This Overshadowed Planet: Luciferian Conspiracies

from:Israel & the Coming Messiah

"People are initiated into the Mysteries by degrees. Those who possess the correct attributes continue to rise to the higher degrees. This method of progression through initiation ensures the complete indoctrination of the initiate into the philosophical teaching of the Mysteries. Who are these people? They are the members of all the various secret societies and fraternal organizations such as the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights of Malta, Knights Templar, the Vatican and many more. It should be stressed that the majority of the members of these secret societies are absolutely unaware of the true nature of their society, church or lodge. The higher initiates are known as the 'adepts' or 'keepers of the secrets of all ages.' The members may belong to any religion when they join the society, yet when they reach the higher echelons and become the adepts, I assure you they all practice the same religion." - Secret Societies and the New World Order from Bible Believers

"The Illuminati has become synonymous with the one world conspiracy. The political organizations they have set up and their financiers have all come to be referred to as the Illuminati. What most people don't know is that the Luciferic order that was founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a prominent Freemason. It was created as a special order within the order of Freemasonry. The order's name, meaning 'enlightened ones' signified that its members had been initiated into the secret teachings of Lucifer, the supposed 'light bearer' or source of enlightenment." - The Insider, Vol. 13

"On May 6, Tel Aviv Police were joined in a raid on an apartment by reporters from the state-run television evening news program and a reporter from the daily newspaper Davar Rishon. Once the Police knocked down the door, the Cameras captured a most bizarre scene. The walls were covered in Latin script, skulls and bones graced the shelves, and crossed swords were mounted above and beside an altar. Five doors led to secret passageways, with blinking red lights signaling to whoever was within that intruders were present. The next day, both the television news and Davar Rishon reported that neighbors had complained to the Police that a cult had occupied an apartment in their building. To the shock of the Police, according to the news report, 'the apartment was used for ceremonies by the Freemasons, an organization whose membership boasts cabinet ministers and high ranking army officers....'" - Barry Chamish, Masons Busted in Tel Aviv

"In essence, Freemasonry has preserved, through sixteen centuries, those spiritual techniques which were ignored by the organized churches as they departed from their true realm to become an impersonal state religion, and then a world temporal power and then by stages disintegrative, and then displaying only the husk of the heritage while the kernel was preserved elsewhere against centuries of cruelty, intellectual tyranny and the oppression of light. The Mason argues for the Path of Light (Via Lucis) as opposed to the Path of Crucifixion (Via Crucis)". - Dr. Norman Pearson, The Pathway to Light, Ariadne's Web, Spring 1999.

"The Templars came into existence in Jerusalem during the aftermath of the First Crusade. Their Order of Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon grew from a group of pious soldiers who fathered in Jerusalem during the second decade of the twelfth century. They undertook the duty of protecting pilgrims on the dangerous roads between Jaffa, where they landed on the coast of Palestine, and Jerusalem. They lived under the religious rule known as that of St Augustine, and they had help and guidance from the canons of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem." - Peter Partner, The Murdered Magicians as reported in Founding of the Knights Templar

"The birthplace of Templarism was Germany, where the egalitarian and rationalist thrust of Freemasonry was resisted by an old-fashioned and rank-dominated society, and there was a demand for a version of the Masonic craft acceptable to conservative doctrine and Gothic taste. During the Seven Years War a French prisoner in Germany co-operated with a German pastor who went under the name of Samuel Rosa to concoct a Templar myth to serve the ritual needs of the Masonic lodges. According to their story the Grand Masters of the Order had been in possession of special spiritual illumination deriving from the Jewish sect of the Essenes. This had passed through the control of the Canons of the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem, and had gone thence to the Order of the Temple. Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master, was by these story-writers given the Masonic name of Hiram, which according to Masonic lore had been the name of the murdered builder of the Temple of Solomon." - Peter Partner, The Murdered Magicians

"The Masons covet the Temple Mount, site of Solomon's Temple, because their mythology has the organization being established by one Hiram, the mason who supposedly built the Temple three thousand years ago." - Barry Chamish, Masons Busted in Tel Aviv

