Monday, December 14, 2015
Freemasonry & Illuminati
Recently there's been a video circulating online of KRS-One speaking on Freemasonry, The Illuminati and if he's a member of those secret societies. You can view the video HERE. While the video was very insightful, I was compelled to add-on because there was a lot of territory that wasn't covered in regards to this subject matter. It's difficult to do that in a 12 minute video. On December 11th I hosted a live #Periscope presentation on the subject matter and then followed it up with a youtube video for those who didn't have the app. You can check out that video here: A.S.I.A. TV. The main focus in my video was to show people the correlations in some of the things KRS-One talked about and other things that were not mentioned. It's vital to understanding the network in how their web [net] works.
To begin, a couple of the main points KRS-One talked about was Martime Law, ship craftsmanship [building] and International Banking such as the role of the Rothschild's, Trilateral Commission and Bilderbergs. He also talked about the Ancient Kemetic [Egyptian] origins of Freemasonry. In regards to "a part" of the white Freemasons origin this is indeed true. I would add that the Freemasons did not solely get their teachings, constitution, regalia, signs, symbols and working tools from Kemet. There are various other Classical Civilizations, Original [First World] People and Nations whom the Freemasons owe credit to such as the Indus Valley, the Moors, the Iroquois and various others. One of the most critical pieces of information that was not included in KRS-One's video was the role the Knight Templars played in forging Freemasonry, International Banking, Maritime Law and setting the foundation for other appendant secret society bodies. If you've read my article Pike Dreams showing Albert Pike's ties to Freemasonry, the Klu Klux Klan, Freemasonry and Shriners, I am taking the same approach to demonstrate the correlations in my video. Also, I encourage you to please follow-up these chronological points I make by researching further the locations, names and events that connect the dots.
* In the 1100's the Knight Templars are organized and work as a military arm of the Catholic Church to guard travelers from Europe who are going to the holy land [Jerusalem]. These Poor-Fellow Soldiers of Christ establish a secret initiation ritual and utilize secret signs, symbols and regalia to identify each other who belong to their order. This is 400 years after the Moors were already occupying and culturally influencing parts of Europe, including the Knight Templars. The Moors would remain an influence in Europe for another 300 years until the late 1400's. Also, while the Templars are in the holy land they also come under the influence of the Saracens via Saladin and the Assassins via Hassan-i Sabbāh, The Old Man of The Mountains.
* Through the mathematical/navigational insight and craftsman influence of the Moors, the Knight Templars established a navel fleet. As a protective arm of the church, their fleet were considered church "privateers" and likewise given permission to attack enemy vessels and confiscate their riches. In addition to the traditional white flag bearing the red cross, the other flag flown atop Templar navel fleets was a black flag bearing a white skull and cross bones. That flag came to be known as the Jolly Roger flag and eventually associated with pirates during the Buccaneer Period or Golden Age of piracy in the 1650's to the early 1700's. This is also the symbol used for the Freemasonic appendant body established at Yale University in the 1800's known as the Skull & Bones.
* The Knights Templars established the First International Banking system. When lords and other wealthy Europeans would travel to the holy land they would deposit their wealth with the Templars. When they arrived in the holy land they were able to withdraw gold based upon what they deposited back home. This system helped the Templars, or Poor-Fellow Soldiers of Christ, amass a great deal of wealth. So great was their wealth they were able to lend money to Kingdoms. One such King, Philip IV of France, was in debt to them.
* With the expansion of their International Banking System, and privateering navel fleet, the Templars began to define some of the perimeters and reinforce what came to be defined as Maritime Law: private international law governing the relationships between private entities that operate vessels and conduct business on the oceans such as marine commerce, navigation, salvaging and the transportation of goods and passengers by sea. The planet earth being 196,940,000 square miles and water covering 139,685,000 square miles, Maritime Law determines 3/4's or 75% of the rules and regulations that govern our planet and its resources.
* By the 1300's people began to conspire against the Knight Templars to confiscate the wealth and usurp their position of power. On Friday, October 13th, 1307, Philip IV of France and Edward II of England with the use of a Papal Bull issued by Pope Clement V began to arrest Templars throughout Europe on charges of heresy against the Catholic Church. King Philip IV, in debt to the Templars, persuaded Pope Clement to do it. This Friday the 13th became known as Black Friday and the source of #13 being considered unlucky. Upon their arrest came the Templar Heresy Trials where Knights were tortured, burned at the stake and forced to admit that in their secret initiations they worshiped the devil, spat upon crosses and committed other heinous acts against the church. The Templars Grand Master, Jacques de Molay was publicly burned at the stake in France. Some of the Templars wealth was also confiscated and to this day is still part of the Vatican's national treasure.
* Those Templar's who were not caught went underground and used their ships to smuggle their wealth out of certain places in Europe. Now viewed as an enemy of the church, the Templars were no longer seen as privateers. Their navel fleet and black flag bearing a white skull and cross bones became associated with piracy. It is also during this time that elements of the Templar Code of Conduct becomes a Pirate Code of Conduct.
* The first Templar's to publicly reemerge as Knights occurred in Scotland in 1314. Some fought alongside King Robert The Bruce who was at war with England's Edward II, the same King who conspired against them with Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V. In regards to International Banking, their first affiliated bank was opened in Venice in 1397 under the guise of Giovanni Medici. Following this, the Templar's shadowy distribution of wealth via a sophisticated network of institutions and the seemingly disappearance of their navel fleet appeared as though they vanished.
