Seven Mayan Triptychs – Response To YouTube Writer

By Richard Cassaro | January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Archive | Comment

Someone left me this comment on my YouTube channel:

“…patterns in architecture don’t prove a single thing. You are trying to tie religion and aesthetics together and it doesn’t work. The three arches don’t symbolize anything, they are there for structural integrity and aesthetic appeal.

My response is the following: In Victor Hugo’s novel Notre Dame de Paris, the antagonist Frollo, compares an ordinary book upon his table with the grat Notre Dame cathedral, saying “This will kill that”.

“That” is the cathedral, “this” is the book and the machine that produced the book on his desk: the printing press. “Small things overcome great ones,” Frollo laments, “the book will kill the building.”

For Frollo — or, rather, Hugo — the history of architecture is the history of writing. Before the printing press, mankind communicated through architecture. From Stonehenge to the Parthenon, alphabets were inscribed in “books of stone.”  Rows of stones were sentences, Hugo insists, while Greek columns were “hieroglyphs” pregnant with meaning.

The language of architecture climaxes in the Gothic cathedral, of which many have Triptych entrances, symbolizing the balance of opposites to find the Middle Way.

It is this same balance of opposites that was commemorated in the Triptychs of all ancient cultures. I’ll leave you with the following collage of ancient photos I designed called “Seven Mayan Triptychs,” all of them saying the same thing, long before the Gothic cathedrals were built…balance between opposites, symmetry of twin antipodes, equilibrium and centering between contraries, as I describe and show in vivid depth and detail in my upcoming book Written In Stone:


Modern Secret Societies All Share The Same Ancient / Occult Triptych Architecture

By Richard Cassaro | December 17th, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

Look at the photo below:

#1 – The ancient pyramid cultures all built temples with “Triptych” facades. Evidence exists that can show how these temples all symbolized the pinnacle of all their ancient religions, a mysterious Sacred Science of the Soul.

#2 – The Triptych and the Sacred Science it symbolizes form the great secret of modern Secret Societies, like the Freemasons (true Freemasons). Medieval Freemasons encoded the Triptych into the architecture of Europe’s high Gothic cathedrals.

#3- The Triptych is the Great Secret of all the esoteric Secret Societies, not just the Freemasons. The Skull & Bones and the Shriners exhibit Triptych symbols clearly encoded in the facades of their headquarters / temples. All knew the Sacred Science:


Skull & Bones Society – Real “Lost Secret” of “The Tomb” Revealed

By Richard Cassaro | November 2nd, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

I’ve almost finished creating a new video, which touches upon the secret architecture of the Skull & Bones tomb (secret architecture that no one has yet recognized).

Here’s a screenshot:

I’ll post some more details soon.

Meanwhile, I haven’t updated my page lately, but that’s because I’ve been busy working hard on a bunch of new material that’s coming really soon, including:

  • finishing my book, Written In Stone
  • getting book reviews and endorsements
  • renovating this website (as you can tell, it’s kind of homemade looking, but not for long)
  • creating some new videos
  • writing new articles that deal with topics surrounding the Triptych

I’ll be back with a new post soon.


How The Secret “Triptych” Architecture Of The Shriners Organization Reveals The Order’s Esoteric Meaning…And Its Link To Freemasonry

By Richard Cassaro | July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

In this brief blog post you’re going to discover one powerful fact—the Shriners organization incorporated what I call the ancient “Triptych” design in their most important architectural works.

They did this because the Shriners organization—the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (commonly known as Shriners and established in 1870 is an appendant body to Freemasonry)—has the same ultimate purpose and meaning of the Freemasons, from whom it spun off.

This purpose is to quietly—or, better, “secretly”—preserve the ancient Triptych’s meaning, and to carry this powerful meaning into modern times.

What is the ancient Triptych, and what does it stand for?

If you’ve been following my blog you already know that I’ve discovered that the ancient Triptych—a three-in-one architectural pattern formed by three arches or doorways, with the center arch or doorway larger than the two flanking it—symbolizes an enigmatic “Sacred Science” wisdom-teaching that was once mysteriously shared by history’s earliest civilizations.

Here is an example of the Triptych architectural pattern, this one’s from ancient Rome:

(Triumphal arches were structures in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war.)
(Triumphal arches were structures in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient China:

(A Temple of Confucius or Confucian temple is often described as a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism.)

(A Temple of Confucius or Confucian temple is often described as a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient Mexico:

(These Corbel Arches in Tonina were built by the Mayans.)

(These Corbel Arches in Tonina were built by the Mayans.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient Persia:

(The Caliphal Palace was built by the caliph al-Mu`tasim in 836, and finally abandoned about 895. It is one of the largest imperial palaces to have survived from ancient times.)

(The Caliphal Palace was built by the caliph al-Mu`tasim in 836, and finally abandoned about 895. It is one of the largest imperial palaces to have survived from ancient times.)

