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What's Behind Freemasonry?

Blood on the Altar

Nicholas Owen Society

"The Kabalah is indeed of the essence of Freemasonry." -- co-Mason Helena P. Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, as quoted from secondary source "Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge" by Ankerberg and Weldon, page 236


"Freemasonry is kabbalism in another garb." -- Freemason F. De P. Castelle, "The Genuine Secrets of Freemasony Prior to A.D. 1717, according to secondary source "Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star" by Dr. Cathy Burns, page 263

"Kabalah is the key of the occult sciences." -- Albert Pike, 33rd Degree Mason, as quoted from secondary source "Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge" by Ankerberg and Weldon, page 219

"The Jewish mysteries are the source of our present tradition of which was carried to Rome, and thence passed down through the Collegia into the mediaveal guilds, finally emerging in the eighteenth century in the speculative rituals fo the Craft degrees, in the Holy Royal Arch and the degree of Mark Master Mason, and in those of other emblems and ceremonies..." -- Freemason C.W. Leadbeater, "Freemasonry and its Ancient Mystic Rites, page 77

"The whole basis of our theory is the Qabalah...." -- Aleister Crowley, Freemason and father of modern satanism as quoted in Craig Heimbichner's "Blood On The Altar", page 116; primary source is "Magic In Theory and Practice" by the self-professed "Beast-666" himself, Crowley.

"....the theories of Qabbalism are inextricably interwoven with the tenets of alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and Freemasonry." -- 33rd Degree Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, as quoted from secondary source "Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge," by Ankerberg and Weldon, page 220

"...in the Kabbala we find fragments of the symbolic knowledge which was once the exclusive property of the initiates. So close are the analogiews between certain of the doctrines of the Kabbala and those of the earlier degrees of Masonry, that it has been supposed that Kabbalistic students were responsible for the introduction of speculative Masonry into our modern Craft. The student of occultism does not hold this veiw, for he knows that our speculative rituals belong in substance to a far older past than the eighteenth century, and that they perpetuate the tradition of the Jews, who derived it from the Mysteries of Egypt. He sees in the Kabbala a written and exoteric portiion of certain teachings belonging to the Jews, though handed down...." - Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites, Freemason C.W. Leadbeater, page 73

"The Cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy which embraces certain mystical interpretations of Scripture, and metaphysical and spiritual beings... Much use is made of it in the advanced degrees, and entire Rites have been constructed on its principles." -- Freemason Albert Mackey, "Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry," as quoted from secondary source "Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge," page 220

"Masonry cannot be fully appreciated or understood without knowledge of the Qabalist Tree of Life..." -- Paul Foster case, Freemason and Golden Dawn member, considered to be the outstanding authority of Tarot, Qbalah, Alchemy, and other occult topics, as quoted by Dr. Cathy Burns, "Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star, page 263

"...all Masonic associations owe to it [Kabala] their secrets and their symbols." --Eliphas Levi, Transcendental Magic, as quoted from secondary source, "Fallen Angel" by Thomas Friend on page 241 [brackets mine; Levi was a 19th century Freemason and black majician, whose works were plaigarized by infamous Freemason, Albert Pike, according to Freemason Manly Hall.]

"For the good of Masonry, generally, but for the Jewish nation in particular. Royal Arch Degree of Freemasonry" -- quoted from Craig Heimbichner's book Blood On The Altar, page 83. Pictured here is the Masonic Jewel, Royal Arch, 7th Degree rite in which York Rite Freemasons pledge allegiance to the Jewish nation. The Masonic jewell of this rite is Solomon's Seal with a sun blazing inside a triange in the center.

"The true philosophy, known and practised by Soloman, is the basis on which Masonry is founded." -- Albert Pike, Freemason of the 33rd and last Degree, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry", 1871, L.H. Jenkins Inc., p. 785. "According to Talmudic legends, Solomon understood the mysteries of the Qabbalah. He was also a necromancer, being able to summon demons." -- Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree Freemason, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages", p. 566.

