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Alien Message Detected: Proof We’re Not Alone, Hidden In The Sun & Moon (Pt. 2 of 2)

In Part I we decoded an alien “message” woven into our Sun & Moon billions of years ago by an ancient cosmic intelligence. We saw how the Sun & Moon cause Day & Night, which in turn cause all the “opposites” we experience (Light & Dark, Hot & Cold, Dry & Moist, etc.). The Sun & Moon appear the same size in our sky, and both shine average 12 of 24 hours daily―half each. The ancients knew this was no coincidence; they celebrated these “Mysteries.” When Christianity outlawed this information, Secret Societies arose to safeguard it. We’ll examine the Sun & Moon’s duality and unravel the third force of “balance” which teaches us who we are inside.

Sun & Moon flanking a Masonic Compass & Square. The Sun & Moon feature
throughout Masonic ritual, symbol and ceremony. This is not an accident.

In Part I, we learned the Great Secret that lies hidden in our Sun & Moon; a secret known to the Ancients, but later outlawed by Christianity and now mostly forgotten.

In the Middle Ages this secret became safeguarded by the Freemasons―history’s so-called “oldest  Secret Society.” For centuries the fraternity possessed this secret, passing it onto new generations of spiritually-gifted and freethinking individuals, who sought to use the secret to benefit humanity.

Unfortunately, about 150 years ago the secret was stripped away from Freemasonry by the corporate powers that began to emerge, and that are now wreaking havoc on our world. Little by little these corporate powers infiltrated Freemasonry, until the secret was ultimately stolen by them. Freemasonry today has become an empty shell, a shadow of its former glory; in some cases even a haven for subversive activities.

Amateur researchers thus err when they blame Freemasonry and similar secret societies for the world’s ills―not knowing these were once magnificent and beneficent Orders, but have deteriorated in relatively recent times, due to infiltration, corporate rape and control.Space

Sun & Moon On Masonic Documents

Fortunately, we can piece together the true lost wisdom of Freemasonry, which is one-and-the-same as the lost secret of the Sun & Moon.  We can do this by looking at Masonic documents and regalia, like the so-called “Tracing Boards” (designed to teach new initiates spiritual lessons).  Note how an image of the Sun shines atop the so-called “Jachin” pillar and an image of the Moon shines atop the “Boaz” pillar:

The “Masters Carpet,” from The Masonic Monitor in 1820, includes
Freemasonry’s key symbols: the Sun & Moon flanking a Mystical Eye.

The secret lies hidden in this arrangement, though modern Freemasons don’t realize it (again because the Order’s secrets were stripped away long ago).

“Not only are the origins of Freemasonry no longer known, but the ‘true secrets’ of the order are admitted to have been lost, with ‘substituted secrets’ being used in their place in Masonic ceremony….’”

―Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, The Hiram Key

Using this Masonic Tracing Board as our guide, think about the two “powers” that rule the sky. The Sun rules the Day, the Moon rules the Night―so we are told in the Masonic ritual. Ponder the effect these twin heavenly bodies have on your life.

After hours, or weeks, or months or even years of contemplation, we eventually realize that there are 3 outstanding facts regarding our Sun & Moon; facts that seem to show their existence has been manipulated by the hand of some very wise intellect―an intellect that is older and far more powerful and superior than man on earth.Space

The Sun & Moon Decoded

Here are the three facts, as detailed in Part I:

FACT #1:

The Sun & Moon engender and denote all the “pairs of opposites” in our world through the following situation:

-The Sun causes DAY—but the Moon causes NIGHT (opposites).
-During the Day it’s HOT—but at Night it’s COLD (opposites).
-The Day is Hot and filled with LIGHT—but the Night is Cold and DARK (opposites).
-The Hot of the Day causes DRY—but the Cold of the Night causes WET (opposites).

By this chain of associations, the Sun & Moon can be said to cause all the “pairs of opposites” we humans experience on earth.

The next two facts exist to support this.

FACT #2:

When viewed from earth, the sun and moon appear exactly the same size in our sky—as if they were perfect opposites!

The Sun & Moon appear to be the same size in our sky―not a coincidence.

Of course, the sun’s diameter is much larger (400 times larger) than that of the moon; but, due to the moon’s close proximity, both orbs appear the same size in the sky. This is exceedingly unlikely, and astronomers of all ages have marveled at what they call this “strikingly odd coincidence.”

That’s not all…

FACT #3:

Both heavenly bodies show their faces for average 12 out of 24 hours daily. That’s exactly half each! This fits perfectly with the “opposites” being “equal” and “opposing” yet complementary and balancing.

The idea that both the Sun & Moon show their faces on average 12 hours out of a 24 hour day (half each) is more than “just a bit odd.” It’s an impossible coincidence!

Faced with these three amazing and intertwining facts, an awakened and thinking mind thus concludes that the Sun & Moon are not a natural occurrence; the Sun & Moon must have been “spun into position” this way, to convey an important teaching to man. This teaching is about “duality” and “opposites”; namely, that opposites are the building blocks and fabric of the material world.

Otherwise said, millions and perhaps even billions of years ago a very powerful cosmic and alien intellect purposely manipulated our sun, our moon, and our earth to teach us an important spiritual lesson. The foundation of this lesson is the Doctrine of Duality―the idea that everything in the universe has an equal and antithetical “opposite” (see Part I).