To see more examples of ancient Triptychs all around the world visit

Now, with these ancient Triptychs fresh on your mind, notice how a powerful “modern” Triptych forms the front of the main headquarters of the Shriners headquarters in Washington DC:

(The Shrine of North America has been a part of the Washington Downtown area since 1886.)

(The Shrine of North America has been a part of the Washington Downtown area since 1886.)

Below is another example of “Triptych” Shriner architecture. This is the famous Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, now an important historical landmark:

(The Fox Theatre (often marketed  as the Fabulous Fox) in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s.)

(The Fox Theatre—often marketed as the Fabulous Fox—in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s.)

There are plenty more examples of modern-day Triptychs built by and connected to the Shriners Organization.

Why did the Shriners use the Triptych?

Because the Shriners organization is just like the Freemasons—established to preserve and protect the same ancient Sacred Science wisdom-teaching.

This Sacred Science is not for everyone; it endows seekers (if they’ve been suitably prepared) with the knowledge (gnosis) and ability “see” their soul inside their own body…and become illuminated by the experience of their own true immortality and eternal divinity.

The practice is akin to awakening your Third Eye, which you can learn more about here:

For more, visit and download my free PDF Report: Breaking The Cathedral Code.


Boaz and Jachin—The Deeper Meaning Behind The Most Powerful of all Freemason Symbols

By Richard Cassaro | May 14th, 2010 | Category: Archive, Boaz and Jachin, Freemason Symbols | Comment

You’re now going to discover one of the greatest esoteric secrets in human history…

I’m not talking about American history, European history, or even Western or Eastern history.

I’m talking about “human history” as we know it.

It’s the “key” secret that “fascinated” and even “inspired” the world’s most ancient cultures (Americas, Europe, Oceana, Asia, Africa).

What’s the secret?

The cathedral-building Freemasons knew the secret and they expressed it symbolically using two identical (twin) columns, which you can see here:

Freemason Symbols boaz and jachin copy

Their names in (modern) Freemasonry are “Boaz and Jachin,” with Boaz on the left and Jachin on the right.

As the story goes, these two pillars were erected on either side of the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, which was built by King Solomon c. 10th B.C.E. according to God’s instructions.

The symbolic significance of these twin pillars is not touched upon in Freemasonry, yet most modern authors say that in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament the word Jachin (the right hand pillar) means he will establish and Boaz (the left hand pillar) means strength.

You won’t hear anything even close to this explanation from me simply because I don’t believe any of it.

In fact, I call this a “substitute secret.” It was invented as a cover-up and it continues to be published in books and websites by an unsuspecting public.

My research uncovers the true meaning of the twin pillars, which predate Solomon, the Jews, and even the Old Testament books by thousands of years.

What’s their real meaning?

The answer is that the Twin Pillars form the foundation of an ancient “Sacred Science” once known worldwide.

This Sacred Science was encoded by the operative Freemasons into the design and architecture of the world’s most famous Gothic cathedrals.

And you can read all about it here:


Salt Lake Temple’s Mysterious “TRIPTYCH” Facade—The Most Powerful Masonic/Mormon Link Ever Uncovered (PART II)

By Richard Cassaro | April 8th, 2010 | Category: Archive, Masonic / Mormon Symbolism, Symbolic Architecture | Comment

This post is a continuation of my previous post of March 22nd, titled: Salt Lake Temple’s Mysterious “TRIPTYCH” Facade—The Most Powerful Masonic/Mormon Link Ever Uncovered

The question I posed is…

How did the Triptych find its way onto the Salt Lake Temple?

The answer is simple: The founder of the Mormon Religion, Joseph Smith, Jr., was a (speculative) Freemason. In fact, it’s well-known that his entire family was active in Freemasonry as early as 1816.

Now, generally speaking, there are two schools of thought regarding the Mormon Religion.

One view is held by scholars, the other is held by Mormons.

Mormons believe every word of the LDS church; scholars, on the other hand, ignore the entire history of the Mormon movement.

I believe the discovery of the Triptych on the Salt Lake Temple is provocative and powerful enough to open up a third school, a third point of view.

This third camp looks at the entire Mormon movement from a totally new perspective—from the angle of Joseph Smith’s involvement in Freemasonry, and from the point of view that Joseph Smith may have understood the “Secret” of the Triptych architectural pattern (the “Secret” of the ancient Sacred Science of true Freemasonry) as evidenced by the Triptych design on the Salt Lake Temple (see

salt_lake_temple Freemasons 2

Today, the impact of Freemasonry in Mormon Church doctrine remains the subject of intense debate, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a longstanding policy of maintaining no official position on Freemasonry.

However, many researchers have uncovered profound parallels and links between the two movements in practice, structure, and symbolism, which go back to the church’s origins.

(One example is that many features of the church’s temple endowment ceremony as established by Smith parallel rituals and ceremonies practiced in Freemasonry.)

In the early 1800s, when the Mormon Church was headquartered in Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith and several of his followers—including his first four successors as church president—were already Freemasons.

When the church relocated to Utah in the 1840s after Smith’s death, there was even talk of forming a “Mormon Grand Lodge.” (This was ultimately rejected by church President Brigham Young.)

