Albert Pike’s Three World Wars – Fact or Fake?

             Albert Pike’s Three World Wars – Fact or Fake?

                                       Written By Tony K (July 2017)

One of the things that I believe is very important when exposing the Luciferian conspiracy that runs through human history, is to separate fact from fiction. This conspiracy will ultimately culminate in fulfilling many of the events spoken of in the Book of Revelation. However, we do ourselves no good if we use dubious documents as supposed evidence to support our exposing of this conspiracy. One such dubious document that is often quoted from is the supposed prediction by Albert Pike of Three World Wars. This scenario was supposedly laid out in an alleged letter written to Giuseppe Mazzini. For all intents and purposes, it appears that at least a large portion of this “supposed’ letter is likely to be fraudulent. In actuality, fact is that it is highly probable that the entire letter is simply a continuation of a hoax begun by Léo Taxil in the 1890’s. It is important that we as Christians, who seek to expose the evils of secret societies such as freemasonry, should only use known facts to support this exposure. We should avoid resorting to using spurious documents of doubtful origin to support our case.

For the record, I want to state that while I have serious doubts about the authenticity of Pike’s Three World Wars letter, I am by no means coming out in support of freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, or any Masonic Rite. Nevertheless, we must address the facts in order to be honest, and the reality is that there is no evidence that any such letter ever existed between Pike and Mazzini. There are many websites and individuals who quote the alleged Three World Wars letter as if it was a proven fact that it is authentic. In truth there is far more evidence to suggest that it never existed at all. The first real reference to it in its current form is found in William Guy Carr’s Book entitled Pawns in the Game, which was published in 1958.

This is the direct quote from that book:

Pike’s plan was as simple as it has proved effective. He required that Communism, Naziism, Political Zionism, and other International movements be organized and used to foment the three global wars and three major revolutions. The first world war was to be fought so as to enable the Illuminati to overthrow the powers of the Tzars in Russia and turn that country into the stronghold of Atheistic-Communism. The differences stirred up by agentur of the Illuminati between the British and German Empires were to be used to foment this war. After the war ended, Communism was to be built up and used to destroy other governments and weaken religions. World War Two, was to be fomented by using the differences between Fascists and Political Zionists. This war was to be fought so that Naziism would be destroyed and the power of Political Zionism increased so that the sovereign state of Israel could be established in Palestine. During world war two International Communism was to be built up until it equalled in strength that of united Christendom. At this point it was to be contained and kept in check until required for the final social cataclysm. Can any informed person deny Roosevelt and Churchill did not put this policy into effect?

World War Three is to be fomented by using the differences the agentur of the Illuminati stir up between Political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world. The war is to be directed in such a manner that Islam (the Arab World including Mohammedanism) and Political Zionism (including the State of Israel) will destroy themselves while at the same time the remaining nations, once more divided against each other on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion physically, mentally, spiritually and economically. Can any unbiased and reasoning person deny that the intrigue now going on in the Near, Middle, and Far East isn’t designed to accomplish this devilish purpose ?

On August 15, 1871, Pike told Mazzini that after World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. We quote his own written words (taken from the letter catalogued in the British Museum Library, London, Eng.) :

We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass (direction), anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, pages 10-11

 

However, contrary to what Carr wrote in Pawns In The Game, we later find out that the letter was never catalogued in the British Museum Library. That point is cleared up in a second book, which was published posthumously after Carr’s death.

The Keeper of manuscripts recently informed the author that this letter is NOT catalogued in the British Museum Library. It seems strange that a man of Cardinal Rodriguez’s knowledge should have said it WAS in 1925”.
William Guy Carr, Satan Prince of This World, page 22

 

 

When one does some serious research and follows the trail of breadcrumbs from this point, it does eventually lead back to, in my opinion, an end destination that has roots in the hoaxes of Léo Taxil. I will not attempt to reinvent the wheel here, because I discovered Terry Melanson has actually covered it pretty thoroughly in the following article:

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2015/01/10/albert-pike-to-mazzini-august-15-1871-three-world-wars/

For those who wish to investigate this further, I have also included links to additional resources at the bottom of this article. The purpose in my writing this is not to bring into question the integrity of William Guy Carr, or Edith Starr Miller (Lady Queensborough), both of whom published references to letters between Pike and Mazzini; rather, it is to bring into question the thoroughness of their research on those alleged Pike and Mazzini letters. The books written by both of these authors contain a great deal of useful information on the occult and secret societies. Yet, it would appear that at least some aspects of their work suffered from the use of what today we may term “misinformation”. Nevertheless, the bulk of the information provided in their books remains to be a very useful resource for anyone who wishes to study these topics.

