B11 $2.00 MANLY P. HALL – THE HONORED MASONIC AUTHOR
Members of the fraternal organization of the Freemasons are not always aware of Manly P. Hall’s many contributions to Masonic literature. However, members are encouraged to read and “search for the truths of the builder”.
Inasmuch as there are no explanations or interpretations in the Ritual itself, the search for the truths of the Builder, for the revelation of the so-called “secrets of Masonry,” will lead the seeker to study the great volume of literature that is available in the library of every Grand Lodge in the world and that can be obtained from many other sources.
During the Mason’s “search”, the writings of Manly P. Hall are recommended reading. This booklet is primarily an examination of the writings of Manly P. Hall, 33rd degree Mason. He is an example of one of the men that produced a torrent of occult and anti-Christian teachings, while having the full blessing and honors from the Lodge. Hall is honored by being listed in the four volume work, 10,000 Famous Freemasons, by William R. Denslow, a book published by the Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company. A portion of this entry reads:
He was raised in Jewel Lodge No. 374, San Francisco. Made knight patron of the Masonic Research Group of San Francisco in 1953.
Hall was accepted and revered by the Lodge. Hall wrote a 25 page introduction for a 1985 book called, Your Amazing Mystic Powers.
This book was written by Henry C. Clausen, 33rd degree, who was the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33rd degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Mother Jurisdiction of the World. In his introduction to this book, Hall makes this statement:
Let those who would reject the wisdom of antiquity and the vast institutions of the exoteric societies consider the solemn processionals to the sovereign Sun.
For those of you that might not believe or understand the teaching – that the sun is soverign, you might do well to read on and examine the writings of this honored 33 degree Mason. The following quotes are taken from the book, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, published by the Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company. If you are a Christian and belong to the Masonic Lodge, you are helping to distribute these Anti-Christ teachings that blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ. This book is recommended in “A Reading Course In Freemasonry” pamphlet from the Iowa Masonic Library in Cedar Rapids. This Lodge distributes books all over the world.(Insert p.3 & 4)
The Energies of Lucifer are in the Masons’ hand ! Hall states:
When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.
“Man is a God in the Making” Satan’s original lie (Genesis 3:5) The idea that Man can become a god is one of the basic teachings of the New Age Movement. It is also Hall’s belief.
Man is a god in the making, and as in the mystic myths of Egypt, on the potter’s wheel he is being molded.
The TRUE MASON worships at every altar ! Another statement from Hall.
The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.
No true Mason can be narrow, for his Lodge is the divine expression of all broadness.
The Indiana Monitor also explains about the Book on the altar!
Then the Light breaks and we begin to see….The Master is on a level with the apprentice, and extends a hand which is grasped fraternally. There before him is the key to the Master’s Word–an open book.
God’s Holy Book, His revelation to us, is the guide in our search for Light. To the Jew, the Holy Book is the history of Israel, substantially the Old Testament. To the Christian it is the Old and the New Testament. To the Mohammedan it is the Koran; to the Hindu, the Veda. But the seeker of Light and that which he believes to be the word of God. The Holy Book together with the Square and Compass are the Great Lights of Masonry, representing the three leading principles of Masonic philosophy:..
Notice the fraternal handshake and the part about the “seeker of Light and that which he believes to be the word of God”. That means that a Mason can believe anything he wants to be – the Word of God!! What Blasphemy!!