The Masonic Conspiracy by Cesar Rubio PM
Masonic Conspiracies have been with us for over 300 years. Ever Since Anderson's Constitutions was first published we see that Freemasonry became controversial even among the English society of the time. If you've taken the time to read even just a little bit of the legend that Anderson wrote about, you learn how Nimrod helped to build the tower of Babel, and the lineage of these men who have been Masons since the time of Adam. That book came out in 1723. From there it didn't take long for more information to come out that Freemasonry is much older than 1717. Recently the narrative of the 1717 birth of Freemasonry has been seriously looked into and it was found that we may have been wrong about this date of the creation of the Grand Lodge of England. We learn that there was more than four older lodges that got together to talk about forming a grand lodge. We learn that there was five or six lodges represented on that day and that two of them got up and left the meeting, went back to their mother lodges and instructed their brethren to destroy all records and rituals that they may have written down. Dr. Anderson himself says "it is highly probable that many valuable documents relative to the Society were destroyed, at the revival of the Order in 1717". What was he talking about? Why were these documents destroyed? What did these other Masons see that warranted such a response? What did these documents contain that was never to be revealed?
Going back to the legend that Adam was our first Grand Master of Masons according to Anderson's Constitution's, even though this is a legend, what is this supposed to mean? Don't we say that "Freemasonry is a system of morality, taught by allegory and illustrated by symbols". Aren't we proud of saying that but then when we're asked what that means we don't know how to answer.
But I digress,that whole legend story about the inception of Freemasonry and how ancient it is may have more meaning behind it than what we previously thought. If we look at it from a different angle we see a giant conspiracy throughout the whole narrative and we have never been taught to look at it this way. Right from the beginning of this narrative we read "Adam, our first parent, created after the image of God, the Great Architect of the Universe, must have had the Liberal Sciences on His Heart". If you've been a part of our lodge over the last four years you would've heard all about the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences, (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry and Astronomy) and you would've also been introduced to the first three which is the basis of a true education in order to free ourselves from our own opinions, prejudices and come into the possession of truly opened mind.
Quoting Anderson's Constitutions once again, we read that Cain became Prince of one half of mankind and that he improved both the noble science and the useful art. Seth became the Prince of the other half of mankind, (and here is the kicker because we are taught that Geometry is the noblest of sciences) Seth was the "prime cultivator of Astronomy" would take equal care to teach Geometry and Masonry to his offspring"
When one really thinks about this whole conspiracy thing, we have to wonder why and when did this word get associated with not being firmly grounded in reality? Conspiracy theories about Freemasonry are no different, and people who have conspiracy theories about freemasonry are also looked upon as quacks who don't know what they are talking about and are to be ignored.
When you do this, you are allowing your critical thinking to take a back seat and not have to work anymore. You have identified him or her as a conspiracy theorist and he or she is not to be taken seriously any longer because people like that are not mentally well. It doesn't matter that they have been researching this topic for over ten years straight and have made some connections that bring some uncomfortable facts to light, don't focus on that just keep moving along, there's nothing to see here.
Conspiracy Theorist. The term has its origins in a CIA Dispatch 1035-960 and was concerning criticisms of the Warren Report and this is what it said, " The aim if this dispatch is to provide material for countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries." And from that point on the term 'Conspiracy Theorists' became this weaponized term specifically to address critics of the Warren Report but obviously quickly expanding to anyone who questioned governmental pronouncements on anything of importance.
The CIA took that term and weaponized it where today it is used as an insult.
This has trickled over even into Freemasonry and anyone wanting to make connections to the past, other groups, strange rituals and beliefs which sometimes leads to uncomfortable places for us Masons, is labeled a Conspiracy Theorist.
But what if we turned that around?
What if we thought of it as we should?
What if we looked at those people as someone who is entertaining a theory about a conspiracy?
How many theories do you regularly entertain about some kind of conspiracy?
TO BE CONTINUED
Charity - at the time when our ritual were being written, charity was understood as the translation of the Latin word caritas, the meaning of which to the Romans was 'preciousness' , referring to something of a high price. It later became the translation for the Greek word agape,, which is known to us as an unconditional spiritual love for God and humanity.
WHY DRESS UP FOR LODGE
More and more lodges are beginning to enforce a dress code here in the US. When I first began to come to lodge there was never a formal dress code but most of the members would wear a coat and tie. The ones who did stuck out like a sore thumb and I always wondered why no one ever told them anything about their dress attire for lodge functions?
Now, its become more and more prominent to see Masons going to lodge well dressed, if they don't have coat and tie, they have a button down shirt, tie and slacks, a huge improvement over Levis and a t-shirt with a logo on it.
Many Masons reading this might be asking themselves what does it matter how we dress to lodge, all that matters that we showed up and are here.
I remind you all that if we go back to our very own ritual, and really think about what we are doing at lodge as Masons, the answer should become very clear, we are symbolically in the process of building KST which, when completed, will house the Ark of the Covenant. This object was placed in the Sanctum Sanctorum or Holy of Holies where they were allowed to enter only three times per year and only a select few. The Levitical Priest who were in charge of this object had to wear special vestments, purify their body, mind and souls before entering and also anyone else entering the temple.
When we understand this fact of the Old Testament and we connect it to understanding what Initiation entails, preparing the candidate, divesting him of all minerals and metallic substances, we don certain clothing, there's a process and this process is to prepare our minds and our unconscious minds. We look historically, or even in a contemporaneous world, we look at religious vestments, we look at the Roman Catholic Orthodox priest, they wear vestments, they robe themselves, they wash themselves, the anoint themselves they say certain prayers, there is a rationale behind this and that is that "we are preparing ourselves for something sacred, we're preparing ourselves for some type of experience . When we come to lodge wearing shorts and flip flops were basically trying to say "we're going to have the same experience we have on the beach, it's going to be fun, it's going to be laid back, were going to crack a few open and were going to have a good time. But when I wear a suit, when I prepare myself and I look my best I'm saying "you know what, I'm approaching something that requires that sort of dignity, that requires that sort of time and preparation"
When we talk about suits and ties, it says that were putting in a little bit of time and effort, I'm going above and beyond my day to day activities. The message is that it is essential and it does make a difference in our Masonic experience.
Bottom line Brethren, dress your best for lodge. Nuff said!
by Cesar Rubio PM
"We take good men and make them better...How?"
You will often read the Masonic slogan "We take a good man and make him better"
The question we often get asked is "how will you guys make me better?" Everyone that I have asked this question has had one hell of time giving me or anyone else a good and satisfying answer. Why? Why does this happen? Why can't Freemasonry give us a good and solid answer?
Part of the answer lies in the fact that all of Grand Lodges subscribe to the idea that Freemasonry is "whatever you make it to be" and "what you put into it you will get out of it."
We at Palm Springs Lodge have gone away from these ideas and responses and have decided that the answer to your question "how can we make you a better man?" is real simple, by improving the quality of your thoughts. By improving the quality of your thoughts, you will improve the quality of the words you use and eventually the quality of the actions you take. This we will be doing by virtue of the Trivium and help you to learn to question everything once again and make learning truly exceptional because the truth is, a superb education doesn't cost a penny to deliver if you know what your doing. This will help us create fully integrated human beings who can take these lessons back to their homes, their places of work and eventually out into the community. Freemasonry is refinement in everything we do starting with the quality of the thoughts you entertain everyday. Welcome to Palm Springs lodge and help us in our mission to create an army of Intellectual Captain Americas, your super soldier serum will be the Trivium that will trickle down into your brain and create a mental antivirus to help you find your Truth.
By Cesar Rubio PM
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