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Masons were surely involved in the central development of the United
Masons today can take pride in the fact that their special
brotherhood had much to do with the
establishment of the United States of America, when it came to
developing an organized
military force around the thirteen separate colonies. It is well
know that Washington made many visits to the various state lodges
preceding the Revolutionary War, looking for support from his fellow
lodge members. George Washington called on his Mason comrades in
establishing the first adhesive resistance to the British
government. If it had not been for
Freemasonry in the early 1700s, then perhaps the Revolution would
not have taken place.
Not because Masons lead the movement, but because the Mason lodge
structure of that time allowed for the implementation of free thought
for the development of an organized military.
But, did Washington use the Masons of the eighteenth century to help
country for the good of the public, or for the good of someone else?
Are the Square and Compass and other symbols exclusive to
Were these symbols established only to praise the
efforts of Freemasonry in the establishment of the United States, or
Freemasonry in 1791, as it is today, appears to be more of a social
organization than a
political order. It is reasonable to think that many of its members
were not aware of the
organization’s political influences in the 1700s. If this was not
so, then surely our current history books would have placed
Freemasonry as a political force in America in the late
eighteenth century. Publicity was not their way to a means, but
rather secrecy and
organization around certain beliefs.
The key thing to remember about Freemasonry is that it was an
in the 1700s, not just an American Organization. In the eighteenth
century, the main
governing bodies of Freemasonry were in Scotland, France, and
England. The man taking credit for planning Washington, D.C. was a
Frenchman. It is ironic to think that the
rebellious colonies that separated themselves from England, were
developed around the beliefs
of Freemason supporters with mother lodges from England and
Scotland. So if Washington,
D.C. was laid out to perform some sort of Freemasonry function or to
commemorate this organization, then it commemorates an International
Perhaps the forces that underline Freemasonry may lead us to other
important factors in the
establishment of the Washington Street Lines. There are other
organizations associated with Freemasonry that were started outside
the United States. Both Washington and Jefferson have
been linked to many of these organizations.
TEMPLE OF THE SCOTTISH RITE
At 1733 16th Street N.W., at S. Street sits the Temple of the
Scottish Rite Supreme Council. The temple museum houses the largest
collection of relics of Freemasonry in the world. The upper grades
of initiation of the Scottish Rite Order of Freemasonry are
considered to be the lower degrees of the
Prieure de Sion
THE ARMS OF THE FREEMASONRY
Like all coats of arms, the Arms of Freemasons illustrates in
symbols the principles behind their Order. The double eagle is the
symbol of the Scottish Rite. The official portrait of George
Washington displayed at the White House shows the double eagle on
the leg of the table next to Washington. The same double eagle can be
found on the flag in a second
portrait of Washington. This tends to confirm George Washington’s
affiliation with Freemasonry, especially the Scottish Rite.
ARMS OF FREEMASONS
Notice the drawing of the Ark of the Covenant at the top of the
crest. Is there some hidden purpose of Freemasonry related to the
Ark of the Covenant?
WASHINGTON MASONIC MEDAL, 1797
Both of the following portraits of George Washington show the double
headed eagle of Freemasonry. The first portrait is on display in the
White House. Washington’s arm is at
the angle of the rising moon.
His sword is at the angle of the
winter solstice. The palm of his hand shows the map. The table leg
has the double-headed eagle, with the leg designed after a Caduceus.
Who else uses these symbols besides the Masons? Already, we have
mentioned that many
of the street symbols can be associated with the rituals used in the
magic of the Golden Dawn.
It just so happens that the Freemasons and the Golden Dawn are
branches of the same secret
Some of these societies had both Washington and
membership. Nearly all of these societies have the same thing in
common — the same types
of mysterious symbols in the Washington Line Complex.
THE TIME LINE
The Royal Masonic Cyclopedia includes twelve theories to the origins
of the Mason order.
“(1) From the pateiachs
(2) From the mysteries of the pagans
(3) From the construction of Solomon's Temple
(4) From the Crusades
(5) From the Knights Templars
(6) From the Roman Collegia of Artifiers
(7) From the operative masons of the Middle Ages
(8) From the Rosicrucians of the sixteenth century
(9) From Oliver Cromwell
From Price Charles Stuart for political purposes
(11) From Sir.
Christopher Wren, at the building of St. Paul’s
(12) From Dr. Desaguliers
and his friends in 1717.”
In the book Secret Societies, the roots of Freemasonry is traced to
two possible sources.
1. Professional building guilds and craftsman.
2. Secret groups studying the philosophy of life.
The first provides the form of the organization and the second
provides the theory. Even
today, Freemasons are the working class holding to key principles
that produce a fruitful life.
In tracing the roots of Freemasonry, we can find its past in many of
organizations. Though Freemasonry is not a continuation of the these
other select Orders, it
appears Freemasonry has adopted many of the same rituals and symbols
associated with them.
Masonry appears to be more of a copycat than an originator. Thus, if
the Washington Line
Complex was produced to symbolize Freemasonry, then it also
represents the values of many
other secret societies.
THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI - The American Royal
We mentioned this society before as one thing that Washington and
L’Enfant had in
common. Remember, it was L’Enfant’s ability to develop symbolic
meaning for the Society
of Cincinnati’s insignia that captured George Washington’s
attention. It is possible that
Washington was working especially for the good of this society in
the layout of Washington,
D.C. What is known about the Society of Cincinnati?
The Society of Cincinnati was an association of American and French
officers from the
army after it disbanded in 1780. Membership in the organization was
passed onto the eldest
male descendants. Thus, membership was by heredity. The society was
not well-taken by
many states who saw a new American Royal ready to be formed. Many
states prevented civil
offices from being held by anyone who was a member of this
organization. Remember, the
designers of Washington, D.C. were members of this organization.
president for life of this society, began receiving complains about
the way membership was
established. So he withdrew all claims of its members to any
It appears that Washington silenced the public by this act, but the
fact that both Washington and L’Enfant were members of this
organization questions the private social function of the Order,
since Washington chose a fellow comrade for public works.
Washington did not disband the society by removing the rights of
membership to the
original member’s heirs. This private society is still in existence
today, with many of its honored members being the blood relatives of
the American and French patriots who fought in the American
Revolutionary War. Many of its members in a true sense appear to be
America Royal, the self-appointed few who have passed on their
personage to their heirs in the United States.
HOUSE OF THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI
At 2118 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. is one of Washington’s last great
mansions, the Lars Anderson house. It is the location of the museum
for the Society of the Cincinnati. The museum contains a collection
of artifacts and a reference library on the Revolutionary War.
On May 1, 1776
Adam Weishaupt, a professor of law at Ingolstadt
University at Dresden, Germany, founded the Barvarian Illuminati.
The main objective of this organization was to remove all heads of
state. Some scholars believed that Weishaupt’s group was a part of a
The Illuminist supposedly do not exist today, but it has been linked
to the John Birch Society. When it did exist, it consisted of three
classes: Novice, Freemason or Scottish, and Mystery. The Freemason
class links the Illuminati to Masonry. It was even believed that
Illuminati had spread across America through its association with
Masonry at the end of the eighteenth century. Its central function
of removing all heads of state, links it to the
Prieure de Sion and
Knights of Templars groups found in France.
Both organizations had
as part of their creeds, the overthrow of heads of state. The word
“illuminati” refers to one who is enlighten by receiving knowledge
from a higher source. The term is used by the Gnostics, Rosicrucians,
and Mystery Schools of the Middle East.
THE GOLDEN DAWN
This Order was started much later than Freemasonry. None of the
founding fathers appear to have been directly associated with this
magical group, though they were associated with the Rosicrucians of
which the Golden Dawn is a branch. The Golden Dawn is still in
existence today, as a Hermetic Order that has adopted many
principles from all types of magic to develop a universal system of
The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie is an excellent
source of information on rituals associated with traditional magic,
which can be applied to the streets symbols of Washington, D.C.
The Rosicrucians are a mystic learned society believing in the
principles of Christianity.
They appear to have adopted principles from the Kabbalist movement
in the development of their philosophies. The mysteries and secrets
of the Knights Templars were believed to be handed to the
Rosicrucians. The Order may well be an off shoot of the Templars.
Rosicrucians adopted not only Kabbalist and Templar theology, but
principles to develop their own philosophy established around
The word “Rose-Croix” or “Rose-Cross” is
associated with the rose beetle, better known as the
Egyptian scarab. The Egyptian scarab is symbolic of rebirth.
also means “dew” and
cross can be translated to mean “light.” This translation would mean
“dew light” or “morning
Members of the organization try not to be known as members.
Everything is kept a secret in relation to their aims, doctrines, and
system. Both George Washington and Thomas
Jefferson have been linked as members of this organization.
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS
This organization is known as the brotherhood who protected the
pilgrims on the roads to Jerusalem from looters during the Crusades.
They adopted the stables of the Temple of
Solomon as their base of operation and the Order was sanctioned by
the Council of Troyes and by the Pope. According to legend, the
Templars found the Treasure of Solomon while in Jerusalem or in Rome,
and this treasure allowed the Order to become rich and powerful.
In the end, the Templars were accused of denying
Jesus as the Christ
and of using black magic,
by the Catholic Church and the French King. It was disbanded with
many of its members put
to death. They are linked to Johnannism, which believes that
the Baptist was the true Christ.
The Templars worshiped a mysterious
head called Baphomet. The word Baphomet is
derived from the Greek words signifying baptism of wisdom or
knowledge. The fact that Baphomet is symbolized by the head of a goat or ram indicates the
possibility that this
knowledge might have something to do with the constellation Aries.
The Templars were an international organization and possibly the
organization that offered opposition to the Catholic Church. Their
members were known as capitalist. International banking, as it exist
today, can be traced back to the Knights
Templars. These two things made the Templars an enemy of both the
Catholic Church and the Monarchy, which worried that the Templars
could threaten their positions.