"In its day, the Knights Templars were something like a cross between Opus Dei and the U.S. Marines. It was the most spectacularly successful Catholic order of the medieval period. It also fell victim to one of the most audacious plots in church history. The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon was formed in the early 1100s, during the time of the first crusade, as a band of knights who took oaths to protect pilgrimage sites along the route to the Holy Land. Because the group was born on Mount Sion, the site of Solomon's temple, they became known as Knights Templars, or just the Templars....So, [King] Philip [of France] and [Pope] Clement [from Avignon] got together and decided to bushwhack the Templars ? no mean feat, given the order's international reach and its vast resources. The conspirators knew a highly coordinated, all-at-once strike was the key. Philip arranged a dress rehearsal by having all the Jews in France arrested on the same day ? in a telling witness to the anti-Semitism of the time, Philip figured this action would go without much notice, and he was right. With all the plans in place, Philip gave the order, and on Friday the 13th of October, 1307, every Templar in France was taken into the king's custody ? the origin, by the way, of the superstition that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. It certainly was for the Templars. Clement V charged them with Heresy and permitted them to be tortured to extract confessions ? quite a turnabout, since the rules of the Inquisition specifically exempted members of papal orders from being put on the rack. As far as what the heresy was, all sorts of wild tales were adduced ? that Templars spit on the crucifix during their rituals, that they worshipped a demon named Baphomet, that they practiced witchcraft, that homosexuality among members was approved, even that during the initiation rite new members were required to kiss the presiding officer in an obscene place." - John Allen, Power, Secrecy Feed Conspiracy Theories in Vatican City, National Catholic Reporter, 7/31/98

"Public indignation was aroused by...charges of ...worshipping the devil in the form of an idol called Baphomet. Baphomet was the Templar symbol of Gnostic rites based on phallic worship and the power of directed will. The androgynous figure with a goat's beard and cloven hooves is linked to the horned god of antiquity, the goat of Mendes." - Peter Tompkins, The Magic of Obelisks as reported in Mysteries of the Templars

"Probably relying upon contemporary Eastern sources, Western scholars have recently supposed that 'Baphomet' has no connection with Mohammed, but could well be a corruption of the Arabic abufihamat (pronounced in the Moorish Spanish something like bufihimat). The word means 'father of understanding.' In Arabic, 'father' is taken to mean 'source, chief seat of,' and so on. In Sufi terminology, ras el-fahmat (head of knowledge) means the mentation of man after undergoing refinement - the transmuted consciousness." - Idries Shah, The Sufis

"The idol was described by Philip the Fair as: "...a man's head with a large beard, which head they kiss and worship at all their provincial chapters, but this not all the brothers know, save only the Grand Master and the old ones." - Richard Shand, Mysteries of the Templars

"It is possible that the head idol was intended to represent the severed head of John the Baptist, based on allegations that he was revered by the Order." - Richard Shand, Mysteries of the Templars

"In 1738 Pope Clement XII issued a Papal Bull condemning and excommunicating all Freemasons, whom he pronounced 'enemies of the Roman Church'....In its text the pope declares that Masonic thought rests on a heresy...- the denial of Jesus's divinity. And he further asserts that the guiding spirits, the 'masterminds', behind Freemasonry are the same as those who provoked the Lutheran Reformation." - Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail from Masons: A Political Force

"By the 1880s eight Popes had already condemned Freemasonry when Freemasons urged that these condemnations had been based on erroneous information and were excessively severe. This led Pope Leo XIII to issue his famous encyclical Humanum Genus in 1884. Leo XIII classed Freemasonry as a grouping of secret societies in the 'kingdom of Satan' and, like the Greek Orthodox Church half a century later, stated that it wished 'to bring back after eighteen centuries the manners and customs of the pagans.'" - Stephen Knight, The Brotherhood from Masons: A Political Force

"...The United States was not created as a republic of the kind implied by that word today. Most of the men responsible for creating it were staunch Freemasons, and the new nation was originally conceived as the ideal hieratic political structure postulated by certain rites of Freemasonry. The state as a whole was seen as an extension, and a macrocosm, of the Lodge." - Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln, The Messianic Legacy from Masons: A Political Force