But there’s more to the lesson. Much more.space

Freemasonry’s Number Three―Balance Of Opposites

Ancient cultures fully understood this “more” part to which I am referring. To understand it, let’s look at ancient China, where the Doctrine of Duality was conveyed by the Tai-Chi or Yin-Yang symbol, which stands in part for the “pairs of opposites” teaching:

The white half, yang, symbolizes the world’s active, aggressive or “male” forces. The black half, yin, symbolizes the world’s passive, receptive or “female” forces.

Like Freemasonry’s twin Jachin (sun) and Boaz (moon) pillars, the yin and yang are of equal size and shape; this highlights the equality of their duality. It also highlights the ideal state of equilibrium latent within them.

“The Sun is the chief visible manifestation of the yang, as the moon is of the yin.”

—Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan

Thus the Ying-Yang conveys the concept of opposites. However, it conveys something more; namely, the idea that the source of these twin opposites is a third power―the power of balance. In the Yin-Yang symbol, this third power of balance, or unity, is visibly depicted by the circle. (With no beginning and no end the circle is a symbol of eternity.) Notice how the circle encompasses and contains both yin and yang within its perimeter.

For this reason, the Yin-Yang symbol (as we call it) is known by the Chinese to symbolize more than just duality; it is, in fact, the symbol of a trinity or three-in-one doctrine:

“The Chinese trinity, being the duality of yang and yin organized into a higher unity under the harmonious influence of Ch’i, is regarded as the source of all existence, and its symbol…possesses a deep religious significance for the Chinese heart.”

―Táo Teh King

This ancient three-in-one teaching, often expressed simply by the number Three―the number that “balances” opposites―is tremendously important. It is the key to every great religious tradition in Antiquity, and it forms the spiritual support behind every indigenous culture. Later in history it became the secret doctrine of every esoteric and occult school.

The concept of the three-in-one is no less than the lost secret of the Freemasons:

“Everywhere among the ancients the number three was deemed the most sacred of numbers…In all the mysteries, from Egypt to Scandinavia, we find a sacred regard for the number three…”

It was…a general character of the mysteries to have three principal officers and three grades of initiation. In Freemasonry, the ternary is the most sacred of all the mystical numbers.”

―Albert Mackey, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1879

“The number 3 is very important in Masonry and the occult…Thus we have three degrees, three great lights, three lesser lights, three principle officers, three assistant officers, three sets of three working tools, three steps… three who rule a lodge, three Grand Masters, and three orders of architecture.”

―John T. Lawrence in Perfect Ashalar and Other Masonic Symbols, 1912

Masonic Triangle―Balance Of Opposites

In Freemasonry, the Triangle expresses the number Three and the Three-In-One in geometric form. The Triangle stands not only for the Doctrine of Duality, but also the Third power that balances duality. Note the Triangle on Giordano Bruno’s Grand Master Certificate. Look at how the twin points that form the Triangle’s base are actually the tops of a male sun pillar (Jachin) and female moon pillar (Boaz):

Grand Master Certificate of the 16th century “heretic” and Freemason Giordano Bruno.
The  male pillar is crowned with the sun, the female pillar is crowned with the moon.

Jachin—the white pillar of light…Boaz—the shadowy pillar of darkness… the active and the passive…the sun and the moon.

—Manly Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

In ancient Greece, as in Freemasonry, the balance of opposites was conveyed by this same Triangle, which was  built architecturally onto the facade of Greek temples:

The Temple of Concord in Agrigento, Sicily, depicts a massive Triangle at its apex.

“The unity of opposites was first suggested by Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC) a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.”


Sun & Moon In The Human Blueprint

The ancients believed that we humans, since we live inside the universe and not apart from it, are composed of the same duality or “pairs of opposites” as the Universe.  As above so below, they said. They believed this duality was manifested in the perfect left/right symmetry of the human body. We have two hands, two arms, two legs, two feet, two eyes, two ears, and so on—in other words, a sun half and a moon half:

The right side of our bodies is male / solar. Our left side is female / lunar.

Our right side is male, our left is female. Ancient societies always recognized a balance here.

“The axis, which divides the world into two halves, one radiant and the other dark, also cuts through the human body and divides it between the empire of light and darkness.”

—Robert Hertz, The Pre-eminence of the Right Hand, 1909

Manly Hall wrote:

“In ancient times men fought with their right arms and defended the vital centers with their left arms…The right half of the body was regarded…as offensive and the left half defensive…the right side of the body was considered masculine and the left side feminine.”

—Manly Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The ancient Maya believed the same:

“For the Classic Maya, as with contemporary Maya peoples, the right hand or side of the body often signified “pure, powerful, or superordinate,” and the left frequently symbolized “weaker, lame, or subordinate” in particular cultural contexts.”

―Dr. Joel W. Palka (Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee)

Incredibly, the ancient Egyptians, like the ancient Mayans, also believed the right and left halves of the human body are formed by opposites:

“As is the case in many ancient and modern cultures, the right side was deemed to be more auspicious than the left…The texts speak of the king’s powerful right hand; the right ear is associated with hearing and wisdom; and the right eye is the more important, with the right eye of the god of the heavens being the sun and the moon the left…During the Old Kingdom, the male figure often stands or sits to the right of the female…”

―Richard Wilkinson, Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art

“…the Egyptian word for right is closely related to their word for west, and the word for left relates to east….It is thus interesting that the right (i.e., west) side of the body should be associated with life, and the left (i.e. east) side with death.”

