OCCULT ORIGINS OF
“The three main channels through which the preparation for the new age is going on might be regarded as the Church [Ed. note: i.e. institutions and sects which adopt New Age-based doctrines], the Masonic Fraternity and the educational field… [I]n all of these three movements, disciples of the Great Ones [Ed. note: i.e. Mystery School initiates] are to be found and they are steadily gathering momentum and will before long enter upon their designated task.
“The Masonic Movement… is the custodian of the law; it is the home of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation… It is a far more occult organization than can be realized, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists. In its ceremonials lies hid the wielding of the forces connected with the growth and life of the kingdoms of nature and the unfoldment of the divine aspects in man.”
Alice Bailey, influential occult writer and practitioner 1
Mystery School Roots of Freemasonry
To the general public, Freemasons emphatically insist that Masonry is only a fraternity, not the least bit religious nor a religion. They stress unceasingly that it is wholly secular and inclusive of every religion known to man – that all men who initiate into any degree of Masonry are free and