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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Freemasons Arrested For Sorcery

Freemasons Arrested For Sorcery Cover ‘Dopey Village People’ Finger Freemasons for Sorcery

A group of fourteen Freemasons were arrested and held in Fiji on charges of sorcery. The group, which included eight Australians and one New Zealander, was arrested on Tuesday night on Denarau Island. They were held for 24 hours at the police station at Nasudi, but were released by order of Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama.

The Freemasons had been convening a Masonic meeting, but did not, According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, have the correct permit. Waisea Tabakau, the police director of operations, told Legend FM News in Fiji that the Freemasons were being investigated for “allegedly Practising sorcery”, after complaints by villagers.

The New Zealander commented to reporters that his time in police custody had been “wretched”, and that the arrests had been the result of “dopey village people”.

A spokesman for the ADFAT stated that Fiji police were continuing their investigations.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Is Freemasonry Enochian

Is Freemasonry Enochian Cover No.

"Enochian" is yet another one of those terms which seems to mean whatever the user wants it to mean. The Enochian literature of early Judaism has no relevence to Freemasonry. The Enochian magick of John Dee has nothing to do with either the Enochian literature or Freemasonry. The Pillars of Enoch—which has nothing to do with the Enochian literature or Enochian Magick—are only of historical interest to freemasons due to their confusion with the pillars at the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple.

Enochian literature: Of undetermined date or authorship, the Enochian literature was the only stream of Judaic teachings that claimed an ancient, secret, history. It is noteworthy for its historical determinism and sometimes apocalyptic character. "As late as the end of the first century CE, the followers of Enochic Judaism who wrote the book of 4 Ezra would attribute to the scribe Ezra not only the copying of the "twenty-four books" of the Zadokite (Sadducean and Pharisaic) tradition but also of "seventy" secret books."

Gabriele Boccaccini’s book, Beyond the Essene Hypothesis describes two main stream of belief, the Zadokite and Enochic, and posits a conflict between them. Other historians question this interpretation. Boccaccini’s conclusions are controversial in that he distinguishes and contrasts between Enochian Judaism (authors of the Enoch literature) and Zadokite Judaism (the Zadokite high priesthood of the second temple down to Onias III) while acknowledging that the Enoch literature was not associated with a separate Jewish sect. There’s no evidence Enochian Judaism rejected Mosaic traditions or literature.

While Boccaccini believes that the authors of the Enochic literature were antecedent to the Essene group, who followed a priestly anti-Zadokite tradition in the Second Temple period (516 BCE -70 CE), his dating scheme is suspect and there is no demonstrated identification of the Enochian literature with the Essenes (or proto-Essenes). The Enochian literature represents a stream of Judaic religious thought and has no relevence to Freemasonry.

The masonic concordant body, the Royal Arch does allude to the pillars of Enoch as containing writings on the seven liberal arts. The Royal Ark Mariner degree also refers to the two pillars of Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, as containing all the knowledge of mankind. These legends are derived from the Legend of the Craft in the Old Constitutions of Freemasonry but are not accepted within Freemasonry as being either a real history, nor are they considered to refer to any religious instruction. A metaphorical reference to these pillars has no relationship to either the teachings and beliefs of the Enochian Literature nor to Dee’s Enochian magick.

Generally the claim that Freemasonry is Enochian is made by those who believe that there is a link, through the Knights Templar, with the Essene community in Qumran; or that Freemasons accept the Legend of the Craft as historical. The first is only theory, the second is not supported by any contemporary masonic literature.

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