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18th century London was a place replete with social stratification. Feudalism had long ago given way to democracy in name but perhaps not by much. Monarch and aristrocracy continued to experience privileged indifference to poverty described for us by Ezra Pound and Charles Dickens. Of course we would expect masonic notions of equality and universality would be suppresed to avoid repercussions.
Upper Canada was another story. Our history is a tale of subtle high minded influence of nation builders. Early Canadians had a chance to correct the social injustice of British life with conviction to fight for rights defended by the republicans of France and the United States but with a tinture of loyalty they did not have. The new Dominion was not about to squander a chance to correct social imbalance. Jessica Harland-Jacobs makes a strong argument that freemasonry aided the spread of the British Empire. I am also willing to suggest chartered masonic lodges effected the bigger picture in Canada. Masonry embraces ethics and principles that are the basic elements of social progress. Canadian women gained the right to vote in 1918 becoming legal entities in Canada through the parliament of Britain. Public schools flourished in Upper Canada and later, prairie farmers lead the charge for universal health care. These are aspects of common good- an ethical pillar of freemasonry-greater than the sum of parts. As we look into the mirror of Canadian history we see self interest, we see power and we see the triumph of humble men building a peaceful nation of tolerance. Does freemasonry have an obligation internal and external to continue the legacy?
On Thursday, September 26, 2013 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on The Legacy of Mithraism on Magick and Masonry. We will trace the origins of the Mithra sect from the ancient Persian Magi -- an offshoot of Zoroastrianism -- through the Greco-RomanMiddle East, into the mileau of classical Alexandria, where its western branch acquired a cosmology that was largely Hermetic. In fact one might say that the Greco-Roman Mithra sect was ritualized Hermeticism. For several centuries it rivaled Christianity but was eventually overcome when emperor Constantine, himself a Mithraite, made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire for practical political reasons. The Mithra sect was an elite, initiatory, all male religious fraternity that extolled honor, bravery and loyalty. Great for the Roman army but not for the downtrodden masses. Its influence on the later Masonicfraternity is obvious. Mithraism had seven initiatory degrees so similar to Crata Repoa that John Yarker called his Crata Repoa degree in Rite of Memphis "The Sage of Mithras." We will unravel the complex astrological symbolism of the "Tauroctony", the ritual slaying of the bull, the mystery of the strange lion-headed god, and the theory that the secret communion meal was the old Persian-version of Soma. Our main text reference will be D. Jason Cooper's "Mithras" (1996) with references to Franz Cumont's (1912) "Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans" and "Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras" by Carl A. P. Ruck,et allia (2011). So, if you want to follow us down into the underground temple of the Mithraeum for a look into the origin of many of our rites and degrees, then tune in and we'll lift the veil.
It is an honor for KTL RADIO to welcome Abdullah El Talib Mosi Bey to the program, for the very first time.
The renown etymologist & Moorish historian will be expounding on the close relationship between Moorish Science & Masonry.
Listen in as Abdullah weaves the Moorish/Masonic connection to the Astonomical and Geometrical origin and meaning of the Compass & the Square, Freemasonry Tracing Board, Checker Board Floor, Winding Staircase, the Number 33, the Twin Pillars of Boaz & Jachin, the Triple Tau & the Equiateral Triangle within the circle as adopted by the Royal Arch Masons.
He will also build on the connection of the All Seeing Eye on the Apron to the Raising of the Kundalini-the Activation of the Pineal Gland and the Higher Brain Senses as well as the High Mind Science and Technology of the Ancient World.
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TUNE INTO CIVIL ALERT for an illustrious disertation by Addullah Bey, Educator, Speaker, Editor in Chief of the Moorish Civil Letter and the author of Moors and Masonry; an upcoming book that will shed light on the foundational Moorish roots of Masonry.
During this interview Abdullah will share some highlights from the book, give details about his educational endeavors and the live streamof the July 1st 7 p.m. UStream of the Shriners Parade. http://www.civilalertradio.com/parade
This is a show that you don't want to miss!
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Paschal Beverly Randolph (October 8, 1825 – July 29, 1875) was an American medical doctor, occultist, Spiritualist, trance medium, and writer. He is notable as perhaps the first person to introduce the principles of sex magic to North America,He was a free man of mixed-race ancestry, he gave a public lecture to African Americans on the subject of immigrating to India. Randolph thinks that "the Negro is destined to extinction" in the United States.Al-Afghani (1838/1839 – March 9, 1897), was a political activist and Islamic ideologist in the Muslim world during the late 19th century,He entered Star of East Masonic Lodge in 7 July 1868 during staying in Cairo. His membership number was 1355. He also founded the Masonic Lodge of Cairo and became first Grand Master of it. Annie Besant (1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933) was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule.Besant saw freemasonry, in particular Co-Freemasonry, as an extension of her interest in the rights of women and the greater brotherhood of man and saw co-freemasonry as a "movement which practised true brotherhood, in which women and men worked side by side for the perfecting of humanity. She immediately wanted to be admitted to this organisation", known now as The International Order of Co-Freemasonry, Le Droit Humain. Dr. Suleiman Mohammed wearing a fez/ he had been proclaiming his movement to be both Islamic and Masonic — a “Mohammedan Masonry” — and spoke of his mystical and Egyptian connections.Suleiman even went as far as publishing a letter from the Grand Lodge in England to prove that all Prince Hall masonry was illegitimate. Dr. Suleiman Mohammad declared, "There Are No True Shriners Among Either Colored or White Americans.
