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The Origins of Freemasonry

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Source: http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/delany/maspt3.htm

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But to deny to black men the privileges of Masonry, is to deny to a child the lineage of its own parentage. From whence sprung Masonry but from Ethiopia, Egypt, and Assyria, all settled and peopled by the children of Ham?

Does any one doubt the wisdom of Ethiopia? I have but to reply that in the days of King Solomon‘s renown and splendor she was capable of sending her daughters to prove him with hard questions. If this be true, what must been her sons!

A striking and important historical fact will be brought to bear, touching the truthfulness of this matter; and discarding all profane and general, I shall take sacred history as our guide.

Moses was quite a young man, and, consequently, could not have been endowed with wisdom, when, seeing the maltreatment of an Israelite by the Egyptian, he slew him, burying the body in the sane; when, immediately after, the circumstances having become know to Pharaoh, he fled into Midian, a kingdom of Ethiopia.

He here sought the family of Jethro, the Ethiopian prince and Priest of Midian, in whose sight, after a short residence, he found favor, and married his daughter Zipporah, Zipporah, being a princess, was a shepherdess and priestess, as all priests were shepherds, and Moses, consequently became a shepherd, keeping the flocks of Jethro, his father in law, watching them by day and by night, on hill and in valley. Here Moses continued to dwell until called by the message of the Lord to sue before Pharaoh for the deliverance of Israel.

(It is frequently referred to by modern writers, as an evidence of the reverses of circumstances in the life of man, who, with some degree of surprise, tell us that king David was once a shepherd, and attended flocks. This is no strange matter, when it is remembered that all princes in those days were priests, and all priests as a necessary part of their education, had to be shepherds.

As we may reasonably infer, there were two objects in view in the establishment of this singular mythological ordinance. The first was that the shepherd, by continually looking out for a change of weather, and thereby gazing up to the heavens, might keep his mind more fixed upon the high calling that awaited him, administering at the altar, and thus assimilate the person of his deity; and the second, that by attending the sheep, he might be impressed with their innocence, and thereby learn the true character that should distinguish him before the gaze of the inquisitive eye.

Of the seven daughters of Midian, the children of Jethro, all, as will be seen, were shepherdesses and consequently all priestesses).

Moses became a shepherd, consequently, keeping the flocks of Jethro his father in law watching them by day and by night, on hill and in valley. Here Moses continued to dwell, until called by the message of the Lord to sue before Pharaoh for the deliverance of Israel.

From whence could Moses, he leaving Egypt when young, have derived his wisdom, if not from the Ethiopians? Is it not a reasonable, nay, the only just conclusion to infer that his deep seated knowledge was received from them and that his learned wife, Zipporah, who accompanied him by day, and by night through the hills and vales, contributed not a little to his acquirements?

Certainly this must have been so; for the Egyptians were a colony from Ethiopia, and derived their first training from them, the former, as the country filled up, moving and spreading farther down the Nile, until at length, becoming very numerous, they separated the kingdom, establishing an independent nations, occupying the delta at the mouth of the river.

Where could there a place so appropriate be found for the study of those mysteries as upon the highest hills and in the deepest valleys? Is it not thus that the mysteries originated, the habits of the shepherds with their flocks, leading them to the hills and valleys?

It was also in Ethiopia where God appeared to Moses in a burning bush; and here where he told him, ‘Put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place wheron thou standeth is holy ground.’ And this ‘holy ground’ was in Ethiopia or Midian, the true ancient Africa. Truly, if the African race has no legitimate claims to Masonry, then it is illegitimate to all the rest of mankind.

Upon this topic I shall not farther descant, as I believe it is a settled and acknowledged fact, conceded by all intelligent writers and speakers, that to Africa is the world indebted for its knowledge of the mysteries of Ancient Freemasonry. Had Moses or the Israelists never lived in Africa, the mysteries of the wise men of the East never would have been handed down to us.

Was it not Africa that gave birth to Euclid, the master geomatrician of the world? And was it not in consequence of a twenty five years’ residence in Africa that the great Pythagoras was enabled to discover that key problem in geometry, the forty seventh problem of Euclid, without which Masonry would be incomplete? Must I hesitate to tell the world that, as applied to Masonry, the word, Eureka, was first exclaimed in Africa? But, there I have revealed the Masonic secret and must stop!

Masons, brethren, Companions, and Sir Knights, hoping that for this disclosure, by a slip of the tongue, you will forgive me, as I may have made the world much wiser, I now commit you and our cause to the care and keeping of the Grand Master of the Universe.”

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Written by Tseday

September 26, 2008 at 4:40 am

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  1. Stories of freemasonry’s origins in biblical times are, I think most serious scholars would agree, mythical, intended by their authors to give freemasonry an air of venerable respectability.

    There’s no historical line , direct or otherwise, of descent from biblical or pre-biblical times to the organisation that emerged in early eighteenth-century London.

    monnowman

    September 26, 2008 at 11:04 am

  2. I beg to differ. Freemasonry has its origins in Ancient Egypt (pre-biblical times). Its roots are based on the wisdom and knowledge of that time. Indeed, the modern organization was launched in the 18th Century in Europe BUT even the early Freemasons claimed that their roots can be traced back to Ancient Egypt.

    Tsedey

    September 26, 2008 at 2:03 pm

  3. Nice story!
    I wonder if the Merovingians, which the Masons supposedly originate from, had something to do with the Kingdom of “Meroe”. Even some of the paintings from the 8th century by the Merovingians and later by the Carolingians do have a very close similarity to the traditional Ethiopian paintings.