"Freemasonry is founded upon the activities of this secret society of Central European adepts, whom the studious Mason will find to be the definite 'link' between the modern Craft and the Ancient Wisdom. The outer body of Masonic philosophy was merely the veil of this qabbalistic order whose members were the custodians of the true Arcanum." -- 33rd Degree Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, "Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins

"The basis of the Western occultism of medieval is the Kabbalah of the medieval Hebrew Rabbis." William Wynn Westcott, a Freemason, "The Rosicrucians: Past and Present, At Home and Abroad, an Address to the Soc. Rosic. In Anglia

"That great Kabbilistical association known in Europe under the name of Masonry appeared suddenly in the world when the revolt against the Church had just succeeded in dismembering Christian unity." -- Eliphas Levi, Freemason, black magician and Cabalist, author of "Trancendental Magic", "Mysteries of the Qabalah", and "The History of Magic", from whence this quote was derived, page 283, here notes that Freemasonry is a Cabalist institution and suggests that it became public in consequence of the wreckage of Christian unity that followed in the wake of the Reformation, which it likely had no small part in effecting in this author's opinion.

"Masonry is a search after Light. That search leads us dire- ctly back, as you see, to the Kaballah." -- Freemason Albert Pike, 33rd Degree, as quoted in Ankerberg and Weldon's excellent book, "Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge," page 217

"Judaism is one of the oldest living estoteric traditions in the world. Virtually every form of Western mysticism and spiritualism known today draws upon Jewish mythic and occult teachings--magic, angelology, alchemy, numerology, astral projection, dream interpretation, astrology, amulets, divination, altered states of consciousness, alternate healing and rituals of power--all have roots in the Jewish occult." -- Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis, Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, xi, 2007, Llewellyn Publications,

"Let no one be found among you who...practises divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord" -- The Holy Bible, DRV


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Have you read any Gershom Scholem?

The only reason I bring it up is because Scholem spent nearly a lifetime devoted to explicating the Kabbalah - its history and its doctrine over 2000 years. Just by virtue of reading him, you become somewhat of an expert on what Kabbalah really is. All his sources are primary Hebrew (Latin and German and French) texts written by the Kabbalists themselves (over a 600-year span). That kind of scholarly investigation happens very rarely, if at all.

So many of these Masons did not know what they were talking about, quite frankly. I mean they would have had to be taught by a real Baal Shem or have to have been Jewish themselves (and been given the word-of-mouth doctrine [in Hebrew]) just to get at the unadulterated core. That's why they only whisper amongst each other of the "authentic tradition." They don't know what it is yet, entirely, but they are almost certain that it is to be found in Kabbalah.

Out of all the die-hard occult groups, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn had access to the real deal (some of it, anyway); being that they were heirs to the secrets of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz and the Asiatic Brethren. Authentic Kabbalah was explicated to the latter secret society through Moses Dobruschka, a Lurianic/Sabbatian, and the cousin of Jacob Frank.

These Masons like to pretend they know everything, when they don't. And even in cases when they did have contact with a true Jewish Kabbalist, the latter were forbidden to give it up completely to gentiles. My feeling is that rather than "Kabbalah" literally being "behind" Freemasonry, Freemasons covet the Kabbalah, and desire to worship at its altar.


I've only read him as cited in other sources. That book has, no joke, been on the top of my to-get list for quite a while, however.

I created a firestorm in a discussion board on this topic, because I said there were aspects of the Cabala that were true. This was immediately met with all kinds of accusations. However, there are several examples of elements of "Cabala" that are found in the Old and New Testaments, such as Notarikon, Gematria, etc. So, just as an exegete, when I look at the Bible in a wide-ranging hermeneutical context, there are all kinds of deeper mysteries. I've been learning the Hebrew alphabet, in fact, because I agree that there are all kinds of secret mysteries in Scripture. Even without knowing Hebrew, with Lexicons and dictionaries, one can find all kinds of hidden truths. And by this, I do not mean the "Bible Code" nonsense.

The problem is that people look at something like "Liber 777" and see that he has a chapter on "Gematria" and that Cabalists do gematria, so it must be wrong and some kind of evil thing. Gematria is a method, which can be done by an evil person or a good person. The fact is, St. John uses gematria when he says the beast's name has a number, 666 (Rev. 13:17-18). That's gematria, whether people like it or not. In Hebrew, NRWN QSR, or Nero Caesar, equals 666. St. John was writingn gematria code because he couldn't call Caesar the beast, as his letters would have been examined by Roman guards (who, of course, would not know gematria).

