Dissipation Of Darkness - Origins Of Masonry, Is It Authentic?
Does anyone know, if this book is authentic? ( could not find much discussion about its reliability on the net)
A short summary of G.S. Lawrence's "Dissipation of Darkness
" - The origins of masonry:
Quote:The Mysterious Force
RedRaven - Wed May 10, 2006 11:35 pm
Post subject: The Mysterious Force According to G.S. Lawrence's book 'Dissipation into Darkness, the Origin of Masonry' it was generally believed that modern Freemasonry was created in 1717 when its Grand Lodge of England was established. It was also generally believed that it was Dr. James Anderson who wrote its "New Constitutions." It is true that the new name was adopted in 1717, but the real founder of Freemasonry is not Anderson. Moreover, few people, including most of its members, know that its origin is 2000 years old. Indeed, as far as we know, none of the current books on Freemasonry traces Freemasonry to its true origin. Masonry was founded by King Herod Agrippa at the suggestion of Hiram Abiud, with the consent of Moab Levy, Adoniram, Johanan, Jacob Abdon, Antipas, Solomon Aberon, and Ashad Abia in the year 43 A.D. The original name was the "Mysterious Force." All its founders belonged to Judaism.
Lawrence states that ancient masonry was established by King Herod Agrippa to counter the effect of Jesus Christ's ministry and the separation of many Jewish families so that they could follow Christianity after Christ's death and sudden disappearance. In other words, to my estonishment ancient masonry was established in order to preserve the Jewish faith and their people.
Hiram Abiud, the King's Counselor, who was the real founder of ancient Masonry, proposed the name of the association as the "Mysterious Force." The King's men feared Christianity as an unseen force that they could not decipher, control, nor offer resistance. They felt they had lost all strength to defend the Jewish faith and their very existence as a nation. With no firm hope of attacking this "mysterious" force they proposed establishment of a similiar mysterious force of greater power, to attack mystery with mystery. No one would know of the association, its powers or principles other than what the King, himself, chose to disclose.
The nine founding members had to take a horrifying oath swearing by God, the Bible and their honor, that, having become a member of nine founders of the Association, 'The Mysterious force', to bind themselves not to betray their brothers, the members in anything that might harm their persons, nor to betray anything concerning the decrees of the Association. To bind themselves to follow its principles and to realize what is proposed in the successive decrees approved by the nine founders, with obedience and precision, with zeal and fidelity. To bind themselves to work for an increase in the number of its members. To bind themselves to attack whoever follows the teaching of the Impostor Jesus and to combat his men until death. To bind themselves not to divulge any of the secrets preserved among the nine; either among outsiders or among the affiliated members. If perjury is committed and betrayal is confirmed in that they have revealed some secret or some article of the decrees preserved among and their heirs this commission of eight companions will have the right to kill that person by whatever means available.
King Herod Agrippa reinforced his deceit of Christianity into ancient masonry by establishing the meaning of the instruments and symbols. Every session would be opened by striking three times consecutively with a hammer; thus remembering eternally through the centuries, that they crucified Christ and with the hammer had fixed the nails into his hands and feet, killing him. Three stars would symbolize the three nails. They would be able to change them for three points that will have the same significance. Among the symbols would be three steps, ridiculing with them Christ's blasphemy: God is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, with his claiming to be the Son. Thirty-three degrees of masonry was established to symbolize the age of the Imposter Jesus. The meaning of the ironic symbols were not meant to perceived by the lower degrees and, therefore, kept among the original nine members.
Masonry set up the Temple of Jerusalem and sent heir-descendant of Hiram Abiud to Rome to establish the two Temples of Rome and of Achaea. After the members of the latter two temples killed St. Peter and St. Andrew, the Temple of Rome became the presider of all temples in the East. The heir-descendant of Moab Levy was sent Russia, that of Adoniram to Gaul (France) and those of the successor of Abiud to Germany. The movement initiated by the Mysterious Force did not expand greatly due to the fear created by its name. Joseph Levy and Abraham Abiud, heir-descendants of Moab Levy and Hiram Abiud, were sent from Russia and Germany to London where they met John Desaguliers, who was a Protestant with intense hatred for Catholics. The three agreed on naming the Association : Freemasonry on August 25, 1716. Then on June 24, 1717, they met with the associations of architects and builders in London and officially launched the Association with the new name. Since 1717, the temples were changed to lodges.
Lawrence further states that there are triple-objectives of the new Masonry: a) to preserve Judaism for the Jews, b) to attack Roman Catholicism, c) and to embrace naturalism and nihilism. As a result, it acted for the demolition of thrones, the abolition of authorities, spiritual and temporal, so it may have absolute domination of the world. It preaches liberty, equality, and fraternity with perverse meaning: liberty without limits, liberty of blasphemies and deceits, liberty destructive of character, religions, wealth, lives and families; equality signifies the disappearance of all order, everything falling into confusion, with the loss of true values; fraternity is a brotherhood full of egotism and privileges, love of revenge, divisions, endless conflicts, betrayal, robbery, pride, profanation, and nihilism. If the new Freemasonry is the daughter of mother Masonry, Socialism is its granddaughter.
The mother Masonry threw all her intention in a single goal, which was the battle against Jesus' men. The daughter Masonry (i.e. Freemasonry) surpasses that limit by great distances. It acts for the demolition of thrones and the abolition of authorities, spiritual and temporal, so it may have absolute domination of the world. Jonas (James) Lawrence (1775-1825) predicted even before the birth of Communist theory (Karl Marx, 1848: Communist Manifesto) that the new Masonry will give birth to Socialism. Not only that, all the corrupt descendant organizations will be the daughters and granddaughters of mother Masonry.
Jonas (James) Lawrence (1775-1825), great-grandfather of G.S. Lawrence, predicted even before the birth of Communist theory (Karl Marx, 1848: Communist Manifesto) that the new Masonry will give birth to Socialism. Not only that, all the corrupt descendant organizations will be the daughters and granddaughters of mother Masonry.
This is Jonas's own words:
"Know, my son, that the new Masonry, responding to the demands of the enemy of humanity and fulfilling orders to increase the daughters of corruption, gave birth to Socialism. This granddaughter came to be evil worse than earlier evils.
"I predict to you, Samuel, that all these creatures will grow and give birth, by Satanic spouses, to all other creatures of wickedness, corruption and destruction.
"They will be multiplied and they will scatter their seeds over all the earth, corrupting it and how poisonous will be their fruits!
"Each one of those creatures will form a party and each party will look out for the interests of its mother, aggravating the evils of confusion, civilization disappearing, eliminating religion and education degenerating. Then the trumpets of grief and disaster will blow.
"This prophecy of mine will be fulfilled and will have a great echo. Our descendants will see infernal generations. Men will remember me, after my death. They will testify to this opinion of mine that all the corrupt descendants will be daughters and granddaughters of mother Masonry. How fitting this is, with respect to this: Evils beget nothing but evils."
Jonas prediction has been fulfilled for the most part.
the book is also referenced here: <span style="color:#3333ff">Manuscript on the Origin of Freemasonry
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