Albert Pike

Albert Pike AKA “Casca” The Father of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

America 1809 – 1891

Freemason; Mystic, copied passages of Éliphas Lévi in Morals and Dogma; pro slavery; Confederate Army Officer, retired; metaphysics of Masonry; father of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; the perfection of the Triad, the two pillars and Man between them; he is occasionally misquotes as being a Devil worshiper, but the entire quote makes clear Lucifer and the The Apocalypse are bad. In the nineteenth Degree, “the Apothesis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer. 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 with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, for traditions are full of sensual or selfish Souls ? Doubt it not! Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor of one Creed” ; not Creator, but reviser of Masonic Rites;

Influences

Éliphas Lévi; James Anderson; William Preston; Thomas Smith Webb; Rob Morris; Malcolm C Duncan; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; Pythagoras; Plutarch; Juvenall; Marcus Aurelius; Celsus; Cicero; Marsilio Ficino aka Marsilius Ficinus; Alexander the Great; Plotinus; Origen; Clement of Alexandria; Ludovicus Gomez; Philo of Alexandria AKA Philo Judaeus; Confucius; Zoroaster; Seneca; Galen; Abbé Barruel ; Demosthenes; Homer; Apuleius; Dante Alighieri; John Milton; The “Jewish Rabbis and Indian Sages”; “The Essenes or Banaim or Builders of the Talmud”; Ctesias; Titus Flavius Josephus of the Jews; Jean-François Champollion; François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon aka Francois Fenelon; Pascalis Martinez aka Martinez de Pasqually; Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin; Pyrrho of Elis; Dionysius the Younger; Sir Richard Arkwright; Synesius, Bishop of Ptolemais; Cyrus the Great; Julius Caesar; St. Augustine of Hippo; St. Ambrose; Rabbi Hillel the Elder; Louis Agassiz aka Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz; Victor Cousin of France; Tamerlane aka in Persian “Timur-i lang” aka “Temur the Lame” aka Timur aka Iron; Sir Francis Bacon; Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet; William Shakespeare; President George Washington; Dr. Johann Georg Faust; Christopher Marlowe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Sir Issac Newton; Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier; Solon of Athens; Edmund Burke; Br. John Fellows, author of An Exposition of the Mysteries - or Religious Dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans and Druids, also an inquiry into the Origin, History and Purport of Freemasonry, 1835; Victor Hugo; Rev George Oliver; Varro of Rome; Herodotus; Charles François Dupuis (1742 – 1809), author of Origine, aka Origine de tous les Cultes, ou la Réligion Universelle, 1795 in manuscript, 1798, English in 1872; Saint Irenaeus; Br. Richard Thomson (1794–1865), author of Illustrations of the History of Great Britain, 1828, 2 vols; François-Henri-Stanislas de L'Aulnaye Delaunay aka François Rabelais aka L'Aulnaye, aka Br. Honoré François Stanislaus Delauney, 1764-1829, author of Thuileur des trente-trois degrés de l'écossisme du rit ancien, dit accepté, auquel on a joint la rectification, l'interprétation et l'étymologie des mots sacrés, de passe, d'attouchement, de reconnaissance, , 1813, revised as Thuileur portatif des trente-trois degrés de l'écossisme du rit ancien et accepté, suivi du thuileur des 3 grades symboliques écossais, tels qu'ils sont pratiqués dans la grande loge d'Écosse, à Edimbourg, 1819 aka Tyler (or Monitor in English parlance) of the 33 Degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (of the pre-Hanoverian, Stuart Freemasonry), also author of Manuel Maconnique or Tuileur de tous les rites de Maconnerie practiques en France aka Masonic Manual or Tyler of all the Rites of Masonry in France, 1820, author of the manuscript Pike owned, Thuileur Universal, 1810; Comte Alexandre Auguste Grasse-Tilly aka Alexandre Francois Auguste de Grasse of France's Mother Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, (1765– 1845); Samuel Pritchard aka Samuel Prichard, author of Masonry Dissected, 1730; Dr. Emmanuel Rebold, author of A General History of Free-Masonry in Europe, 1868; Constantin François Chassebœuf de Volney, 1757–1820; Ibn Shadi Asad abadi, author of Mojmal al-Tawarikh wa al-Qasas aka The Persian Collection of Histories and Tales, 1126; Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius aka Macrobius; Maimonides; Isaac de Beausobre (1659 – 1738), author of Histoire critique de Manichée et du manicheisme, 1739; Martianus Minneus Felix Capella aka Martianus Capella, author of De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii aka “On the Marriage of Philology and Mercury”, aka De septem disciplinis aka “On the seven disciplines” aka the Satyricon, not to be confused with Petronius Arbiter's the Satyricon, which teaches Memory techniques involving the 7 Arts and Sciences as “cabinets”; Franciscus Vitalis Bodianus; Proclus; Father Athanasius Kircher; Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus AKA Suetonius; Napoleon; Galen; Hans Sebald Beham aka Hans Sebald Beha aka Sebald Beham 1500-1550, engraver of The Seven Liberal Arts, 1539; Stephan Michelspacher, author of DIVINE WISDOM - DIVINE NATURE- The Message of the Rosicrucian Manifestos in the Visual Language of the Seventeenth Century aka Spiegel der Kunst und Natur, 1615; Mannon Grecus; King Charles Martel aka Carlos Marcel aka Carolos Marcil of France; King Athelstan aka King Athe Stone of York; Verus Commodus; Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton; George Henry Lewes, Literary agent for George Eliot aka Mary Anne Evans, British writer; Saadi of Shiraz; Voltaire; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet aka Nicolas de Condorcet, champion of Perfectionism; Rousseau; Peter the Hermit of the Crusades; John Ford, play write of The Ladies Triall, 1639; Pliny the Elder; Edward Gibbon; Abbé Augustin Barruel, author of Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire du Jacobinisme aka Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, 1797; Baron von Knigge AKA Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Baron Von Knigge aka Adolph Freiherr Knigge; Johann Joachim Christoph Bode (1731 – 1793); Lazare Bruneteau; Lavalette de Langes aka Savalette de Langes; Nicolas de Bonneville aka the Chevalier de Bonneville; Baron von Zinnendorf aka Johann Wilhelm von Zinzendorf aka Dr. Johann Wilhelm Ellenberger; Marquis de Chefdebien; {earlier members of the Scottiash Rite} - Lord Harnsnester; Duke d'Antin of France; Count of Clermont aka Louis, the Duc de Bourbon , likely author of the Rite of Perfection, 1754 & Master of the English Grand Lodge of France; M. Baure, a Banker; M. Lacorne, a Dancing Master; The Young Pretender, Prince Charles Edward Stuart aka Bonnie Prince Charlie; Rev. Jethro Inwood, author of Sermons: In Which are Explained and Enforced the Religious, Moral, and Political Virtues of Freemasonry, 1799;

