is a secret movement that originated in the 18th century. Masons have their own symbols and rituals. The literal translation of this name is a “freemason”. Freemasonry exists in the form of lie – groups of up to 50 people, united territorially. The very theme of “free masons” is still of interest to philosophers, historians, culturologists, and ordinary people. Someone is interested in the symbolism of Freemasons, someone – the degree of their influence, someone is trying to understand which of the great people entered the lodges and how religious this union. The Masonic lodges traditionally included the most influential people, and the aura of mystery around the union gave abundant soil to myths, some of which will be detailed below.


All the world is ruled by a secret Masonic organization.

This myth is already several centuries, soon after the advent of the Masons, rumors began to circulate that they are the true rulers of states. However, this is what Mr. Beletsky wrote to the Minister of Internal Affairs in March 1916: “In Russia, freelancers are mainly engaged in the work of the right-wing organizations.” I read their works and did not know what to be more amazed at, whether they were completely unfamiliar with the subject, or with the cheekiness with which they present to the Russian public the fabrications drawn from the most absurd works of French blackmail writers … Now the Masons are preoccupied not with war, but with the protection of the rights of free trade in liquor and the protection of the interests of kabat Ikov from the tyranny of the military authorities. For them it is a matter of life or death … “It is obvious that while the Russian authorities to the Masons did not care, in fact it was the pseudo-philosophers Chatters, preoccupied their material gain. Everyone will be interested in learning the name of the main Mason, who, logically, rules the whole world. In 2004, the Frenchman Alain Dumain became the Emperor of the Order, he was previously Claude Tripe, and before that Gerard Claude Wilden. Maybe you know Robert Ambelen or Theodor Royce? The last known leader of Freemasonry was Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1881. And are they the secret rulers of the planet? It is interesting that within the Freemasonry itself several branches are distinguished, which simply do not obey the Emperor, and are constantly enraged for influence and finances! At the same time, within the branch itself, there can be a complex management system, for example, in the United States there are two Supreme Councils. Regular Freemasonry, which is the union of other lodges, does have the representatives of the English nobility at its head, but in fact, it leads an inconspicuous “acting”, which also changes every 2 years, which does not correspond to the management of the world. And there is no single structure in Masonry, like the pyramid. The usual members of the lie are too many to form a government – only in the US there are more than 4 million. Modern Freemasonry is more of a social club in which people communicate, discuss problems, make appointments. Modern society is quite a complex structure to manage it with the help of medieval systems.

Masonry is the same religion.

Often in consciousness, Freemasonry appears as a specific type of religion, it even mentions a certain Masonic church. Although for someone it is not a church, but a sect, just as, by the way, Pope Clement XII thought. Religion requires faith in God, and Freemasonry requires candidates to believe in the Great Architect of the Universe without specifying this concept. The “free masons” interpret their organization as a secret alliance, which is higher than parties, religions, nationalities, etc. Freemasonry, unlike religion, does not presuppose the conduct of any particular way of life outside the lodge. Reading their prayers is not an attempt to interact with God, there is no concept of worship and sacrifice. Religion relies on mystical experience, and Freemasonry does not say anything about it, does not promise improvements in life for observing rituals.Masons believe that a person must necessarily develop spiritually, but everyone chooses the place and ways of searching for the hidden answers himself. Most of the Masons do not accept atheism. It is interesting that it is impossible to combine two religions, but being a mason and a Christian is quite possible. Most American Masons are just Christians. Among the Masons, by the way, are the leaders of Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists and other churches. The Masonic bishops themselves say that their activity in the lodges does not in the least interfere with the church. An important difference from the church is the fact that in Masonry there is no spiritual hierarchy. There is a ladder of steps, but the holder of the 33rd stage is not above the rank of a member. There is a line of submission associated with the system posts, but it is constantly changing. So the holder of the lowest degree, being the leader of the box, can quite possibly lead a higher degree master. Thus, Freemasonry includes certain parts of religion and sects, in fact not being them – spiritual life, partial faith in the afterlife, mystical values. This is due to the fact that after all the boxes of masons do not separate themselves from the generally accepted religions.

Masons worship the devil.

