Occult Symbolism: As American as Baseball

By Randy Lavello
From: www.prisonplanet.com (http://www.prisonplanet.com)

Much mystery and exaggeration surrounds the influence of Freemasonry on the birth and growth of these United States. Freemasonry was conducted in private with exclusive membership; it comes under the title of an occult group because, by definition, this is a group that conducts business in private with exclusive initiation. While most of its members have been good men, of course there are those who spoil the image… there are instances of Freemasonry’s exploitation as a training ground for other, malevolent groups.

American Freemasonry’s history goes back as far as American History… in some ways they are parallel. George Washington was the Grand Master of a Lodge, and there were even actions taken to create the rank of Grand Master of the whole of the United States for him. According to the Grand Lodge of Texas, “On September 18, 1783, President George Washington dressed in his Masonic apron, leveled the cornerstone of the United States Capitol with the traditional Masonic ceremony.” Eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons: Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, John Handcock, Richard Stockton, Joseph Hewes, George Walton, William Hooper, and William Whipple. Thirteen who signed the United States Constitution were Freemasons: Gunning Bradford Jr., John Blair, Benjamin Franklin, David Brearley, Nicholas Gilman, Jacob Broom, Rufus King, Daniel Carrol, James McHenery, Jonathan Dayton, William Paterson, John Dickinson and, of course, George Washington.

The layout of Washington D.C. was done in precise accords with Masonic symbolism. The White House is situated at the tip of a large compass created by Vermont Avenue and Connecticut Avenue as they lead north. Of course, the emblem of Freemasonry is a compass overlapping a square (the tool). Two right triangles meet exactly between Connecticut Avenue and Vermont Avenue at 16th Street. The Washington Monument (phallic symbol) is positioned precisely south from where the two right triangles meet, and the tip of the compass at the White House. Look for your self on MapQuest.com.

Baseball was obviously created by Freemasons, as it bears the unmistakable marks of Freemasonry. The field, from home plate to the left and right field wall forms a compass; the entire outfield wall is the semicircle which this compass draws. Upside-down, overlapping this compass, the bases form the square. Thus, the baseball field is the emblem of Freemasonry. Three strikes and three outs were assigned because three is the principle sacred number of Freemasonry. Four is a number of significance because it represents a square (the shape) and deals with the four directions, thus: four balls, four bases. Nine is sacred because it is three squared… there are nine fielding positions and nine innings. This brings us to a total of twenty-seven outs per team a game…and guess what? Twenty-seven, along with eighty-one, are the only two sacred numbers greater than ten. Though eighty-one doesn’t occur in baseball, because of the presence of two nines (fielders and innings) it’s appropriate to mention the reason eighty-one is so revered: the multiples of nine, 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90 form a mirror image between the numbers 45 and 54. Also, each one of these numbers equal nine when adding the two integers which comprise the number: 18- 1+8 = 9; 27- 2+7 =9; etc. Because of this, nine times nine was deemed a ‘high’ number. This further explains the near obsession with numbers surrounding baseball averages, home runs, ERA’s, etc. It is truly a game for numerologists.

Actor Tim Robbins gave an excellent speech to an assembly of the press after being excluded from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s ceremonies because of his stance against the War in Iraq. In this speech he stated, “And both of us (He and his wife, Susan Sarandon) last week were told that both we and the First Amendment were not welcome at the Baseball Hall of Fame… A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies in talk radio, and Clear Channel (concert promoters), and Cooperstown. If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications.” Though baseball, throughout it’s history has always been supportive of any endeavor the President’s undertaken, it is still particularly disturbing that they should renege on allowing Tim Robbins to speak because his views differ from ‘president’ Bush’s. If freedom is an American ideal, and baseball is as American as… well, baseball - then Major League Baseball should be supportive of the First Amendment over war fever. Or did Ari Fleischer’s, “American’s really need to watch what they say,” speech become their ideal?

Lest we forget that the current ‘president’ belongs to an occult fraternity known as Skull and Bones. This secret fraternity borrows from the French and Scottish Rites the ceremony of placing the initiate inside a coffin to inspire the symbolic death and rebirth. But George Jr., the good Christian boy, says his prayers before his speeches; well, there are none so dangerous as those who hide themselves behind the mask of virtue. This, it seems, is what many forms of Freemasonry has done. For good people, Masonic Institutions do not subtract from virtue, but for those lustful for power and lacking a conscience, it can be a great step toward the abyss.

The prime example of an initiate into Freemasonry who dealt with Satanic Rituals is Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley, who referred to himself as ‘the beast, 666,’ graduated into the 33rd degree of Masonry - the highest known degree. There was much argument among the ranks of his Lodge as to his advancement, for Crowley was a known drug addict with devilish tendencies. Both of Crowley’s wives had to be entered into mental institutions and, during a bizarre ritual which bore no witnesses, Crowley’s son was killed. He claims to have spoken to spirits of the deceased which revealed secrets to him about life, and what one should will. He founded an Order named Ordo Templi Orientis, that he claimed was based on the esoteric knowledge of the Knights of Malta, the Scottish Rite Masons, the Knights Templar, the Royal Arch Masons, the Rosecrucian Masons, and the Illuminati. These are just the more widely known Sects which he claimed his foundation upon. It’s been rumored that Adolf Hitler met with Aleister Crowley for counsel at some point in history.