Masonic Companion started intending to bring thoughtful conversation to freemasons whereever they be.
There is so much about Craft freemasonry that is not understood. Society and science evolved in antient cultures; China, Mesopotamia, Persia and eventually into Europe,Britain. In Britain, they executed the king hoping to end subjugation, not suspecting beheading Charles would leave a leadership vaccum. History has not been kind to the civilian ruler Cromwell as people realized monarchy defined could define a nation and yet be under civil control. This didn't protect the French Kings until they were stopped by revolution. It was a heady atmosphere in the day; Church nor King no longer determined truth. Science and philosophy came out of the attic and helped define humanism.
You would think 21st century thinkers would be rid of it but we are still plagued by the offshoots of 19th Darwinian theory; terribly distorted, into racist and imperialist interests. Herbert Spenser, pulled Darwins theory apart to give us a simplistic, incomplete versions still popular today; social darwinism and survival of the fittest but no one cares. We can't help but notice the basis of capitalism in this; using the moral highground of survival vs extinction to sanitize power; an interesting experiment but one that fails to deliver on the trickle down promise.
How could we possibly claim thoughts so forceful could be repressed by a philosophical barrier? I refuse to accept that freemasonry espouses escapism. Our landmarks reveal so much about us, particularly that we exist to promote the common good. Are we about surviving unfairness or working toward the day when the common good becomes is more than a landmark?
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Rick questions Iranian-born filmmaker Bahman Nassiri about an alleged tip from an Iranian source that the U.S. will be targeted with a biological warfare attack. In Part 2, Daniel Revisited author Mark Davidson tells Rick why most prophecy teachers misinterpreted Daniel’s prophecies about the End Time.
Do Christians Worship the Sun? No, of course not, but their belief is not holy and it has a root in ancient Sun worship. Check it out.
The word Holy Bible derives from the Greek Words Helios Biblos. Helios means Sun and Biblos is derived from the ancient Egyptian word, papyrus, which means paper. "Holy Bible" means Sun Book (or compiled papers) and represents the knowledge of the "Children of the Sun" as recorded by the original inhabitants of Egypt.The biblical Jesus, for the most part, is the SUN in the sky. The fiery SUN. John 3:19 "I am the Light of the world," Psalms 84:11 "the Lord God is a sun….," Deuteronomy 4:24 "God is a consuming fire," Mal. 4:2 "Sun of Righteousness," and John 12:46 "...a light into the world" are just a few examples. The 12 apostles of the biblical Jesus are the constellations.People are not born from virgins. The Virgin birth is the SUN having its start (solar calendars) in the constellation of Virgo as it was in some areas of the world. (Virgo is Latin for virgin) The name Mary is symbolic to the names Auset-Meri (Isis) and Maya. Isis was the Virgin mother of the astrological Sun God Heru (Horus) of ancient Egypt. In Buddhist mythology, Maya was the name of the virgin mother of Siddhartha (the Buddha of 2,500 years ago). There are more astrological virgin mothers besides these three. In fact, there were over 10 "crucified saviors" before Jesus, because these are mythological and esoteric stories based on the SUN and it's movements. Virgo is the only female constellation, the celestial virgin.The resurrection of Lazarus is a plagiarized story taken from the Ausarian Resurrection of over 12,000 years ago, which was also based on the SUN. In the story, the God Ausar (Osirus) was killed by his brother, Set (origin of the word Satan). The son (Sun) of Ausar (Osirus), named Heru (Horus in Greek) avenged his father's death.
On Thursday September 4th, 2014 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
will present a discussion on Shamgar, son of the Canaanite War Goddess Anath "who killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad and saved Israel "(over a hundred years before Samson) and became a Judge (ruler of all the tribes) of Israel. Shamgar's story is briefly told in the Biblical Book of Judges. Beyond that lies the realm of myth and legend in which it is suggested that Shamgar was a Phoenician pirate called "Tekheleth Tholi." The Purple Dragon based in Tyre and sent by King Abi Milki to aid the Israeites against the Philistines. He joins the host of the Hebrew Judge Ehud, and marries his daughter Jael, who eventually tries to kill him. His ox goad is said to have been a magical weapon forged by
the blacksmith Tubal Cain. The legend is perpetuated in the Gnostic Christian tradition of Marcus from whom we get the Greek Qabalah. Shamgar's exploits should be considered symbolic rather than historic, like the story of Hiram Abiff in Masonry or the Labors of Hercules in Phoenician and Greek astrological lore. If you want to return to the days when Gods and Giants walked the earth, tune in and we'll evoke the shade of Shamgar.