―John Francis Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine

Later in history this doctrine was inherited by the Freemasons. Famous magician (and Freemason) Harry Houdini wrote:

…the Sun represents the right half of the body and the Moon the left half…”

―Harry Houdini

This male/female breakdown has secretly been expressed in countless Renaissance portraits and esoteric sketches:

Esoteric Human Portrait (1400s). This person is you—half solar male, half lunar female.

The idea that our physical bodies are composed of opposites explains the age-old idea that there’s a “devil” on our left shoulder (tempting us to do evil) and an “angel” on our right (telling us to do good):

The classic angel-on-our-right-shoulder and devil-on-our-left-shoulder design.

If the Doctrine of Duality teaches that we have a male/right side and a female/left side, then where does the number Three come into play?

Just as the circle is older than the yin and the yang which it generates and encompasses, so the number Three teaches that we are older than the body which we temporarily possess. That is to say, we humans are more than just twin opposing halves of an animal body. There is an older part of us, an eternal part that “generates” the twin dualities. Deep inside, we are this older part—it is our eternal spiritual soul at the core of our being. Think of your spiritual soul as being the Circle (the Tao) while the material twin halves of your body are the yin on one side and yang on the other:

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

—CS Lewis

Just as the the Circle (Tao) is older than the Yin-Yang duality inside it, so we—our souls—are older than the left/right duality of our physical body; we existed before the body’s birth and we’ll live on after its death:

“Platonists believed in a pre-existent state, in which all souls had sinned, and thus lost their wings… and so they sunk into these bodies partly as a punishment…”

—Olinthus Gregory

The ancients believed that, having fallen from our eternal spiritual home in “heaven,” we now suffer amnesia; we are unaware of our eternal spiritual nature, cut off from our powerful inner spiritual identity. The soul should be thought of as an immortal god, according to the ancients.

Man is a god in the body of an animal according to…ancient philosophy…”

—Alvin Boyd Kuhn

NOW, HERE IS THE KEY: Though fallen temporarily into the body of an animal, we are still eternal souls! We still possess our eternal powers. Our souls never lost these powers. They have merely been “covered” by the body. Freemasonry was founded not just to put Man in touch with his soul, but to help him rediscover its higher powers, powers now temporarily covered up by the body. How does man rediscover his soul? By perfectly balancing our own twin animal halves—our right and left.space

Masonic Triangle Revealed

This idea of “balancing” our opposites (balancing our duality) is the great and age-old “Secret of Three” and the “Lost Secret of the Freemasons”:

…only by the reconciliation of opposing forces is the Pathway made to true occult knowledge and practical power…”

—Israel Regardie

This “balance” of “Three” is expressed in Freemasonry geometrically by a Triangle―the same Triangle we saw earlier on Freemason Giordano Bruno’s Grand Master Certificate. Below we see the Triangle decorate the focal point of a Masonic Lodge room in New York City:

The Jacobean Room is a Masonic lodge room located at 23rd Street
in New York City inside a Masonic lodge. A powerful Triangle graces
the all-important East side of this and many similar Masonic lodges.

A Triangle’s apex is higher than, and centered midway between, its twin lower points. Similarly, your soul is higher than, and centered midway between, your opposing animal halves:

As the triangle’s apex transcends its two lower points, so your soul transcends your two lower animal halves, your sun half and moon half.  Whereas duality (Two) signifies your physical body, the greater triangle (Three) signifies your soul (a.k.a. your higher Self in the center that rests eternal behind your temporary bodily right / left self.)

Your soul is older than the twin dualities of your physical body. You find your apex—your “soul within”—by putting your two bodily halves in balance.

“By the mere fact of being in this dualistic world every living being, whether a Mason or not, walks upon the square pavement of mingled good and evil in every action of his life…he who aspires to be master of his fate and captain of his soul must walk upon these opposites in the sense of transcending and dominating them… He must become able to rise above the motley of good and evil, to be superior and indifferent to the ups and downs of fortune, the attractions and fears governing ordinary men and swaying their thoughts and actions this way or that. His object is the development of his innate spiritual potencies, and it is impossible that these should develop so long as he is over-ruled by his material tendencies and the fluctuating emotions of pleasure and pain that they give birth to.”

―W.L. Wilmshurst, The Meaning of Masonry

We see this idea illustrated on the Tracing Board below, which takes the form of an ancient Pagan temple, a fitting design since this is an ancient Pagan teaching:

Masonic Tracing Board designed to look like a
Pagan temple, from Union Lodge in Boston, MA, 1796.

First, note the black and white checkerboard floor, which as Wilmshurst tells us symbolizes “the square pavement of mingled good and evil” that each of us must “walk upon” during life.

Second, see how the Twin Pillars align with the sun and moon above them, denoting the “pairs of opposites.”

Third, see how the tops of the Twin Pillars form the two lower halves of a triangle.

Fourth, look at the apex of that triangle, and notice the luminous Eye pattern above it.

Why an Eye? What does the Eye stand for?space

Forming The Triangle & Awakening Our Third Eye

The answer is, when you are able to live a life in which you have perfectly balanced your opposites, you become illuminated or awakened. When this happens, a mysterious, hidden Eye opens in you. Plato called it the “Eye of the Soul,” and we see it here in Masonic architecture inside a Triangle:

The image of an Eye inside a triangle graces a Masonic lodge
in Prague from the 18th Century. This is the Eye of the Soul,
as described by Plato (i.e., the Third Eye we all possess).

