While the word "craft" can properly be used to describe an art,
science, skill, or process practiced by a profession or occupation,
the occult world, the word takes on a much darker significance and
is often called, the "Craft." It refers to a devious process
practiced by like-minded fellows who are bent on, and have agreed to
follow, the ritualized path prescribed to effect the magic of the
Great Work of alchemical transformation.
It is said that Dashwood, a notorious yet rich Rosicrucian magician, greatly influenced America's visiting Benjamin Franklin, who frequently sought him out for occultic advice and information. Indeed, some believe that Dashwood was as important to the Illuminist cause on the isle of Great Britain as Adam Weishaupt was on the European continent.2
Sir Francis Dashwood, leader of England's 18th century "Hell Fire
Club," practiced the dark side of magic.
The nobility and rich
frequented his group and called on him for rituals and advice.
(From: Witchcraft, Magic and the Supernatural, London: Octopus
Books, 1974, p. 33).
The Cunning vs. Those of Lesser Wit
Put another way, Mackey says that those possessing more "cunning"
were graded as Masters, while the Fellows were of "lesser wit."4
In essence, the
Fellow Craft degree represents man progressively brought to a high
status of possessing the supreme wisdom of the serpent. Man as a
whole becomes God through reason. Therefore, the promise of the
serpent made to Adam and Eve is realized: "Ye shall be as Gods."
Besant, a Theosophist, also
displays the sign as her cult organization is based on serpentine
occult wisdom, the perennial philosophy. Yeltsin was acclaimed by
the press as popular leader of the Russian peoples' revolution, and
Rothschild desires to rule on the throne over all humanity as head
of the Illuminati's Inner Circle.
It is made to remind the person
giving it of his oath taken, that if he discloses the secrets of the
Order or gives aid and comfort to its enemies, he should have the
right breast torn open and the heart torn out. In sum, this is a
ghastly sign warning of death to he who dares betray the Order of
Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor (id. Ed., p. 16) says:
Page from a Rosicrucian manual. In the center is an Egyptian statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV giving the hand and arm sign later adapted by Freemasonry.
Enclosure walls of Pyramid with statue of Pharaoh Netjerykhet Djoser.
Statue of Cheops, or Khufu, thought to be the builder of the Great
Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. (Photo: from The
Riddle of the
Statue of High Priest Kai, discovered recently by archaeologists in Giza, Egypt.
Colorful portrait of Egyptian ruler, Wep-em-nefret
Illuminati servant Pat Robertson, founder of CBN and The 700 Club, giving his, by now, notorious Masonic sign on the cover of Time magazine, February 17, 1986. Robertson went on after this magazine's publication to become a big star in Republican Party politics. Interestingly, Robertson was ordained for the ministry at a Norfolk, Virginia, church named, appropriately, the Freemason Street Baptist Church.
In the author's opinion, this cover of Time is clearly a staged event, and both the publisher and Robertson full well knew what they were doing. Robertson has long been allied with the Vatican's Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta (SMOM). His father, as a U.S. Senator from Virginia, was chairman of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee.
Annie Besant, a Co-Mason (women's branch) took over the Theosophy cult at the passing of Colonel Olcott. The logo of Theosophy is blatantly occultic, combining the crowned Oroboros serpent with both the Jewish Star of David, or six-pointed star, and the encircled swastika.
Another photo of theosophist Annie Besant giving the sign. Besant, like her mentors, Colonel Olcott and Russian mystic Helena Blavatsky, believed in the "pure doctrine" of Lucifer, which they called the perennial philosophy and the "Secret Doctrine."
Interesting political cartoon in New Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper following the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, sent to the author by a friend. Ever wondered why "Uncle Sam" wears the satanic goatee beard?
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), a German astronomer and mathematician who taught the numerological philosophies of Plato and Pythagoras that were adopted by the Illuminati. (From the book, Sacred Architecture, by A.T. Mann, Element Books, 1993)
Russian President Boris Yeltsin was known to be a dupe of Jewish Illuminati interests. Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, these Illuminati Jews carved up Russia, seizing every asset of value and leaving the everyday Soviet citizenry in desperate economic straits. Yeltsin, a hopeless drunk, shows his loyalty to Illuminist interests with his clenched fist masonic pose.
England's Sir James de Rothschild, of the fabulously wealthy Rothschild Dynasty, about 1935. The books he has his clenched right fist on are believed to be mystical cabalistic texts. (Photo: From book Waddesdon Manor— The Heritage of a Rothschild House, by Michael Hall, photo by John Bigelow Taylor, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 2002)
Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, from the back cover of his book of essays, Satan Speaks. LaVey died on October 29, 1997 just days after completing the manuscript of this book. Satanist rock star Marilyn Manson wrote the foreword. (Satan Speaks, by Anton LaVey, Venice, CA: Feral House, 1998)
A stage/production of the classic, "Caesar," demonstrates the similarity of the Roman Emperor's arm and hand position to that of the Masons' sign.
Labor leader Eugene V. Debs ran for president five times on the Socialist Party ticket. His best showing was in 1920 when he received almost six percent of the votes cast.