In my upcoming book, Written In Stone (, I provide more parallels and more information on this emerging and mysterious Mormonism / Masonry connection.

I will discuss more in future blog posts, and I plan to visit and videotape Masonic architectural elements of the Triptych on Salt Lake Temple.

If this subject interests you, make sure to download my FREE PDF Report titled Breaking The Cathedral Code: Freemasonry’s Triptych Secret Revealed (by visiting

Next post coming soon.


Salt Lake Temple’s Mysterious “TRIPTYCH” Facade—The Most Powerful Masonic/Mormon Link Ever Uncovered

By Richard Cassaro | March 22nd, 2010 | Category: Archive, Masonic / Mormon Symbolism, Symbolic Architecture | Comment

Rumors of a connection linking Mormonism to Freemasonry have swirled for more than a century.

Articles and even entire books have been written on the subject.

However, the most powerful and mysterious connection between these two movements has not yet been recognized.

This connection is the following:

A massive—Masonic—Triptych graces the façade of the Salt Lake Temple, the best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Salt Lake Temple, UTAH

Salt Lake Temple, UTAH

If you don’t follow this blog regularly, here’s a brief overview of the Triptych…

I’ve uncovered evidence that the Triptych architectural pattern holds an ancient, symbolic meaning.

I’m writing a book called Written In Stone describing my discovery of the “Triptych” and the ancient wisdom it enshrines.

The Triptych graces the facades of ancient temples all over the world (see

This is because ancient cultures all knew the Triptych symbolizes a powerful and highly spiritual Sacred Science teaching, which they all once shared (exactly how is immaterial).

Even more interesting, modern Secret Societies, like the Freemasons, seem to have been very well-versed not only with Triptych design but also with the ancient Sacred Science wisdom it symbolizes.

As evidence of this, the (operative) Freemasons built the Triptych design into the portals of Gothic cathedrals:
Freemasons Cathedrals

So how, then, did the Triptych make its way onto the façade of the famous Salt Lake Temple?

Mormon Masons Temple Freemasons

Salt Lake Temple, UTAH

Stay tuned for more soon.


If The Earth Were Only A Few Feet In Diameter

By Richard Cassaro | March 10th, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

You won’t find me going off-subject too much on this blog.

As always, my main goal here is the rediscovery of the ancient Triptych and how it symbolizes a powerful Sacred Science wisdom, now lost.

But every now and then I come across a jewel of knowledge worth mentioning, which in some way is tangentially related to the Triptych.

One example is a brief poem by Joe Miller. It’s called “If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter.”

I think that if you can align yourself with this type of thinking, you can realize the secret of the Triptych—that you are powerful beyond what you’ve been brought up to believe, and that unimaginable energy is available to you right here and now (and has been all along) if only you have the ability to see it.

Remember, you are endowed with an imagination for a reason. It’s to envision things like what this poet is saying. And, with that vision, to tap that deep eternal power that’s within you.

Here’s the poem. Enjoy.

“If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it.

People would walk around it marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing between.

People would marvel at the bumps on it and the holes in it.

They would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas.

Masonic Earth

The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of
the ball and at the creatures in the water.

The people would declare it as sacred because it was the only one, and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt.

The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and people would come to pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder how it could be.

People would love it, and defend it with their lives because they would somehow know that their lives could be nothing without it.

If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter.”


How Arabian Masons Encoded “Triptychs” Into Mosques…As European Masons Were Encoding “Triptychs” Into Cathedrals

By Richard Cassaro | February 17th, 2010 | Category: Archive, Islamic Architecture | Comment

Here’s a final follow-up to my last two blog posts.

First, please review the mosque photos in my two prior posts.

Note the powerful and undeniable THREE-IN-ONE architecture on their facades.

Here is an example:

Khudasia Mosque

Khudasia Mosque

Look at the THREE domes and the THREE doorways.

See how the dome and doorway in the center is larger than the two flanking?

I call this THREE-IN-ONE architecture a “Triptych.”

These mosques clearly depict the same Triptych architecture that European Freemasons designed into the facades of Europe’s Gothic cathedrals.

Freemasons Gothic Cathedrals

Scholars have not yet recognized it, but mosque Triptychs are the mystical creations of “Arabian Freemasons”—just as cathedral Triptychs are the work of medieval European Freemasons.

My new book, Written In Stone, reveals how operative Freemasons purposely encoded Triptychs into cathedral architecture to secretly symbolize a powerful and ancient “Sacred Science of Three” they inherited from Antiquity. (Visit

So, with this in mind, the discovery of Triptychs on mosques indicates something very interesting:

As European Freemasons encoded the Triptych into cathedral architecture to symbolize the ancient worldwide “Sacred Science of Three”…so Arabic Freemasons encoded the Triptych into mosque architecture to denote the same.

After my previous post went live, I received a few emails from readers who identified themselves as Freemasons, questioning my conclusion that Freemasonry made its way into Arabia.

It’s a great question with a simple answer.

In fact, a well-known mainstream author named Albert Gallatin Mackey (1807 – 1881) wrote on this subject.

