I have just completed the novel, The Lost symbol – Dan Brown. My take on the novel – “Freaking awesome”.
Dan brown never fails to make me read novel which according to me is a waste of time. LOL… His Da Vinci Code had attracted me to read it 7 times, learning it by heart. After reading rest novels, coming to Lost symbol, I am his follower all over again.
Now, I did some research myself and found mysteries, texts, etc that unfolded and provided enlightenment.
One of the most prominent, and yet deceptive, aspects of Freemasonry is its symbolism. This imagery, like the teaching and practices of the Order, was inherited directly from the occult and is universally recognised. Its true significance is disguised beneath a thick veil of secrecy, mystery and deception; nevertheless, as we analyse the mystical nature of the symbolism employed within Freemasonry it is not difficult to recognise its occult origins.
Freemasonry is widely accepted as the largest and most influential occult body existing throughout the world today, and has inherited its imagery, known as esoteric (or occult) symbolism, directly from the fountainhead of the pagan ancient mysteries. Evangelical author of ‘Christ the Christian and Freemasonry’, and himself an Ulsterman, W.J. McK. McCormick states, “Whatever rite or symbol we examine in Masonry, in spite of protests well-meaning or otherwise, from those who have been deceived, we find that it derives its true origin and meaning from the Ancient Mysteries”
The Dualistic Nature of Masonic Symbols:
All occult symbolism is in fact dualistic in meaning or interpretation, in that, it has an exoteric or outward meaning (known to the masses) and an esoteric or hidden meaning (known only to the elect few). Occultist Fredrick Goodman in his book ‘Magical Symbols’ (p. 6) explains: The true magic symbol is an image which hides an inner meaning. This meaning is usually cunningly hidden behind a form which most people think they can understand immediately.”
He further states that, “True magical symbols are ‘disguises’ for ideas, how their forms are so arranged as to provide a clue to some hidden meaning. The ‘hidden meanings’ are often very subtle, and an ability to recognise magical symbols must be developed by anyone who wishes to seek these out”.
Christian authority on Freemasonry E.M. Storms, in his book ‘Should a Christian be a Mason?’ states, “Nowhere in Masonry is the ‘brother’ more cleverly deceived than in the presentation of its varied and ancient symbols. Most symbols are dualistic in nature and Masonic symbols are no exception. Behind all Masonic symbolism there is an undisclosed occult interpretation of which most Freemasons are ignorant.”
The ironic fact is both evangelical and Masonic authorities are at complete agreement on the deceptive nature of secret society symbolism. The most authoritative Masonic writer ever, was held to be Albert Pike (1809-1891). He rose to Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the thirty-third degree (Mother council of the World) and Supreme Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry.
In his book ‘Morals and Dogma’ (accepted universally as ‘the bible’ of Freemasonry) Pike admits: “Masonry like all 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 to be misled; to conceal the Truth which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.
He further states, “The Blue Degrees are but the outer court 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” (‘Final Notice’ by Barry Smith pp. 328-329).
It is these dualistic symbols that disguise a hidden occult significance, and are in reality the devil’s dirty imprints.
Think about it…