The masons are really going to take over the world! Oh there is no doubt for you see there are Masonic symbols everywhere, many in the strange artwork that adorns the airport walls. And underneath the airport there is a maze of underground corridors containing secret bunkers. Here in this remote airport shielded from nuclear attack and impervious to illegal entry is buried the archives and the offices of those few in the Masonic order that have risen to top security clearance and who make the plans to destroy nations and have ready made plans to pick up the pieces in a New World Order.
Formerly at – KWGN, Channel 2, Denver has the story behind the story:
Suspicion surrounds the airport’s remote location and massive size.
Many believe DIA’s underground tunnels are secret bunkers built for 2012 Apocalypse and they question the strange murals that seem to depict the end of the world, and the Masonic plaque in the terminal that appears to be dedicated to a new world order, with its inscription that says “New World Airport Commission.”
The strange signs and symbols are the topic of TV shows, including “Conspiracy Theory,” starring Jesse Ventura.
But now DIA is debunking the conspiracy theories, by allowing FOX31 News cameras into areas no TV crew has been before.
Deep inside DIA’s dark tunnels where conspiracy theories are born. DIA’s Jeff Green says the airport staff has heard the rumors about secret bunkers, underground concentration camps, even a hiding place for aliens.
But Green says the actual reason the tunnels were built, were to house miles and miles of underground tracks for an automated baggage system that was supposed to be “state-of-the-art” but never worked. That’s why the tunnels are now used by thousands of baggage handlers who speed through the underground maze delivering luggage from one place to another.
Green admits it is an underground city of sorts. But he says there are no secret bunkers. When asked if he had shown us everything underground, Green said, “I’m showing you…everything…that I can find…that I know is here.”
And as for the “strange” and sometimes “scary” art, DIA art director Matt Chasansky says one mural depicts the destruction of the environment, another: the horrors of war, but right next to them are murals depicting a peaceful future. He says the murals are not meant to be viewed separately, but as a continuing story.
Chasansky says the Masonic plaque marks the spot where a time capsule is buried. When asked why the Masons were allowed to bury artifacts in an international airport, Chasansky replied, “I wasn’t there for the discussion about why that happened, but that happens in a lot of buildings because the tradition of the Masons is –as people who make buildings.”
He also said, the “New World Airport Commission,” was an advisory committee made up of local businesses that was formed while DIA was being built.
But for many conspiracy theorists, DIA’s explanation will land on deaf ears. They will always believe DIA is part of a government cover up. And nothing DIA officials say –will change that.
The Backyard Professor takes on the assertion that the Mormon church is threatened by Freemasonry.
He points out some very good points in the discussion. It does lend itself to an assumption that Mormonism is true branch of Christianity. I wonder how the same argument would be approached from a traditional Christian point of view. Does Mormonism then take on the vestments of Masonry if it is not seen as a revealed truth to Joseph Smith?
The NY Daily News ran a wider story in the Friday edition of the paper in which the Ugly Betty bit actor confessed and described his role in the murder of his mother earlier in the week.
Of the event, Brea is reported as saying he had descended into a world filled with Masonic symbolism and black magic, that began Sunday (11/21). While asleep, he says, God came to him over his bed and reached an arm into him saying “…today is your last day” to which Brea asked if he coudl say goodbye to his family.
It turns out that Brea, had recently petitioned a Harlem Prince Hall Masonic lodge a week earlier. In that intersection, Brea claims to of encountered a man who, Brea claims, was attempting to put a curse upon him by attempting to put an item into his [Brea’s] hand, saying “It was a Freemason pin. I wouldn’t touch it”
(As a side note, Prince Hall, like Regular Mainstream Masonry, seldom comments on events like this, as it is perceived as a negative on the Fraternity)
The experience, Brea claimed, felt like being Neo from the Matrix, and lead to some sort of episode in which the interview says Brea was hearing voices and feeling powerful.
The weapon that he used to slay his mother was stolen from the Masonic Lodge, with Brea insisting that it was a past family heirloom handed down by his father.
the day of the murder, Brea had arranged candles and votive cards about himself along with the sword. Believing his mother was conducting a black magic ritual, he says he heard her speak in a “different voice” saying “She had the voice of the demon.” when he attacked her with the sword thinking she was a demon.