“.. in every man there is an Eye of the soul which…is far more precious than ten thousand bodily eyes, for by it alone is truth seen.”

The Eye of the soul… is alone naturally adapted to be resuscitated and excited by the mathematical disciplines.”

—Plato, The Republic

Located in the center of our brains, Plato’s “Eye of the Soul” has historically been called the Mind’s Eye, Inner Eye and Third Eye (Third = Masonic Three).  This Mind’s Eye or Third Eye is still not recognized by Western medicine. Most medical books carry only a brief description, referring to it as the “pineal gland”; however, our ancestors knew much more about it, depicting it symbolically on the human forehead in art and literature.

ncient Third Eye imagery from a mosaic in Sicily, Italy.

Our two eyes see outward at physical things, but our Mind’s Eye looks inward to spiritual things. When our Third Eye opens, we are able to “see” our soul within. It’s then that you discover a conscious “deity” held captive within you—your true Self!

We term this deity our “soul,” but it’s really a fallen god, fallen because we don’t realize we are eternal gods who are only temporarily clothed as animals. Thus, whereas the Masonic Triangle (below left) symbolizes the union or balancing of opposites, the Masonic “Eye in the Triangle” (below right) symbolizes the awakening of our Mind’s Eye that occurs when these opposites are united or balanced:

The Triangle symbolizes the balance of opposites.
The Eye inside the triangle symbolizes the Third
Eye that opens when our opposites are balanced.

An age-old spiritual custom, the act of “Awakening Our Third Eye” is still practiced in the East: recall the sacred Third Eye (bindi) dot mystically worn by Hindus:

The dot on the forehead symbolizes the Third Eye we all possess.

The dot on the forehead symbolizes the Third Eye, the organ of mystical power that we all possess. The image below depicts a statue that exists in an ancient cave in Bombay, India. The Buddha is shown awakening his Third Eye. Flanking him on either side are male and female profiles; a male on his right (symbolizing male / solar forces) and a female on his left (symbolizing female / lunar forces):

The eternal, flanked by male and female figures.

The statue teaches that between your temporary right/male and left/female physical halves you have an eternal spiritual soul in the center. Here the soul is depicted as the Buddha (who symbolizes your “soul within” or “god within”). We can see this eternal “god within” by using our symbolic Third Eye in the middle of our foreheads. Note how his two eyes are closed; it’s because his single Eye is opened.

In the following video, the great 20th century philosopher Joseph Campbell explains that when the soul incarnates into human form (moving out of the field of the transcendent) it leaves unity and enters into duality, which he calls a “field of opposites”:

The Third Eye in the Triangle thus signifies an illuminated human being who has united his opposites and found the middle path; and who is thus able to see his “soul within” and consequently knows he is a “god” temporarily wearing animal clothing. This is what the age-old system of Freemasonry is all about―teaching man to become the spiritual soul / eternal god that each one of us is deep inside.

Now, all this may sound strange to many of us in the West. But deep thinkers like psychologist Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) knew it well:

The great Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

Unfortunately our Western mind, lacking all culture in this respect, has never yet devised a concept, nor even a name, for the union of opposites through the middle path, that most fundamental item of inward experience…”

—Carl Jung, Anima and Animus

Sun & Moon In Kundalini Yoga

In the ancient system of Yoga, the awakening of the Mind’s Eye is depicted in Kundalini Yoga, with its famous “chakra” system. The Third Eye or “ajna” chakra is the sixth of seven chakras and is awakened when we balance our solar “pingala” channel on our body’s right side with our lunar “ida” channel on our body’s left side:

Kundalini Yoga, the Third Eye yoga. Note the sun on
the right-hand side and moon on the left-hand side.

With the image above in mind, let’s look again at the Masonic Tracing Board. We can see that the Tracing Board is nothing more than a roadmap to one’s Ida, Pingala, and Third Eye. This is why the single Eye—i.e., the Third Eye—is usually drawn centered between the sun (pingala) and moon (ida) on the Tracing Board:

Masonic Tracing Board, 1820

Interestingly, the rare coincidence of the Sun & Moon being equal size in our heavens (discussed earlier) allows us to enjoy solar eclipses, an event where the sun’s disk becomes covered or “occulted” by the moon’s disk. The two briefly appear united; a “union of opposites,” you might say, which circumstance seems to form a single, giant radiant Eye:

A total eclipse of the sun, when the Sun & Moon can be said
to “unite” for a moment, appears to us on earth as a giant
all-Seeing Eye staring down at us.

Doesn’t the solar eclipse look exactly like an eye? If you agree it does, then you’re not alone. Astronomers of all ages have cited the illustrious “Eye” effect of eclipses, and many say it looks like some mysterious kind of All-Seeing Eye staring down at us.

The solar eclipse looks exactly like a single giant Eye radiating in the sky.

During a solar eclipse, then the Sun & Moon seem to unite as one. This pairing  is meant to convey the idea of balance―as if there is a third harmonizing force at work.

And this is the final piece of the puzzle!

The alien intelligence who manipulated the Sun & Moon in our sky purposely engineered the solar eclipse for us, giving us the instruction that when we unite the opposites (when Sun & Moon are one) we can awaken our own Third Eye! The alien intelligence was giving us a hint of our cosmic Third Eye power, the awakening of which shows us who we are deep inside.space

In Closing

Ancient sages, priests, and priestesses understood that our Sun & Moon have been manipulated by the hand of an ancient and vastly superior spiritual intellect on purpose. The goal of this intelligence has been to teach man spiritual concepts about the universe, our world, and our physical and spiritual selves.

