake; this reign will be fatal to it.'"
"'What are you saying?' I replied, lowering my voice and looking around me.
"'The truth ... A gigantic conspiracy is being formed, which as yet has not visible chief, but he will appear before long. The aim is nothing less than the overthrow of what exists, to reconstruct it on a new plan. There is ill-will towards the royal family, the clergy, the nobility, the magistracy. There is still time, however, to baffle the plot; later, this would be impossible.'" op.cit. Cooper. p. 58.
The King's adviser, the Comte de Maurepas who "detested" St. Germain, "hastened her [France's] ruin," by preventing the Count from intervening. In London there was an assault on the queen as well, "a British expert on the French Revolution is claiming that the "evidence" of the queen's reputation for debauchery is a tissue of lies, thought up by London-based criminals intent on blackmailing the French royal family." Telegraph (UK), 9/30/06. Knowing the Illuminati's vast reach it is possible this was their doing. The most famous enduring myth is that the queen said "Let them eat cake," indicating her callousness towards the poor. However, there is no proof she ever said that.
The Count's plans for Europe were thwarted by deception within masonry. Those with a narrow view of history blamed Freemsonry and even the Comte de Saint Germain himself for France's debacle. Once again, El Morya:
The ignorant assert that We provoke revolutions and sedition, but actually We have tried many times to prevent murder and destruction. Brother Rakoczy [Saint Germain] himself fulfilled the highest measure of love for humanity and was rejected by those whom He tried to save. His actions were recorded in well-known extant memoirs, but still certain liars call him the father of the French Revolution. ... it is Our duty to warn the nations. ... Eventually, people will recall and compare the facts. One can mention events from the history of various countries, recall Napoleon, the appearance of the Advisor to the American Constitutional Convention, ... Supermundane I. 1938
The confusion over masonry persists. You'll notice that Dan Brown's book is replete with satanic type masonic rituals. If true, these came from the Illuminist infiltration in Europe. As Morya alluded to above, the Count briefly tried to turn around the damage done in France by working with Napoleon but the little general's ego got in the way. He was probably contacted by the Count inside the Pyramid at Giza:
The inner sanctum of the Pyramids drew Napoleon in, like so many before him and since. After exploring the chambers of Khufu's Great Pyramid, Napoleon requested to be left alone in the King's Chamber. When he finally emerged, he is reported to have been extremely shaken and shocked by something within. When asked what had happened, he refused to discuss it and insisted that the incident never be spoken of again. A friend, who visited Napoleon in his final days, asked him to tell him the secret of that day. Napoleon was ready to speak, but then shook his head and declined. Enigmatically, he responded, 'No, what's the use. You'd never believe me.' ... Source
I doubt if Napoleon's vibration was high enough to receive an adept who moments before was in a Himalayan retreat. The Kings Chamber however would have elevated his consciousness somewhat but not nearly enough. Every fiber of his being was shaken. Maybe someday we'll learn what Saint Germain said and did in there.
Sometime before 1790, Isabel-Cooper records this enigmatic comment by Saint Germain:
... I see it all; astrologers and meteorologists know nothing, believe me; one needs to have studied in the Pyramids as I have studied. Towards the end of the century I shall disappear out of Europe, and betake myself to the region of the Himalayas. I will rest; I must rest. Exactly in eighty-five years will people again set eyes on me. Farewell ... ibid. p. 145.
Thus we come full circle from the start of this article. Eighty five years from the scene quoted above, Theosophy was founded in NYC by the Himalayan adepts K.H. and M. Saint Germain felt it was not the right timing for a large movement and expentiture of his energy so his two friends stepped forward instead. But when a master makes a vow he keeps it. He did appear in 1875, 85 years later. Responding to a novena in the New World, he appeared mysteriously and built an amazing wooden spiral staircase with 33 steps representing the masonic 33 degrees. Fulfilling that vow, he retreated once again until it was time to contact an old friend on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. Freemasonry had fulfilled its purpose it was time for an updated message.
And what of the bad seed in masonry, the Illuminati? They are not as effective as they once were. It's where these individuals have reincarnated that should be the greatest concern. You will know them my their tactics and fruits. They will gravitate towards economic institutions, power and the control of people's (and children's) minds always pushing their agenda of global controls, socialism and communism. They are not above using chaos to achieve their Machiavellian ends. They've done it before.
by William C. House
Editor, Reverse Spins
"The Comte de St.-Germain and Sir Francis Bacon are the two greatest emissaries sent into the world by the Secret Brotherhood in the last thousand years. The principles disseminated by the Comte de St.-Germain were undoubtedly Rosicrucian in origin and permeated with the doctrines of the Gnostics. The Comte was the moving spirit of Rosicrucianism during the eighteenth century ..." Manly P. Hall's Intro: Part One: The Man Who Does Not Die to The Most Holy Trinosophia by Comte de Saint-Germain
Once a French nobleman said to St. Germain, "I cannot even begin to understand the nonsense that surrounds you!" St. Germain answered, "It is not difficult to understand my nonsense if you will give it the same attention you give to your own, if you will read my reports with the same attention you give to the list of dancers at the court. But the problem is that the order of a minuet is of greater importance to you than the safety of the planet." In these words is contained the tragedy of our times. We find time without limit for all kinds of petty activities, but we do not find an hour for the most vital. Agni Yoga, 451.
"The critics can go to hell. We don't know half enough about Lord Bacon." —Frederich Nietzsche
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