Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Luciferian Heresy



I was asked by a gentleman just entering masonry if freemasons worshipped the Devil? Well... I found some info on it for him and I thought that I would post it here for the benefit of all.

No! We do not worship or serve the "Devil"! Please read below regarding the Luciferian Heresy.





Author: Czarnecki P.
Title: LUCIFERIANISM IN THE 13TH CENTURY - A FORGOTTEN OFF-SHOOT OF CATHARISM
Source: Studia Historyczne (Historical Studies) year: 2004, vol: 47, number: 1(185), pages: 3-19

Language: POLISH


The Luciferian heresy appeared for the first time in the 13th century in the area round Cologne, Mainz and Trier in the Rheinland. Contemporary records suggest that its followers believed Lucifer to be a benevolent deity, unjustly banished from his heavenly kingdom. They looked forward to the moment when he would eventually reclaim his rightful position and believed that it could be hastened by their fasts and ascetic practices. So far students of medieval heresies have been sceptical about the actual existence of Luciferianism and regarded it as a fiction invented by the Inquisition to smear and utterly discredit some heterodox Christians. The view that the Luciferian heresy was no more than perfidious mud-slinging is based primarily on the records of investigations by Conrad of Marburg and his collaborators, an inquisitorial team notorious for extricating self-incriminating evidence from innocent suspects.The aim of this paper is, first, to challenge the view that Luciferianism was a mere invention of the inquisitors and, second, to find out what its characteristic traits may reveal about its origins as well as affinities and links with other heretical movements of the Middle Ages. A careful analysis of a broader range of sources - especially Pope Gregory IX's bull 'Vox in Rama', the testimony of a heretic named Lepzet, and several entries in German chronicles - reveals significant similarities between Luciferianism and Proven├žal Catharism on the level of doctrine, ritual and organization of the community. As in the case of Catharism, the beliefs ascribed to the Luciferians seem to represent a clear continuation of the legacy of Gnosticism. In consequence, the view that Luciferianism was but a figment of the inquisitorial imagination needs to be revised.

Here you'll find the infamous quote from Albert Pike that many conservative Christian groups use to confirm their belief that Masons are devil worshippers. Please note the use of the name "Lucifer" and not "Satan-il". Satan, Ha-Satan, and Satan-il are the original translations of the evil one used in the Bible. Lucifer has no Jewish or Aramaic equivalent and is actually attributed to Gnosticism.

"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 for light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive. "


"Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical 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."

(Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World, Albert Pike, Grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, July 14, 1889. Recorded by A.C. De La Rive, La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle, page 588)

Now many a fundamentalist will point out the following verse from Isaiah to prove that "Lucifer" is one and the same as Satan. This is the result of a Medieval error; whether intentional or accidental...It is an error according to the actual Greek and Hebrew texts.

Isaiah 14:12
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

And now, from the 32nd Royal arch degree of the Scottish Rite...I give you this which you will see notations when the names of deities from other faiths appear or when the ritual indicates the addition of a "hodge-podge" of deities and philosophies from different faiths are found:

You are not doing an idle thing to learn the Royal Secret. The Aryan kinsmen of our ancestors .... so worshipping their Deities, and creating Light, what should ascend to the skies to invigorate and replenish INDRA, the universal light, the planets and stars that had once been men, their ancestors. (*Ed. Note: INDRA is also a Hindu Deity)

The symbols of Free Masonry conceal , even in the Master's Lodge, the Holy Doctrine and the Royal Secret.
As kinsmen of our Aryan ancestors sacrificed in Indra and Ahura, sacrifice thou with an offering of incense to the God in whom thou doest put thy trust. In the 14th degree the seeker of the Royal Secret was Baptized and hailed a
Soldier of the Truth of Ahura-Mazda, one of Lucifer's many names and counterfeits of the True God. In the 32nd degree, Now you desire to become Priest and King. The 32nd degree gives the Royal Secret and make the initiate a Priest and King of Ahura-Mazda, one of Lucifer's many names. The Irano-Aryans sacrificed before dawn to Mitra, the morning star. As the kinsmen of our Aryan ancestors sacrificed to Serpenta Mainyu, the divine wisdom, sacrifice thou with an offering of incense to the God in whom thou doest put thy trust. Yes, the 32nd degree seekers of the Royal Secret of freemasonry offer incense to the Serpent god, Serpenta Manyu. Serpenta Mainyu is another of Lucifer's many names. (*Ed. Note: AHURA MAZDA & SERPENTA MAINYU are Zoroastrian principles. AHURA MAZDA is the True principle of good and light. Angra Mainyu is the evil one. Serpenta Mainyu... can't remember him right now but I believe he was the essence of wisdom.)