I believe that it is interesting to note, that while Edith Starr Miller’s book Occult Theocracy mentions letters between Mazzini and Pike that supposedly existed, nowhere in this book does she make any reference to a purported letter outlining a scenario for three world wars. If she had done so at that point, it might have proved beyond a shadow of doubt that such a letter existed, thereby proving the authenticity of the predicted two world wars that would occur after she wrote that work. Her book was published in 1933, at which time the first world war was already a historical fact, but the second world war was still six years in the future. The fact that she did not mention such a letter, and that it was never mentioned before William Guy Carr’s book Pawns In The Game, which was written more than twenty years later, should raise suspicion with anyone who wants to verify the existence of such a prediction ever having existed before the late 1950s.

While I do believe that there is little doubt that Albert Pike was a Luciferian and wicked man, I have also concluded that there is much disinformation and misinformation that is being spread on the subject. To be objective we must be careful not to embellish the truth about Pike with additional unsubstantiated claims about him. Below I have included some quotes that are directly attributed to Albert Pike. These are not conjecture, but are fully verifiable and factual:

Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light from them and to draw them away from it.” Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, pages 104-105

The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer. LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! For traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspirations is not of one Age or of one Creed. ”                   Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, page 321

While not attributable to Albert Pike, the following quotes show more evidence of the Luciferian doctrine that is associated with Masonry. Those within Masonry often attempt to deflect searchers away from the truth behind the occult nature that is inherent within their beliefs. They attempt to use the Taxil hoax as proof that Masonry is actually a wholesome and acceptable belief system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onwards and upwards he must prove his ability to properly apply (this) energy.” Manley P Hall (33rd degree), Lost Keys of Freemasonry, page 48

“The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian” Albert Mackey, Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, page 618

“All this I most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear with a firm and steadfast resolution, to keep and perform the same without any equivocation, mental reservation or secret evasion of mind whatever, binding myself under a no less penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots (1st degree) my left breast torn open, my heart plucked out (2nd Degree) my body severed in twain, my bowels taken from thence and burned to ashes (3rd degree)should I ever knowingly violate this my solemn obligation as an Entered Apprentice Mason, a Fellow Craft Mason, a Master Mason.”      Ronayne, Edmond. Handbook of Freemasonry, 1943. Chicago: Powner Co. 1973.

 

If any who are reading this are involved in Freemasonry or any secret society, my advice would be for you to get out of it as soon as possible. Note here what Charles Finney himself, a former Mason, had to say about this:

Second, should the question be asked, “What shall be done with the great number of professed Christians who are Freemasons?” I answer, let them have nothing more to do with it. Let it be distinctly pressed upon their consciences that all Masons, above the first two Degrees, have solemnly sworn to conceal each other’s crimes, murder and treason alone excepted; and that all above the sixth Degree have sworn to espouse each other’s cause, and to deliver them from any difficulty, whether right or wrong.Third, if they have taken those Degrees where they have sworn to persecute unto death those who violate their Masonic obligations, let them be asked whether they really intend to do any such thing. Let them be distinctly asked whether they intend to aid and abet the administration and taking of these oaths. Or if they still intend to countenance the false and hypocritical teachings of Masonry. Or if they mean to countenance the profanity of their ceremonies, and the partiality of their sworn practice. If so, surely they should not be allowed their place in the Christian Church”. ~ Charles Finney http://www.isaiah54.org/finney.htm