    Tariku

    September 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm

  4. that’s an interesting possible connection… will do a search on it :)

    Tsedey

    September 27, 2008 at 4:22 pm

  5. Freemasonry goes back into Egypt (K m t)

    Silver Surfer

    September 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm

  6. Freemasonary is comes from Ancient Egypt which had influences from already established West African influences.

    Ieesha

    October 25, 2008 at 12:33 am

  7. Tsedey, please could you provide references from studies by any respectable academic (i.e. not üseudo-historians) that supports your claim that “Freemasonry has its origins in Ancient Egypt”?

    monnowman

    January 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm

  8. The ü in my previous should have been a “p” – I’m using a German keyboard!

    monnowman

    January 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm

  9. I didn’t write this article…the source is indicated on top of the post.

    Tseday

    January 4, 2009 at 12:26 am

  10. You’re funny.

    In other posts you rightly point out what filth the Christ-Killers are, but then you help spread Masonic trash masquerading as history.

    Masons are Jews’ whores, and Masonry is based on the Satanic Kabbalah and the Talmud.

    正教会の智

    November 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

  11. Re: “in the days of King Solomon‘s renown and splendor she was capable of sending her daughters to prove him with hard questions. If this be true, what must been her sons!”

    — He means that wimmin are dumber than men. Bwaaaahahahaha.

    Typical Masonojew queerist hatred of women. — Only men can “get to be” Slavemasons. And Jew men are supposed to be grateful everyday that they weren’t born as “Goyim” or women, both inferior to humans (i.e. Jews).

    正教会の智

    November 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

  12. I think you need to do some historical digging..

    Jethro is buried in Israel as you know, and the Druz make a yearly pilgrimage to his grave. He is there prophet, however, he did not have children,and as a Druid priest he was not even allowed to have a wife, much less a child given his high rank. He had many slaves, and captives though.. His teachings were the very bases and to be more direct he is the man who not only taught but also wrote the teachings for Moses that later became the very bases of Jewish religion.

    All that said, the vedic teachings are the root of his teachings,and why the Druid sacred books are written in Sanskrit. In fact The famous Jat tribe that later appeared in India can be traced to the followers of Jethro and a product of his creation.

    Now Maka/Magha/magie, of Makran, was once a large kingdom that was comprised of not only UAE, Oman, Yemen,Saudi Arabia,Baluchistan,but also parts of Induc valley. They were the dark skinned people of the priestly line, including the Chaldien priests.

    King Solomon was from Sind, his palace was actually in southern Iran and todays Azerbaijan. The names such as Solomon’s prison or Solomons mountain range are not folktales nor fabrications. He is by origin and practice from this region, and the trade between the Maka kingdom and the Scythians/Saka gave birth to not only the creation of the Jewish Israel, but the making of the Greek,Libyan,Kush,and Egyption civilizations. That place being Induc valley and the vedic religions.

    The Sumarians and Akkadian tablets,and vedic books have already documented all the historical details.

    Ethiopia is not a single country, or a single race. Genetic research has already proven that. Ethiopia is part of the Maka kingdom..that broke into many pieces thanks to the differences or ideology brought on by Judiac,Christian,and Islamic religions.

    Read up on the Melluha, the fishermen of sumer, and investigate the maggie priests,(akkadian Maghdu) and research the Maghdu hill in Israel..Part of the land once controlled by the Maka kingdom.

    Masonic beginnings have their roots and it’s earliest beginnings in Sind, and the vedic religion of India..but they became truly organized in Greece, and later Rome. What is not always mentioned is that most of the Greek Islands, and Sardinian kingdoms were in fact of east African origin, (Maka again)! But again the racial admixture quickly erased that history.

    The archeological evidence do not lie, and the evidence is enormous.

    Sara

    February 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  13. Also a quick translation of the misused word, “Shepard”.
    In Aramaic,and old babylonion the word Shepard was given to a man who was a leader, as one who knew how to control his people (flock).

    Also, a Shepard was actually a reference to a priest or a teacher. It has nooooo reference to Sheep, nor anything regarding sheep. A ram maybe…but a sacrificed sheep was important for the priestly cast who normally used the sheeps liver, for readings of omens for kings. That is why today sheeps are used for various rituals. But herding sheep was not part of the teaching, only a poetic reference to a man who had followers, and became a teacher.

    The Nazarian or Nestorian male monks who were not even allowed to be near women, they normally took on young boys or adopted them and became their live in teachers, known as shepards even though the Nestorians were vegetarians and did not even drink milk.

    Now king and priest are two very different lines that cannot be mixed together…Priestly casts also exist and the highest priests never become rulers,and cannot ever marry. They are the true shepards.

    A high priestly official normally a Druid or of Druz origin, had more power than the king, he is the advisor to the king, and the one who cannot be overthrown since he only is in charge of religious ceremonies and cannot participate in worldly affairs. Many high ranked priests have been the makers if not the destroyers of kingdoms. There word always had more importance than the kings.

    Sara

    February 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  14. Wasn’t the burning bush near Sinai???..not Ethiopia???..and yeah, that is totally mysogony!!

    DustinAshland

    February 23, 2011 at 3:37 am

  15. There was no Moses that is a made up story. C’Mon Son. Moses and a talking burning bush..lol Moses then turns his wooden staff into a snake which ate another snake…C’Mon Son. That is not scientifically possible. And Moses uses the same staff to part the Red Sea…C’Mon Son…was Moses suppose to be Merlin the magician too? The bible has so many myths in it, it should have been written by Stan Lee creator of X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and other comic book characters. Thats all the bible is, a comic book a parody of legends from other cultures.

    HeruTutuankhamen

    June 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  16. Hi there,
    Where is Midian in present day Ethiopia (or Sudan or Egypt)?

    Abasha

    January 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm


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