Keep in mind that back in the 1800s when Mackey was writing, the word “Mohammedan” meant “Muslims”:

Nearly all of the old Mohammedan buildings in India, such as tombs, mosques, etc., are marked with Masonic symbols, and many of these structures, still perfect, were built in the time of the Mogul Emperor Akbar, who died in 1605. Thus Masonry must have been introduced into India from Middle Asia by the Mohammedans hundreds of years ago.”—Albert Mackey

Mackey clearly believed that Masonry was “introduced into India” by Muslims “hundreds of years ago.”

Mackey also gives us an important clue as to the possible source of Muslim Masonic architecture—the Mogul Emperor Akbar.

Now, rather than making you read a long, drawn-out explanation of history, I’d prefer to ask you to conduct your own study into the so-called “Mogul” Empire, also spelled “Mughal” (1526–1858).

Study its culture, analyze its art and architecture, and see if you can identify the Moguls as a Triptych-building people, as possessors of the Sacred Science from Antiquity.

(To understand what I mean by “Sacred Science,” visit

As you study the Moguls, I think you’ll see them as a family lineage of builders in stone—in a word, “Freemasons”—who were initiates of Triptych / Sacred Science wisdom.

That is to say, the Moguls appear to have been authentic Freemasons who knew the truth behind the ancient Triptych / Sacred Science.

And they knowingly replicated this Triptych / Sacred Science wisdom in the architecture they designed and constructed.

Let me leave you with one wonderful example, to get you started.

The Mogul Emperor Akbar (who, as Mackey tells us in the quote above, died in 1605) was a close relative to a man named Shah Jahan.

Now, the name “Shah Jahan” means nothing to you, right? That is, until you realize he was the builder of the great Taj Mahal.

With its three giant domes arranged in an ominous Triptych design, the Taj Mahal forms one of the most mysterious and incredible Triptychs on earth:

Final Taj Mahal Freemasons Symbols copy

Flanking the Taj Mahal are a pair of mosques, both of which have three massive Triptych domes, as well as a clear Triptych portal entryway:

Taj Mahal Mosque Freemasons Symbols copy

This is clear evidence that the Triptych was known to Arabic peoples, and was encoded into mosque architecture.

Amazingly, the two mosques flanking the Taj Mahal actually form a Triptych, along with it.

The two mosques are precise mirror images of each other.

Taj Triptych Freemasons Symbols copy

Finally, here’s a snippet of text from a book called Freemasonry in the Eastern Hemisphere by Ray V. Denslow.

Denslow was master of Trenton Lodge No. 131, Missouri, and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1931:

“Freemasonry in India is no new venture. That there were societies of operative Masons there long before the British occupation is evident by the signs and symbols which are easily seen on many of the ancient forts, temples and tombs.”— Ray V. Denslow

Denslow also writes:

A very interesting book on the subject entitled Indian Masons’ Marks of the Mogul Dynasty, has been written by Bro. Gorham.”

Now, I don’t want to get into a deep explanation of this book or these marks.

My point for this post, and for my two previous blog posts, is simply to suggest that an “Arabian” form of Freemasonry surely existed, though scholars don’t recognize it.

As evidence, we find Triptych architecture in mosques all over Arabia, just as we find Triptych architecture in cathedrals throughout Europe.

Why? Because there’s a deeper meaning behind the Triptych; it symbolizes a lost ancient Sacred Science perpetuated by the Freemasons.

Stay tuned for more evidence that reveals how the Triptych (and the Sacred Science it symbolizes) is the real-life Lost Symbol of the Freemasons.

Or visit for more.


Freemasonry’s Lost Secret Found—Encoded Into “Islamic” (Mosque) Architecture

By Richard Cassaro | February 1st, 2010 | Category: Archive, Islamic Architecture | Comment

This is a follow-up to my previous post (on January 21st).

Before you read this post, scroll down a bit and look at the small group of mosque photos I put together.

Can you see a strange, recurring pattern in the architecture?

(HINT: Think of the number THREE.)

I’m presenting these mosque photos because, in the last ten days I received two emails about my last post, both from skeptics.

One was a university instructor.

He says the “Triptych” three-in-one doorway (that I pointed out on cathedrals and mosques) is “happenstance, random, accidental, not symbolic of anything…”

He felt I was a victim of my own desire “to see something there that really isn’t there.”

He added, “To point to a few mosques that have three doors at their entrance, and to link this to the Gothic architecture of Christianity, insinuating an international, intergenerational, and interfaith conspiracy on the part of the builders, well, that’s far-fetched.”

First, I don’t think it’s far-fetched at all because Freemasonry is exactly an “international, intergenerational, and interfaith conspiracy” (or, instead of “conspiracy” let’s say “Secret Society”).

What’s more, we already have evidence of the existence of the Freemasons; we already have evidence that at one time the Freemasons built religious structures; we already have evidence that the Order accepts all religions (and is not partial to any one in particular); and we already have evidence that these Freemasons built using “Triptych” architecture.