Such a myth is constantly fueled by anti-Masonic sources. Recently, more and more in the form of sects of Satanists, usually consisting of adolescents who are not so much looking for secret knowledge, how many manifest themselves in a state of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication. So is there anything in common between them and respectable people? According to the semi-legendary history, Freemasonry leads its history from the Order of the Knights Templar, who were originally military monks defending pilgrims. Over time, the Order grew, becoming the order of large landowners, bankers, diplomats and scientists. Over time, by the way, the Order began to conduct its secret diplomatic activities, while even having connections with the assassins, colleagues from the East. Under their patronage in construction, a guild of freemasons was born. However, in 1307, the Order was defeated by King Philip IV, who did not want to share his power. On the courts of the Inquisition, under torture, a certificate of secret worship of the knights to the idol Baphomet was issued. But until now it is not clear what the word itself means, there is not found any object of Templar worship. Freemasonry in a form close to the modern, appeared in the early 18th century, but no mention of his connection with the devil was not, and it is not surprising, because the box included representatives of the English nobility. But stories about the worship of Satan’s masons emerged in the 19th century in France, and this was due to a decline in interest in the Catholic Church due to the development of science. Therefore, a real enemy was needed, and talk of the conspiracy of Jews has long been boring for everyone. The Masons themselves, as already said, believed in the Great Architect, not specifying it in any way. To believe that the great political and public figures saw it exclusively to Satan is difficult. Interestingly, originally in the Masonic rituals there really was the word Lucifer, but it meant only a deity that gives light. This concept appeared in the peak of the church, the rumor about it quickly multiplied by the church, and therefore there was introduced and instead a new concept – Prometheus. The essence has not changed, but there is no connection with Satan. Today, in general, the ritual uses the wording “giver of light” in order to avoid interpretation. By the way, it is worth noting that the origins of Masonic rituals lie in many respects in the Old and New Testaments, other sacred books, so that, accusing Satanism of Masons, it is equally possible to blame all believers for this sin.

Masons help each other, like mafia clans.

Opponents say that when entering a box, a person swears to obey only his brothers according to the order, which people can use at their discretion. For the Mason does not have a fatherland, his Motherland is the whole world.By the way, what is surprising about the fact that people generally help each other? Can not people blame only for the opportunity and the desire to help? It is interesting how these aid mechanisms are implemented. If in the Middle Ages secret signs and whole rituals were developed for their exchange, in our time the mason goes abroad, having a special passport or certificates. But there is a similar system in other international organizations. If Freemasonry is perceived as a corrupting element for the life of the country, it is strange that states where Masons are most influential are rich enough. If we consider that there is some kind of struggle, including against Russia, then why for so many centuries there has been no success from the activity of this “powerful” organization? It must be said that in the West, since the beginning of the nineteenth century, lodges have arisen, which have been set as their goal to help their members. Inside the organization only everyday affairs were discussed, the brotherhood itself had distinctive signs and solemn rituals. Subsequently, largely due to their activities, and there were modern trade unions. For example, the Order of the Knights of the Maccabees included up to 200,000 members, members of it wore a magnificent form, reminiscent of garments of Masons and Templars. Over time, the order became an ordinary insurance company. You can recall the Knights of Pythia, the Order of Labor and many others. So what did the Masons differ from them? Just the presence of a semi-mystical component? Already since the 18th century, structures of mutual aid have been formed in the West, it is not surprising that a phenomenon appeared in the Masonic lodges. Perhaps the success of Western civilization is connected with the fact that a person who got into trouble was given a second chance.

It is the Masons who are fomenting revolutions.