At 3101 R Street N.W. in Washington, D.C. is Dunbarton Oaks. This is
the mansion used for a World War II conference that led to the
establishment of the current
THE PRIEURE DE SION
As discussed earlier, this group might have been the mother group
for the Knights Templars, the Rosicrucians, and the Freemasons. The
chief function of the
Prieure de Sion, according to the book
Blood, Holy Grail, is to protect a religious secret of some sort (a
possible material or spiritual treasure.) This organization is
believed to have started in Troye,
Troye was a center of
Cathar and Kabbalist learning in the
twelfth century. So the Prieure de Sion is a possible off-shoot of
these two older groups.
There is a link of the Barvarian Illuminati to the Prieure de Sion.
A secret document that
surfaced in the 1920s called “The ‘Protocols’ of the Elders of Zion”
indicated the existence of a
secret society bent on a world revolution from within governments. A
good example of the ”Protocols” in practice is the overnight change
of hands of the Communist Block in 1989.
The “Protocols” have been linked to Freemasonry, Jewish Zionisist,
International Banking. The book Holy Blood, Holy Grail convincingly
links the “Protocols” to
the Prieure de Sion.
THE CATHARS - PRIMITIVE CHURCH - GNOSTICS - JOHANNITES
The Primitive Church was an early form of Christianity that followed
the doctrine of St.
John, the supposed writer of the fourth New Testament Gospel. The
Johannites are considered
to be an adjacent movement at the time of the Primitive Church. Both
worshiped based on the theologies closely associated with metaphysics
and the Christian Gnostics.
The Christian Gnostics believed in a dualist theology based on light
and dark. Possibly it is the same light and dark mentioned in the
Gospel of John.
The Cathars of Southern France
appear to have adopted their beliefs from these early Christian
Gnostic sects. For the Cathars
and the Gnostics, the material world was ruled by the devil and the
spirit world ruled by God.
The Cathars concluded that since Jesus was of the material world, he
must be a devil. God
was much too aspiring to reduce himself to be a part of the material
existence. This was indirect contradiction with
the Catholic Church,
which claims to be God’s representative on Earth. The
Scrolls display much of what is known about the early
Christian Gnostics beliefs.
The Cathars were known to possess a great treasure, linked to the
treasure stolen from
Jerusalem and taken to Rome by Titus in AD 70. Some believe this
treasure was passed from the Cathars of Southern France to the
THE JEWISH MYSTICS - and the KABBALLA
The Jewish faith can be divided into two distinct groups - the
Orthodox and the Mystic. The Mystic is a secret Order based on an
allegorical interpretation of the Tora through numbers and
metaphysics. The Orthodox view is a public historical written
interpretation. The Mystic view is kept secret, with its doctrine
handed down word of mouth to initiates in the religion. There are
several Mystic Jewish Orders, with the Kabbalist being one of these.
The Kabbalist followed the oral teachings from the
or Book of Creation, and the Sepher-Ha-Zohar, or Book of Light (Book
of Radiance.) These two oral books were written down as the Zohar in
the thirteenth century by a Spanish Jew, Moses de Leon. It is
believed the teachings in the popular Zohar were spread to the
Cathars of Southern France and later adopted by the other secret
societies discussed earlier.
THE JEWISH ESSEANS - THE SUNRISE SERVICE
Another mystic Jewish Order, just recently being understood because
of information found
the Dead Sea Scrolls, is the Esseans or
Essaei. This was a sect
of Jews that existed at the
time of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the four Gospels. Little
appears to be known about them until after the discovery of the Dead
Sea Scrolls. It is believed by many religious scholars
that the historical Jesus and John the Baptist were possible Essean
masters or high priests.
According to the Jewish historian Josephus, the Esseans greeted the
morning sun with
reverence and carried out rituals for its rising. It appears the
Esseans would feel right at home if they were living in Washington,
The Esseans can be traced to a Jewish community at the monastery at
location of this community was at or near modern day Alexandria,
Egypt. (South of
Washington, D.C. is the city of Alexandria, Virginia.) This Order
appears linked to even older Egyptian religions involved in the sun
worship of the Isis-Osiris Cult.
The principal of sun worship may really hold some scientific merit.
Scientist have recently discovered that humans have an internal
clock that works in sync with the sun. Cancer patients taking drugs
at certain times of the day, when their internal clock is in sync
with the daylight hours, have a significant increase in recovery. A
whole new science dealing with the effects of the light of the sun
on the human internal clock has just started for modern day medicine.
Thus our time line that associates one secret society to the next,
appears as follows:
1. A secret group of colonist from the thirteen states used
Freemasons to organize a military to overthrow the King of England.
2. Freemasonry is an International Order associated with other
secret societies - the Rosicrucians, the Templars, and the Kabbalist.
3. The Rosicrucians, Templars, and Kabbalist can be associated with
ancient forms of early Christianity and the Pieure de Sion.
4. These early forms of Christianity are associated with Jewish
Mysticism and Egyptian religions.
5. These early forms of Jewish Mysticism and Egyptian religions are
associated with ancient sun worshipping.
6. Sun worshipping is associated with many ancient temples, line
drawings, and megalithic sites.
7. What goes around comes around — many ancient archaeological sites
around the world and
the streets of Washington, D.C. are aligned to
the movement of the sun, the moon, and the stars.