Sure, we don’t yet have evidence that “Freemasons” built mosques.

But the Triptych discovery I’m pointing out on the facades of mosques—which parallels Gothic cathedral Triptychs—will soon change that.

(NOTE: This is why I’m writing Written In Stone—to break ground on this new discovery; to illuminate the idea that Freemasons encoded the Triptych into all types of buildings worldwide with the intention of memorializing a “Sacred Science of the Soul,” which is an eternal reality that transcends individual myths and religions.)

Just think about it…The Freemasons built the Gothic cathedrals, according to scholars, right?

And the Freemasons have historically encompassed all the religions—not just Christianity—right?

So, then, how much of a stretch is it to consider that the Freemasons are at the heart of all the world’s religious building traditions?—not just Christianity?

And how much of a stretch is it to believe that the operative Freemasons once understood an eternal doctrine of “truth” (an ancient “Sacred Science”) that’s more valuable than individual religions, and which they sought to preserve for posterity in the symbolic language of architecture? (i.e., not just Christian architecture, but in architecture all over the world).

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few thousand words in support of my thesis…

The following photos depict Mosques with Triptych entrances. It is my belief that the builders of these mosques were operative (Arabic) Freemasons encoding a deeper wisdom in the architecture.

Now, remember, this is not all the evidence I have of the Triptych / Sacred Science encoded in Mosques, it’s just a simple blog post:

Mosque of the Three Doors, Kairouan

Mosque of the Three Doors, Kairouan

Noyabaad Mosque

Noyabaad Mosque

Bourguiba Mosque

Bourguiba Mosque

Solo (Surakarta) Mosque Entrance

Solo (Surakarta) Mosque Entrance

Taramati Masjid, Golconda Fort Freemasons

Taramati Masjid, Golconda Fort Freemasons

Red Mud Mosque - Triptych Freemasons

Red Mud Mosque - Triptych Freemasons

ramadan-at-badshahi-mosque-Freemasons gothic

ramadan-at-badshahi-mosque-Freemasons gothic

Qairwin Mosque

Qairwin Mosque

Khan Mohammad Mirdhas Mosque

Khan Mohammad Mirdhas Mosque

Grand Ummayad Mosque

Grand Ummayad Mosque

ancient babri mosque

Ancient Babri mosque

All of these mosques show clear evidence of “Triptych” three-in-one architecture.

—The same Triptych three-in-one architecture I’ve been able to link to the world’s most famous (and mysterious) Gothic cathedrals…

—The same Triptych three-in-one architecture I’ve been able to link to dozens of ancient civilizations across the world…

The Triptych has a DEEPER MEANING, a SYMBOLIC PURPOSE, a HIDDEN WISDOM…as you’ll see.

And the solution lies in the most mysterious and important of all the Masonic numbers—Three.

For more, visit


Freemasonry’s “Lost Secret” Found—Encoded Into Gothic Cathedral Architecture

By Richard Cassaro | January 21st, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

Hyped-up “Freemasonry’s Lost Secret Found” headlines, like the one I’ve used in the title of this post, are common nowadays.

But, the trouble is, when you actually read the book, watch the program or skim the article, you end up no closer to actually understanding Freemasonry than before, right?

My research and discoveries are different.

Note how I added the second part: Freemasonry’s Lost Secret Found “Encoded Into Gothic Cathedral Architecture.

What architecture?

For starters—and, remember, no one else in the world has ever showed you this before—I’ve uncovered the fact that many famous gothic cathedrals share the same architectural facade:


Not impressed?

Well, I think you should be.

Just ask yourself: Why?

Why did the builders—history’s “operative Freemasons”—use this particular pattern?

Does this mysterious design somehow hold a hidden meaning?

There’s clearly a repeating blueprint at work here, no doubt.

But what exactly does this repeating blueprint mean? Is it just a randomly chosen design?

Or is there a deeper “meaning” or “message” or even “warning” behind this pattern?—Some kind of “riddle” or “secret” written in stone?

I’ve studied this blueprint for more than ten years, and I’ve deciphered its hidden meaning, a riddle intended by the builders/designers.

It’s perhaps the strangest secret I’ve ever come across.

Over the next several weeks, months, and even years I’ll be revealing everything I’ve learned concerning this mysterious and ancient design (which I call a “Cathedral Code” on

And, in a very short time, you’ll learn and understand exactly what the “Lost Secret” of Freemasonry really is—unlike those History Channel programs and BBC website links which promise the world and deliver next to nothing.

This is because it is precisely the Lost Secret of Freemasonry that has been encoded in the architecture here.

You’ll also see how the pinnacle of this secret lies in every cathedral’s powerful Triptych “three-door” entryway:

Cathedral Masonic Symbol

As an Italian boy raised Catholic, I assumed the Triptych entrance stood for “Father, Son, Holy Spirit”—the so-called “Holy Trinity.”

But, several years ago, while traveling abroad I realized that this Triptych entrance stands for something much different, something much more mysterious and much more powerful and esoteric.