After offering more incense to Lucifer, the seeker of the Royal Secret, in his 32nd degree ritual makes more vows before he gets the Luciferian baptism of the 32nd degree. He vows:I do most solemnly vow and promise, that I will be until I die the implacable enemy of all spiritual tyranny, (i.e.. conformity to the Authorized scriptures), over souls and consciences of men, resisting all claims of church, synagogue, and mosque to outlaw free conscience and enslave thought and opinion, and compel men to believe what it may prescribe.

Then the seeker of the Royal Secret in the 32nd degree ritual receives the following pronouncement as he gets this Luciferian baptism of the 32nd degree:

As kinsmen of our Aryan ancestors were sanctified with the Zaothra, ( Zoroastrian religion is the same as the Luciferian polytheistic religion of Mazdaism, with its chief god being Lucifer going by his alias Ahura-Mazda), or consecrated water, and there-by devoted to the service of Ahura.
It is a baptism and consecration to the service of Ahura, Lucifer. The Royal Secret is that the 32nd degree freemason has been baptized and consecrated to the service of Lucifer, whether he knows it or not. If he has shown sufficient interest in the occult in his pursuit of the degrees, one in 20, or 5%, of the 32nd degree freemasons are invited to pursue their service to Lucifer in the Illuminati.
After this Luciferian baptism and consecration, the 32nd degree seeker of the Royal Secret is questioned as follows:
If you are ready to bind yourself to the strict, punctual, unremitting performance at all points, in every place, and at all times your duties as Perfect Elu, Prince of Jeru, Knight of Rose Croix, Knight of the Sun, St. Andrew and Kodosh and Master of the Royal Secret, as these have been declared you, go and stand at the west side of the Altar of Obligation facing the east.
The seeker of the Royal Secret in the 32nd degree thus position takes his 4 th vow of allegiance to this Luciferian religion. He then is voted OK by the other Masters of the Royal Secret, and is led to:
Kneel at the altar, laying thy left hand upon the book of constitutions and the symbol of Deity. (Lights go down and voices are heard saying)
One is three, three is one, Agni, Ushas, Mitra.
One is three, three is one, Ahura, Mazda, Cepenta, Mainyu, Vohu-mano. (*Ed. Note: VOHU-MANO was Zoroastrian ADAM or first being.)

Then the seeker of the Royal Secret of freemasonry in the 32nd degree ritual is told:
It will be explained to thee when thou shalt become entitled to the explanation. The voices thou hast heard, give thee the key of interpretation.
He then receives the emblems of his 32nd degree, the dark cordon and the Teutonic Cross of gold the jewel of the order. He is then told:
You now know the holy doctrine, and have the Royal Secret. If the mind, reason, intellect and intelligence of man is a part of the universal supreme mind, intellect, intelligence he may well have lofty aspirations and high ambition for he is capable of great things.

This was obtained from a fundamentalist, anti-masonic, Christian site. Thanks guys!

And Lastly...This from a very interesting and well-read site:
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com

Lucifer

Christians mistakenly believe Lucifer is the name of a fallen angel cast out of Heaven by God to become an evil red devil called Satan.There is nothing in the historical record, or even in the Bible, to substantiate this story.

For example, the name Lucifer is a Latin word that comes to us from the Roman astronomers. They referred to the planet Venus as the morning star because it appears in the sky just before dawn and heralds the rising sun.

The name Lucifer first appears in the King James Version, Fourteenth Chapter of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. It reads: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"
The problem with that text is that it is Latin. A search of the original Hebrew text reveals that there is no reference to Lucifer or Satan in that same verse. It is a story about a fall of an ancient Babylonian king. Somebody, possibly a scribe or other angelically possessed religious scholar, took it upon himself to embellish the story.The question: why would the angels go to such lengths to insert this story into the Bible text?

Aaron C. Donahues interpretation of early events, derived through a technique he calls the acquisition and practical application of non-historical data (PAN), suddenly makes sense. Donahue believes Lucifer is a reference to an alien being, or civilization, that manipulated the genes of Earth primates to create humans. He says this manipulation began thousands of years ago and may have continued until quite recently. Consequently, he says it is proper to consider Lucifer as the father of the human race, rather than the evil ruler of Hell as depicted by the church. The purpose of this genetic experiment, by a race of high-tech and ultra intelligent creatures from another planet and perhaps even another dimension, was to create a third-dimensional information system. All humans are information gatherers. We are like individual electrical transmission towers, sending brain signals of everything we see and learn into a common matrix of data known as the collective consciousness.

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