"This one goes all the way back to the beginning, to the events at the heart of Christianity: Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection three days later. According first to Hugh Schonfield in his 1967 book, The Passover Plot, and expanded later into a near-cosmic conspiracy stretching over two millennia by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln in Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Dell, 1982), those events are indeed mysteries, but of the Sherlock Holmes rather than the supernatural sort. Schonfield conjectured that Jesus faked his death on the cross. In one version of the argument, the wine mixed with a drug offered to Jesus just before the crucifixion (Mt 27:34) was actually a soporific intended to help him simulate death. His followers revived Jesus three days later, and voila: the Resurrection. Great theater, Schonfield said, but hardly a time-to-change-religions sort of miracle. How is this plot Vatican-related? Enter Messrs. Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln, who more or less go along with Schonfield, though their central claim is even more startling: Whether or not Jesus expired on the cross, he had at least one assignation with Mary Magdalene, giving her a child and Jesus an heir. After lying low for a while, the "Jesus family" legged it to the Provencal region of France, where they founded the Merovingian dynasty of French warrior-kings, rumored to have gnarly mystical powers. Following one of history's great betrayals in the eighth century, when the pope recognized the Carolingian dynasty and dumped the Merovingians, Jesus' descendants variously founded or co-opted a number of secret organizations, most notably the Knights Templars, and the Priory of Sion, all to a single end: to protect the royal bloodline of Jesus himself." - John Allen, Power, Secrecy Feed Conspiracy Theories in Vatican City, National Catholic Reporter, 7/31/98

"The Grail is not a bloodline. This false story originated in reams of fraudulent documents created by an extreme right-wing French sect. The group responsible for these fictions, calling itself the 'Priory of Sion' and claiming an ancient esoteric lineage, has kept its own authentic history carefully hidden. It has attempted to appropriate Templar history and portray the Templars as subservient to it and to its fictional bloodline through totally fabricated documents various authors call 'the Priory documents' and by such claims as one that the familial home of a Templar Grand Master was at Blanchefort, near Rennes-le-Chateau. Yet Blanchefort was the home of a Cathar noble of that name, not a Temple Grand Master. Few researchers have bothered to investigate this or innumerable other outright fictions." - Robert Richardson, The Priory of Sion Hoax from Gnosis Magazine, Spring 1999

"Though long whispered about on the far Catholic right, the idea of practicing Satanists among high-ranking Vatican officials had its coming-out party, so to speak, in 1996. First came a statement in that year by Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, nick named the "Zambian witchdoctor" because of his enthusiasm for exorcism, at something called the Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace in Rome, sponsored by Fr. Nicholas Gruner's Fatima Crusade. Milingo, who works at the Vatican as the Special Delegate to the Pastoral Council for the Pastoral Care of Immigrants and Itinerants, claimed to have firsthand knowledge that high-ranking curial officials were, in fact, worshiping the Prince of Darkness. Also in 1996, Malachi Martin published a novel called Windswept House (Doubleday), which featured in its opening pages a scene of curial prelates installing the Lord of This World on a throne in St. Peter's under the cover of darkness. Though styled as a work of fiction, Martin clearly implied the substance of his account was on the money .... Anyway, the nut of the Satanism in the Vatican theory is this: Key curial officials have sold their souls to the Lord of the Flies and believe that the church must cast aside its transcendent preoccupations (read: belief in the afterlife, God and so on) in order to get on with the work of building a one-world government in which human liberty is eradicated and freedom of conscience suppressed. These curial apostates are busy subverting John Paul and advancing a one-world vision in conjunction with the European Union, the United Nations and so on. This theory is widely discussed, on the Internet and in the pages of publications such as The Fatima Crusader." - John Allen, Power, Secrecy Feed Conspiracy Theories in Vatican City, National Catholic Reporter, 7/31/98

"The Vatican will Tuesday try to revamp the image of Satan, arguing that it needs a more "subtle and sophisticated" definition of evil for the millennium, the London Times reports. A new formula, formed by a Vatican panel of experts, substitutes "psychological disturbance" for references to the Devil as the embodiment of evil .... Monsignor Corrado Balducci, the Vatican's chief exorcist, says the Church has to adapt to modern thinking and "be more careful in distinguishing between possession by evil spirits and what are more commonly called psychiatric disturbances"....According to Vatican officials, priests will be encouraged not to refer any longer to the Prince of Darkness, the Accursed Dragon, the Foul Spirit, the Satanic Power or the Master of Deceit." - Andra Black, Vatican Revamps Satan from Discovery Channel Online 1/25/99