Similarly, Daniel knew by either Gematria or Notarikon or numerology what would happen with Darius' reign and the 70 weeks by reading Jeremiah. But there is nothing specific about 490 years of events in Jeremiah. But Daniel did have concourse with St. Gabriel!

Anyway, sorry to ramble, but I agree with you that masons think they know all mysteries and they do not. I have read some of the "pagan kabbalah" works, and even there, noticed interesting insights, but I don't think they really knew what they were talking about. I think Agrippa had a good grasp, it seems, because he learned Hebrew. And as you know, the Golden Dawn drew much from Agrippa.

I also disagree with Hoffman, as much as I like his work, on some of this, such as the concept of the "Shekinah," which I believe is biblical, and he thinks is pagan. Others disagree with the use of YHWH or Jehovah, as being Cabalistic, but which I affirm. In other words, I agree with you, and have been pondering a post which explicates exactly my view on this, but then again, this is such a deep matter and so prone to misunderstanding, I'm not sure how profitable it would be.

I'm very interested in the Renaissance Christian Cabalists, and find it fascinating that many rabbis at the time converted because of the Cabala.

Thanks for your insightful comments.


I though it was interesting as well as I was reading the Sophiology post before posting it that someone else had made this connection:

"One finds here a profound affinity with the thought of Annick de Souzenelle, an Orthodox woman theologian and student of Bishop Jean Kovalevsky, one of Bulgakov’s own students. From Symbolisme du corps humain which she wrote in 1974 to her last book, Résonances bibliques, Annick de Souzenelle has pursued a meditation on the kabbalistic vision of Wisdom and the tree of 12 sephiroth. This vision of Zohar brings together for her the biblical and patristic visions of the sacred ladder that joins the Trinity to humankind. In her interpretation, the Shekinah enveloped the temple in King Solomon’s time just as the Holy Spirit enveloped the Twelve at Pentecost. The rediscovery of the original language evoked the saying of Rabbi Simeon:” All people will one day come beneath the wings of the Shekinah.”

Agrippa hints at this, and I had been wondering about Sophia and Chokhmah right before I read this...

Funny you mention the trinity and Kabbalists. I'm reading a monograph on Jacob Frank: Alexander Kraushar, Jacob Frank: The End to the Sabbatian Heresy. It turns out that Jacob Frank used the mystery of the trinity to entice people into becoming his disciples; this was before he joined the Sabbatians. And afterward, the Frankist apostasy was conversion to Catholicism.

Scholem's Kabbalah is a good book, but should be combined with his essays in Major Trends... and The Messianic Idea..., and, of course, his 1000-paged biography of Sabbatai Sevi. Scholem doesn't spend much time on Gematria; only an overview and that its teachings have persisted for thousands of years. Sabbatai Zevi dabbled in Gematria before he proclaimed himself the Messiah at the behest of Nathan of Gaza (the brains behind Sabbatianism). Issac Luria, and his disciples, seems to be the pinnacle of what Kabbalists call Kabbalah. The Sabbatean heresy is Lurianic at its core, especially the antinomianism of Zevi and Frank. The doctrine of the "breaking of the vessels" - so integral to Kabbalah today - was developed by Luria himself; and the process of Tikkun permitted a messianic interpretation, and was turned into a Holy Apostasy by Zevi and Frank.

I've been wondering about this for a while, and you're well studied in this. So, Sabbateanism is Kabbalistic, or is a corruption?

"So, Sabbateanism is Kabbalistic, or is a corruption?"

It's a unique interpretation of the doctrines Lurianic Kabbalah. A heresy; a corruption. It starts with Sabbatai Zevi who needed a philosophical reason why he would be allowed to engage in his Holy Sinning antinomianism. Nathan of Gaza was the brains behind the operation; he was revered as a prophet already and was extremely learned for his era. Nathan of Gaza found Zevi and sort of convinced him of his Messianic mission. But since Zevi was unorthodox to begin with (fits of antinomian sinning, rapture and then depression - he was bi-polar), it was left to Nathan of Gaza to justify such behaviour. The doctrines of Luria provided a means, but he also cherry picked other sources as well.

