This study begins with a bold statement: The God of the Masonic Lodge is Lucifer! This is not a conclusion reached overnight, but one which was drawn from many hours of long study and a thorough examination of the facts. This statement has been made with no qualms or hesitation because the facts will convince one to make such a statement. There have been others that have made this declaration.
In his book, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies: William T. Still states: "Though few Masons know it, the god of Masonry is Lucifer."
William Schnoebelen, in his book, Masonry Beyond The Light, states: "Set (Lucifer) is the acknowledged god of Masonry."
As far back as 1933, Edith Starr Miller wrote:
Many authors have published books on Freemasonry, some printing the rituals, some their personal observations on certain facts, but few of these authors, having themselves passed into occult masonry, the real masonry of the Cabalistic degrees which is in touch with all secret societies, Masonic as well as non-Masonic, have been able to state that Luciferian Occultism controls Freemasonry.
In his book, The New World Order, A. Ralph Epperson states:
The Masons know that they must conceal their horrible secret from the people. That secret is simply the fact that certain of their members worship Lucifer. And that they keep that secret from the overwhelming majority of their own members. And certainly the public is not to know this fact.
Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) and Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). The latter thought he was
a reincarnation of the former. Levi's year of death certainly corresponds with Crowley's
year of birth... [Wes Penre's comments]
In this study we are going to show the connection between Eliphas Levi, one of the most prominent occultists of all time - and Albert Pike one of the most prominent Freemasons of all time. The degree of influence that Eliphas Levi had upon Albert Pike is so great that it should make any thinking Freemason pause to consider what he is involved in.
Albert Pike (1809-1891), the world's perhaps
most famous Freemason, author of the book
"Morals and Dogma" [Wes Penre's comments]
Albert Pike has been introduced to you as a Freemason; and Eliphas Levi as an occultist. The facts are: Albert Pike was an occultist and a Freemason; and Eliphas Levi was also an occultist and a Freemason. When seen in this light, the attraction that Albert Pike had for the bizarre writings of Levi is not so hard to understand.
The Dictionary of Satanism says of Levi:
LEVI, ELIPHAS French magician and author of works on the occult. Eliphas Levi, whose real name was Alphonse Louis Constant, claimed to have summoned up the ghost of Apollonius of Tyana in London in 1854. Born in Paris about 1810, he is said to have been reincarnated as Aleister Crowley.
Aleister Crowley was the most influential Satanist of all time and Eliphas Levi had such a profound influence on Crowley, that Crowley actually believed that he was Eliphas Levi reincarnated. The influence of Levi can be seen not only on Freemasonry, but also upon modern Satanism. It can also be said of Crowley that he was an occultist and a Freemason. John Charles Cooper said of Levi:
"He popularized occultism in Europe, and through Aleister Crowley, in America. Levi stressed magic as a means to power and emphasized sex and drug abuse."
Apollonius of Tyrana, who Eliphas Levi claimed to have summoned from the dead, was one of the earliest historical figures that pagans sought to establish as an anti-christ. He was born in A.D.16 and was a magician and adept occultist to whom many supernatural feats were attributed. In his book, The Phoenix, 33rd degree Mason Manly P. Hall entitles his chapter on Apollonius: "Apollonius, "The Antichrist" "
Apollonius was indeed one of the early foes of Christianity and the early church. The History of the Christian Church, by Philip Schaff, has this information about Apollonius:
The rhetorician Philostratus, the elder, about the year 220, at the request of Julia Domna, the wife of Septimius Severus, and a zealous patron of the reform of paganism, idealized the life of the pagan magician and soothsayer Apollonius, of the Pythagorean school, and made him out an ascetic saint, a divinely inspired philosopher, a religious reformer and worker of miracles, with the purpose, as is generally assumed, though without direct evidence, of holding him up as a rival of Christ with equal claims to the worship of men.
The Freemason Eliphas Levi certainly looms as a giant in the occult world. Professor Carl A. Raschke PH.D at the University of Denver said of Levi: "Levi was considered the Michelangelo of the suppressed traditions of "black magic" in the Christian West."
Christian occult researcher, Bob Larson, informs us about Levi's writings:
Following the Middle Ages, magical groups were persecuted by the Roman Catholic church as heretical. With the rise of eighteenth century rationalism, formerly esoteric associations began emerging again. The Societas Rosicruciana (Rosicrucians) appeared, and the Kabbalistic writings of Eliphas Levi surfaced. All insisted that ritual magick was the universal world religion, with entities on astral planes the source of undeniable spiritual truth.
And with all of his other activities, Levi was an active Freemason who wrote on Freemasonry with the same ease that he did his other occult activities. "....., Eliphas Levi became a Mason on March 14,1861 being initiated in the Lodge Rose du Parfait Silence of which Caubet was the Venerable."
Certainly the greatest contribution that Eliphas Levi made to Satanism was his engraving of the Baphomet.
The French occultist Alphonse-Louis Constant (a.k.a. Eliphas Levi), who influenced twentieth-century satanism considerably, bought almost completely into the thesis that Templars were dia-bolists. And his engraving of the Templar idol Baphomet has become a classic article of iconography for today's black magicians, a sort of satanist Mona Lisa.
At almost every Satanic ritual where sacrifice and praise is offered to Satan, the influence of the Freemason Eliphas Levi can be felt. The Satanic Bible explains the importance of the Baphomet to the Satanic ritual:
The symbol of Baphomet was used by the Knights Templar to represent Satan. Through the ages this symbol has been called by many different names. Among these are: The goat of Mendes, The Judas goat, and perhaps most appropriately, The Scapegoat. Baphomet represents the Powers of Darkness combined with the generative fertility of the goat... The symbol of Baphomet is placed on the wall above the altar.
The writings of Eliphas Levi also seem to have had an influence on David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam killer. The drawing on page 4, by Eliphas Levi, was linked to Berkowitz in 1977. Son of Sam investigator Maury Terry spoke of this drawing:
This occult symbol drawn by a nineteenth-century black magician, was linked to the Son of Sam's in late 1977. The key area on the original "Berkaial"; and "Sam Carr's name spelled backward, a common satanic practice, was hidden in "Amasarac" on the circumference of the original sign.