Lunacy & The Age of Deception – Chapter 9 A

by | Feb 3, 2020

Freemasons to the Moon

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The New Age Magazine is the official periodical for the Supreme Council, 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in North America. The image above shows the cover for the November 1969 edition, and bears the words “Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., 32° ON THE MOON.” Yes, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, was a 32nd degree Freemason. A truth that has remained undiscovered by the majority of the public is that NASA has from its inception been a Masonic organization. Like Freemasonry, NASA is a thoroughly occult organization. Lucifer is its ultimate leader, and deception is practiced as a matter of course.

In Washington, D.C., America’s capital city, there stands a statue of Albert Pike, who was the Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry from 1859 until his death in 1891. It was Pike who wrote the encyclopedic tome on Freemasonry titled Morals and Dogma. This book has been considered the Bible of Freemasonry for more than a century.

Morals and Dogma, 1871

The double-headed eagle is a well known symbol of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. It is found everywhere throughout the organization.

Albert Pike – Wearing Double-headed Eagle Ornament and Banner

The headquarters for Scottish Rite Freemasonry in North America is called The House of the Temple. It is located in Washington, D.C., 13 blocks north of the White House. This is by design, for the streets of Washington, D.C., were laid out by Freemasons and they are imbued with deep occult significance. The symbol of Baphomet/Satan/Lucifer is formed by the street layout with the chin of Baphomet resting upon the White House and the torch of light above the head of Baphomet resting precisely upon The House of the Temple.


Note that in the image of Baphomet above, his right hand is pointing upward toward the moon and his left hand is pointing downward toward an opposite image of the moon. This is a display of the Satanic principle “As above, so below.” Satan is figured by his worshipers as one who brings light to a darkened world, thus the moon has become a symbol of his role as an illuminator of darkened humanity.

Baphomet is the god of Freemasonry, and the moon is a sacred image of Freemasonry. In the book The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols, author Robert Lomas relates the important role the moon plays as a symbol for Freemasons. In chapter nine of his book, titled How Symbols and Mankind Took a Great Leap Together, Lomas mentions the prevalence of Freemasons in high positions within NASA, and the importance of moon symbology to them.

It is no coincidence that the first man on the moon was the son of a Freemason and the second, an active Freemason. The vice president who recommended to President Kennedy to commit the United States to reaching the moon was a Freemason, the administrator of the Apollo Moon Landing Program was a Freemason, and the manager of the Apollo Program Command and Services Modules was a Freemason…

John F. Kennedy was not a Freemason… But his vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson, was initiated on October 30, 1937, in Johnson City Lodge No. 561 in Johnson City, Texas… Edwin Webb, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1961-1968, was a member of University Lodge No. 408 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, manager of the Apollo Command and Services Modules, was a member of Fairview Lodge No. 699 in Fairview, Ohio. Neil Armstrong, Sr., the father of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was an officer of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, the co-pilot of Apollo 11, and the second man on the moon, is a member of Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417 in Seabrook, Texas.
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We can observe from these words that the Apollo Space Program was populated in key positions with men who had pledged their loyalty with oaths and dire imprecations to Freemasonry. However, these words from Robert Lomas do not fully declare the extent of involvement these men had with Freemasonry. Buzz Aldrin was a 32nd degree Freemason at the time of the Apollo 11 Moon Project. James Edwin Webb, the 2nd administrator of NASA, and the man who helmed this government agency during the critical years of the Apollo Space program from 1961-1968, was a 33rd degree Freemason. Kenneth Kleinknecht, the manager of the parts of the Apollo program most related to the Astronauts, was also a 33rd degree Freemason, and his brother Christian Frederick Kleinknecht held a high position at The House of the Temple and would eventually become the Sovereign Grand Commander for all Scottish Rite Freemasonry in North America. This is the highest position in Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the same position occupied by Albert Pike in the 1800s.

Writing later in the same chapter of his book, Robert Lomas states the following.

In November 1969, New Age Magazine (which is now known as Scottish Rite Journal) published a special edition celebrating the success of Project Apollo and praising the Masons involved in its success. Writing in that issue, brother Kenneth Kleinknecht, the manager of the Apollo Program Command and Services Modules and also a Project Mercury member of Fairview Lodge No. 699, said:

“Note how many of the astronauts themselves are Brother Masons: Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.; L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.; Donn F. Eisle; Walter M. Schirra; Thomas P. Stafford; Edgar D. Mitchell, and Paul J. Weitz… Astronaut Gordon Cooper, during his epochal Gemini V spaceflight in August of 1965, carried with him an official Thirty-third Degree Jewel and a Scottish Rite flag. Via the lunar plaque, the Masonic ensignia and flag, and the Masonic astronauts themselves – Masonry already is in the space age. Can we doubt Freemasonry and its spiritual relevance to the modern era when even its material representatives have today made historic inroads into the infinite expanses of outer space?”

