Secret Societies In The World – 33 Degree Freemason Manly P. Hall [Full Lecture / Clean Audio]

Secret Societies In The World – 33 Degree Freemason Manly P. Hall [Full Lecture / Clean Audio]

modern sociologists have made some analysis of the function of secret societies in the development arm and modern culture and while these findings are for the most part based entirely upon cultural factors they give us some rather interesting information which we can enrich and enlarge through reference to a larger frame of research first of all a secret society is usually a group of persons divided from their contemporaries by certain obligations private assembly and addiction to a particular or special code of conduct such societies began caught in the primitive world early in the history of man social experience tribes barbaric primitive savage developed secret societies these were particularly concerned with the over concept of that time namely the importance of certain rituals and ceremonies in connection with the building of the individual into his tribal life all the important periods of life were marked with ritual ceremony and symbol and the most important of ancient ceremonies of this nature had to do with the concept of citizenship as it was then understood find certain trials obligations and revelations the person was prepared to become part of his social order in tribal times he received the wisdom of his tribe and he proved that he was worthy of that wisdom by undergoing certain trials real or psychological dangers indicating his heroism his patient is willing to list a self-sacrifice his dedication to the same principles which governed his tribal life after his initiation into the secret societies he became a full-fledged member of his community we may therefore say that in this respect the secret society was also the school the University if we may say such a primitive Society here the accumulated wisdom of the people was made available to each new generation through ritual and ceremony at the same time the secret society bound the person to his spiritual conviction through this association he came to know the deities believed to govern his tribe he was religiously obligated to the ideals and principles of the tribal faith all of his political and social instruction suspended from his religious conviction it was therefore incredible but anyone could pass through these tribal mysteries without becoming strongly convinced of the importance of the religion of his people in addition to these important factors the tribe and the tribal mysteries had to do with the genetic problem recognized at that time among our southwestern Indians for example each tremolo has two sides and the members of these sides have certain religious obligations and certain tribal rites and ceremonies marriage must always be across the pueblos in other words marriage must always be into the opposite social group this was important as experience had taught that too close into marriage might prove detrimental to the tribal life laws governing conduct were also major des cross the pueblos but in all important matters the two sides met for conference consultation and contemplation of the vital needs of the whole people gradually the secret societies became the virtual custodians of authority causing the modern sociologists to advance the concept that they were highly autocratic groups is this may be considered legitimate it may be pointed out that all life at all times has been a curious blending of autocratic leadership and a democratic state any individual who assumes leadership even with the consent of the government doing certain autocratic powers and prerogatives it was the work of the old secret societies to sow enrich the cultural moral and spiritual life of the leader that he might not be implied to pervert his authority or to use his powers to exploit or enslave his people's thus the secret society educated the leader not merely in the Arts and Sciences as we generally consider them but in the moral values and in the epic orbital essential to proper government or any executive or responsible position in the classical world the secret society took a new form it became more exclusively the custodian of learning and we may say that through the classical world particularly Greece Egypt and the Roman Empire most secret societies were not basically political in their implications it is true that no individual can refrain from some involvement in politics especially if he is an informed and conscientious person it cannot be said the plate all of the politicians nor can it be said that the Platonic dialogues are completely non-political to the philosopher politics represents enlightened leadership and he contributes in every way that he can for defense and in periods of despotism or tyranny his weight is naturally against vested Authority which has perverted its privileges for this reason many prominent leaders in the religious philosophical and cultural life of mankind have been persecuted and even martyred because they have interferes with entrenched political beliefs during the Classical period also we see the secret society moving behind meaning all forms of generalized education in Rome Greece and Egypt young people were tutored by professional teachers after they had received what we might term a broad education considering these opportunities and knowledge of their days they will then for the most part presented for initiation into one of the secret societies it's being understood that it was the duty of such societies to integrate the person to give him the association's the dedication the consecrations by means of which his knowledge in any field might be clarified deeper and the danger of selfishness or perversion mitigated so far as was possible this is the general story and of course even in the Classical period the overtones remained essentially religious the secret societies were sanctuaries those who entered them were instructed in the true meaning of their faith will give uncertainties or inferior knowledge and as in oriental religious societies they were given certain scientific methods for the advancement of their personal lives particularly their internal development of resources the secret society was psychologically symbolic of the internal life of every person while we live in this world and to a measure of this world nearly every person has a more or less secret world of his own the secret world may be no more than a series of convictions differing from or in advance of popular conviction the individual who is thoughtful and visions a better world than the one in which he lives he sees the possibility of man gaining a richer life developing greater internal security and looking around him he discovers that it is difficult for him to impress these broad conviction upon society Society is highly dominated by conditioned reflexes and is the individual attempting to live above or beyond his plan or class tries to spread his convictions he meets mostly with opposition he finds therefore that it