The attack went from room to room and continued while police arrived at the door.
Brea saying “I didn’t want to kill her right away. I wanted to give her time to get right with God,”
“I was slashing my mom and I heard the police knocking on the door yelling, ‘Michael, open up, Michael, open up,’ but I knew they wouldn’t open the door and stop me because the spirits were protecting me,” he said.
“I just kept cutting her. No one could stop me. I was doing the work of God,”
The Daily News story reports that Brea “…stood amid the carnage with the sword in one hand and a Masonic Bible in the other.”
At the end of the piece, it quoted Brea as saying
“Grand Architect of the Universe means God,” he said, referring to an expression neighbors said he shouted as he was being removed from the bloody scene. “I was praising God. To you it might sound silly, but in my culture demons are very real.”
Read the full story, and be mindful, there are some gruesome crime scene photos included.
MWB Frank Haas will be in court on Monday 12/6/10.
The Judge has apparently ruled in a pre-trial hearing the following:
1. The Grand Master did not have the authority to expel a member based on the Laws of Masonry (West Virginia Lawbook).
2. The State of West Virginia has the authority to rule and force a private organization to follow its own rules.
3. The Grand Lodge had filed a motion to NOT allow any discussions regarding race. Their argument was that race was not pertinent to the case. She denied it and my understanding is that she indicated that it IS pertinent to the case.
As the Beehive has pointed out previously, Grand Lodges that have incorporated (and most if not all have), now are no longer purely private organizations but they have entered the civil world and are now subject to civil authority and to the rules of incorporation of their state. They no longer can violate the Civil Rights of their members. They can no longer get away with injustice with impunity. Civil courts will rule upon their practices because they have removed themselves from the exclusive private world into the public sphere. This they did of their own free will and accord and now it is time to pay the piper.
This could have far reaching effects for the high profile cases of Derek Gordon in Arkansas and Mike McCabe in New Jersey and many other Freemasons across the nation who have been treated unjustly by their Grand Lodges.
Stand by. Freemason Information will keep you abreast of this story as it develops further.
Its been reported that Michael Brea, a some time actor on the ABC program Ugly Betty, used a Masonic Sword, like this one from Amazon, to fatally stab his 55 year old mother, Yannick Brea, while shouting bible verses and yelling repent and “…architect of the universe…”
An actor who had a part in “Ugly Betty” repeatedly stabbed and killed his mother with a Freemason ceremonial sword after a bizarre religious diatribe this morning, cops said.
…”I heard a shriek and a woman yelling ‘help me’,” Vernal Bent said. “We called 911 and we kept hearing screams and then we didn’t hear them any more. Michael was chanting Biblical phrases and kept calling for Moses, Jerusalem and the ‘architect of the universe’.”
Without a doubt Brea was acting on his own and in a deranged fashion. Masonry in no way suggests or condones this practice or activity, and despite his use of weapon and any words uttered, it is in no way a Masonic act.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.
1) The point within a circle has a very specific masonic meaning. Is there any biblical or historical reference to this ancient symbol that should be known by us today?
2) We all know that masonically, the parallel lines represent the Holy Saints John, but why are lodges dedicated to the memory of them today? Were there ever lodges dedicated to the memory of any other figures?
Some depictions show a “B” on the outer left side of the left vertical line for John the Baptist and an “E” on the outer right side of the right vertical line. The V.S.L. (Volume of Sacred Law) resides above the circle.
Point = The Individual Brother.
Circle= The boundary line of his duty to God and to man, beyond which a man should not allow his passions, prejudices or interests to betray him.
Parallel Lines=Holy Sts. John
This symbol has Modern and Ancient interpretations:
Modern Christian Interpretation:
The following excerpt is from the book, Facts, Fables and Fantasies of Freemasonry, 1968, 5th Edition, 1993, by Rt. Ex. William Adrian Brown, Missouri Lodge of Research.