First of all, the role of Masons in fomenting the Great French Revolution is mentioned. The emergence of this myth is associated with the place of imprisonment of Louis XVI – the castle of Tample, where once the leadership of the ancient order of the Knights Templar was located. From there the king was taken to the execution, just as five centuries before he was taken to the execution of Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Order. The circle seemed to be locked. It is rumored that during the execution somebody watered his hands with the blood of the king and exclaimed: “Jacques de Molay you are avenged!”. It’s just not clear if the Masons did the revolution, being descendants of the Templars, then why did they suffer because of the events themselves? If before the revolution in Paris there were 67 boxes, then during it – only 3. The fact is that in French Freemasonry most of them were aristocrats, who did not need social upheavals. Of course, some of them followed new ideas, but very many people lost their lives. It is interesting that Freemasonry is traditionally alien to politics, conversations on this topic are banned in boxes. The prominent Russian Freemason, Baron Reichel, wrote: “Every Freemasonry having political views is false, and if you see at least a shadow of political species, connections and equality of words of equality and liberty, then consider it false.” Consider the events of the Russian revolutions of 1917. It is alleged that practically the entire composition of the Provisional Government consisted of masons. However, in fact, only Kerensky, Nekrasov and Konovalov in the first composition were members of the masons’ box. Nekrasov later wrote about the role of Freemasonry in the February events: “… I will say at once that the hopes for it were extremely premature, the cause came so powerful mass forces, especially mobilized by the Bolsheviks, that a bunch of intellectuals could not play a big role and itself collapsed under the influence of a collision classes “. The October Revolution was organized by the Bolsheviks, who themselves, being representatives of the intelligentsia, expressed the interests of the poorest strata. So, the absolute majority of the Bolshevik leaders did not have any connections with the Masons. They mention Trotsky’s interest in Freemasonry, but the works of the revolutionary on this subject have been irretrievably lost. The Masons participated in the American revolutions and in the Decembrist uprising, but it is impossible to confirm that they are the ones who foment revolutions.

Freemasonry appeared in Russia along with Peter I.

First of all, Freemasonry is an undercover order, therefore it will not be possible to find out the truth about it, especially since it is hidden in the depths of centuries. If we talk about operational Freemasonry, which included directly the builders and architects, it was in our country back in 1040, together with Antony Romans, who, according to legend, curiously, sailed on a rock. When it implies the penetration of Freemasonry in Russia, they mean operational Masonry, which is not directly related to construction. Allegedly, after visiting London in 1698, Peter I was accepted into the box by the Englishman Christopher Wren. The president of the box was Jacob Bruce, and Peter himself was the Second Officer. According to another version, Lefort was the president.
However, according to official sources, the history of Freemasonry in Russia dates back to 1731, when Captain John Phillips was approved by the Grand Provincial Master of Russia. And already in 1740 the Englishman Kate became Master, but quite Russified by that time. The first Russian box, called “Silence” was formed in St. Petersburg in 1750, the development of Freemasonry was spurred by the interest of Catherine the Great, however, short-lived. However, even here there are ambiguities. The fact is that the establishment of the Grand Lodge in 1731 implied the existence, by that time, of at least three provincial, otherwise, what united? In addition, it is logical to assume, knowing the structure of the box, that the number of masters at that time should be not less than 100. So still, the count is from Peter? The scientists tried to find some documents about how Peter entered the order, but found nothing. Of course, it was possible that the papers were simply destroyed by the Hitlerites, who were known as ardent fighters with Freemasons, and the archives themselves are quite closed and confusing. However, Peter often traveled incognito and could quite enter the box under an assumed name, for example, Alekseev. In favor of the version of Peter Mason, the following reasoning speaks. The king was looking for technical achievements, trying to attract scientists and engineers to Russia. And being a Freemason, and not just a rich savage, he could make use of connections among the brothers in order to achieve the goal. Apparently, Peter, has achieved the desired. Also important is the position of the Second Officer – she was just approaching the regal person who did not want to burden herself with managing the lodges as well. At the same place, Peter could play a significant role without falling into the routine efforts of organizational work. So the version about the Second Officer gives a strange validity to the myth. Interesting in this connection is the history of the creation of the monument to Peter the Bronze Horseman. The fact that the sculptor Falconet insisted that the horse stood on a stone, motivating it by the fact that Peter and means “stone.” A huge stone was transported from afar, and on the way to the sculptures unexpectedly decided to finish the stone. It is curious that the stone is also one of the symbols of Freemasonry, it would be symbolic to put the first Russian mason on a stone. But the decoration of the stone indicates that the soul of the person who entered the box has already been processed, but a rough stone would say that a person is just preparing to join the ranks of Freemasons, his soul is still unchecked. Many would like to see more obvious symbols of Freemasonry on the monument. For example, George Washington stands with a trowel and in an apron near the Masonic altar. Where is more obvious? But it would be naive to have a king dress up in an apron, but the gesture of his right hand unambiguously speaks of the sign that the box is opening. Yes, and the original monument to Peter was very similar to the monument to Washington.