is inconvenient and injudicious merely to approach strangers with his form his natural instinct is to seek out others of his own kind binding himself with them and finding in their association the opportunity for greater self-expression thus clubs blue arrives today around certain principles which they feel need or require organised minorities to advance these principles through common effort if these principles were identical with the common practices there would be no for secret assembly what if these principles are not identical even though they may be entirely friendly kindly non-political if they are not totally identical with the public mind then those so interesting so dedicated inevitably form private groups these private groups advance charity practice various benevolence benevolences do all that they can to increase the cultural advantage of their members and often of non-members these kinds of assemblies also were known in antiquity but in those times men seldom gathered for trivial purposes they seldom gather to meet the simple requirements of the day in as much a society itself being essentially more simple and having certain natural attitude it was not necessary to form special societies to advance the commonplace needs of the people these these societies then went after objectives that were not commonplace we have another group important to consider in the light of the prevailing way of life of ancient man during the so-called Golden Age of Pericles and the great Rico Latin culture the most countries have their own religion their own temples their own sanctuaries and these religions were state faiths they were financed by the state and were made available to the people the citizen of a country in good standing therefore worship the gods of his country defended them and sought from them such help as he might need and those days the general attitude of mankind on religious matters was to affect that the religion and the state were identical any attack against the state with an attack against religion any opposition or attack upon religion was an attack upon children society therefore what we commonly call today intersect Aryan squabbles could not exist the individual was born and raised within a national or community religion because of this factor he expected other states or communities to have their own faith if he join it into another area he generally remain courteous to the deities of that region and seldom attempted or even contemplated any missionary or evangelical attitude or procedure it did not occur to him that it was right or proper for him to attempt to change the basic face of the nation in which he visited or travel Normandy tolerates others coming in to his areas as attempting such procedures it was seemed therefore that these areas would remain very much isolated and that religious unity would be next to impossible the appearance however has deceived many persons including scholars the facts were somewhat different behind the state religions of these different areas were always the secret societies these were composed mostly of scholars philosophers sages travelers educators persons whose knowledge of their own religion religions of other people's exceeded that of the average citizen therefore these various faiths apparently isolated were formed together by a network of mysteries or schools of common initiations and a traveler on the level of the secret society bringing from Greece collegiate foam that he was not traveling from one religion to another but from one interpretation to another he was therefore constantly reminded that in the core of things the God of all these groups we are identical deities known of the different names worshiped with somewhat differing ceremonial but dedicated to the same principles and the science is taught in these different groups were identical and the arts and the general knowledge we share were shared by all regardless therefore Pythagoras 600 years before the Christian era traveling throughout the world visited and was received hospitably and lovingly by over 20 religions each of which accepted him without question and accepted his knowledge without question consequently the general archetype behind this situation was that the local deities were bound together by a larger interpretation and the thorns entered the secret societies became inter-religious in their thinking for this reason actual war against any person or group because of religion primarily was exceedingly rare almost unknown you did not declare war on a man's faith you might oppose his political structure which incidentally of course included his faith you might desires you might seek to gain as well but you did not openly declare war against his god this was a situation which in many respects a resulted in more favorable situations after a period of hostility when peace was restored that God concept setting again and the divisions that might have been otherwise irreconcilable were often amended in this way secret societies therefore serve a great number of purposes and were more widely and generally used than we recognized in Greece every three-person man and woman was entitled to initiation consequently it was not uncommon at the rights of Alicia and Attica for 25,000 persons to be initiated as one ceremonial it was therefore not merely a small group but the whole of the cultural pattern was invested in these principles naturally there were smaller schools of specialized instruction and by degrees these schools became crazy schools and Union schools protecting arts and crafts demanding apprenticeships and our entire concept of the apprenticeship system as a means of advancing skill in an art or science or craft this alone in the secret societies for the most common things were so organized in the early England the Taylor's have their own secret society so that the plumbers secret societies were not left entirely to abstract speculation men had a certain pride in our own achievements and a certain sense of responsibility for the quality of their work in those days this responsibility was invested in gills and gills were an outcome of classical secret societies it was the guild that instructed the apprentice gaining the choicest secrets of his profession or trade and barley with obligations to use this knowledge constructively and honorably it was therefore a most signal event against society and our two shaadi the workmanship to use inferior materials or in any way to misrepresent a contract the God concept still occupied the mind of the guild masters each meeting of the tailor and the plumbers and the shoemakers and the killer Smith's each meeting was opened with religious ceremony each meeting was clothed with prayer and during the period of these meetings when matters of common concern of charity of taking care of needy or in poverty brethren whenever these matters were examined it was in a sanctified atmosphere of dedication and into each of these gills deity represented the peculiar guild master in other words of all the shoemaker's God was the