The Pilgrims Society

nedjelja, 17. siječnja 2010.

The Pilgrims Society is a British-American society established promote good-will and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain. The Pilgrims Society consists of two chapters. The London chapter of the Pilgrims Society was established on July 11, 1902, and it was followed by the New York chapter on January 13, 1903. Its purpose is to foster better Anglo-American relationships through cooperation of top banking and manufacturing institutions. Over the years it has boasted an elite membership of politicians, diplomats, businessmen, and writers. The Pilgrims Society remained hidden until relatively recent years. Even today few people know about a society that is so old and has so many wealthy, influential and powerful people in it.

The Cathars: Religion And Spirituality

The Cathars, also known as the Albigensians were a Christian religious group who appeared in western Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. Their origin has been traced to the Bogomils and the Gnostics, with whom they shared a similar philosophy. The term Cathars originates from the Greek, catharos, which means the purified ones. Christian theologians debated with themselves for centuries whether Cathars were Christian heretics or whether they were not Christians at all. Cathars believed in two principles, a good creator god and his evil adversary. The evil god Satan or Lucifer ruled the material world which is evil and that humans must renounce the world to free their spirits. They believed that a man who died without such a spiritual rebirth would face reincarnation again and again, in human or animal form.

About Rosicrucian Order AMORC

četvrtak, 14. siječnja 2010.

The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), also called Rosicrucian Order, is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organisation. Members are known as students. The AMORC association was founded by H. Spencer Lewis, 1915 in New York to support and organize the activities of a legendary Rose-Croix Order. The headquarters moved to San Jose in 1927. It is the largest Rosicrucian organization operating in North America and Europe. The teachings Of AMORC are based on the development of the physical, mental, emotional, psychic, and spiritual aspects of life. AMORC is governed by The Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC, it is responsible for the worldwide coordination of AMORC. The highest chief of this organisation is called Imperator. He is responsible for coordinating and representing the Order worldwide. The Rosicrucian Order AMORC is a large international organization and has over 250,000 members in 85 countries around the world. The headquarters complex and Egyptian Museum located in San Jose are very popular tourist attractions.

Modern Rosicrucian Groups

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, various groups called themselves Rosicrucian. Almost all of them claimed to be authentic heirs to a historical Rosicrucian tradition. The largest and most successful Rosicrucian organization was the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), it was founded by H. Spence Lewis and located in large headquarters in San Jose. The group called the Rosicrucian Fellowship was founded by the Dane Carl Louis von Grasshof 1909-1912. Rosicrucian Fellowship is said to be inspired by the Rosicrucians, so hence the name fellowship. Fraternitas Rosae Crucis (FRC) was founded in 1912 by Reuben Swinburne Clymer. Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA) was founded around 1860 by the freemason R.W. Little. He claimed to have encountered some Rosicrucian documents deriving from the authentic Rosicrucian order. Other various groups include the, Confraternity of the Rose Cross (CR+C), the Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship, Societas Rosicruciana, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Lectorium Rosicrucianum (LR), Order of the temple of the Rosy Cross (OTRC), Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF), Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and others as well.

The Thule Society

ponedjeljak, 11. siječnja 2010.

The Thule Society (Thule-Gesellschaft) was a German occultist group in Munich, named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend. A primary focus of Thule Society was to find the origins of the Aryan race. Thule was a land located by geographers in the furthest north. The Thule Society was founded 1918, by Rudolf von Sebottendorff. He had been schooled in occultism, Islamic mysticism, alchemy, Rosicrucianism and much else. Among the members of Thule Society were journalists, poets, professors, and Army officers. Von Sebottendorff claimed that the Thule Society was of huge importance to the founding of National Socialist movement. He also claimed later that he originally intended the Thule Society to be a vehicle for promoting his own occultist theories, but that the Nazis pressed him to emphasize political, nationalist and anti-Semitic themes. The Thulists believed in the hollow earth theory. The Thule Society is the center of many conspiracy theories concerning Nazi Germany. These theories include the creation of spacecraft and secret weapons like the creation of vril-powered Nazi UFOs.

The Vril Society

Vril means the Light Force. The Vril Society was also known as the Lodge of Light or the Luminous Lodge. This society combined the political ideals of the Order of the Illuminati with Hindu mysticism, Theosophy and the Cabbala. It was founded, literally, on Bulwer Lytton's novel The Coming Race, in which he describes a race of men psychically far in advance of ours. The Vril Society presented the idea of a subterranean matriarchal, socialist utopia ruled by superior beings who had mastered the mysterious energy called the Vril Force. The Vril Society was one of he most influential of the occultic groups in post-WWI Germany and many of Germanys social elite were members. Since 1960 there has been a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril Society. A German author Wilhelm Landig has linked Vril Society with Nazi UFOs and an escape by high Nazis to Antarctica.