"Malachi Martin, a colleague of John Paul II, wrote in Keys of This Blood that the Pope is anxiously expectant of the Fatima Sign and deeply feels the Virgin Mary has chosen him to lead a utopian New Civilization and far-reaching Marian Religion. She will utilize the Roman Catholic Church to gather earth's inhabitants to her gentle bosom, possessing them in mind, body, and soul. The threat of the Sun obliterating the warring armies of the Middle East will put a sudden halt to hostilities and she has indicated that her Promised Son (Antichrist) will then make his anticipated and carefully planned entry onto the world scene. At an ecumenical (interfaith) assembly in Assissi, Italy, the Pope stood grandiosely before Hindu swamis, Buddhist monks, Native American witch doctors, African voodoo priests, Asian shamans, Protestant ministers, and Greek Orthodox prelates, asserting that every religion emanates from One Central Sun and its myriad rays are the different roads leading to the same source. Archduke Otto's book title of Return to the Center can then be proven to have an alternate meaning other than serving as a description of Danubian federation within the confines of middle Europe." - Arrano Beltza, Understanding Black Madonnas, Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, and Some Vatican-Illuminist Connections from A Lone Shout From the Wilderness

"Propaganda Due or P2 was "a lodge originally formed by the Italian Grand Orient as a lodge of research. In 1975 an Italian fascist named Licio Gelli was made the Venerable Grand Master of P2, and the following year that lodge was disavowed and suspended by the Grand Orient of Italy, so whatever it was, P2 ceased to be an official Masonic organization. ...Gelli brought in Michele Sindona, the leading financial advisor to the Vatican. Then, in 1977, Sindona brought in Roberto Calvi, head of the Banco Ambrosiano in Milan, which was closely associated with the papal bank, one of its major shareholders....Calvi brought to the table his most valued contact, the Instituto per lo Opere di Religione, the Institute for Religious Works (the 'IOR'), a financial institution often erroneously referred to as the 'Vatican bank'. The IOR belongs not to the Vatican city-state, but to the pope alone. ...The Banco Ambrosiano helped to set up foreign shell companies, including ten in Panama, which were controlled by the papal bank. Then the Banco Ambrosiano loaned these shells up to one and a third billion dollars. The papal bank also put in funds of its own, but not one in Rome will even hint at the amount or purpose of these extensive fundings." - John J. Robinson, Born in the Blood from Masons: A Political Force

"Also lurking in the shadows of the [Vatican banking scandal] affair is the infamous P-2, or 'propaganda due,' Italian Freemasons under Grandmaster Licio Gelli. P-2 cut a wide swath through the upper echelons of Italian society, claiming politicians, financiers, even curial officials as members. Gelli ? whose international tentacles reached as far as Argentina, where he had been instrumental in bringing Juan Peron to power ? was widely seen as an eminence grise of the Italian political scene for most of the Cold War era....Through the P-2 anti-communist connection, there were rumors that Banco Ambrosiano dollars went to far-right newspapers in South America, even that the money was used to finance Exocet missiles for Argentina in the Falkland Islands War with England. None has been definitively proven or refuted." - John Allen, Power, Secrecy Feed Conspiracy Theories in Vatican City, National Catholic Reporter, 7/31/98

"Freemasonry generally purports to be hostile to Catholicism, and conversely, the Vatican has at various times forbidden Catholics to join Masonic organizations. Nevertheless, in December of 1969 an exclusive meeting was held in the Rome office of Count Umberto Ortolani, the Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Uruguay, who has been called 'the brains' behind the fascist P-2 Masonic Lodge, which had been established in the mid-1960s." - Brian Redman, The Knights of Malta, Conspiracy Nation vol. 9 no.86

"The time between the first papal sacrifice, the death of Paul VI on 8/6/78, and the Luciferian Masonic death and resurrection of Karol Wojtyla ('John Paul II') on 5/13/81, was exactly 33 months and 7 days. Again, 3 + 3 + 7 = 13, the ominous Masonic hoofprint." - Kris Millegan, The Czar, New Mexico, and the three Popes