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE AND RESEARCH LINKS

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2015/01/10/albert-pike-to-mazzini-august-15-1871-three-world-wars/

http://www.howardnema.com/category/secrets-of-the-ages/

https://www.freedom-ministries.com/catalog/confession-leo-taxilm-and-albert-pike.html

http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-Freemason_Lucifer_Albert_Pike

https://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg02667.html

http://www.cuttingedge.org/free11.html

http://www.cuttingedge.org/free13.html

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/taxil_confessed.html

http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Taxil_hoax

https://www.christian-restoration.com/fmasonry/mquotes.htm

https://www.christian-restoration.com/fmasonry/lucquotes.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Clarin_de_la_Rive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxil_hoax

https://web.archive.org/web/20070303091224/http://altreligion.about.com/library/texts/bl_confessiontaxil.htm

http://www.calvarychapelboston.com/The%20Masonic%20Lodge%20and%20Christianity.pdf

http://www.threeworldwars.com/albert-pike2.htm

A. C. De La Rive in La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (Published in 1894) Pages 588-589

Le Palladisme : Culte de Satan-Lucifer dans les triangles maçonniques, H. Falque, Grenoble, 1895. Page 70

Pawns In The Game By William Guy Carr (pages 10-11)

Satan Prince Of This World By William Guy Carr (page 22)

The Cause Of World Unrest – G.P. Putnam and Sons Published 1920 ( pages 50-52)

Le Diable, v. II The Devil in the 19th-century, by Dr. Bataille, Volume 2, Chapter XXXV, pages 594-606.

Lea H C Léo Taxil, Diana Vaughan Et L’Église Romaine Histoire D’un Mystification 1901

If anyone wishes to learn more on this subject, I have further compiled some of the evidence on this hoax and on various quoted books, statements, and documentation, and presented it below. This includes translations from some of the works that were originally written in French:

Miscellaneous quotes and documentation On Various Aspects of The Albert Pike Letters, alleged statements and the Taxil Hoax.

A. C. De La Rive in La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (Published in1894)

Page 712Le 20 Septembre I8ÎW, les “7 grands électeurs tl grandes éleclrices du Palladisme, réunis à Rome, remplacèrent Al- bert Georges dit Mackcy, successeur de feu Albert Pike en tant que Souverain Pontife Luciférien, par l’apostat Adriano Lemmi, l’ancien catholique devenu juif par le baptême chi- rurgical du rabbin proche parent do Moïse Lkl-Nazarclh”. <‘ï)

Here is Page 712 translated into English using Google Translate:

On the 20th of September, the great electors and great electors of Palladism, assembled at Rome, succeeded Al- bert Georges dit Mackcy, successor of the late Albert Pike as Supreme Pontiff Luciferian, by the apostate Adriano Lemmi, A Catholic who became Jewish by the chrururgical baptism of the rabbi who was a close relative of Moses Lkl-Nazarhl”.

 

In the following we find the origin (or at least the earliest known documentation), of the alleged discourse by Albert Pike where he supposedly addressed high levels masons on the Luciferian doctrine.

A. C. De La Rive in La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (Published in 1894)

Page 588« L’Atelier de Frères, qui no s’annexe pas une loge de Sieurs, est un Atelier incomplot, destiné fatalement à ne jamais produire que des Maçons, dont la politique sera le principal souci, qui se préoccuperont surtout des intrigues et des compétitions, qui s’a- giteront dans le vide, qui avanceront tantôt de trois pas pour reculer après d’autant, en un mot, qui feront du mauvais travail et dont la politique sera incohérente. »

« (> que nous devons dire à la foule, c’est : — Nous adorons un Dieu, mais c’est le Dieu que l’on adore sans superstition.

« A vous, Souverains Grands Inspecteurs Généraux, Nous

e disons, pour que vous le répétiez aux Frères des 32% 31 et 30*

degrés : — La religion maçonnique doit être, par nous tous, initiés dos hauts grades, maintenue dans la pureté de LA DOCTRINE LICIFLKIENNE. »

« Si Lucifer n’était point Dieu, Adonaï, (1) dont tous les actes attestent la cruauté, la perfidie, la haine de l’homme, la barba- rie, la répulsion pour la science, si Lucifer n’était point Dieu, Adonaï et ses prôtres le calomnieraient-ils?