Freemasonry: Ritual, Symbolism And Morality

nedjelja, 10. siječnja 2010.

Freemasons are members of the largest and oldest fraternity in the world. No one knows just how old it is because the actual origins have been lost in time. This group valued privacy and tolerance.
Masons conduct their meetings using rituals and each Jurisdiction has its own ritual. However, there are similarities among its Jurisdictions. The Freemasons rely on the architectural symbolism of the medieval Masons who actually worked in stone. One of the principal symbolic tools always found in a Lodge are the square and compasses. There is no general interpretation for these tools. Often a letter G is placed there, usually is said to represent God and/or Geometry. Their moral lessons are communicated in performance of a ritual in which a candidate progresses through degrees gaining knowledge and understanding of himself, his relationship with others and his relationship with the Supreme Being.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

utorak, 5. siječnja 2010.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a magical fraternity founded in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which practiced theurgy and spiritual development. It was the most influential occult group to emerge from the end of the nineteenth century occult revival. The order of the was created by Dr. William R. Woodman, William W. Westcott, and Samuel L. MacGregor Mathers. All three were Freemasons and members of Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (S.R.I.A.). Their menbers were initiated through a series of degrees (hierarchy of eleven degrees) using Freemasonic techniques applied through Hermetic and occult symbolism and doctrines. Magical practices were reserved only for the Inner Order. The teachings were diverse, and included Ceremonial Magic, Kabbalah, alchemy, Tarot, Enochian Magic, astrology, divination and Egyptian Magic. As a secret society the organization's membership included some of the most distinguished and talented personalities of the times. William Yeats, and Aleister Crowly are two most famous members of the group. The fundamental documents of the order are known as the Cipher Documents. The basic structure of many rituals of the order appear to originate with Rosicrucianism.

Opus Dei: Fact and fiction

Opus Dei (Latin for "the work of God") is an organization within the Catholic Church that emphasizes the Catholic belief that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. The order was founded in Spain, 1928 by a Catholic priest Josemaría Escrivá with the approval of Pope Pius XII. All the members follow the so called "plan of life," made up of spiritual practices such as daily Mass, rosary, spiritual reading, and mental prayer, as well as Opus Dei prayers and customs. Opus Dei has often been described as the most controversial force within the Catholic Church. Contraversies about Opus Dei have been centered around of its alleged secretiveness, its recruiting methods, and the alleged right leaning politics of its members. Dan Brown calls Opus Dei a sect and a cult. He claimed in his book Da Vinci Code that Opus Dei was a secret organization aim was to defeat the Priory of Sion and those who seek to uncover the truth about Christianity and Jesus Christ. According to Brown, Opus Dei covers up Christ’s alleged marriage to Mary Magdalene. There has been also a great deal of controversy over Opus Dei because of the strictness of its religious structure.
Opus Dei has more than 80,000 members worldwide in more than 90 different countries, they are wealthy and influential in politics and business.

The Bilderberg Group

subota, 2. siječnja 2010.

The Bilderberg Group was founded by Joseph Retinger in 1954 in the Netherlands. The first meeting took place in 1954 at the Hotel Bilderberg (Netherlands). Regular participants include Chairman of some of the largest corporations in the world, as well as various European monarchs, international bankers such as David Rockefeller, politicians, presidents and prime ministers. The topics discussed on their meetings are kept secret. Although the agenda and list of participants are available to the public, it is not clear that such details are disclosed by the group itself. This group is constantly surrounded by controversy and conspiracy theories. Some of the conspiracy theorists claim that the objectives of this group are: controlling public opinion by “mind control”, a New World Order with no middle class, only rulers and servants and of course without democracy and society without prosperity or progress, only greater wealth and power for the rulers.

The Skull and Bones Society

The Skull and Bones is a secretive elite fraternity established at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut in 1832. This fraternity is known informally as Bones, and members are known as Bonesmen. Mystery has always surrounded it since its members are sworn to secrecy, and no one can admit what goes on in it. The group is very small in comparison to other groups it's members are among the most powerful people in the world.There are about 800 living members at any one timeMembers of the Skull and Bones go on to highly successful careers in education, banking, law, industry, and government. A large number of those have gone on to important positions in the organizations like the CIA. Members of Skull and Bones include George Herbert Walker Bush and his son George W. Bush, both Presidents of the United States. Rituals of Skull and Bones society take place in the organization's campus building which is called the Tomb, some of them are claimed to be related to Satanic practices. There are also reports that the Skull and Bones society has ideals of racial purity and accumulation of power by any means. Conspiracy theories about the Skull and Bones are almost as old as the society itself. The group has been blamed for just about everything that goes wrong in the world. Some conspiracy theorists have alleged that the society has ties to the Thule Society, which was involved in the foundation of Third Reich, and the Vril Society, also a society deeply involved in Nazism.