great shoe maker of all the tinsmiths God was the great tinsmith of all the architects he was the sovereign architect of the world to all the physicians he was the master of healing each in his own way therefore developed a guild faith a faith based upon performing his normal human activities his trade his profession as a sacred service as a dedicated recognition of his responsibility to society and whatever he did that was useful and helpful to others was a form of religious sacrament the development their form of great projects with competitive smoothness our procedure marked at times in the day when great mausoleums temples palaces and tombs required from 50 years to 500 years for their completion the work proceeded in an orderly manner it was hardly necessary to inspect the work the Masters of the gills inspected the work themselves and were more critical than any outsider could possibly have been also they regulated the wages of the workmen they held the various religious meetings that were necessary and from this we observe inevitably the rise of a religious spirit a spirit not directly consistent with the general prevailing orthodoxy of those days a religion which moved directly into action a religion which was not drowned in theory but was constantly vitalized by practice those religion itself passed through certain modifications the guild masters did not leave their face there often they met in the chapels temples cathedrals and churches of their religion but at the same time they brought to their religion something previously not so well emphasized and that was the importance of applying your faith as its principles to the roots of your hands so that each caste of the perform were sanctified by the integrity with which it was performed this type of condition has also drifted down to us in the form of trade unions is a form of various labor organizations but little by little the religious factor has limited and these organizations have become protective essentially rather than almost completely idealistic is a religious pattern also we gradually discover that the decline of the so-called Greek or Latin culture brought with it a gradual motion for the unification of religion and our secret societies we should point out those in which religious rights in areas apart from the natural form of a faith came to the emphasized the secret societies of early Christendom our point and are also and also we should mention the secret societies of the wandering and exiled Jewish authorities both of these groups finding themselves in mostly unfriendly regions United more and more among themselves in the effort to protect the preserve as they seen their face the secret meetings of Christians and the catacombs under Rome and other such organizations naturally led to the rise of religious societies where only persons trusted tested and tried could be permitted to join the group for a trade-off might have resulted in the death of them all thus the secret society that had originally initiated merely to improve society in general now initiated to preserve itself to maintain its own concepts doctrines rivo ideals in a hostile environment from these readings a number of other modifications gradually appeared after the rise of Christendom and it passed into a more or less positive relationship to society the non-christian minorities with once dominated also followed expedient to organize against the rising power of Christendom thus we have a number of fringe organizations preserving their non-christian identities for centuries after the rise the church they accomplished this by the use of the greatest secrecy and with due caution against the possibility of their true projects being discovered most of the non-christian secret societies did not however contemplate the overthrow of Christendom they have no such God those ideas what they believed was that they possess certain stories which was not commonly possessed by the members of the new faith and they therefore united to protect and preserve this knowledge in order that it might not be extinguished thus these societies became protective of certain beliefs or certain attitudes or certain ideas usually against what they regarded to be the inadequacies of the generally regarded interpretations and procedures naturally these became the heretical segments and were gradually cast off into the darkness and into the wilderness many of them taking off their refuge in the near East particularly in the rising alien culture here also secret societies arose and these societies give us another cross-section of our problem not most religions and abstract philosophical systems that have had broad spheres of influence found it expedient to divide within themselves or division was more or less pressed upon them by their own members if Society has a majority of conformists who are perfectly content to follow in prevailing patterns or dealership in an orthodox manner the dominant trees and faiths of their time there are always others mystics idealist dreamers scholars scientists philosophers to whom the prevailing explanations are not sufficient these persons inevitably seek for greater meaning and then this meaning approaches the mystical or seeks to substitute into revelation for tradition these groups may come in conflict with the prevailing faith to meet this conflict they retire into a measure of secrecy this secrecy serves several answers first it prevents output division any religion it prevents a fade from being constantly in the presence of its own heretical followers furthermore it advances to a degree and other continuously the moral and ethical values of a failure and those ideals which a thousand years ago were regarded as totally immaterial have gradually come to be new standards of Orthodoxy so that these mystical groups pressing on beyond the prevailing doctrines have become the pioneers of progress in nearly every order of society with which they have been associated this in brief breath summarizes the older situation and it now comes to our mind to analyze the more recent trends in these matters the first sociological over concept that develops from all of this is that the secret society represents an organization of the factor of mystery anything which is secret becomes a challenge the moment we learn that there is something folks do not want us to go we can never rest until we find out what it is it is the same way with a personal secret the individual presenting it is overshadowed by the sense of his own importance the mere fact that he knows something not commonly known gives him a membership in an exclusive aristocracy he begins to show all the symptoms of this secret knowledge and usually unbound by obligation ruckus wealth to share it by so doing gaining a peculiar distinction for being the person from who this secret knowledge is derived thus there are many kinds of person in the field of scholarship for example there are scholars who making a discovery will die rather than share it with anyone else there are others who live only in the world