The Point Within a Circle denotes St. John the Baptist, whose “day” is June 24th and St. John the Evangelist, whose “day” is December 27th. They are the 2 Patron Saints of Masonry. While many Master Masons are aware of the celebration of these 2 days, few realize why it is cause for celebration within their lodge.
The Lodge of St. John was the primitive Mother Lodge, held in Jerusalem and dedicated to St. John, the Baptist and then to St. John the Evangelist and finally to both. It is called the Lodge of the Holy Saints John of Jerusalem and from this lodge all other lodges descended.”
End of excerpt from Facts, Fables and Fantasies of Freemasonry.
St. John the Baptist: St. John the Baptist was a stern and morally just man. He was a direct descendant from Ishmael’s bloodline. (Ishmael was Abraham’s eldest son, born by his servant, Hagar.) John’s mother, Elizabeth was a relative of Mary, (Jesus’ mother) and both John and Jesus were contemporaries (born about the same time).
John the Baptist baptized Jesus and proclaimed Him the “Lamb of God”. John the Baptist is probably best known for his survivalist instincts, (as we read of his living off of locusts and honey) and for his zealous virtue in keeping God’s laws.
St. John the Evangelist: St. John the Evangelist is said to be the disciple whom Jesus loved. St. John the Evangelist is also known as John the Apostle. He is probably best known as a teacher of knowledge, the author of the Gospel book of John, the book of Revelation in the New Testament and later wrote the 3 Epistles in the Bible called John 1, John 2 and John 3.
He was the only one of the 12 disciples who did not forsake Jesus at the hour of his death. He is remembered as a gentle teacher of brotherly love and was the last surviving apostle, and believed to have died at a very old age (90+), circa 101 A.D. at Ephesus, Turkey, which is about halfway between Jerusalem and Rome. At a later date, a church was built over his tomb and subsequently, a beautiful Moslem Mosque.
There is no historical evidence that either of the Saints John were ever members of the Craft of stonemasons, but because of their righteous lives and their strength of character, both of these Godly men have been adopted as the 2 Patron Saints of Masonry. Originally, lodges were dedicated to God…
Summer and Winter Solstices: In ancient times, festivals were held on these 2 days because they represent the days of the Summer and Winter Solstices, which illustrate cycles of life. Today, our Summer Solstice is June 21st and our Winter Solstice is December 21st. These 2 festivals celebrated the times of both the first fruits in the Spring and the Fall harvest. (I have an entire email dedicated to this topic alone, which I will send out as a supplement to this answer if you request it, Bro. Johnson and Bro. Mauldin have already requested this information…through their enlightening first answers and even more challenging questions. Thanks Brothers.)
These symbols originate from ancient civilizations, long before even King Solomon’s day…brought forward generation by generation via inculcation (teaching) and by the ancient monuments found to be inscribed with these symbols which Egyptologists, geologists and other scholars study in their attempts to understand Man’s history.
Point Within A Circle in Egypt: The 2 vertical lines on either side of the Point Within a Circle symbol date back before Solomon. (who lived nearly 1,000 years before John the Baptist was born.) On early Egyptian monuments have been found the Alpha and Omega, (the symbol of God as the beginning and the end…or, therefore eternal), in the center of the circle bordered by 2 upright, perpendicular parallel serpents. For some, the science and philosophy behind Masonic symbolism is viewed as Freemasonry’s secrets, mysteries, or as a form of secret cultism known only to Freemason scholars. However, this is not true. For those who study attempting to find “Light”, the science and philosophy behind Masonic symbolism can be found in Man’s history. Masonic ritual, too, imitates these proud and ancient religious traditions. For those who seek more Masonic Light about the Point Within A Circle, please check out the reference below, for a more in depth explanation of this ancient symbol. Bro. Albert Mackey, The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, Its Legends, Myths and Symbols. In order to truly understanding the ancient wisdom this masonic symbol represents, we have to go back to the Middle chamber where we learned about the 7 liberal arts and sciences. Putting this symbol to use in everyday life requires that you use:
Logic: the 3rd of the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences. Geometry: the 5th of the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences Astronomy: the 7th of the 7 Liberal Arts and Science
(There’s that pesky 3,5,7 again!)