Influenced

John Yarker; Thomas Troward; Walter Fleming; Ku Klux Klan; Brian A. Chaput; William R Goodell: Kevin K. Main; James L. “JJ” Miller IV; Chuck Furnace; WB Justin D; WB Martin E**; Rev. Joseph Fort Newton; Arturo de Hoyos; Br. Harry Carr, author of the Freemason at Work, 1976; John Sheville; James L. Gould; Br. Robert Freke Gould, author of Gould's History of Freemasonry, throughout the World , 1936; Br. Charles T. McClenechan; Br. Henry C. Clausen; Br. James C. Batchelor, his successor; Union General Thomas Hart Benton (1816-1879), who saved Pike's library from fire, 1879; Br. William L. Boyden (1866-1939); Ray Baker Harris; Br. Delmar Duane Darrah, 1868 - 1945, author of The Evolution of Freemasonry: An Authentic Story of Freemasonry - Profusely illustrated with portraits of distinguished Freemasons and Views of memorable Relics and Places of singular Masonic interest, 1920; Br. Lionel Vibert, author of The Rare Books of Freemasonry, 1923 and Story of the Craft; Br. Dudley Wright, author of Woman and Freemasonry, 1922;

Close

Mary Ann Hamilton, wife; Cherokee Chief John Ross; Union Supporter yet best friend, Albert Mackey;

Critical

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman, tried to have him court-marshaled; Leo Taxil aka Gabriel Jorgand-Pages aka Dr. Bataille aka Marie Joseph Gabriel Jorgand-Pages, aka Diana Vaughan, 1854-1907, Anti-Masonic hoax author who created the Palladism Rite attributed to Pike as the High Priest of the Synagogue of Satan, wrote both Confessions of an Ex-Palladist, 1895 and Le Diable au XIXe siècle aka The Devil in the 19th Century“, 1892; Pope Leo XVIII, 1884; Robert Benjamin Folger; John Robison, 1739 – 1805, author of Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1797; Lebbeus Armstrong; Joseph Cerneau;

Groups

Confederate Army; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1840; Freemasonry; complied and rewrote the the rituals of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry;

Author

Morals and Dogma,aka Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry (1871); The Arkansas Form Book (Law book); Maxims of the Roman Law and some of the Ancient French Law, as Expounded and Applied in Doctrine and Jurisprudence; Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1871; Indo-Aryan Deities and Worship as Contained in the Rig-Veda; Lectures of the Arya; The Meaning of Masonry; The Point Within the Circle; Reprints of Old Rituals; The Book of the Words; Reading Guide to the Scottish Rite Works of Albert Pike; Bibliography of the Writings and Works of Albert Pike; The Book Of The Words 1878; The Porch and the Middle Chamber, 1872; “Hymns to the Gods”, poem; Prose Sketches and Poems Written in the Western Country, 1834; manuscript translations of the Zend Avesta and of the Rig Veda ; The Creation ; thirty-four pamphlets on the 'Cerneau controversy' aka Joseph Cerneau;

Quotes

“Ordo ab Chao aka Order out of Chaos”; “Do not imagine you can affect nothing or in despair, you will do nothing”; “There are many noble triumphs which no eye sees, which no renown rewards and no band of trumpets salutes”; “ …all truths are the Truths of that Period, and not Truths for all Eternity. Whatever great fact has strength and vitality enough to make itself real…was the Truth for that era and only as good as the men who were capable of receiving it”; “The dunces who led primitive Christianity astray, by substituting faith for science, reverie for experience, the fantastic for the reality; and the inquisitors who for so many ages waged against Magism (magic and sorcery) a war of extermination, have succeeded in shrouding in darkness the ancient discoveries of the human mind”; “Masonry, like all the religions, all the mysteries, Hermericism and alchemy conceals its secrets from all but the adepts and sages, or the elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve to be misled, to conceal the truth, which it calls light, from them and to draw them away from it. The blue degrees (that is the craft degrees) are but the outer courts or portico of the temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine he understand them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry ; “The Light could not unite with darkness. It but put on the appearance of a human body, and took the name of Christ in the Messiah, only to accommodate itself to the language of the Jews ;

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