Mason Initiation

Mason Initiation

The initiate is prepared for the induction ceremony that is performed in front of the seated members of the Masonic Lodge.  He is dressed in a funny looking outfit with one pants leg cut off and one long sleeve of his shirt cut off.  He is also blindfolded and a noose is put around his neck with  6 foot of the rope hanging down, and part of his chest is exposed.

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In their initiation they have the initiate swearing an oath to keep secret something he doesn't even know what he is swearing to. The penalties for violating the oath are stated - under penalty of his throat being cut across and having his tounge cut out. The Worshipful Master tells the initiate that this oath will not conflict with his ideas of God, your country, you neighbor, or yourself (which could be totally true or totally a lie depending on the definitions). Then after stating that, the Worshipful Master asks the initiate, "Do you wish to proceed?" The Initiate says yes. Then the Worshipful Master proceeds to recite an oath that is confusing and that takes approximately 10 minutes to recite. This is the first time the initiate has any knowledge about what the oath is about.  At the end of the reciting the initiate swears to the oath. The Bible talks about the spiritual power of an oath. There is a reason why an oath is given when you testify in a court room.

After the swearing to the oath the initiate is asked by the Grand Worshipful Master, "What do you seek?" The candidate's Deccan guide who is standing right behind and to the side of the initiate whispers in his ear, "The Light," instructing him to answer "The Light."

After he answers "The Light," The Worshipful Master then says, "Takeoff the blindfold and remove the cable tow (the noose). Now he is bound by a much stronger tie with our fraternity."

The oath is an adoption into family of … Lucifer.  This name is clearly stated in the Mason Handbook.

Lucifer, is the light bearer.  Lucifer is the occult force that gives Masons their power.

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Shriners

Candidates for induction into the Shriners are greeted by a High Priest, who says:

 “By the existence of Allah and the creed of Mohammed; by the legendary sanctity of our Tabernacle at Mecca, we greet you.”

The inductees then swear on the Bible and the Koran, in the name of Mohammed, and invoke Masonry's usual gruesome penalties upon themselves:

 “I do hereby, upon this Bible, and on the mysterious legend of the Koran, and its dedication to the Mohammedan faith, promise and swear and vow … that I will never reveal any secret part or portion whatsoever of the ceremonies … and now upon this sacred book, by the sincerity of a Moslem's oath I here register this irrevocable vow … in willful violation whereof may I incur the fearful penalty of having myeyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen. Amen. Amen."

With this oath, Christians swear on the Koran, and declare Allah to be “the god of our fathers.”