Our wise ancestors encoded their precious wisdom and discoveries surrounding the Sun & Moon into their sacred symbolism, art, and architecture and they orally transmitted it down the generations via the so-called “Ancient Mystery Schools” and “Ancient Mystery School Teachings.”

Unfortunately, about 2,000 years ago this ancient knowledge was banned and outlawed by the Catholic Church and other organized religions. Luckily, the wisdom was preserved for posterity through the formation of Secret Societies, like the Freemasons.

Today, the wisdom of the Sun & Moon is purposely being hidden from us―or, rather, forbidden from our view―by the Elite, who fear empowering the masses with authentic spiritual knowledge.  However, we can rediscover the ancient lost knowledge for ourselves, simply by observation. To make things easier to follow, we can simply use Masonic symbolism as our guide, which is what we’ve done in the present article.



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Prior to the publication of Written in Stone, Cassaro enjoyed a successful career as a U.S. correspondent, professional journalist, and photo researcher for Rizzoli Publications, one of the world’s leading media organizations. Cassaro, who is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, has examined first-hand the ancient ruins and mystical traditions of Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, England, India, Peru and Spain; he has lectured on his theories to great acclaim in the United States, Egypt, Italy, Spain and Peru.

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Awakening Our Third Eye – Freemasonry’s Ancient “Universal Religion” Revealed

The “Eye-In-The-Triangle” above a truncated pyramid on the back of the $1 bill is a Masonic “memorial” to an ancient “Universal Religion” that flourished worldwide. The remnants of this religion are still visible in the eerily parallel ruins of truncated Pyramids and Eye symbols among many civilizations. Pyramids were temples where believers engaged in a powerful mystical practice called “Awakening Our Third Eye,” long banned by the Church, yet long safeguarded by Western Secret Societies.

Left: Freemason George Washington wearing Masonic apron with Third Eye in the center: Right: Luminous Third-Eye-In-A-Triangle forms the Great Seal of the U.S.

America’s Founders—who were either Freemasons or familiar with the Order’s principles—memorialized the fraternity’s “Lost Secret” in the icons of The Great Seal of the United States.

This “Lost Secret” is an ancient Universal Religion, now lost to time, but still visible in the ruins of the first civilizations, where we see a clear and consistent pattern of pyramids and disembodied Eye symbols:








As shown by the researches of past scholars, combined with powerful discoveries revealed in the new book Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals and World Architecture, these symbols point to a “Universal Religion” that was once practiced globally.

Practitioners focused on trying to open a luminous and mystical “Third Eye,” said to be hidden in the human forehead.

This Third Eye is believed to be the remnant organ from a higher, more sophisticated, and more spiritual form of humanity that lived on earth during an antediluvian “Golden Age,”  attested to by the ancients and by classical historians as “Babel,” “Shambhala” and “Atlantis.”

As “postdiluvian” humans we still have access to this atrophied organ of our ancestors, which was identified by some 19th and 20th century scientists as the pineal gland:

“A small usu. conical appendage of the brain of all craniate vertebrates that in a few reptiles has the essential structure of an eye, that functions in some birds as part of a time-measuring system, and that is variously postulated to be a vestigial third eye, an endocrine organ, or the seat of the soul…”

—Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

The “Seat of the Soul” is how French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) described the pineal gland; he called it the bridge that connects man’s soul to his body.

Readers familiar with Eastern religions will recall the Third Eye as having a long history in India, China, and Southeast Asia, where Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism hold sway.

More than a “religious” idea, the Third Eye is an archaic “spiritual” custom.spacespace

Third Eye Bindi Dot On The Hindu Forehead

The Third Eye, called “urna” or “trinetra,” is marked by a dot in the middle of the forehead, above and between the eyes.

With two eyes closed you can open your Third Eye—the dot on the forehead—and see your spiritual inner Self or soul within.

In the East, Awakening Our Third Eye is achievable through Yoga, and particularly Kundalini Yoga, which teaches the existence of the so-called ajna chakra or Third Eye chakra.

Kundalini in ancient Sanskrit means “illumination,” “enlightenment,” and refers to the light you experience when you awaken your Third Eye and remember who you are (i.e., commune with your soul within).

This “union with God” was considered blasphemy in the Christian West for a thousand years, punishable by death under the Inquisition.

Above Left: Awakening the Third Eye through Kundalini Yoga. Above Right: The Caduceus, popular throughout medieval Europe, is an arcane symbol of Kundalini Yoga.

Tradition holds that the proper way to activate the Third Eye is to “balance” two “opposite” channels in the body (ida and pingala) around a central vertical axis / spinal cord called the sushumna.

This balance of opposites creates a third force that unites the opposites and awakens the Third Eye and allows you to see your true essence, your Self, who you are.

“You don’t HAVE a soul, you ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.

—C. S. Lewis

This third force of “center” and “balance” is the number Three, the AOUM sound, chanted by Eastern mystics. The AOUM symbol is shaped like the number Three itself—as scholars say—denoting the balance of opposites:

Above: The Aum symbol is shaped like the number 3, which is also the chief number of the Freemasons.