For example, the Triptych is present not just in Christianity (Christian architecture) but in Islam (Islamic architecture) as well—as literally thousands of Triptych entrances to Mosques indicate:


mosque with Triptych


Triptych Masonic Mosque

And this is only the start…

For more, visit my website.

Also, please stay posted to this blog as I unravel Gothic cathedral architecture in a way that I feel 98% of scholars have missed.

The Masonic builders of the Gothic cathedrals were surely trying to tell us something with the Triptych architecture, and with the entire cathedral itself.

This secret wisdom is by far the most important thing you’ll ever learn, whether you’re a doctor, astronaut, physicist or mystic.

I promise you that everything I show you from here on in will be rooted in scholarship, grounded in reason and written in stone.

So stay tuned. There’s lots more to come…


A Hidden History of the Freemasons in 10 Short Bullet Points

By Richard Cassaro | January 5th, 2010 | Category: Archive | Comment

In recent years, a great deal of information has appeared online linking the Freemasons to a grand “conspiracy.”

According to this idea, the Freemasons have for centuries been secretly plotting world domination (i.e., a “New World Order”).

I’ve been asked if my upcoming book, Written In Stone (, is related to this subject.

The answer is no.

Instead, my research reveals how the ‘Great Secret’ of the Freemasons has been Written In Stone—written into the stone architecture of churches, castles, cathedrals and other Masonic buildings worldwide—by the Freemasons themselves.

That is to say, the operative Freemasons encoded the same message, over and over again, in all of the medieval buildings they constructed.

The message they encoded relates instructions on how to understand and master an ancient Sacred Science of the Soul now lost to the Western world.

With this in mind, I’ve made a list of 10 Powerful Facts about the history of the Freemasons, in response to some of the questions I’ve been asked.

Here goes:

#1The Freemasons are one of a few Secret Societies carrying Ancient Wisdom across the ages. A glimmer of this ancient wisdom is still visible in their signs, symbols, and ceremonies, though much of it has been distorted (while some has remained intact).

#2 This Ancient Wisdom of the Freemasons once formed a universal “Worldwide Religion” (or “Sacred Science”). Pyramids are a key symbol of this Sacred Science. But, even more important than pyramids, Triptych three-door temples form the pinnacle of this Sacred Science. This is why we find the ruins of pyramids and Triptych temples worldwide:

History of the Freemasons

Even more than pyramids, the triptych three-door entry is evidence of a Universal Wisdom once shared worldwide.

Think for a moment about what this means. Imagine it; the world was united in ancient times  by the same body of spiritual wisdom.

#3 – In honor of the ancients, the medieval Freemasons carved the Triptych (symbol of the Sacred Science) into the architecture they created—cathedrals, castles, churches, abbeys and other important buildings. We can see this in the Triptych entry of Gothic cathedrals:

Freemasons Symbols Gothic

From left to right, the Triptych entryway of Reims, Notre Dame, and Laon.

#4 – These medieval Freemasons understood that modern religions carry pieces of the Sacred Science. However, they also understood the religions have served to “cover up” the truth about the Sacred Science (especially the so-called big three Western religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam).

#5 – The closest thing available today to the authentic Sacred Science of the Freemasons is found in a mix of Gnosticism, Hinduism, Sacred Geometry, and ancient Greek and Sicilian philosophy (Plato, Socrates and Pythagoras).

#6 – The Freemasons “changed” in the mid 1800s, during which time the heritage and truth about the Sacred Science was stripped from the Order. The Freemasons became an “eating and drinking society” with a newfangled creed focusing on Faith, Hope and Charity. Ever since then, the spirit of true Freemasonry has been lost.

#7 – Modern Freemasonry is not authentic because it has been painted in terms of the religion of Judaism. For example, the Masonic holy book is now the Bible. The “God” of the Bible is thought by most Masons to be the Great Architect of the Universe (key figure in Masonic ritual). Masonic symbolism is now centered around the “Temple of Solomon,” which once stood in Israel. There’s more. All this serves to confuse rather than enlighten Masons on the Order’s founding secret—the ancient Sacred Science, and the powerful unified history of humanity.

#8 – Most Masons today are neither part of a grand conspiracy, nor interested in the true esoteric meaning of Freemasonry. They’ve joined either for the social conviviality or to further their own careers. I once read that modern Freemasons can barely organize a picnic, let alone put together and fulfill a plan for world domination.

#9 – The Masonic “G” symbol absolutely, positively DOES NOT stand for the “God” of the Bible. Instead, it denotes “Geometry,” which is the Sacred Science of the authentic operative Freemasons. (Read Plato’s dialogues on Geometry for more). To believe the “G” symbol stands for “God” is to completely misunderstand the true history of the Freemasons and the purpose of the Craft.

#10 – A key Masonic architectural symbol is the Triptych. It’s nothing short of the real life “Lost Symbol of the Freemasons” (to borrow from Dan Brown). The Triptych appears on all things Masonic, in honor of the Sacred Science.