« Oui, Lucifer est Dieu, et malheureusement Adonaï l’est aussi. Caria loi éternelle est qu’il n’y a pas de splendeur sans ombre, pas de beauté sans laideur, pas de blanc sans noir; car l’absolu ne peut exister que comme deux; car les ténèbres sont nécessaires à la lumière pour lui servir de repoussoir, comme le piédestal est nécessaire à la statue, comme le frein à la locomotive.

page 589

« En dynamique analogique et universelle, on ne s’appuie que sur ce qui résiste. Aussi l’univers est-il balancé par deux forces qui le maintiennent en équilibre : la force qui attire et celle qui repousse. Ces deux forces existent en physique, en philosophie et en religion. Et la réalité scientifique du dualisme divin est dé- montrée par les phénomènes de la polarité et par la loi univer- selle des sympathies et des antipathies. C’est pourquoi les disci- ples intelligents de Zoroastre, ainsi qu’après eux les Gnostiques, les Manichéens, les Templiers ont admis, comme seule concep- tion métaphysique logique, le système des deux principes divins se combattant de toute éternité, et l’on ne peut croire l’un infé- rieur à l’autre en puissance.

Donc, la doctrine du Satanisme est une hérésie; et la vraie et pure religion philosophique, c’est la croyance en Lucifer, égal d’Adonaï, mais Lucifer Dieu de Lumière et Dieu du Bien, luttant pour l’humanité contre Adonaï Dieu des Ténèbres et Dieu du Mal… »

Dans une autre partie de ses Instructions, Albert Pike di- sait encore :

« C’est avec le plus grand soin qu’il est nécessaire de choisir les adeptes. Dans beaucoup d’orients, on les prend trop au ha- sard; aussi tardons-nous à atteindre le but.

« Ne conférez la Maîtrise qu’au Compagnon qui se connaît lui- même. Sur le fronton des anciens temples érigés au Dieu de la Lumière, on lisait cette inscription en deux mots : « Connais- toi ». Nous donnons le même conseil à tout homme qui veut s’approcher de la science.

« N”initiez jamais au troisième degré l’homme qui, malgré les enseignements reçus aux deux grades précédents, eut demeuré esclave des préjugés du monde profane. Il ne parviendra jamais tant qu’il ne se réformera pas. Au grade de Compagnon, vous lui ouvrez les portes des Loges d’Adoption ;

 

A big problem with the legitimacy of this work by Abbe Clarin de la Rive is that he attributed Sister Diana Vaughan with having carried Pike’s Luciferian encyclical to Paris. She is mentioned on 13 pages of the book. Unfortunately this Diana Vaughan was actually admitted by Taxil to have been a part of his hoax. So once more the trail leads back to Taxil.

Here is how the the above passage cited from La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle was translated by Edith Starr Miller in her 1933 book, Occult Theocracy (page 220-221)

 

That which we must say to the crowd is — We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. “To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees — The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.

“If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (The God of the Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him? “Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay

is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods : darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.

“In analogical and universal dynamics one can only lean on that which will resist. Thus, the universe is balanced by two forces, which maintain its equilibrium: the force of attraction and that of repulsion. These two forces exist in physics, philosophy and religion. And the scientific reality of the divine dualism is demonstrated by the phenomena of polarity and by the universal law of sympathies and antipathies. That is why the intelligent disciples of Zoroaster, as well as, after them, the Gnostics, the Manicheans and the Templars have admitted, as the only logical metaphysical conception, the system of the two divine principles fighting eternally, and one cannot believe the one inferior in power to the other.

“Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay ; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.”

 

Domenico Margiotta.

*Note when studying the writes of Domenico Margiotta, it is important to realize that he was influenced by one Dr Bataille. Dr Bataille is actually Léo Taxil (whose real name was Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès).

Domenico Margiotta. Le Palladisme : Culte de Satan-Lucifer dans les Triangles Maçonniques, H. Falque, Grenoble, 1895.