Mozart was a member of the Masonic Lodge, his own brothers killed him.

The last completed work of the composer was a cantata dedicated to the consecration of the new Masonic temple. Mozart himself was a member of the Crowned Hope Lodge, and active. At a time when the composer was short of money, it was the brothers who helped him, giving him the opportunity to work as an accompanist of lodges.There are a lot of versions of the composer’s death, including Masons. According to one version of Mozart, after composing the opera “The Magic Flute”, which tells of the struggle between Christianity and Freemasonry, he pondered over real values ​​and decided to organize his own “Cave” Lodge. Masons did not like the idea of ​​creating a rival organization and with the help of a friend of Mozart, Stadler, they poisoned the composer. Against this version, you can argue that Stadler was pretty close to Mozart, he even composed for him a concert for clarinet and orchestra, postponing an important requiem for himself. According to another version, the composer was sacrificed by the Masons, since in The Magic Flute he uncovered the secrets of their rites. Requiem was commissioned by Mozart as Masons, as if the news that he had been chosen as a victim. However, common sense says that Mozart wrote only music, and the libretto, that is, the text was written by another mason – Shikaneder, who in turn borrowed the plot from the German Wieland. It is interesting that neither one nor the other did not suffer from the Masons, although they were involved in revealing the mysteries of society. And the causes of the death of the composer are unclear. November 8, 1791 Mozart conducts at the opening of the temple, and after 2 days he becomes ill, resulting in December 5, he dies. There are more than a dozen assumptions about the causes of death, poisoning from the hands of Salieri is only the most famous of them. The circumstances of Mozart’s death indicate that he was poisoned by mercury, but by whom? It is interesting that the composer could have been killed with the authorities’ tacit consent for a connection with Freemasonry, which, with their free ideas, and against the backdrop of the French Revolution, shook the state’s foundations. In general, it can be precisely said that the Freemasons played a significant role in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus, and he actively communicated with them, but the exact reasons why Mozart died, the historians still can not establish the motives for poisoning him (and whether poisoning?).

“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” expose the Masons.

Freemasonry itself appeared comparatively recently, for the first time in a box, a person not connected with construction was adopted in 1600, but conversations about the Masonic conspiracy appeared only 200 years later. It turns out as much as two centuries, no one knew about the conspiracy? It is believed that the French Revolution was the result of a conspiracy of Freemasons to revenge the French kings for dispersing the Templars. It turns out that the place was prepared for 475 years? The first Jews appeared in Masonic lodges only in the middle of the 18th century, and during the 19th century the theory of the Zhidomason conspiracy began to be formed in public consciousness. At the end of the same century, this history, completely formed, due to rumors, the corresponding literary books on this topic, came to Russia. The theory says that even under Solomon, the Jewish sages made a secret conspiracy against all mankind, but the protocols were naturally stolen, falling into the hands of the world community. However, the very origin of the texts is very strange. Firstly, they are written in French, and secondly, Solomon supposedly plan to destroy Christianity, capture industry and mine cities. The author did not bother to compare the texts with the vocabulary and outlook of the then Jews. But the stylistics Protocols are very similar to the novel Giedsh “Biaritz”. The terminology of Freemasonry used in documents immediately alerted the authorities, who decided that there was a close relationship between Jews and Freemasons. Masons really relied on the Old Testament, but in the modern form it was completely Christian institution, so conversations about zhidomasons can only be explained by the paranoia of those who are everywhere looking for conspiracies. It is interesting that when in 1903 the writer Nilus introduced the Protocols to Nicholas II as evidence of a conspiracy, the tsar declared that it was a fake, destroyed the document, and drove out the slander. However, over time, the government had to return to the documents, having studied the possibility of using them against Jewish revolutionaries.The conclusion of the commission under the leadership of Stolypin was unambiguous – a fake! Subsequently, despite the decision of the Berne Court to forge the document, the Protocols were used by the fascists in their propaganda.

There is the Masonic Order “Skull and Bones”, which includes American presidents.

