Serpent

Mortarboard Hat: Is Graduation Day a Masonic Initiation Ritual?

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” —Genesis 3:1-11

Note: The forbidden tree in the midst of the Garden is known as “The tree of Gnosis”. lucifer the serpent came to Adam and Eve in a “Human Guise” to teach them Gnostic/Luciferian Philosophy.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
—Genesis 1:27

So what is Gnosticism?

Gnostics believe that this Serpent Lucifer is the liberator of man and the world. It is wisdom, the liberating Gnosis that wakes man up and saves him. Gnostics consider that before the arrival of the Serpent in paradise, man was in a state of ignorance and was blind to his true situation. They maintain that Adam and Eve were in a state of servitude until the Serpent Lucifer opened their eyes and fed them the fruit of knowledge [gnosis], which made them remember their divine origin and become aware of the situation in which they found themselves (“The Forbidden Religion” Jose M. Herrou Aragon)

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” —Isaiah 5:20-21

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Sananda – The [False] Gnostic/New Age jesus The christ

Gnosis and Psyche: The Depth Psychological Connection

Throughout the twentieth Century the new scientific discipline of depth psychology has gained much prominence. Among the depth psychologists who have shown a pronounced and informed interest in Gnosticism, a place of signal distinction belongs to C. G. Jung. Jung was instrumental in calling attention to the Nag Hammadi library of Gnostic writings in the 1950’s because he perceived the outstanding psychological relevance of Gnostic insights.

The noted scholar of Gnosticism, G. Filoramo, wrote: “Jung’s reflections had long been immersed in the thought of the ancient Gnostics to such an extent that he considered them the virtual discoverers of ‘depth psychology’ . . . ancient Gnosis, albeit in its form of universal religion, in a certain sense prefigured, and at the same time helped to clarify, the nature of Jungian spiritual therapy.” In the light of such recognitions one may ask: “Is Gnosticism a religion or a psychology?” The answer is that it may very-well be both. Most mythologems found in Gnostic scriptures possess psychological relevance and applicability. For instance the blind and arrogant creator-demiurge [The Most Hight God-Yahweh] bears a close resemblance to the alienated human ego that has lost contact with the ontological Self. Also, the myth of Sophia resembles closely the story of the human psyche that loses its connection with the collective unconscious and needs to be rescued by the Self. Analogies of this sort exist in great profusion.

Many esoteric teachings have proclaimed,“As it is above, so it is below.” Our psychological nature (the microcosm) mirrors metaphysical nature (the macrocosm), thus Gnosticism may possess both a psychological and a religious authenticity. Gnostic psychology and Gnostic religion need not be exclusive of one another but may complement each other within an implicit order of wholeness. Gnostics have always held that divinity is immanent within the human spirit, although it is not limited to it. The convergence of Gnostic religious teaching with psychological insight is thus quite understandable in terms of time-honored Gnostic principles. (Source:gnosis.org)

Jung wrote:

Philemon [spirit guide/demon] and other figures of my fantasies brought home to me the crucial insight that there are things in the psyche which I do not produce, but which produce themselves and have their own life. Philemon represented a force which was not myself. In my fantasies I held conversations with him, and he said things which I had not consciously thought. For I observed clearly that it was he who spoke, not I. He said I treated thoughts as if I generated them myself, but in his view thoughts were like animals in the forest, or people in a room, or birds in the air, and added, “If you should see people in a room, you would not think that you had made those people, or that you were responsible for them.”

It was he who taught me psychic objectivity, the reality of the psyche. Through him the distinction was clarified between myself and the object of my thought. He confronted me in an objective manner, and I understood that there is something in me which can say things that I do not know and do not intend, things which may even be directed against me. Psychologically, Philemon represented superior insight. He was a mysterious figure to me. At times he seemed to me quite real, as if he were a living personality. I went walking up and down the garden with him, and to me he was what the Indians Call a guru. (Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1962), p. 183)

Before we go further down the rabbit hole, we must first understand the significance of symbolism in the occult and how it has influenced society throughout history.

“Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries… By symbols men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language… In a single figure a symbol may both reveal and conceal, for to the wise the subject of the symbol is obvious while to the ignorant the figure remains inscrutable.”
— Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p.20.

“What the Alchemical managers have bred over millennia is a human race of the most wretched stupidity and ignorance unrivalled in thousands of years. These blind slaves are told they are “free” and “highly educated” even as they march behind signs that would cause any medieval peasant run screaming away from them in panic-stricken terror. The symbols that modern man embraces with the naïve trust of an infant would be tantamount to billboards reading. “This way to your death and enslavement,” to the understanding of a traditional peasant of antiquity.”
– Secret Societies and Psychological warfare: Michael A. Hoffman II

“A symbol veils or hides a secret, and it is that which veils mysterious forces. These energies when released can have a potent effect.”
— Foster Bailey, ‘The Spirit of Freemasonry’

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       “Squaring the Circle” Michael Maier 1618

One of the most utilised occultic symbols is the triangle. A triangle with its point downward represents the deity and is called the Deity’s Triangle, or the Water Triangle. With one point up, it is called the Earthly Triangle, Pyramid Triangle, or the Fire Triangle. These two definitions of the triangle are standard occult belief. They came from a Masonic book, Symbolism of the Eastern Star, by Shirley Plessner, Cleveland, Ohio, Gilbert Publishing Co., 1956, p. 18. Robert Macoy said the same thing in Adoptive Rite Ritual, [Virginia: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply co., 1897, p. 237].

However, this latter representation of the triangle, with the point upward, is the symbol of the Perfect or Divine Man.

Notice this occult symbol portrays “Perfect Man and Woman” within a circle, which is within a square [representing creation], which is within a triangle [godhood], which is surrounded by the largest circle. Notice that the triangle here is with its point upward, signifying the Divinity of Man.

Another Masonic writer who stated that Man can become Perfected or Divine is George H. Steinmetz, writing in, Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning, New York, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., 1948, p. 63. Also, Steinmetz wrote this belief in his book, The Lost Word: Its Hidden Meaning , New York, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., 1953, p. 148.

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       Masonic BrickLayer College Graduation Ceremony

Another Masonic writer, J.D. Buck, blasphemously writes, “It is far more important that men should strive to become Christ’s than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ.” [J.D. Buck, Mystic Masonry , Illinois: Indo-American Book Co., 1913, Sixth Edition, p. 138]

Let us hear that terribly blasphemous statement again:

“It is far more important that men should strive to become Christ’s than that they should believe”

In Freemasonry, Masonic Square & Compasses symbolize Body & Soul

In Morals & Dogma p.359, 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike wrote:

“The SQUARE, therefore, is a natural and appropriate Symbol of this Earth and the things that belong to it, are of it, or concern it. The Compass is an equally natural and appropriate Symbol of the Heavens, and of all celestial things and celestial natures.”

Compass
The Compasses tool draws a “circular” shape

Square
The Square tool draws a “Square” shape

Square Circle
The Square & Compass Equals Square and Circle

Square equals Mortarboard
The Square and a circle equals Mortarboard Hat

Square Compass Mortarboard
The Compass & Square equals Mortarboard Hat aka Graduation Hat/Cap

Mosonic Graduation
The Perfected Man has attained [godhood] Master’s degree, Master of Science Degree, PhD Doctoral Degree, Masonic Degree, Master Mason, Perfect Master, Worshipful Master – highest honor, Honors Degree, Honorary Degree…


“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as [gods], knowing good and evil”.
— Genesis 3:5

~ When those pesky Gnostics in uniform choke you to death don’t say you weren’t warned! ~