The good men, who embark in the Secret Traditions, unintentionally, are providing cover and safety to men who wish to use these Crafts against humanity. The conspirers among the Institution are camouflaged by those who practice virtuous methods. The founder of the Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt noticed, “The slightest observation shows that nothing will so much contribute to increase the zeal of the members as a secret union. We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted, by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union.” Weishaupt stated, “Despotism has robbed them of their liberty. How can the weak obtain protection? Only by union; but this is rare. (So much for Darwin’s survival of the fittest) Nothing can bring this about but hidden societies. Hidden schools of wisdom are the means which will one day free men from their bonds.” After reading much of what Adam Weishaupt had to say, it seems as though he truly believed in improving the general state of mankind. His ideal end, justified a corrupt means, in his view. It seems however, that his ideas about how to abolish governments toward positive ends has been seized by a malevolent force… quite possibly these International Bankers who’ve plagued the earth. What method did Weishaupt envision? We don’t know… but he must have been onto something: “But I have contrived an explanation which has every advantage; is inviting to Christians of communion; gradually frees them from all religious prejudices; cultivates the social virtues; and animates them by a great, a feasible, a speedy prospect of universal happiness, in a state of liberty and moral quality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank and riches, continually throw in our way. My explanation is accurate and complete, my means are effectual and irresistible. Our secret association works in a way that nothing can withstand, and man shall soon be free and happy.”

33rd Degree Mason, Albert G. Mackey, M.D., says of the Weishaupt, “The truth is, I think, that Weishaupt has been misunderstood by Masonic and slandered by un-Masonic writers. His success in the beginning as a reformer was due to his own honest desire to do good. His failure in the end was attributable to ecclesiastical persecution, and to the faults and follies of his disciples.” He goes on to speak of the Illuminati, “At first, it was totally unconnected with Masonry, of which Order Weishaupt was not at that time a member. It was not until 1777 that he was initiated in the Lodge Theodore of Good Counsel at Munich. Thenceforward Weishaupt sought to incorporate his system into that of Masonry, so that the latter might become subservient to his views, and with the assistance of the Baron Knigge, who brought his active energies and genius to the aid of the cause, he succeeded in completing his system of Illuminism.”

Albert G. Mackey M.D. goes on to explain the Order of the Illuminati: “To give to the Order a higher influence, Weishaupt connected it with the Masonic Institution, after whose system of degrees, of esoteric instruction, and of secret modes of recognition, it was organized… It extended rapidly into other countries and its Lodges were to be found in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy.” Illuminism, it seems, was a hit! Because the Order of Illuminism aligned itself with Freemasonry, initiates into Masonry could freely join the Illuminati. Mackey writes, “Knigge, who was one of its most prominent working members, and the author of several of its degrees, was a religious man, and would never have united with it had its object been, as has been charged, to abolish Christianity. But it cannot be denied, that in process of time abuses had crept into the Institution, and that by the influence of unworthy men the system became corrupted.” He’s said it again: the goal of this once benevolent system was lost in a corrupted means. The plan toward a, once thought, virtuous purpose of reducing state and Church power was hijacked toward a corrupted end. The other powerful group that emerged shortly before the American Revolution and the birth of the Illuminati was the International Banker. These early globalists already had the notion to subvert and control nations through their money- they would obviously be very interested in Weishaupt’s plan involving an association which ‘works in a way that nothing can withstand.’ The Bavarian government, upon hearing of this Institution whose goal was to disband governments, imprisoned some initiates of the Illuminati, and caused Weishaupt and others to flee the country. Mackey finishes by writing, “The edicts of the Elector of Bavaria, were repeated in March and August, 1785, and the Order began to decline, so that by the end of the last century (19th) it had ceased to exist.” This is what a fully ‘illumined’ Freemason says happened; on the other hand, a secret society whose goal is to destroy the standing institutions would likely rather be thought abandoned. Furthermore, no Masonic Institution has disbanded to this day… even the Knights Templar is still somewhat practiced. We don’t know; we can only speculate the fate of this Order of the Illuminati.

Is it truly the Illuminati conspiring against us? Is it they who are behind the scenes manipulating us into this terrible predicament of the present? We cannot be sure… but these Illuminati would wield more power if they had assistance from the wealthy International Bankers, and these bankers would attain control more quickly if they employed a secret society which already had a plan to bring governments and the Church to their knees.

The mark of Freemasonry has been made upon these United States - was it for better or worse? Likely, it’s both benefited and hurt us. It seems that these Masonic Institutions are a pool which can be utilized by selecting the appropriate people and initiating them into other Orders - perhaps ones without an affirming goal. Ruthless deeds call for ruthless men; if the upper echelons of a sect of Masonry are corrupted the corrupt will rise through the ranks. There is likely great division among the higher ranks of Freemasonry; if they are as knowledgeable as they claim, they should be quite aware of the trying circumstances our world is entering. The American Freemasons have their Bibles in front of them on their altars… hopefully they’ll turn to the back and begin reading Revelations! We need good men in every institution, on every corner, and in every family to stand up for the good of our world… before the hammer falls.

Quotes of Albert G. Mackey, M.D. have come from:

Albert G. Mackey, M.D., 33rd Degree, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (Chicago, New York, London: The Masonic History Company, 1921)