The number 3 is also the chief number of the Freemasons:


“…in Freemasonry the number three is the most important…and we find it pervading our whole ritual …”

—Jeremiah How, The Freemason’s Manual, 1881

“Everywhere among the ancients the number three was deemed the most sacred of numbers…

In all the mysteries, from Egypt to Scandinavia,we find a sacred regard for the number three…

In Freemasonry, the ternary is the most sacred of all the mystical numbers.”

—Albert Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1879

The Third Eye is used extensively in the east, appearing in varied disciplines (Yoga, Ch’an Buddhism, Karate, Qigong, and Aikido). The idea of the Third Eye, however, is quite foreign to the West. Despite living in the “information age” of globalization, it is still treated as something strange and alien, an enigma unique to the Eastern religions.

How is this possible? Could it be that there has been an intentional effort to conceal it?


Freemasonry’s Great “Third Eye” Secret

The image of a single Eye is common to Western Secret Societies. A single Eye is one of the key symbols in Freemasonry. The Eye is visible on Masonic temples and aprons, among other places, but it does not stand for God; it stands for the hidden Third Eye in your forehead.

The Eye is also featured on Masonic “Tracing Boards,” age-old instructional designs that are present in all lodges, used to teach initiates (see below).

Dating back more than two centuries, the “Tracing Board” is one of the last vestiges of authentic untouched and unchanged Masonic wisdom.

Above: The “Masters Carpet,” from The Masonic Monitor in 1820, includes Freemasonry’s key symbols: the Sun, Moon, and Mystical Eye.

We are immediately drawn to the single disembodied Eye at the top and center of the portrait.

But few of us notice the two sides, right and left, marked by the twin pillars capped by sun and moon; in Kundalini Yoga, the Ida and Pingala channels.

Isn’t the message here that we have a powerful Third Eye hidden in our foreheads? And that we can awaken this central Eye?space

The Geometric Third Eye” Triangle

Isn’t the Masonic All-Seeing-Eye-in-the-Triangle over a truncated pyramid reminiscent of the ancient pyramids and Third Eye symbols in ruins worldwide?

In her fascinating 1924 book, Mystic Americanism, the obscure American author Grace Morey explained:

“The All-Seeing Eye…emblematic of the pineal gland or third eye of the human being…has been found amid the ruins of every civilization upon the globe, thereby attesting the fact of a universal religion over all the earth at some remote period. As we now restore this universal religion, we set the All-Seeing eye upon the pyramid.”

Above: The obverse of the Great Seals shows how “Awakening Our Third Eye” was the Universal Religion of the world’s ancient pyramid cultures.

Masons call the single Eye the “all-seeing Eye” but have little understanding of what this means. Others oversimplify it by calling it the “Eye of God”; either way, these modern descriptions provide us with little enlightenment.

More than a handful of authors and researchers have set forth the thesis that the All-Seeing-Eye signifies man and woman’s Third Eye, available for us to use.

Famous American Author and Freemason Mark Twain, writing in 1899, referred to the All Seeing Eye not as the Eye of some distant heavenly deity or “old man upstairs,” but as a tangible gift that any person can use:

“The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the ‘all seeing eye’ pierces through, and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.”

Freemason Dr. Buck (1838-1916) gave a physical description of the Third Eye and connected its “mastery” to Freemasonry’s third degree of “Master Mason”:

“It has been called “The Third Eye.” The Ancient Hindus called it the Eye of Siva, and it should be borne in mind that Siva is the third person in the Hindu Trinity…It is atrophied, and therefore dormant in the average individual…The Eye of Siva is, in fact, an All-Seeing-Eye; for it practically annuls Space and Time as concepts on the physical plane…

A real Master [Mason], then, has the Eye of Siva; the pineal gland, dormant in others, is active in him…”

If Buck is correct, and practicing this “occult” system was part of Masonic adherence, then Masonry’s forced secrecy in Europe becomes clear. Due to the power and brutality of the Inquisition, Masons had no choice but to hide themselves in order to preserve their traditions, knowledge, and rites.

The Freemasons, by implementing Third Eye “magic,” ran the risk of being executed by the Church for heresy, and is thus the ultimate, obvious reason for Masonic secrecy. As many Westerners now believe, the lengths to which the Inquisition persecuted perceived “heretics” reflected the desire of the Church to retain much of its hegemony over the masses. The church hierarchy knew that if heaven could be attained by every individual, then what import do priests, churches, and scriptures possess?

In his 1918 book, The Wonders of the Human Body, Dr. George Washington Carey tells us:

“…the All-seeing eye…This is the eye of freemasonry, the third eye. While I am credibly formed that few Masons understand their own symbols, the fact remains that they use them…”

The idea that the so-called “All Seeing Eye” is really the Third Eye continues today.

In their well-researched book, The Uncommon Vision of Sergei Konenkov,1874-1971, published by Rutgers University Press in 2000, scholars John Bowlt, Wendy Salmond, and Marie Turbow explain:

“The Great Pyramid is a central occult symbol that is often depicted with the “all-seeing-eye” or “third eye” inside it. In this form it is the symbol of mystical Freemasonry.”

In her 2006 book, Eden, contemporary author of the esoteric, Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh, explains:

“The Order of Freemasonry acknowledges the ‘All Seeing Eye’ as the ‘Eye of Great Wisdom.’

