Secret Societies

"Thus, symbols came to have to meanings, the esoteric and the exoteric. The esoteric meaning was the true or original meaning, understood only by a few and closely guarded by them. The exoteric meaning was the invented, or modified, explanation intended for the many. The sacred mysteries, which are often mentioned in connection with many ancient religions and which were closely guarded by the initiate, concerned esoteric meanings in the religions of previous times. These sacred mysteries very often were merely continuations of the simpler forms of early sex worship carried on by a select few.” Charles G. Berger, Our Phallic Heritage (New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1966): 48.

<p>Charles II of England (1660-1685) in the robes of <a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/albums/p/5602900380671961825/Order-Gartner-Queen-Elizabeth.jpg" target="blank">the Order of the Garter</a>.</p>
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Charles II of England (1660-1685) in the robes of the Order of the Garter. Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_II_of_England.jpeg
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a>. Note the two-faced god Janus, and a statue of what appears to be David but is in fact the god Pan.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies. Note the two-faced god Janus, and a statue of what appears to be David but is in fact the god Pan.
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a> The PX symbol is the staff of the god<a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/albums/p/5602900268519043025/ur-stele-sm.jpg" target="blank">Osiris</a>, and the point on the circle represents phallic organs. <br /><br />Albert G. Mackey,<em> A Manual of the Lodge</em> (New York: Charles E. Merrill Company, 1870): 56:<br /><br />&ldquo;The point within the circle is an interesting and important symbol in Freemasonry...the symbol is really a beautiful but somewhat abstruse allusion to the old sun-worship, and introduces us for the first time to that modification of it, among the ancients as the worship of the phallus."</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies The PX symbol is the staff of the godOsiris, and the point on the circle represents phallic organs. Albert G. Mackey, A Manual of the Lodge (New York: Charles E. Merrill Company, 1870): 56:“The point within the circle is an interesting and important symbol in Freemasonry...the symbol is really a beautiful but somewhat abstruse allusion to the old sun-worship, and introduces us for the first time to that modification of it, among the ancients as the worship of the phallus."
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a>. The god anubus, the symbol of Jupiter, and the phoenix rising from the ashes are just a few of the occult symbols found here.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies. The god anubus, the symbol of Jupiter, and the phoenix rising from the ashes are just a few of the occult symbols found here.
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies. Note all <a title="Read our article: The New Age Movement" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_New-Age_doctrine_Pisces" target="blank">the signs of the Zodiac</a> and the yin yang.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies. Note all the signs of the Zodiac and the yin yang.
<p>German Jesuit enclave. Atlas, not Christ, is portrayed.</p>
German Jesuit enclave. Atlas, not Christ, is portrayed.
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a>.&lt;br/ &gt;<br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies.<br/ >© Amazing Discoveries.
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a>.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies.
<p>Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in <a title="Read our article: Secret Societies" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights" target="blank">secret societies</a>.</p>
Important German cathedral, rife with the pagan symbols found so often in secret societies.
<p>The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome&mdash;the most prestigious <a title="Read a list of American Jesuit Universities" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/albums/p/5602900343841975521/Jesuit-Universities-America.jpg/1927" target="blank">Jesuit university</a> in the world. Notice the all-seeing eye in a triangle. <br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome—the most prestigious Jesuit university in the world. Notice the all-seeing eye in a triangle. © Amazing Discoveries.
<p>The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome&mdash;the most prestigious Jesuit university in the world.<br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome—the most prestigious Jesuit university in the world.© Amazing Discoveries.
<p>German Jesuit enclave.<br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
German Jesuit enclave.© Amazing Discoveries.
<p>Title page of first edition of the Zohar&mdash;the main sourcebook for <a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-Freemason_Mithra_Kabbalism.html" target="blank">Kabbalism</a>, 1558.<br /><br /> Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabbalah" target="blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>
Title page of first edition of the Zohar—the main sourcebook for Kabbalism, 1558. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
<p><a title="Read our article on the Jesuits" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/R-Jesuits_history_political_power_Pope" target="blank&quot;">The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits</a>, are constituted in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Paris.<br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, are constituted in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Paris.© Amazing Discoveries.