In the above-mentioned book, written in French and published in 1895, we also find references to Albert Pike on 28 pages. We find that rather than helping the case against Pike’s alleged satanic activities, they also become rather void because of his association with Taxil, aka Dr Bataille. However, having said that, the very fact that he himself was a 33 degree Freemason who chose to leave and become an anti-Mason, should perhaps ring some alarm bells at what he may have experienced as a Mason. Here is some information about Domenico Margiotta, translated via Google Translate, from the following web page: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenico_Margiotta

In his books, Margiotta is adorned with numerous Masonic titles:Former Secretary of the Lodge Savonarola, of Florence; Ex-Venerable of the Lodge Giordano Bruno, of Palmi; Ex-Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33rd degree, of the former Scottish Rite and accepted Ex-Sovereign Prince of the Order (33 *., 90 “., 95 °.”), Of the Rite of Memphis- Misraim; Former Member of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Oriental Order of Memphis and Misraim, of Naples; Ex-Inspector of the Misraimite Workshops of Calabria and Sicily; Ex-Honorary Member of the National Grand Orient of Haiti and his Guarantor of Friendship near the Sovereign Sanctuary of Naples; Former Active Member of the Supreme Federal Council of Naples (Ancient Scottish Rite and accepted); Ex-General Inspector of all the Masonic Lodges of the 3 Calabres; Ex-Grand Master advitam of the Oriental Masonic Order of Misraim or of Egypt (90), of Paris, Ex-Commander of the Order of Knights Defenders of Universal Masonry; Vitam of the Supreme Council of the Italian Federation of Palermo, a former Permanent and Sovereign Inspector delegated to the Naples General Directorate for Europe (Universal High Masonry) .1 He would also have been a Doctor of Letters and Philosophy.

He designates the bishop and anti-masonic author Amand-Joseph Fava as having provoked his return to the Catholic faith of his childhood.

His books have taken up the accusations of Leo Taxil (notably on palladical practices and on Albert Pike who initiated it) and violently accused the Italian master mason Adriano Lemmi, former Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy, of Satanism and witchcraft, which were subsequently denounced as unfounded. He also attacked the Italian statesman Francesco Crispi in another pamphlet.

Vous pouvez faire brûler mon nom entre les colonnes. Vous pouvez me vouer à toutes les malédictions infernales. Trop heureux je suis d’avoir brisé les chaînes que votre Grand Architecte impose ; trop de joie j’ai à vous déclarer que je suis plus que démissionnaire […]

Souvenirs d’un trente-troisième : Adriano Lemmi, chef suprême des francs-maçons, Domenico Margiotta, éd. Delhomme et Briguet, 1894, p. VIII

Mais, maintenant que le déshonneur a submergé tout dans l’Ordre maçonnique, c’est-à-dire qu’il a envahi jusqu’à la direction centrale et suprême, mon devoir est de me retirer définitivement de la Haute-Maçonnerie. Et ma retraite, je la fais non seulement avec le sentiment de me dégager de cette marée de boue qui monte si haut, mais aussi avec la certitude que l’orthodoxie maçonnique elle-même est la plus monstrueuse des erreurs.

Souvenirs d’un trente-troisième : Adriano Lemmi, chef suprême des francs-maçons, Domenico Margiotta, éd. Delhomme et Briguet, 1894, p. X

The above references as translated by Google Translate:

You can burn my name between the columns. You can devote me to all infernal curses. Too happy I am of having broken the chains that your Great Architect imposes; too much joy I have to declare that I am more than resigned […]

Memories of a Thirty-Third: Adriano Lemmi, supreme leader of the Freemasons, Domenico Margiotta, ed. Delhomme and Briguet, 1894, p. VIII

But now that dishonor has submerged everything in the Masonic Order, that is to say, it has invaded to the central and supreme direction, it is my duty to withdraw definitively from Upper Masonry. And my retreat, I make it not only with the feeling of escaping from this tide of mud which rises so high, but also with the certainty that Masonic orthodoxy itself is the most monstrous of errors.

Memories of a Thirty-Third: Adriano Lemmi, supreme leader of the Freemasons, Domenico Margiotta, ed. Delhomme and Briguet, 1894, p. X

Souvenirs of a Thirty-Third: Adriano Lemmi, supreme leader of the Freemasons, with a preface by Dr. Bataille (Collective pseudonym of Leo Taxil and Doctor Charles Hacks) and a letter from Bishop Amand-Joseph Fava, Delhomme and Briguet, 1894. Online text [Archive]

     Palladism: Cult of Satan-Lucifer in the Masonic Triangles, H. Falque, Grenoble, 1895.