This ‘Great Wisdom’ is said to offer those who seek the sacred mysteries an understanding of illumination, inner vision, and intuitive knowledge. Contact with this great wisdom occurs through the ‘Third Eye’ (pineal gland) located inside the forehead.”

Freemasonry is often called a “Science of the Soul”; it is likely, then, that such an inward-facing order is in fact a repository for instructions on how to awaken the Third Eye, endowing an initiate with powers born of his own eternal nature.space

In Conclusion

Today, unfortunately, Freemasonry derides and disassociates itself from these ideas; the Third Eye and any related mystical / esoteric concepts are dismissed and pejoratively labeled “the occult”. Why?

The answer is simple; it is because these doctrines appear to remove the Old Testament “God” from the equation completely, by empowering man with the strength of his own divinity. This does not sit well with many modern Freemasons, but, as we now know, many highly trained and educated Masons of the past, including several noted authors and scholars, were convinced that such Third Eye ideas were integral to their order and that the modern system of Freemasonry is in fact corrupted.

Desperate that mankind should never lose sight of this knowledge, and yet knowing that its truths were forbidden in the atmosphere of intellectual intolerance that marked the Dark and Middle Ages, the Freemasons designed Third Eye gnosis into the architectural facades of churches, castles and cathedrals all over the world, as demonstrated in Written In Stone:



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Prior to the publication of Written in Stone, Cassaro enjoyed a successful career as a U.S. correspondent, professional journalist, and photo researcher for Rizzoli Publications, one of the world’s leading media organizations. Cassaro, who is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, has examined first-hand the ancient ruins and mystical traditions of Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, England, India, Peru and Spain; he has lectured on his theories to great acclaim in the United States, Egypt, Italy, Spain and Peru.

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The Masonic Square & Compasses—Decoded

Freemasonry’s Square and Compasses symbol is a mystery to the media, scholars, historians, and even to most Freemasons. No one knows where it came from or what it means. We’ll see how this symbol actually holds an ancient, mystical, and magical meaning that can “illuminate” initiates.

The Masonic Square & Compasses with a “G” in the middle,
capped by the Mind’s Eye (Third Eye) in the Triangle.

Most Freemasons, when asked the meaning of their Square & Compasses logo, state:

“Both…are architect’s tools…to teach symbolic lessons…”


However, the Square and Compasses logo has a meaning that goes much deeper than merely teaching lessons. Notice how the Compasses tool on top draws a “circular” shape:

The Square tool on the bottom draws a “square” shape:

When placed together, as in the logo of the Freemasons, the Compasses tool and the Square tool form a square and circle:

The square and circle shapes are related in Euclid’s 47th problem of “Squaring The Circle,” said to be the primary goal of the Masonic craft.

Squaring the circle, however, does not in this case refer to a mathematical problem: it is a spiritual reference to man’s instinctive quest to harmonize our physical and spiritual natures.

Since Antiquity, the square has represented the physical body. The circle, on the other hand, has always represented the soul.

The Square & Compasses thus symbolize Man’s state as an eternal soul manifesting in a temporary body. The circle is our spiritual side that cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. It is our true, inner, and perfect Self, the part we feel when we close our eyes and think “me”.

“In Renaissance poetry generally, the circle was a symbol of perfection and…a symbol of the human soul.”

—J. Douglas Canfield, University of Arizona

The Compasses, however, are bounded by the Square; our circle is bounded by our body. Think here of a four-sided square, and of how we experience Nature in “fours”:

  • 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)

Four represents the imperfect, physical body, as well as earthly desires and carnal appetites that “weigh” the body down. Human life is vulnerable and temporary, in stark contrast with the invulnerable and permanent soul.

“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.”

Deman Wagstaff, Wagstaff’s Standard Masonry (1922)

“…the compasses stand for…the spiritual side of man, while the square appertains to the material world…the square represents matter. In the case of the compasses… they represent…the Spiritual.”

J. S. Ward, Interpretation of Our Masonic Symbols

“A man is a god in ruins.”


Above: William Rimmer, Evening, Fall of Day (1869). This is an esoteric portrait that depicts the history of what has happened to each one of us when the “god within” or “soul within” Incarnated as Man.

We are fallen angels, sparks of the divine now experiencing the material world, as William Rimmer’s wonderfully esoteric portrait “Evening, Fall of Day” illustrates.

We have all fallen and descended into matter, which is the material world in which we now live. The two tools Square and Compass symbolize Man’s “double nature” after the Fall:

“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.”

—Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma

Interestingly, many scholars and philosophers have remarked upon this type of symbolism in the Square & Compasses:

“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, late 1800s

“…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 understood this concept and even went as far as to say the soul is “imprisoned” in the body, because the body must be cared for, and must constantly:

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

The body cannot endure forever, and will eventually be destroyed by death, at which point the soul is free again.

The soul, though trapped in the human body as we are today, is far from 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.

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 very body he inhabits.pace

The Vitruvian Man

The recognition of these inner powers is the key to squaring your circle, or becoming a god living on earth as a mortal rather than a mortal striving to become a god. This idea is what the ancients call the Vitruvian Man:

Above: Leonardo da Vinci’s world-renowned Vitruvian Man (1487).

Note how da Vinci draws The Vitrivian Man inside a squared circle: he understood the implications of the Masonic doctrine.