of scholarship in order that they may share whatever they learn or discover human nature being widely diversified in its temperamental peculiarities we do learn however that three exercises an influence far beyond its own proportion the small child standing in the presence of a dark closet has certain inevitable reaction this dark closet is powerful it is almost overwhelming in its potential possibility a light is then turned on and there is nothing there but this discovery of the nothingness of the dark closet solves nothing the next time we are in presence of a dark closet we go through the same experience again we are never able to be server confident or positive in our relation to the unknown secret societies consequently from the beginning have exercised a strange and wonderful force upon tyrants they have become so to say the reflectors of a man's conscience the individual who is doing wrong particularly the popular leader or the watercraft or the despot fears desperately the possibility of the rise of private assembly within these areas back in the days of World War one most of the central powers immediately outlawed secret assembly for fear that it would result in the betrayal of their own purposes in World War two both Germany and Italy under Hitler and Mussolini outlawed secret societies for fear that from them would rise the force that would later judge them and would make more Rapids very liberal also of course in all countries now behind the iron curtain see society's offer good or it is always possible that from them it might come the counter revolutions which are continuously feared in a secret society does arise within a troubled state and it is impossible for the police or agents of that state to ferret out the society and destroy it it then becomes a ghost haunting forever the tyrant and causing him to gain greater and greater fear and terror looking with suspicion upon everyone the hardly daring to accept the tensest ministrations of his own family for fear that they are in league against it those the secret society is a political instrument enables a dozen men United together to appear with the strength of a million that because unknown multiplies its power it is suspected of far more than it possesses and it also becomes psychologically a judge and juror over the pirate it may never move but its existence in his consciousness may well destroy him the political power of such organizations therefore can under certain conditions be extraordinary especially where the situations permit the continuance of secrecy in what we call our modern way of life secrecy as known in antiquity and during the medieval period such secrecy is no longer possible secrecy today is a high relative term and we're all secret societies are known the motors for which they stand are known their memberships are known that is in those nations in which the general way life does not cause leaders to fear such a sembly or does not give reason to assume that treason is intended or the destruction of personal property or character is likely to follow this means that in so-called highly advanced nations nations whose ways of life are comparatively adequate and the citizens are reasonably contented your secret societies function mostly as paternal and benevolent orders existing as the extensions of old ways but not presenting any real or major threat to any existing integration of society modern societies therefore are inclined to advance special ideas the advancement of which will improve or a just society advanced education spiritual lives against the prevailing materialism and in many instances today so-called secret societies are prime movers toward the recognition of religious values at a time when this seems to be something in strong and desperate need of defense if therefore there is charitable work to be done if there is need for the strengthening of community ties if the preservation of a level of consciousness is advanced by society activity such societies will spring up preserving part of the forms of older organizations and perhaps even more of the spirit but relating mostly to those classical societies which had as their principal aim the general improved the man or the protection of Arts and Sciences or the service of the needy or the extension of Education towards a higher cultural platform with emphasis upon the need of man to advance toward the future better equipped than he is by ordinary methods now prevailing from such considerations societies may be regarded as benevolent this is the way we generally think of them today and in America's day there are many secret societies mostly secret because of the memberships conviction that they have a project which would otherwise remain undone and to which they contribute by means of the slender framework based upon the older concept of assembly for particular purpose within a larger social theatre we think of this and we view the term secret society today as largely so meaning but let us not forget that our way of life is not as yet a prevailing way of life for human beings the civilization and culture are Western Europe an American has yet not touched a comparatively large area of humankind if for instance we may say that we have two and a half or two and three-quarter billion human beings on earth today it is also safe to say that better than half of that vast group does not live our way of life does not enjoy the temple advantages which we enjoy nor the personal security nor the political representation nor the religious tolerance or it is certain that many motives which with us are no longer valid or are no longer sufficiently impressive to bring persons together in private assembly that such motive do exist in other areas and that secret societies today outside of our own sphere of influence are very powerful and very continuing and that these societies are for the most part similar in their purposes and objectives as those of Western Europe and America of 300 400 or 500 years ago in our way of life we are not struggling for liberty we are struggling rather for private freedom in many countries however the struggle for civil liberty goes on against very desperate odds many countries are burdened with incredible in turtle confusion there are new countries rising up today to a tenth of their place in the Sun with less than 1% literacy if of the expansion of this type of activity as the only possible way of keeping tyranny from completely enslaving entire social groups and at this time we know of several rather despotic leaders who are in constant and mortal fear and terror surrounding themselves with the most exaggerated methods of personal defense because of their fear of private assembly within their own regions and also their knowledge that this exists and their inability to ferret it out one of the reasons they cannot discover these groups is because these groups are protected by the people in general the people may not have the courage to belong to them or to advance secret kur causes against prevailing pressures but they are