3) What does it mean to “square the circle”? How does one use the following formula to “square the circle”? a2+b2=c2
We now come to the last of the puzzlers
47th Problem of Euclid
How To Square Your Square
“In any right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two sides is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.” (the hypotenuse of a right triangle…which is the longest “leg”…or the 5 side of the 3:4:5:). The Right Triangle, below, shows the sides of 3, 4 and 5. The angle created between the 3 (side) and the 4 (side) is the Right angle of the square. A little later, when we begin to build it, (with sticks and string), you will place your sticks at the 3 corners of this Right triangle.
point within a circle
The essence of the Pythagorean Theorem (also called the 47th Problem of Euclid) is about the importance of establishing an architecturally true (correct) foundation based on use of the square. Why is this so important to speculative Masons who only have a symbolic square and not the actual square (the tool) of an operative Mason? The 47th Problem of Euclid is the mathematical equation (the knowledge) that allows a Master Mason to “Square his square when it gets out of square.” So you should be able to now see the connection between these two symbols…you can (mathematically) square the circle, but I was asking a more exoteric question. I was looking for you to see these symbols for what they are, references for us to use to guide our everyday decisions. These two powerful masonic symbols should help you make better decisions, and improve yourself, through constant trying “by the square” to ensure you are a living perpendicular, that does not overstep your societal boundaries, as represented by the point within the circle.
1) Why were the FC wages corn, wine, and oil? (please explain and give biblical reference for the answers)
The answers to the first question can be found in the Old Testament. This obviously comes from the FC degree. The FC were paid according to the law, given to Moses by God and enshrined into all aspects of their Jewish customs and culture. Solomon was a Jewish King, and a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, Musa, etc…and therefore was going to be aware of and observant of those customs, traditions and Laws handed down to him from his ancestors.
Deuteronomy 14:23 – And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
2 Chronicles 31:5 – And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly
Genesis 27:28 – Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.
Numbers 18:12 – All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first-fruits of them which they give unto Jehovah, to thee have I given them.
How does this (particularly the corn) relate to the 1st or EA degree? (please explain and give biblical references as well.
The answer to the second question can be found by first reviewing the Book of Ruth, looking specifically to Naomi’s instructions to Ruth about how to get food for the family. This is important, because it shows that Naomi was well aware of the ancient custom among her people of caring for the sick, elderly and the needy. This reference in the 1st degree, taken from our discussion of the Book of Ruth, ties in a coupl of different ways…First, it serves as foreshadowing for the upcoming second degree lesson of the middle chamber…”glean corn from the fields” is almost like Naomi and Ruth know that they need both physical and spiritual nourishment, that the corn can symbolize. Secondly, this story lays the foundation or “ground floor” for the story of King Solomon and the building of KST by highlighting the wisdom and goodness found in Boaz, one of King Solomon’s direct ancestors. So this is part of the layer upon layer of meaning that can be found “hidden” in plain sight in Masonry! The gleaning custom is laid out and further illustrated the in the following biblical references (In some you will see that even the Son of God, follows in this ancient and powerful custom, tradition and law):
Deuteronomy 23:25 – When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour’s standing corn.
Ruth 2:14 – And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
Ruth 2:2 – And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.
Matthew 12:1 – At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
Luke 6:1 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.
Mark 2:23 – One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
For a really good read on this topic, I would definitely recommend that you follow this link to read about Corn, Wine, and Oil.
Now For Puzzler #8
Brethren, How many of us have looked critically at our lives and gave an accounting for where we are? How many of us are truly living our lives like that point within a circle, bounded by two parallel lines? I coul probably go on to ask someting like, “what does the point wthin a circle symbolize?” and no doubt I would be swamped with answers. But what I would like to do is go one step further, to delve deeper and look beyond the esoteric meaning. Here are the questions for today’s puzzler:
The point within a circle has a very specific masonic meaning. Is there any biblical or historical reference to this ancient symbol that should be known by us today?
We all know that masonically, the parallel lines represent the Holy Saints John, but why are lodges dedicated to th memory of them today? Were there ever lodges dedicated to the memory of any other figures?
What does it mean to “square the circle”? How does one use the folowing formula to “square the circle”? a2+b2=c2