     The Cult of Nature in Universal Freemasonry, Grenoble, H. Falque, [1896].

     Francesco Crispi, His Harmful Work, Grenoble, H. Falque, 1896.

 

Léo Taxil

Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, better known by the pen name Léo Taxil (French: [leo taksil]; March 21, 1854 – March 31, 1907), was a French writer and journalist who became known for his strong anti-Catholic and anti-clerical views. He is also known for the Taxil hoax, a spurious exposé of Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church‘s opposition to it. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Léo_Taxil

In the magazine National Magazine, an Illustrated American Monthly, Volume XXIV: April – September 1906, pages 228 and 229, Taxil is quoted as giving his true reasons behind the hoax. Ten months later, on March 31, 1907, Taxil died.

Members of the Masonic orders understand the false exposure heaped upon that organization in anti-Mason wars. The Catholic Church and many other religious orders have been the victims of these half-written and oftentimes venomous attacks. The confession of Taxil, the French Freethinker, who first exposed Catholics and then Masons, makes interesting reading bearing on the present situation today. Similar motives actuate some of the “muck rakes” of today, as indicated in the following confession:

“The public made me what I am; the arch-liar of the period,” confessed Taxil, “For when I first commenced to write against the Masons my object was amusement pure and simple. The crimes I laid at their door were so grotesque, so impossible, so widely exaggerated, I thought everybody would see the joke and give me credit for originating a new line of humor. But my readers wouldn’t have it so; they accepted my fables as gospel truth, and the more I lied for the purpose of showing that I lied, the more convinced became they that I was a paragon of veracity.

“Then it dawned upon me that there was lots of money in being a Munchausen of the right kind, and for twelve years I gave it to them hot and strong, but never too hot. When indicting such slush as the story of the devil snake who wrote prophecies on Diana’s back with the end of his tail, I sometimes said to myself: ‘Hold on, you are going too far,’ but I didn’t. My readers even took kindly to the yarn of the devil who, in order to marry a Mason, transformed himself into a crocodile, and, despite the masquerade, played the piano wonderfully well.

“One day when lecturing at Lille, I told my audience that I had just had an apparition of Nautilus, the most daring affront on human credulity I had so far risked. But my hearers never turned a hair. ‘Hear ye, the doctor has seen Nautulius,’ they said with admiring glances. Of course, no one had a clear idea of who Nautilus was, I didn’t myself, but they assumed that he was a devil.

“Ah, the jolly evenings I spent with my fellow authors hatching out new plots, new, unheard of perversions of truth and logic, each trying to outdo the other in organized mystification. I thought I would kill myself laughing at some of the things proposed, but everything went; there is no limit to human stupidity”.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxil_hoax

Noting from the original source here in the National Magazine, that while it was published in 1906, it doesn’t actually state exactly from what the date of the above quote from Taxil came: https://archive.org/stream/nationalmagazine24brayrich/nationalmagazine24brayrich_djvu.txt

Albert Pike

Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 – April 2, 1891) was an attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason. Albert Pike is the only Confederate military officer with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C.[1]

Pike first joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1840, and he had then joined a Masonic Lodge, where he became extremely active in the affairs of the organization, being elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite‘s Southern Jurisdiction in 1859.[10] He remained Sovereign Grand Commander for the remainder of his life (a total of thirty-two years), devoting a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order.[18] Notably, he published a book called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871, of which there were several subsequent editions. Pike stated that half of the text was copied from other works, but did not indicate his sources.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pike

In the 1860s, another English Freemason, George Drysdale, spread the population theories of Thomas Malthus by founding the Malthusian League. By 1874, the League was under Masonic control in the person of Annie Besant, a female Mason, drug- pusher, and promoter of free sex. Albert Pike, the Mason who took wagonloads of prostitutes into the Ozark Mountains for days of orgies, was one of Annie’s lovers. Annie’s brother was Sir Walter Besant, the Mason who first conceived the idea of forming the Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Masonic Research to investigate the origins of Freemasonry. Source: John Daniels Scarlet and the Beast (page 259)

“The Blue Degrees are but the outer or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them.” Source: Morals and Dogma page 819