Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

In Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Episcopalian-Freemason of the Scottish Rite, Albert Pike writes exaggeratedly and ponderously in question, “LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and Continue reading Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the Continue reading The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

Classicism in Liberal Education and Republicanism: A number of the American founders were classicists, and were trained in the classical education, which was characteristic of Enlightenment Liberal, or Republican thought, and was once therefore integral to education in the U.S. It should also be kept in mind, that the first U.S. president, George Washington was Continue reading American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason

The universality of the Masonic principles are part of the interwoven threads of American philosophical tradition, but also in agreement with the ethical principles of the occult teachings. Albert Pike (1809-1891) was an American confederate and episcopalian-freemason of the Scottish Rite Order. “Whatsoever of morality and intelligence; what of patience, perseverance, faithfulness, of method, insight, ingenuity, Continue reading General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason

Alan Watts on American Spiritual Settler Movements: ‘Why America is a Republic and not a Monarchy’

“So, the point is that the ruach is the divine, in the creature, by virtue of which you are sons of, (or of) the nature of God (manifestations of the divine). This discovery is the Gospel, is the good news; but this has been perpetually repressed throughout the history of Western religion; because all Western Continue reading Alan Watts on American Spiritual Settler Movements: ‘Why America is a Republic and not a Monarchy’