sympathetic to these groups therefore cannot be induced to reveal ever and will usually simply decline to discuss it or insist that as far as they know such assembly does not exist it was private assembly which liberated Latin America not more than a hundred years ago it was private assembly that resulted in the gradual rise of the rights of people throughout Europe a hundred and fifty two hundred years ago it was private assembly that strongly advanced the cause of our own Revolutionary War it was private assembly that created the Republic of China in 1912 it was private assembly that advanced the freedom of most of the Far Eastern nations that finally achieved constitutional government this secret assembly must therefore continue in as much as the need for it also continues in our particular modern situation we realize that there are large areas of the world today in which the ethical spiritual and moral needs of mankind are relatively ignored where attitudes and processes are forced upon persons whose natures do not conform with such pressures there has been a considerable enslaving of intellectuals there has been a powerful trend against the rights of the individual to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and we may say that right liberty and the pursuit of happiness these words this statement was once the secret statement of a secret society this statement move Europe nearly a 200 years ago and brought about the tremendous change which was a powerful social advance for mankind we know therefore that today behind barriers wherever tyranny exists there is a constant and desperate determination to resist that these resistant movements are always in World War two in the form of the famous underground movements these movements certainly were not religious primarily although the concept of religion moved with them they were not essentially philosophical yet they demanded obligations and they tried and tested those who sought to join them and these testings and trials were for the same purposes as ancient rites namely to prove that the candidate could be entrusted with responsibilities of knowledge knowledge which you've misused might destroy the other members of a fraternity this type of thinking is going on strongly today it is probably active in two-thirds of the world and it is active toward ends which we here in America regard as highly desirable in US and leading to universal tolerance universal education Universal opportunity Universal Liberty these are the essential principles of the modern secret society such societies also of course exist on purely specialized levels as your educational societies your Greek letters societies and things of that nature these are usually honor societies toward which the individual aspires in order that he may prove his unusual proficiency or advancement in some subject but even today most of these honor societies in areas outside of our own are bound into the general picture and this general picture has become considerably confused in the last 25 or 30 years during most of the 19th century secret societies that have brought peoples to various degrees of security have moved and created from themselves leaders for most leadership was backed by some pressure and it not been so back they could not have moved forward against an entrenched tyranny these leaders were individuals apparently but had they not received help of some kind usually secret help they would not have been able to survive to achieve the revelations which they accomplished but during the 19th century most of this pressure let down it looked as though the world was moving forward inevitably and magnificently toward a better state of things it is true that there were Wars there were troubles in those days but these troubles were competitively isolated water rising here one arising there and most of these tribulations were envisioned as means of accomplishing a further advancement of man by removing some obstacle to that advancement or by binding divided and discordant groups into some larger and more comprehensive pattern the general trend therefore was for the secret society to move into fields essentially less vital than that of an earlier date we find them that therefore strongly advancing on the levels of trade unions and guilds we find the rise of various movements intended to improve and protect various crafts and arts we also find the rise of benevolent and paternal orders or the gradual transformation of earlier societies into these specializations the whole society in China for example after it had achieved the democracy turned to labor situations and the in total protection and advancement of its under privileged classes there was arrested and individuals believed that the great work had been accomplished that man would never again fall under the kind of tyranny for which it had emerged in the long and difficult period from the dark ages in the last 25 years the situation has been almost completely reversed to don't turn any looms large the rights of man have been undermined in numerous areas most of all materialism is rampant among groups on the ground that it is only by the extinction of ideals that slavery can be perpetuated materialism leads inevitably toward the acceptance of slavery it removes from the individual his vision of greater spiritual value and in this way takes away from him is basic impulse to defend and protect such value at all cost so we have today a world which perhaps is not much better off in total but it was 500 years ago it knows more it is richer and in some areas such as the Western Hemisphere it's progress continues at a reasonable rate but for the rest of the world life is closing in and has closed in for a number of years it has reduced its boundaries to me de Ville fortresses it has divided its projects and purposes and under the general name and term of mechanistic progress it has lost sight of most of the values that are real and dear to the private citizen the family is attacked the home is attacked the right of private assembly is attacked the privilege of free vote is attacked the right to worship to have convictions is either attacked or ridiculed and by degrees the private citizen is reduced to the state in which the need for private assembly is strongly reinforced eyes as a result of this condition such private assembly is rising throughout these areas private assembly in some instances for private worship and there are countries today where worship is not very different from the way it was in the catacombs under Rome during the time the pagan Caesars it is necessary to meet secretly in solar and attic and watch constantly for a traitor in your midst it is hard for us to imagine that such things can exist today but there are actually secret societies that have been created in certain parts of Eastern Europe for one purpose only the circulation of mundum of a Western newspaper something which could and might very likely cause the most terrible penalty if anyone of that little circle should betray the others it is a little