Da Vinci was not the only famous artist to create a Vitruvian Man, neither was he the only artist to associate it with both a circle and square:

From Top Left to Right Bottom: Fra Giovanni Giocondo (1435-1515); Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Cesare Cesariano, Vitruvian Man (1521)Francesco Giorgi, Vitruvian Man, (1525); One Euro Coin; Francesco Giorgi, Vitruvian Man, (1525); Francesco di Giorgio, contemporary of Leonardo, Vitruvian Man; Albrecht Durer, Study on anatomy and geometrical proportions (1528)

The Vitruvian Man lives in a perfect state of balance, enjoying a well-intentioned life, esoteric, stable, kind, capable and abundant. The circle is his eternal soul. The square is his temporary body. He knows this; he is illuminated into its gnosis.

The great Freemasons of past eras were Vitruvian Men, including Washington and Franklin. This is because they understood Freemasonry, unlike the modern Freemasons who have lost the depth and symbolism of their tradition.

Notice the massive circle behind Washington:

Above: The Apotheosis of Washington is a masterful piece of artwork that appears inside the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

This apotheosis is not “man becoming a god” or “Washington becoming a god.” That’s a critical misinterpretation. It’s more like “man realizing he is a god already”, a soul manifesting as a body—or, in symbolic terms, a circle surrounded by a square.

This “heretical thinking” of Freemasonry is much different than mainstream Christianity; which is why the Freemasons have historically been a Secret Society.

All of this Square and Compass wisdom is based on ancient wisdom, and not just from one ancient culture. The Egyptians and Chinese, two ancient cultures that scholars believe were never in contact, both used a circle symbol to denote the “soul within”:


Left: Egypt’s Aten glyph is formed by a circle with a dot in the center. Right: China’s ancient Yin Yang symbol is a circle with twin fish symbols inside.

The Tai Chi is the eternal Self. The Self sprouts “pairs of opposites” during manifestation—the twin fish symbols inside, one black the other white.

The Egyptian Aten is the eternal Self also. It was often drawn as a winged disk (see below) sprouting twin serpents and wings.

Both the Tai Chi and Aten symbolize our perfect eternal “soul within” or circle within. Both symbols often appeared above the main entrance to temples and important religious and spiritual buildings in ancient Egypt:


Above: Egypt’s “winged sun-disk” (Aten) by Secret Societies like the Freemasons, Spiritists, Theosophists, and Rosicrucians.

They symbolize the perfected, eternal soul, a state that every human being must achieve (i.e., Buddhahood, Christhood)

“For the Egyptians, the meaning of life was to recognize that we are not the physical body that incarnates in world of matter, but the still, silent soul “point” within the body that predates the body and that survives the body’s death.

“The circle…represents the omniscient state of the soul when it has attained full consciousness, is liberated, and lives apart from matter.”

—Thomas Wilson, Swastika the Earliest Known Symbol and Its Migrations

This idea is conveyed in the Gothic cathedral facade—the rose window in the center, which symbolizes the perfect circular “soul within” us.

“the rose window is… a representation of perfection, balance and harmony of the purified soul”

—Michael S. Rose

Note how in Rose Windows the Square and Circle are blended together, the “squaring of the circle,” the goal of every Freemason:

Above: Exterior shot of the southern rose window (a gigantic, circular stained glass window) of the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris

Above: Exterior of the west rose window, carved in the 12th century

Above: Detail of the Gothic facade of the Orvieto Cathedral, the rose window.

Masonic buildings are sacred structures of initiation, encoded with intricate patterns and artwork that speak to squaring the circle; they are heavily laden with a language of symbolism that modern scholars have yet to decode.

It’s not just the Gothic cathedrals. In all Masonic buildings we see the interplay of squares and circles. This is a constant Masonic geometric theme, the spiritual / divine light (our soul) manifesting in the physical / material world (our body).

Above: These pictures showing Masonic square and circle symbols interlaced were taken inside of Reid Hall, a Masonic-built castle which was constructed in 1864 and is now home to Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

These are not just squares and circles. These are squares and circles in balance, united in harmonious rhythm, a reunion of opposites.space

In Conclusion

This article, then, has laid bare the lost secret of Freemasonry: It is that man is both a Square (body) and Compass (soul). This secret, once a common doctrine in the ancient pagan cultures, had to be hidden away and kept secret from the Holy Inquisition for fear of reprisal.

Its wisdom teaches the forbidden doctrine that each of us deep down is a “god” encased in matter, a soul inside a body. We can clearly see our body; but the Compass teaches us about the part we can’t see, the soul. This is the whole idea of initiation into a lost sacred wisdom.

The Compass & Square symbolize—they are symbols of—your soul and your body. Your Soul inside your body. You can learn more by reading Written In Stone:



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dsc_0129Richard Cassaro’s new book, The Missing Link, explores the meaning, transformations and propagation of the ancient world’s most important religious icon. His first book, Written in Stone, is a wide-ranging exploration of hitherto-unknown connections among Freemasons, medieval cathedral builders and the creators of important ancient monuments, in support of his theory that a spiritually advanced mother culture, lost to history, is behind many of the world’s architectural and artistic traditions.

Prior to the publication of Written in Stone, Cassaro enjoyed a successful career as a U.S. correspondent, professional journalist, and photo researcher for Rizzoli Publications, one of the world’s leading media organizations. Cassaro, who is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, has examined first-hand the ancient ruins and mystical traditions of Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, England, India, Peru and Spain; he has lectured on his theories to great acclaim in the United States, Egypt, Italy, Spain and Peru.

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