* From the 1300's to the 1600's Europe began its Renaissance, spearheaded by the Moors with an undercurrent of Templar socioeconomic engineering. During this time we see explorers and thinkers such as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, De Vinci, Sir Issac Newton and others associated with the Night Templar's begin to publicly shape Europe's destiny.
* 15th century Scotland, with the building of the structure known as the Rosslyn Chapel, is the first architectural evidence of the transmutation of Knights Templars into an organization that came to be known as Freemasonry. Prior to this point, there is no historical mention of a secret society known as Freemasonry. Rosslyn Chapel contains both Knight Templar and Freemasonic signs, symbols, ritual depictions.
* In the 1500's we see the first European Freemasonic Lodges in Scotland: The Lodge of Edinburgh #1 or Mary's Chapel and the Mother Lodge Kilwinning Lodge #0. It is in the Kilwinning Lodge where we find a record of the first masonic minute book. The Lodge of Edinburgh is where we find the first historical reference of speculative freemason being initiated. This also marks the craftsmanship transition of many Templars from ship/fortress building sea travelers to tradesman [builders]. This worked to solidify a sedentary identity as Freemasons and the establishment of stonemason guilds. Their working tools, signs, symbols, mathematical/navigational insight and Christian worldview was forged into a secret system to identify each other, and their skill level, within these guilds. Over time this operative system of actually building structures began to take on a non-operative or speculative identity and non-working class people among the aristocratic class began to be initiated.
* During this time of the European Renaissance and Exploration, the Protestant Reformation and Buccaneer Period or Golden Age of Piracy is ushered in. Because of the Templars past issues with the Catholic Church, some become a secret aide to the Protestant Movement under the auspices of their new identity, Freemasons.
* 1717 The Mother Lodge of London England is established. Other appendant bodies begin to be established in other parts of Europe that are beholden to this Mother Lodge. American Freemasons such as George Washington and his crew are not given a charter to establish lodges in America from England yet do so anyway. They not only secede from England, they secede from the Mother Lodge of England. Starting in 1738 and several years after the Catholic Church issues papal bulls to banning Catholics from joining Freemasonry.
* 1773 The Boston Tea Party are Freemasons who conspire in a Boston lodge known as the St. Andrews Lodge; the Green Dragon Tavern that was purchased by the lodge in 1764. This set off the events that would birth America on July 4th, 1776.
* In 1776 Bavaria Germany a group of Freemasons led by Adam Weishaupt conspire in secret to found a secret society known as The Illuminati. Their intention was to the rival the church as stewards of the Age of Enlightenment that has begun to catch fire throughout Europe. With the encouragement of the Catholic Church, Charles Theodore -Elector of Bavaria, publicly outlawed The Illuminati through a series of edicts. Like the Knight Templars, this forced them underground and they continued to operate as a shadowy hand to help orchestrate some of the events that brought about the French Revolution.
* On September 29, 1784 the first masonic charter is given to a black man named Prince Hall to set up African Lodge No. 459 in North America via a charter from Fredrick, Duke of Cumberland, Grand Master of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Ancient Masons. In the next century, Anti-Masonic opposition from Catholic Churches continues and the Anti-Masonic Political Party is started in New York as the first third party of the United States.
Throughout this time of the Knight Templars, the Freemasons and the Illuminati we see a consistent pattern throughout Europe to America: changing faces, different places, same station. The common denominator is a veil of secrecy that set into motion the establishment of hundreds of appendant bodies we come to know today. The chronology I summarized points out that the Knight Templars are not totally different or unrelated to the Freemasons or the Illuminati. DeMolay International, founded by Frank S. Land, director of the Masonic Relief and Employment Bureau of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, is named after Templar Grand Master, Jacques de Molay. It's a junior masonic organization open to boys between the ages of 12 and 21. Once a person becomes a Freemason they enter what is called the Blue House where they earn their first three degrees: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master. From there they have a choice to earn more degrees in the Green House [Scottish Rite] or the Red House [York Rite]. It is in York Rite house that a Freemason can gain access to the Black House where they learn about and earn their Knight Templar degree.
We also see a consistent pattern of International Banking and advocacy of a global economy through the establishment of various multinational initiatives and corporations linked to various secret society members, organizations and families such as: Council of Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Club, Money Lenders of Amsterdam [Elders of Zion], Warburg, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Dupont and etc. Here is a film from 1943 France called Occult Forces that highlights the relationship between secret societies and geopolitics.
Film: Occult Forces, 1943 [France]
Nowadays many people view the Illuminati, Freemasonry and other appendant bodies out of context. Some of these groups are local, perhaps regional. Others are national, perhaps international. All of them are special interest groups established to seek or receive special advantages for its members at the exclusion of non-members. Although the historical society known as the Illuminati that was founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776 no longer exists, the concept does and remains the determined idea of various special interest groups that seek to control certain industries be it film, advertisement, textile, pharmaceuticals, video games, food and etc. KRS-One was not correct in saying that Freemasonry is Freemasonry and the Illuminati is (or was) the Illuminati. They're linked to a network of veiled secrets, special interests and international banking that goes back to their predecessor, the Knight Templars. They were the ship craftsman privateers whom he spoke of. They are the ones who consistently transmuted themselves, through a form of geopolitical alchemy, to forge the basis of what Europe and America came to know as secret societies.