Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Phi Beta Kappa and the Masonic Hierarchy

Want to see a who's-who list of the most powerful people in American history? Check out the list of members in the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. Elluminati points out in a recent blog posting that 5 out of the past 6 Presidents are either PBK initiates or sons of one (including Obama).

And yes, PBK is a very high step in the Masonic pyramid, far above the Freemies. From the Scottish Rite Journal:

(T)he very first fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, was heavily influenced by the Craft: "A Masonic lodge had existed in Williamsburg as early as in the 1750s, and in 1773 it received a charter from the grand lodge in England…. Thomas Smith belonged to the Williamsburg lodge before joining Heath as one of the five Phi Beta Kappa founders... Nine other members of the society joined the Masonic lodge during the next year."

Indeed, it was the pressure of the Anti-Masonic movement that influenced changes in PBK, such as the end of secrecy and later, the admittance of women.

The anti-Masonic agitation of the 1820s led to much discussion at Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale of the Phi Beta Kappa oath. In 1831 the Alpha at Harvard, under the leadership of Edward Everett, Joseph Story, and John Quincy Adams, removed the requirement of secrecy.

But anti-Masons simply went from the frying pan to the fire, since the changes in PBK brought about the creation of Skull and Bones:

Phi Beta Kappa dropped its secret society aspect in 1832 and became an "open honorary organization," and "[in] protest, apparently, William H. Russell, valedictorian of 1833, got Alphonso Taft and thirteen other members of '33 to form what is now perhaps the most famous secret society in the United States."

Though disputed, many researchers believe that PBK was simply the American branch of the Bavarian Illuminati:

Some historians dispute any link between the Bavarian Illuminati and Phi Beta Kappa, and thus Skull and Bones. The argument is that Adam Weishaupt didn't form his group until May of 1776 and that in the ensuing six months there wasn't enough time for communication...

However, other researchers assert quite plainly that Phi Beta Kappa is the "Bavarian Illuminati, ... spread to America"; and "the Masonic Order probably influenced the founding of the Society at William and Mary."

Whether affiliated or not, or secretive or not, these high-level college fraternities are Masonic to the core, though it's very much a kind of Un-Freemasonry. Not just any bozo can join. These organizations exist to groom the most ambitious students to a lifetime of loyalty and service to the fraternity, and in return they enjoy all of the privileges and advantages that the governmental and corporate elite can offer.

A.F. & A.M. may get all of the attention (and the abuse), but it draws its ranks largely from the professions, law enforcement and occupations like engineering. As I've said several times on The Secret Sun, the real power lies elsewhere.

10 comments:

tommy said...

Is that the guy from Weezer at the end of the list? Yeah, it is... Lots of really familiar faces there, including famous martyrs such as Daniel Pearl, Benazir Bhutto, Eliot Spitzer, and Bill Clinton.

Arlen Specter's also on the list. He paved the way for Jay Rockefeller and Larry Craig in the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs. So many "influential" people, thanks for bringing this out in the open...

Ed said...

As Carlin would say, it's all a big club. I'm not in the big club, I get beaten over the head with the big club.

An interesting list, but linked to the Bavarian Illuminati? I'm leaning towards no. Not with names like Paul Wellstone and Ralph Nader on the list.

My opinion might change if Peyton Manning gets into politics after his football career ends.

Andre Heath said...

They are all descendants from the European royal bloodlines of Charlemagne, the King of the Franks and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and more than likely linked back to the Atlantean/Babylonian/Egyptian bloodline.

It is said that the presidential candidate with the most royal genes has gone on to win every single American election.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I found this quite interesting, as I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa back in 1995. Rest assured, I have no great secrets to reveal. The ceremony seemed pretty benign, and we received standard food service fare for lunch in the campus center afterwards. My own career path hasn't been terribly distinctive; upon graduation, I worked about 1 1/2 years at in the Wal-Mart hardware department, then another 3 years or so as a library clerk before going to graduate school.

When I received the invitation to join, I had no idea what PBK was. My mother did, and she cried when I told her about the invitation over the phone. Thinking about this in connection with Secret Sun topics, I do have to wonder about her reaction based on some seemingly unrelated interests of hers. My mother had some old paperbacks of Erich von Daeniken books, which I read in high school. She also seemed to believe quite firmly in the ideas proposed in Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Oddly enough, she also disliked most science fiction, and thought pop culture conceptions of ETs were quite unoriginal. In fact, she would make an effort to hide television showings of such films and TV shows from my father; he's somewhat of a science fiction fan, but not a "geek".

My father was involved in an interesting secret mission for the Air Force as well. He was stationed in Alaska around 1950, and he was asked to volunteer for something. I don't know if they prescreened potential volunteers, but he ended up in an underground city beneath Wright-Patterson AFB. Like in Dr. Strangelove, he would have helped repopulate Earth in the event of a catastrophe.

As a side note, my mother was also convinced (I forget how) that my father might be a descendant of Charlemagne. I also remember her telling me that he was part in a Masonic lodge, but that he decided to quit.

Sorry... these are all just wisps of memory that have interesting ties to Secret Sun. If my mother were still alive, I would have asked her more detailed questions.

Jason

Christopher Knowles said...

What you describe sounds exactly right, Jason. It's just the way the world works.

David Stewart said...

and the Solar Satellite was born fully - formed from the side of the Secret Sun . . . .

Congratulations Chris !!
- (like you don't keep me busy enough checking out one site all the time)

James Ratte said...

Rivers Cuomo, Butterfly off Pinkerton

"Yesterday I went outside with my momma's mason jar
Caught a lovely butterfly"

Justuss2012 said...

whats A.F. and A.M.?

Christopher Knowles said...

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

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