hard for us to imagine all this but it is true now your secret society moving into a situation moves in with a tremendous traditional background all through Eastern Europe secret societies existed from before the beginning of the Christian Edom these secret societies had long and illustrious histories are fighting for the right of these peoples to exist to overcome the restrictions and limitations of arbitrary aristocracies these secret societies struggled for freedom from surfer duffer the establishment of citizenship the right to possess property the right to educate children the right to pray the right to read and write these things were fought for with every ounce of courage that human beings possessed there were numerous martyrs for these ends and some very hideous and horrible things happened beyond almost the imagination of modern man he cannot see how anyone could so persecute another for such reasonable and commendable objectives these societies were and still are known to the peoples of these countries they are part of the tradition of these peoples like the famous boga Beals of the Balkans and other groups constantly struggling until they attained a measure of achievement and made possible the glimpse of a better way of life then came an opening of Europe opportunity travel brought visitors education increase schools sprang up everywhere freedom of culture began to be enjoyed in some cases comparatively moderate but at the same time far in excess of that which previously existed then all of a sudden with two great world wars this progress was stopped in its tracks things began to go back to the medieval to the incredibly limited and restricted and the natural tendency of all these peoples was to fall back upon tradition upon the traditional struggle of their grain and ventilated heroes to achieve these ends which men who were right the societies that had either been extinct for several hundred years were brought back to life or those which had changed their purposes to more benevolent or eternal ends were rededicated to their original project projects and out of the general situation has risen a network of secret societies these many of them with strong political purposes because there seems to be no other way of breaking through the tyranny that now oppresses them most of these societies are created out of groups of so-called ordinary citizens sometimes from such a group will arise as has occurred in the past a brilliant leader but because these societies are built for the people and not from the so called oligarchy or leading group these societies are for the most part now only patriotic but religious they represent again the demand or spiritual consolation and strength and the right to preserve and protect worship and to bring their children need to direct contact with valuable ideals these parents have observed the detrimental effect of the prevailing policies upon the young how their children are losing the ideals and principles which are the basis of good citizenship in a free world they therefore desire to restore this right of citizenship and to privately instruct their children against the common pressure of public instruction thus in almost every bracket of life the public way is antagonistic to the private conviction of the citizen he meets this by strengthening his own position and the Union there is strength therefore even thanks with others of his kind in a protective alliance rule establishing the ancient ceremonies of initiation in order to protect himself against the possibility of treason it is impossible to say at the present time how many persons are actually involved in such societies we see the different types appearing in a fleeting manner in our own country and there is scarcely a male that comes into the office which doesn't have some kind of advertising or publicity even here relating to organizations rising up or continuing for various purposes either benevolent or not benevolent sometime in the society is a distinctly unpleasant entity one which is created simply to preserve bigotry or to protect tyranny of some right on the whole however particularly where the need is great the society is benevolent it is only in a secure civilization that societies can afford to bicker and can afford to establish unhealthy programs in your oppressed areas there is neither inclination nor time for such extravagance ease out of all of this thinking then comes the archetypal fact resting in ourselves of the importance of the individual maintaining certain individuality even where a civilization is competitively adequate I think that the great struggle of the secret society today follows the secret impulse of man himself and that is the impulse to be oneself against what appears to be a majority pressure today the person struggling to keep his values finds that for many reasons these values are continually being undermined here in the West the preservation of value is possible in as much as we have freedom of assembly of freedom of worship but some way as in other times we are not convinced that all of the advantages that we have are best suited to our needs or that we are making the best possible use of our various advantages there are many devout persons who are not entirely satisfied with the theological opportunities offered by community worship there are many deep and profound scholars who are not satisfied with the present pattern all our educational system these and other dissatisfactions lead persons to various endeavors they lead educators of a liberal mind to create new schools in order to bring this education to the people they invite the formation of new religious groups to emphasize what is regarded as neglected spirituality there is also the continuance of your political and your labor organization for various purposes some of which are due and proper some of which are oppressive and excessive but these things arising in a free assembly ultimately solve themselves but in other areas they will not solve themselves because such opportunities are not given each person find in the course of his years the tremendous pressures which are against his ability to do those things which he regards as essentially right and proper for instance today we have a great many persons who strongly resent as individuals the business practices imposed upon them in the course of their employment they are expected to do things and to make compromises with their own principles which they resent and as a result of collective wrong policies the individual is under heavy psychological pressure and tension there is therefore in this alone a simple answer to a need the individuals so unhappy so resentful will probably ultimately organize they will force their opinion upon the world by uniting upon themselves and this is your essential pattern for the rise of societies in a free society of men these societies waved their flags have public assembly and received broad publicity in a tyrannical situation such as I appease must go underground must hide themselves and seek together