For example, here is a Masonic Temple with Triptych entrance:
Freemasons Hall - Symbol of Freemasonry 1

Modern-era Secret Societies that have been “spun off” from the Freemasons use the Triptych. We see this in the Triptych entryways of their headquarters. One example is the Skull & Bones, founded at Yale University in the early 1832:

Freemasons Skull And Bones

A powerful Triptych appears on the facade of the Skull & Bones headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Another is the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, founded in 1870, headquartered in Washington D.C.:

almas temple in washington dc copy

Headquarters of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Washington D.C.

Both of these headquarters have Triptych entryways.

Stay tuned for much more coming soon.


Freemason Symbols, Their History, And True Esoteric Meaning

By Richard Cassaro | December 14th, 2009 | Category: Archive, Freemason Symbols | Comment

Just a quick note…

Since my last video post, The Masonic Wisdom Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals, I’ve started to receive a few emails (a couple from Freemasons) asking about Freemason symbols and their meaning.

Not sure where all the traffic is coming from, but I’m definitely being “found” online (I’m still trying to fix up my sites before putting out any Press Releases or doing any marketing.)

But I’m certainly glad people are interested.

However, rather than spend 30 minutes replying to individual emails, I think it’s better that I think carefully about the answers and then either create an article or video reply.

So stay tuned, as I promise to provide as much info as I can. I’ve only just begun!

(I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the Jachin & Boaz pillars. For the true meaning of these Masonic icons, please visit and read my PDF REPORT if you haven’t already done so. I give a pretty deep explanation of the pillars in there, and how they symbolize the “pairs of opposites” (Day/Night, Sun/Moon, Warm/Cold, and so on).

Stay connected, I’m going to be putting more out soon.


What Does The Freemasons “Square & Compass” Symbol Really Stand For?

By Richard Cassaro | November 28th, 2009 | Category: Archive, Freemason Symbols | Comment

The Masonic Square & Compass…

Very well known, but very poorly understood, even by scholars.

Square And Compass Freemason Symbols

What secrets does it hold? What mysteries does it enshrine?

The answer is, the Masonic Square & Compass relates a powerful ancient wisdom, now lost.

It’s the symbol of man—of you and me.

More specifically, it symbolizes both our outside and inside.

But what exactly does that mean, our outside and inside?

It means every human being is made up of two parts.

There’s the part we see when we look in the mirror each day.

But there’s also a part that we don’t see.

The part you see is your body, but the part you don’t see is your soul.

The Square symbolizes your body, the part you see.

The Compass symbolizes your soul, the part you don’t see.

When placed together, the Compass & Square is designed to teach us that we’re more than just the body (the part we see).

Deep down underneath it all, we are an eternal soul (which we don’t see).

It’s that simple, that powerful.

This is not an opinion, not a hope, not a religion.

It’s an eternal truth, a wisdom unchangeable.

And it forms the basis of a profound Sacred Science, which once informed Freemasonry.

As Deman S. Wagstaff, author of Wagstaff’s Standard Masonry (1922) explained:

“There is one sign which has never changed its meaning anywhere in the civilized world—the Compass and the Square. A sign of the union of the body and soul.”

(I can give similar quotes from a dozen other books.)

Now, let’s delve a bit further.

Let’s start with the Compass, which appears atop the Square.

The Compass symbolizes your soul or spiritual side, the part you don’t see.

The Compass, as an instrument, draws a Circle:

Circle - Freemason Symbols

With no beginning and no end, the circle signifies eternity.

The circle has signified eternity among cultures far and wide for thousands of years.

The Compass is higher of the two.

This is because the soul is higher than the body.

The soul is spiritual and eternal. It was never born and never does. It is pure being.

According to the pronouncements of ancient philosophy, the soul existed before the body and survives the body’s death.

In the heights of the soul are our highest and noblest qualities.

Now, let’s turn to the Square.

The Square is the lower of the two. It is depicted beneath the Compass.

The Square represents the body, which is physical and temporary.

The body was born a short time ago and will soon die a horrible death.

In the depths of the body lie our lowest desires and carnal appetites.

The Square, as an instrument, draws a four-sided square.

The four-sided square is an age-old symbol of the material world, where the physical body is born and dies.
Square - Freemason Symbols

The number four and the square has always epitomized the material world:

  • The Four Cardinal Points (North, South, East, West)
  • The Four Seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • The Four Elements (Earth, Air, Water, Fire)
  • The Four States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma)

When placed together, the Compass & Square convey the once-secret teaching that we are more than just the animal body we now find ourselves clothed in; the aging egotistical animal we see in the mirror each day.

There is a spark of divinity within us, which is the eternal soul beneath our animal body—the spiritual part of us that animates the body and that departs when the body dies.

Notice how the Masonic Compass (our soul) is always drawn with its point toward the heavens as though falling from the sky, while the Square or body is drawn with its point toward the earth as though emerging from the earth.

This is because, according to the ancients, when we are born the soul falls from our true home and eternal source in the divine heavens. It falls into a human body—a body that arises here on earth.

In Western religion this story is known as the “Fall of Man And His Descent Into Matter” (Matter being the material world in which we now live).