The feat of Scholem is that he diagnosed Zevi. Throughout the 1000 pages of the book, Scholem leaves no doubt that Zevi was in fact a manic depressive. The subsequent heresy that became Sabbatianism, then, was a mimicry of mental illness!

Actually Zevi and Nathan of Gaza found each other. The former rushed to the side of the latter in the hopes of getting a cure for his affliction. Upon setting eyes on Zevi, Nathan fell to the ground and proclaimed him the messiah. Apparently, Nathan had had a mystical vision in which Zevi appeared to him as the messiah. He didn't know who the face in his dream was until he was confronted by him that day. (Incidentally, Scholem proves that Nathan's vision of Zevi really had occurred before they met; Nathan wrote it down like two months before). Over the next few weeks the two of them would have long talks together alone in the desert, exchanging mystical knowledge and doing rituals. Finally, Nathan convinced Zevi of the truth of his mission. But once he saw all the craziness that Zevi would do in public, it was his task to justify it somehow.

The whole thing is an accommodation to the mental illness of someone whom they perceived as the messiah. Nathan was the visionary; Zevi was the haunted soul.

Wow. Fascinating: I've read a lot on cults and fringe religions and its interesting to see the pathology of their demigogues. There is often a consistent pattern, too, it appears of bi-polar or even split personality. The leader is harsh and absurdly authoritarian, and then overly amiable and caring: pillar of mercy, pillar of severity. Even cops and other "interrogators" do this too, to break the person down. One can, unfortunately, accomplish much with a knowledge of human psychology and a desire to deceieve. But in the end, it brings destruction and splintering of the self on the part of the deceiver. Manson is a perfect example (whether he was used by some higher cult or not). He was at once Satan and Jesus.

The amount of IGNORANCE on this page is absolutely incredible. The Tree of Life is derived from the EGYPTIANS, from the Flower of Life and a study of sacred geometry. The Jews adapted it from them and used it to create their philosophical Kabbalah, which obscures the original purpose of the Tree. The Flower and Tree of Life were originally used like we use FLASH CARDS today to teach young children many things using symbology. It is ONE symbol that holds many, many teachings. It was used at lower levels to teach mathematics, geometry, astronomy, the Platonic solids, and other topics. The Jews added their system of morality in veiled ALLEGORIES. There is nothing "evil" in the use of the Kabbalah.

Oh my, here we go. No, the Tree of Life is from Eden, and Eden preceeds Egypt by quite a bit.

Its a shame your extensive knowledge didn't include *flash cards* on not capitalizing random words.

"There is nothing "evil" in the use of the Kabbalah."

Really? Name one GOOD thing that has originated from its use. Better yet, name a single megalomaniac leader of the past 200 years who WASN'T enamored of the so-called knowledge in the Kabbala.

Adherents of the 'mystery schools' have always worked to keep the rest of humanity down by monopolizing knowledge in order to maintain their power and status. They work to perpetuate the master-slave system by cloaking it in new mental constructs like democracy so that the slaves will not perceive their true state.

In other words, the reason these 'mystery school' whack jobs have something to hide is because they're generally up to no good.

Let us look more closely at the mother daughter relationship that 'free'masonry bares with talmudic judaism:





What is truly amazing is that the Bible records thousands of years ago, who would be in power in our day. Those who falsely declare themselves to be Jews and are NOT, but of the synagogue of satan. They rule with the beast. Both freemasonry and zionists found much of their systematics on solomon. Solomon took the star of chemosh, the six pointed star as his seal, hence the term "seal of solomon". Solomon figures highly in their rituals and traditions.

"Here is WISDOM, let he who hath UNDERSTANDING reckon the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man."

Who once had wisdom and understanding by the bushel basket? Who is connected in Chronicles and Kings with the number 666? solomon. His number, 666 is symbolized by the 6 pointed star.

I recommend Michael Hoffman's "Judaism Discovered".