numerical or political strength in order that they may ultimately overwhelm the tyranny that opposes them this concept does remain as an important consideration there was one other point which I think we should also bear in mind as we analyze societies of this nature namely the belief that was held and is held in many parts of the world that behind and beyond all of this confusion that we know there is an archetypal social pattern and a good example of this would be found by the contemplation of Eastern and Near Eastern religious philosophy among both your far Asiatics and you're near Asiatics there is a common belief that above and beyond the ordinary governments the ordinary leadership's and the more traditional secret societies there are in the world certain groups that have functioned that existed in complete secrecy over vast periods of time that these secret societies have not ceased but continue to exercise a powerful directive upon humanity this in turn strikes a deep and responsive root in the psychological life of the individual it is only another way by which he says there is a purpose there is a plan there is a broad wall of protection around the activities of mortals whereby they cannot destroy themselves or injure themselves beyond the possibility of reasonable remedy psychologically this concept has always existed if actually it is to be found in many places it is not easy for us to accept such an idea perhaps but if you are on the caravan trail out of sama Khan or someplace of that nature and you sit down with the native peoples with the men of the desert live in their own strange distant region facing the immediate problems of life as we do not have to face them anymore and you hear what they say and you think with them you suddenly perceive as it were a world of overtones real to these people and after you have discussed with them these overtones become strangely real to you because you have been moved out of the simple security of your own way of life into another pattern I think we may safely say that half of the people of the earth today believe that these between God as a supreme principle and then as the projection of that principle into society that between these there are intermediaries that there are always in the world certain God enlightened prophets certain great teachers wise ones as mentioned in the scriptures of every people including the Christian scriptures that this world is not suspended in a void that we are not left without certain resources and that if we wish to regard these resources as arising from an archetypal government within ourselves then psychologically there is at the root of us a tremendous archetypal fraternity a fraternity of purposes by which individuals are bound together at their sources even though they are lively diversified and divided in their developments and in the periphery of their existences the existence of this over kind of government is man's way of symbolically stating that he believes in law that he believes in order that all the divine principles operating in nature are substantially invisible if themselves and visible only in their consequences yet these invisible principles are continuously conspiring and conspiring with evidence of rational directive toward the improvement of man and the protection of those values which man has come to regard as indispensable it is only a step therefore to consider a kind of hierarchy a kind of over group bound together by true knowledge bound together by a common possession of realities that this group forms some kind of a formal or informal structure a structure which man most rapidly a perceives by retiring into his own nature and Preserve in proceeding at the root of himself cosmos and structure rather than chaos and disorder that the most religions have from the beginning taught the realities of such products such patriarchs and have indicated that behind the general government of man there is an invisible government of principles these principles administered by beings of some nature or kind and that these beings form together the sacred and supreme government of the world in Asia this is commonly believed in the Near East it is held as a certainty now and many Western peoples have become profoundly sympathetic to such an idea your psychologist will take the attitude that this is merely an escape from personal responsibility that every individual is looking for parents every one of us is looking for strength upon which to lead we all wish to believe in some protection some protective force and we are unwilling to looked upon community protection as sufficient we are not willing to look upon our physical political government as solution or the reason that in our serious contemplation we are unable to justify that the leadership which we immediately recognize is adequate for our ultimate needs under these thoughts and conditions we naturally turn as man has from the beginning in the direction of faith faith being in reality our conviction of the reality of certain substance which we do not see and yet without which life is meaningless we look into ourselves we cannot see our own life yet by this life we live and from it is suspended all if we do we cannot see our thought yet by this thought we become reasonable beings we cannot see the light that nourish things but we deal all them to be nourished thus we cannot entirely overcome the belief that there resides in Invisibles principles powers energies and for that matter rationalism x' which are not apparent immediately in themselves but the reality of which we must accept in order to preserve our own integrity x' and rededicate ourselves to those ends which we know to be right ancient secret societies worshiped secretly the secret God they worshipped a concept of a divine power moving continuously into life for the improvement of man modern human beings are not quite so convinced of this yet in many parts of the world they have retained the old beliefs and strengthen them and rationalize them and no amount of culture or westernization has been able to take it from them namely that there is a tremendous preserving force administered intelligently by beings or persons who are party to the ultimate secrets of the divine purpose that there are those as called God illumined persons and this illumination includes the conviction that there is a pattern and that the laws principles and motions of society are governed from a root and in contemplating this root man has come to the inevitable conclusion that it is a godly formation a godly grouping of beings such belief is of the mind and Islam it is in the mind of India it is of the mind of China it is the mind of Japan it is the mind of North Africa or wherever these people go they beneath that there are among them certain saintly beings has never been questioned or doubted even among our Western Indians today the belief in this over government flourishes in the little desert tremolos it prefer flourishes also among the various religious sects of the area both Indian and non-indian