At the end of the 20th century, a scandal broke out when it became known that George Bush Sr., and before him and other US presidents, was part of the secret society “Skull and Bones.” Immediately took on a frivolous name, more suitable for the children’s circle, and not for the community of influential people. It turned out that “Skull and Bones” is just one of the numerous student fraternities of Yale University. The university itself appeared in 1801, and the brotherhood arose in 1832 in the likeness of German student associations. The name of the order, like its emblem, appeared much later, by the way “Skull and bones” – this is quite an official organization that even has an account with the bank. In total, there were no more than 800 people in the order for more than a century and a half. The first Jew appeared there only in 1968. About the rituals of the Order is known quite a bit, due to the closed nature of the organization. Among the natives of the club there are actually three presidents, bankers, cultural figures, lawyers. But this is simply explained – the children of Elite are traditionally trained in Yale, it is not surprising that later they make a good career. It can hardly be considered that the “Skull and Bones” are ruled by the US, since the student society is mainly engaged in amusement of the members themselves, sometimes indulging in digging out bones. Of course, brothers in society help each other, but this custom is inherent in other student associations. Usually, the university management is usually neutral towards such associations, although many are ill-disposed – after all, students study outside affairs instead of studying. After studying the rituals of the brotherhoods, it can be assumed that the entourage “Skull and Bones” was largely borrowed from the German Masonic Order “Black Brothers”. But now consider the “Skull and Bones” as a Masonic organization, in no case it is impossible. The American brotherhood only copied the German, which, in turn, copied the Masonic orders. If we talk about the secret societies that rule the country, why not remember the “Bohemian grove” which includes the richest people in the US, and membership costs 12,000 dollars a year. Although talk of business in the club is banned, and rituals, including those based on Masonic, are increasingly parodic and comic. By the way, in the former USSR there were quite successfully student associations, many of which successfully realized themselves in the KVN.

The policy of Israel and the United States is determined by the Masons.

It is believed that the United States was created by Freemasons on Masonic principles. Allegedly everywhere in the symbolism is the number 13, which is the symbol of Satan. However, the concept of “13 tribes of Israel,” which are considered Masons, simply does not exist. Yes, and the number 13 in Kabbalah is considered favorable. It is said that the width of the bill in the US is 66.6 millimeters, in fact it is 0.4 mm already. But let’s figure out how much Masonry influences US policy. One of the fathers of the American state is Benjamin Franklin, who really was a freemason. George Washington was also part of the same organization. The Masons were all 15 great generals of the War of Independence, no wonder that the first presidents were members of the lodges. The most Masonic president was Harry Truman, who went through all the degrees of several charters, was the head of the “Red Cross of Constantine,” one of the inner-Masonic orders. Mason was also Bush Sr., but his son did not join the box, saying that he did not understand the necessity of such an act. Clinton, too, full-fledged freemason did not. Consider the structure of Freemasonry in the United States. Each state has its own Grand Lodge, and they do not obey each other. Sometimes colleges are convened, which resolve common disagreements.So it is impossible for the bed of a state to influence the general American government, let alone world politics. Usually, the Council for Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bildelberg Club are usually called instruments of the influence of Freemasonry on world politics. The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921, currently funded by large corporations. It includes about 4,200 members, who behind closed doors develop the concept of foreign policy of the state. There is nothing Masonic in it, moreover it became known that Madeleine Albright is a member of the Council, and in the Masonic structures a woman can not be present at all! The tripartite commission unites representatives of the United States, Europe and Asia (represented by Japan and South Korea). The organization includes the largest bankers and industrialists, its purpose is to discuss world problems. But what kind of masons can be in Japan? Bilderberg’s club emerged in 1954, bringing together the European and American political and economic elite. Although the meetings are held in secrecy, it is impossible to completely hide the concentration in one place of such large cones, therefore, the world community always follows the club with interest. In fact, this organization is not an executive council, every decision later still passes through the G8 meetings, through the IMF or the World Bank. To argue that the Bilderberg club is built like a box is ridiculous, since its structure absolutely does not coincide with the Masonic one. Regarding Israel, it can be said that Freemasonry in this country arose only in the late 19th century, it is recognized today only in the English box. Today there are no more than three thousand Masons in Israel, and only half of them are active, and besides, none of the prominent politicians in the lodges was marked. Local “masons” do not participate in politics and do not exert any influence on the external or internal course of the state. It is interesting that in Latin American politics as well as in the US, many politicians are members of Masonic lodges, but secret organizations also do not play any role in the political life of the country.

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