Over the centuries, Masonry has been accused of being in league with the Devil at the top of it's structure -- a charge that has always been vehemently denied by Masons. Is there any truth to these claims? Could it possibly be true after all? Maybe we could look at symbolism and find some clues.
There is one symbol which has been brought to our attention. It is known as the 'Sigil of Baphomet', 'Sign of Baphomet', or 'Cross of Baphomet'. For those that do not know, Baphomet is thought to have been a pagan deity, revived in the 19th century as a figure of Satanism. The modern depiction of Baphomet is also similar to that of the Devil in early tarot cards
Here is what the symbol of Baphomet looks like:
Now that we have a starting point, let's start our quest for answers with the most infamous Satanist of the 20th Century, Aleister Crowley.
Here is a personal portrait of Crowley decked out in Masonic garb, in which the Baphomet cross is plainly visible, along with 'Baphomet
' written next to it:
Next, we have a poster from Crowley's O.T.O ( Order of Eastern Templars ) secret society depicting Baphomet himself, along with two Baphomet crosses:
REMOVED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Here is an official letter of O.T.O. correspondence, the symbol of Baphomet appears as well as the signed 'Baphomet 10°
Now we come to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and the cap worn by their 33° members.
As is clearly visible, the symbol adorned on the cap is that of a Baphomet cross:
Yet another example:
Now we move on to the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., which serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The House of the Temple is a very important Masonic place and building. It has one of the largest collections of Masonic books and minutes, and holds over 250,000 titles in its library.
The remains of Confederate general and former Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike are interned here:
Let's go inside, shall we?
This is inside the main lodge room:
Notice directly above the Lodge Master's chair, do you see something there?
Let's move in a little closer, hmmmm, do you see what I see?
And now a little closer still, why of all things -- it is the symbol of Baphomet in plain sight!:
So, what do you think? Devil worship at work, or do they simply like to bathe themselves in Satanist symbology?
I think the case is clear folks, these Masons have some 'splainin' to do.........and to think that this symbol is found not only inside this important building, but inside the 'Holy of Holies
' of that which calls itself the "Mother Council of the World".