Being an historian by education, I have great appreciation for the traditions of these organizations. I am a scholar who wants to understand the importance of these traditions. I am a man of learning who is a great admirer of the celebrated thinkers of the enlightenment, and feel that humanity should always be in a constant state of improvement through pursuing enlightened ideas in society. We should constantly be challenging ourselves to make sure that we are pursuing the light of wisdom; as well as the freedom of men and women everywhere to live as they may and do what thou wilt as Mr. Crowley said, so wisely a century ago.
I have been studying these brotherhoods and societies for years upon years and am familiar with many of them. I was raised Mormon and am thus aware of some Masonic rituals, as Joseph Smith once was a Mason. However, I found Mormonism to be toxic to my mind, so I my opinion of Freemasonry is a bit tainted. It seems too "Christian" for where my spiritual and mystical motivations lie. I am less interested in the Judeo-Christian schools of mysticism and prefer ones aligned with pagan or a non-traditional ethos; such as organizations that celebrate sexuality and free minded approaches to the world. So long as I get to wear a hooded robe and/or other regalia of a secret school of learning--Ha!! I enjoy discussing little understand, and talked about ideas--ideas that might seem radical or strange to those with a conservative minded view of the world. In short, I am interested in pursuing illumination of the mind and body.
I dig through countless documents, discussion boards, blogs and books about these secret societies and have to laugh over the some of the conspiracies thrown around about these groups. For example, the fear some conspiracy theorists have over a one world government. I am not against a "New World Order" in the sense that I think a global community where knowledge and honoring our animal instincts while always being tempered by the honed mind is welcome. The idea of one giant country sounds pretty cool, actually. The same is true with the one world currency that conspiracy theorists dread. Perhaps it would help stabilize this world that has gotten, so far from the light of intelligence and reason. I am for anything that ushers in a less primitive way of thinking about others and man's potential in this world.
So, to any secret orders out there--I'm interested in speaking with you. Contact me: email@example.com To the rest who fear the unknown? Try opening up your mind for once, you'd be amazed at the wonderfully interesting world it will present for you. That's all for now...(Green man makes the sign of the pyramid with his two hands and then bows before publishing this post).
PHOTO: A UV ink tattoo of the "All-Seeing Eye" on the pyramid, which is a common symbol of occultists and secret orders. These type of tattoos can only be seen when placed under UV light or black light, so they'd be great for secret societies--and I'm sure some use them. However, there are some drawbacks with them; such as too much sun exposure causing them to appear visible over time.
~The Green Man has Spoken~