Yahweh bless you dear readers, in Yeshua, Jesus Christ,


The Bible correctly predicts this seemless link between Kabbala, on which modern day Zionism is based, and freemasonry.
In Johns Revelations he points to freemasonry when he describes 'the beast rising up out of the sea' and to zionism when he refers to the 'beast rising up out of the earth', which 'exercises all the power of the first beast in its presence'. By 'earth' he is referring to world politics and by 'sea' he is referring to peoples.The Book of Revelations was written for our edification in these times, yet I am the only person to see this direct link to explain the current situation where zionism has a virtual stranglehold, along with freemasonry, on the world body politic. articles like yours help point people in the right direction. the EU is the harlot that rides the beast of freemasonry and is totally zionist controlled as is the USA.

The control of freemasonry and the stranglehold zionism has on governments includes of course the armed forces, the intelligence operations, foreign policy, domestic policy, world banking and last but not least BLACK OPS which has for decades consumed, some say up to 1/3 of GDP, in secret and accountable to no one, not even presidents, let alone, congressmen. Is it any wonder then that these people will be able to 'do great signs' such as to cause 'fire to rain down from the sky' (Apocalypse 13-13)'to deceive the masses' during the terrible Tribulation of seven years, which will BEGIN on Dec 21 2012 causing the world AS WE KNOW IT to end?
Be ye undeceived.

By the way, some writers disagree with Scholem re the origins of Qabalah.

Idries Shah's _The_Sufis_ propounds some claims about the topic which might be of interest to those who research such things. Basically, Shah claims Jewish Qabalah only dates back to about the 12th century AD, and the underlying tradition is Neo-Platonism.

The goyim are chasing their own tails again, which is exactly as it should be.

what's behind freemasonry you ask ? the answer is satan !



Keep in mind that many of the references quoted in the article above are not reflective of current Freemasonry. Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma is a huge work and must be understood correctly for it to be of essential value. Quotes out of the book are meaningless until one reads Pikes literary style and orientation; then the book becomes amazing. IT represents a thorough investigation based on available resources at the time. ALbert Pike was an unusual researcher with a deep philosophical connection. He could read several languages and represents the very highest in Freemasonry, even by today's standards. Madam Blavatsky certainly developed co masonry, or mixed gender freemasonry into an organization, which might still use the cabala as its central theme. While such claims are disputed, certain rites so commonly ranted about on various threads are in fact long since replaced by the Scottish Rite or York Rite of Freemasonry. There are other not so well known efforts within Freemasonry to explore esoteric truths, but of which, I am obliged to remain silent.

Z'ev: are you Warren K.? If so, I would appreciate a dialogue over some questions I have.


Paul's words found at 2 Thessalonians 2:4, speak of the man of sin, the son of perdition, " Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God , or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God , shewing himself that he is God." Now here is something that can be worshipped, espeacially if people believe that this is "GOD". Just as Satan had entered into Judas, it appears this "son of perdition" ,Satan himself, will actually possess this one (man) and seat himself in the temple of God, over in Jerusalem which the Bible calls, "the city of the great King".Mathew 5:35.That is what he always wanted , isn't it? To take God's position and authority?

Come on Sheeple...

Kabalah derives from Babylon via Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt was home to the shining ones.. the gods... The Annunaki. Very Simple. So... Kabalah is actually the science of the gods that gave them interdimensional, non-corporeal contact with the true demonic masters of the inner planes. We make a mistake by trying to suggest Lucifer is a corporeal being or that the Annunaki and their ilk are synomonous with Lucifer. The Annunaki are merely created beings without soul and are creations of these inner demonic planes.

Wheras Lucifer is a true interdimensional, non-corporeal spiritual entity inhabiting the higher dimensions. So, Kabalah for the true initiate is a pathway to commune with this energy and serve it in this corporeal world. All else is just trifling around the edges. Freemasonry and all its outer manifestations are mere child's play to the real game.

why did jfk speak out against secret societies ? hmmm..

bottom line - ziomasonry is THE enemy of mankind
- IT HIDES in the open
- most people will follow like sheep to the slaughter

Your all misguided...the Tree of Life was The House of Yahweh! The Tree of the mixture of Righteousness and Evil was the Catholic (Universal) Church. Go to yahweh.com for your free education.

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