Brothers and sisters, when one discerns the level of authority and influence wielded by men at NASA with deep allegiances to Freemasonry, we can begin to discern the esoteric meanings of many of the events of the Apollo Space Program. That which passes by the average person as merely a detail of insignificance, is in fact imbued with deep importance to the initiates and adepts of Freemasonry. From the offering by fire of three human lives to initiate the Apollo Space Program, to the first step of mankind on the surface of the moon on a Monday, the weekday dedicated to the worship of the moon deity, everything followed the Luciferian plan which was formed in the mind of the fallen angel who rules as “the god of this world” and “the prince of the power of the air.” When Neil Armstrong spoke the first words from the surface of the moon announcing “The eagle has landed,” a Masonic script was being played out. The eagle was not that which the common people were misled to envision, a symbol of the United States of America. Rather, it was the Masonic eagle, which is in fact a disguised Phoenix, the symbol of Satan who was cast down to the earth in fire, but arose from the ashes of destruction to rule once more.

Phoenix Freemasonry

Robert Lomas provides further insight into the symbolic importance of the moon to Freemasons.

The moon is an important inspirational symbol in Freemasonry and is described by the ritual as one of the three lesser lights that guide the path of a candidate for Masonic truth…

Q: What do these three lesser lights represent?
A: The Sun, Moon, and Master of the Lodge.

Q: Why the Sun, Moon, and Master?
A: The Sun to rule the day, the Moon to govern the night, and the Master to rule and direct his Lodge.

But there is much more to the symbolic teaching given to an Entered Apprentice about the heavens. Here are the ritual myths that are recited while images of the moon are displayed on the walls of the temple and on various tracing boards or floorcloths… The ritual says:

The Universe is the Temple of the Deity whom we serve: Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty are about his throne as pillars of His works: for His Wisdom is infinite, His strength is omnipotent, and Beauty shines through the whole of the creation in symmetry and in order… The Sun and Moon are messengers of His will, and all His law is concord. The Sun and Moon were created one to rule the day, and the other to govern the night…

Freemasonry teaches that the moon is a source of hope in a world of darkness. When the sun sets and the awful hour of disappearing light saps our strength, we can rely on the moon to reflect the light of truth into our darkest hours. The moon was more than just a symbol of hope among a dark world to early Freemasons. In the days before streetlights and public transportation, many lodges met by the light of the full moon, because it made traveling from lodge to home easier. Some Lodges, such as the Yorkshire Lodge of the Three Graces, still meet on the evening of the full moon. They are known as moon lodges. Some lodges went further and carried the symbolic involvement with moonlight as far as having an aperture in the roof of the temple to allow the light of the full moon to shine into the ceremonies. The ritual speaks of the importance of meeting by moonlight.

“Our ancient brethren met always at night, when the moon was full; and the more perfectly to remain unknown, allowed no light but hers… The sun and moon in our lodges are the truth, and the reflection of the truth in doctrine… And of course, the Greek name for the sun was Apollo. This name was also chosen for NASA’s project to land men on the moon…

The name Apollo, and the role of the symbol of the sun have a long and distinguished history within Freemasonry…

In this logo are brought together the Delta, the sun (in the name Apollo), the moon, the stars, and the spiral path that leads to the throne of the Great Architect. This path provides the route by which the ritual says we may “ascend to the Grand Lodge above… where the world’s Great Architect lives and reigns forever.”

Note that these words cited by Robert Lomas are those delivered to the first three degrees of Freemasonry. These are the members who are yet considered profane and unworthy to know the true doctrines and beliefs of Freemasonry. The members of these degrees are led to believe that the God mentioned in the rituals is the same God they worship in their church, their synagogue, or their mosque. Yet, to the initiates and adepts of the higher levels the truth is revealed of the “Luciferian doctrines” of Freemasonry. Lucifer is presented as the god of the Lodge, while the God of the Bible is declared to be an evil god who stands in opposition to Lucifer.

Lomas mentions that the number 11 of the Apollo 11 mission represents the twin pillars of Freemasonry. The twig in the eagles talons is said to be an acacia twig, rather than an olive branch, representing eternal life which Lucifer offers to all men who will ascend to the heavens through means of receiving the light of truth he brings to mankind.

The Masonic doctrine of man ascending to a position among the gods in the heavens is depicted on the ceiling of America’s Capitol dome where The Apotheosis of Washington, the first President of the United States and a Freemason, is displayed. Washington is depicted as having taken his place in the heavens among the gods.

The Apotheosis of Washington

Note the stars on the right and the left, and the characters reclining upon the clouds of the heavens. George Washington’s arms are in a pose similar to that of Baphomet with one pointing up and another down. Directly below the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol building, a statue once reposed of Washington in a mirror image of the painting above.

What is displayed here is a Masonic theme. It is also a Satanic theme, for Freemasonry is guided by the fallen angel whom Christ declared to be “the god of this world,” “the dragon,” and “Satan.” Due to the prevalence of Freemasons in positions of authority in the U.S. government and NASA, we find Satanic themes and Masonic rites and symbols incorporated throughout all their works.

The torch above the head of Baphomet symbolizes Satan’s role as the source of illumination for all mankind. Note also that he bears the wings of a fallen angel. Baphomet is none other than Lucifer, whose name means “light bearer.”

Baphomet/The Devil/Lord of the Flies

The image above shows another depiction of Baphomet. Note the image of a fly in the center of the star atop Baphomet’s head. One of the names given to Satan in the Bible is Beelzebub, or Baalzebub. This name is translated as “Lord of the flies.”

Luke 11:15-19
But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven. But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.  If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

By designing the symbol of Beelzebub into the street plan of Washington, D.C., and placing it in such a prominent place, the Masonic architects of the nation’s capital were declaring Satan to be the master whom they serve.

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