The Compass & Square, when placed together, convey exactly this Fall of Man teaching.

The Compass & Square denote Man’s “double nature” after the Fall—a soul inside a body.

In Morals & Dogma, Freemason Albert Pike wrote:

“The Compass, as the Symbol of the Heavens, represents the spiritual portion of this double nature of Humanity…and the Square, as the Symbol of the Earth, its material, sensual, and baser portion.”

This knowledge pertaining to the Body and Soul of man forms the foundation of a tremendously advanced “Sacred Science” that was once common to all the ancient empires on earth, from the Egyptians to the Incas—a Sacred Science that is nothing less than the Lost Wisdom of Freemasonry.

(For more on this, visit and download my PDF report.)

Here are some more interesting thoughts:

“According to this mystic doctrine…all souls have pre-existence and have descended from the spiritual world into the earthly prison of the body…” —John Yarker, The Arcane Schools, late1800s

“…ancient mythicism considered and named those souls incarnated on earth as “the dead.” “To die” was to incarnate; “death” was…the “tomb” of the flesh.” —Alvin Kuhn, mid 1900s

“The human body is the “tomb of transformation” ; the grave into which the soul descends for the purpose of working out its own salvation, for transforming and improving itself, and ascending out of it the stronger and wiser for the experience.”
W.L. Wilmshurst, early 1900s

The Greek philosophers went as far as to say the soul is “imprisoned” in the body, because the human body is not the true home of the soul but an imperfect and transitory vehicle.

The body imprisons the soul because the body must be cared for. In order to survive, the body must constantly:

  • Breathe
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Maintain A Constant Temperature
  • Fight Disease

Even if the body can endure for decades, death will eventually destroy it.

The soul is thus imprisoned in these conditions over which is has no control.

However…the soul is not completely powerless.

Because it is eternal, the soul comes complete with its own inherent powers—powers that can be rediscovered and exercised right here in the material world.

Though in a “fallen state” the soul never lost these powers; they have merely been “covered up” by the body, rendering them unrecognizable.

As CS Lewis tells us:

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

Again: You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

Masonry exists not only to reveal to Man the presence of his inner soul, but to help him rediscover its higher powers—powers that have been covered up by the body.

Let me repeat. Masonry exists not only to reveal to Man the presence of his inner soul, but to help him rediscover its higher powers—powers that have been covered up by the body.

And this rediscovery is by way of the Sacred Science of true Freemasonry, which is symbolized by the Compass & Square.

Of course, we can’t get into any of it here. Suffice for now for us to recognize that the Compass & Square are a doorway to parts unknown, about our world, our lives, ourselves.

We know we have a body, a Square. It’s clear. We see it in the mirror each day.

But the Compass teaches us about the part we can’t see, the part we can’t touch, hear, taste or feel—the higher “soul within” or “god within,” which is who we really are.

And it’s this part that is more powerful than we can imagine. Remember, our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

If you want more light in Masonry you won’t ever get it without first knowing that the Compass & Square symbolize—they are symbols of—your soul and your body.

Your soul inside your body.


Disappointed After Reading Dan Brown’s New Novel?

By Richard Cassaro | September 24th, 2009 | Category: Archive, Sacred Science | Comment

Were you unsatisfied by Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol?

Did you think you were going to learn more about ancient mysticism, the Freemasons, and the meaning of life?

What if I told you that you can find everything you need to know about these topics and much more, in the next few minutes?

Would you follow my lead?

Over the past two decades, I’ve made incredible leaps and bounds into the lost wisdom of the Freemasons, and I’m now prepared to begin sharing my findings with the world.

You can get an idea of what I’m talking about by visiting this link:

Go there now, watch my 2 minute movie, scroll down the page, sign up for my newsletter, and read the PDF report.

Everything you see and read is grounded in scholarship.

I’ve got lots more to share with you, so Stay Connected.


“Lost Wisdom of the Freemasons” Found Encoded in Cathedral Architecture

By Richard Cassaro | October 20th, 2008 | Category: Archive, Sacred Science | Comment

This is the first time I’m announcing my Triptych discovery over the Internet.

For over ten years I’ve been working on a very special project. You can read more about it here:

Several years ago I found a “message” encoded in the architecture of the world’s Gothic cathedrals:

There’s clearly a common blueprint at work here, visible on all the world’s Gothic cathedrals.

What does this blueprint mean? Is it just a random design? Or is there a deeper “meaning” or “message” or even “warning” behind this pattern?—legible only in symbolic form?

I’m certain I understand the message intended by the builders.

I’ve created this blog ( because I want to share my findings with you.

In the coming weeks, months, and years I’ll be revealing everything I’ve learned about this mysterious and ancient Cathedral Code.

I believe that, if it ever became widely known, the info contained here would change the way we look at the world, history, and even ourselves.

And the best part is, you don’t really have to be a scholar to understand this information.

I promise to tell you more soon. I’m very excited about this. There will be a lot more to come in the near future.

What I am sharing with you has completely changed my life and I think it could change yours too.


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