<p>The Jesuit University in Prague.<br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
The Jesuit University in Prague.© Amazing Discoveries.
<p>Compiled by Eric Samuelson. Primary sources collected by Tim and Barb Aho, Michael Biagent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, <em>The Messianic Legacy</em> (1986): 359-361 and Eric Jon Phelps, <em>Vatican Assassins </em>(2001).</p>
Compiled by Eric Samuelson. Primary sources collected by Tim and Barb Aho, Michael Biagent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, The Messianic Legacy (1986): 359-361 and Eric Jon Phelps, Vatican Assassins (2001).
<p>Lorenzo Ricci Eighteenth Superior General of the Society of Jesus 1758 &ndash; 1775.</p>
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Lorenzo Ricci Eighteenth Superior General of the Society of Jesus 1758 – 1775. Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ricci18.jpg
Edith Simon, "The Knights of the Maltese Cross," <em>Horizon</em>  Volume 111 (New York: James Parton, 1961): 52.
Edith Simon, "The Knights of the Maltese Cross," Horizon Volume 111 (New York: James Parton, 1961): 52.
<p>A triple yin yang, or triskele, on the floor of a cathedral in London. The triskele is &ldquo;a Celtic version of the Yin-Yang symbol of life&rdquo; (<em>The Brookridge Forum</em>, Winter 1987-1988, Vol. 3: 1), and a modification of the <a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/albums/p/5602900391684397345/Hitler-Nazi-Flag.jpg" target="blank">swastika</a> (<a href="http://www.sacred-texts.com/sym/mosy/mosy01.htm" target="blank">Count Goblet D&rsquo;Alviella, <em>The Migration of Symbols</em>, Westminister: Archibald Constable and Company, 1894: xi</a>).</p>
A triple yin yang, or triskele, on the floor of a cathedral in London. The triskele is “a Celtic version of the Yin-Yang symbol of life” (The Brookridge Forum, Winter 1987-1988, Vol. 3: 1), and a modification of the swastika (Count Goblet D’Alviella, The Migration of Symbols, Westminister: Archibald Constable and Company, 1894: xi).
<p>The tau on the floor of a Cathedral of London.<br /><br />J. Ward, <em>Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods </em>(London, England: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company, 1921): 241:<br /><br /><em>The tau cross is also a <a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/albums/a/5602900263238358209" target="blank">symbol of the male or creative side of the deity</a>, and is really a conventionalized form of the phallus...it often stands for our animal passions.</em></p>
The tau on the floor of a Cathedral of London.J. Ward, Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods (London, England: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company, 1921): 241:The tau cross is also a symbol of the male or creative side of the deity, and is really a conventionalized form of the phallus...it often stands for our animal passions.
<p>German Jesuit enclave. Note all the <a title="Read more about Catholicism and paganism" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_Mithraism.html" target="blank">pagan symbols</a>.</p>
German Jesuit enclave. Note all the pagan symbols.
<p>The logo of <a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-secret-societies-Jesuit-knights.html#Skull" target="blank">the Skull and Bones</a> consists of a skull and crossbones, along with the number 322. According to one theory, 322 indicates that it is the second chapter of a German secret society, supposedly the Bavarian Illuminati. <br /><br />Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bones_logo.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>
The logo of the Skull and Bones consists of a skull and crossbones, along with the number 322. According to one theory, 322 indicates that it is the second chapter of a German secret society, supposedly the Bavarian Illuminati. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Traditional and Chivalric degrees of Masonry.
Traditional and Chivalric degrees of Masonry.
<p>The Vatican representative palace in Jerusalem.</p>
The Vatican representative palace in Jerusalem.
<p>The Vatican representative palace in Jerusalem.<br /><br />&copy; Amazing Discoveries.</p>
The Vatican representative palace in Jerusalem.© Amazing Discoveries.