everywhere there is the belief of a of an invisible intercession a power moving in upon man and it has been normal to assume that this power is composed of an organization a government over governance an archetypal government such as Plato expressed in his doctrine of the philosophical eight that this being conceivable to man means that it is that it exists for man cannot imagine or devise out of himself that which is inconsistent with the use of the universal framework in which he functions so many nations look to this over government with the greatest hope that it will ultimately lead to their liberation such as the mind of China today such as the mind of India or beneath and behind all other allegiances is the allegiance to the great gods that dwell beyond the snowy band of him about these gods are not merely deities alone walking the earth they are the great gurus the teachers of teachers and from them spreads out the great religious educational system of Asia and this educational system is grounded firmly in the belief in an invisible hierarchy of illumined beings two men can aspire and attain answer if they pass through the necessary trials and testings as in the ancient religious systems this subject of is highly controversial but regardless of controversy let us face it there are many controversial things that we never questioned we never questioned in our common religious thinking for example the forgiveness of sin yet this can be a very highly controversial issue many millions of people never question the vicarious atonement although rationally it is impossible to demonstrate yet at the same time they will question another concept that is foreign or strange to them but no less reasonable these concepts therefore will always be questioned by those to whom the need is not immediate but to the four or five hundred million Chinese who are seeking desperately at the present time to preserve themselves as a people against a comparative minority of materialistically trained autocrats the belief in an infinite justice infinitely manifesting and available to them from their ancient religion their ancient face and personify for them in their sages and teachers such beliefs are essential to survival to the maintenance of a conviction and this conviction will operate because out of the believing will come the strength to support that belief when practical evidence arises in the near East and in North Africa the same situation prevails the the advent of the promised saint the coming Messiah is awaited throughout the Islamic world the coming of another teacher is their great need they believe firmly that this teacher will arise from the depths of the great secret assembly which they hold to be sacred they believe definitely that it will rise out of the spirit and soul of Islam locked in its mysterious hierarchy of sanctified but invisible teachers they therefore wait patiently for the coming of their event their beloved of all nations they wait for the coming of the being whom these attributes will appear when he comes Islam Rises with him because Islam is already conditioned for him everywhere therefore where men have traditions they have traditions of these visible or invisible organizations and wherever need arises they revitalize them and use them as instruments against tyranny also in our private lives we personally have a belief in a secret organization we have a belief in the secret laws of God operating visibly in the world but substantially held in the divine mind held as something held secret and sacred and it is because we believe in these laws and believe in their ultimate manifestation to all men that we variously serve and endeavor and carry on the numerous activities of life with a good hope against the perils of the times because we have a belief that there is a divine authority behind all human authority and that this Authority operates in the world according to the will of the divine through instruments selected for that purpose because of this we are able to meet the future with serenity of spirit whereas those not so believing live in continuously increasing tension and our thus the ideas that there are positive and constructive forces continuously operating beneath the surface of society such ideas help us to continue our own lives in a more constructive and benevolent manner giving us the continuous assurance that we are laboring in the causes that are right and that that this right will ultimately succeed and will come to the full expression of itself this is more or less the psychology behind the great religious and philosophical societies of the past and this is the psychology which moving from religion has made political and social progress possible therefore we have a continuing indebtedness to such societies until those times come in which their various noble incentives and purposes are so completely fulfilled that there needs no longer remains and this cannot be until the world is indeed one brotherhood of enlightened persons working together for common good preserving each other's rights and privileges as enable and dedicated to common security and world peace when these things happen then we will see as the ancient said the mysterious temple of the mysteries born and fashioned in this world and that our entire way of life will be a sanctuary of divine powers this was their ancient dream and it survives to guide instruct and inspire us in our modern way of life [Applause] next Sunday morning we've chosen and Buddhistic Steve

11 thoughts on “Secret Societies In The World – 33 Degree Freemason Manly P. Hall [Full Lecture / Clean Audio]

  1. I thought these FREEMASON pedavors were finished,,over,, EXPOSED…Oh yeah they are but the propaganda is still up for now… Warrior Angels take the evil FREEMASONS to the pit in the mighty name of Jesus.

    Walt Lavigne
    Masonic Mayhem Expositor
    RH O-

  2. Very insightful to the effect that until the entire plane of existence which we dwell upon is on the same page without division from one another there will always be people that feel the need to organize for the betterment of mankind as a whole..the only problem is when people obtain power they tend to forget about mankind and only think about how they can maintain their position, thus it seems like there is no need for government of any kind except for every individual to govern themselves based on the principle of doing what is right for them and everyone around them without inhibiting the rights of others.

  3. Take every sentence this man says and invert it. You will then understand the true Machievellian nature of secret societies such as the freemasons. For further research, read Nestor Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements.

  4. Have the secret societies ever had any power or have they been a trap for those looking to obtain power? Ask me about the pyramids… have you left the garden or are you on the return?

    It’s a gas! And/Or it is in the ether. It is your rite IF you mite.

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