PART VI: ANCIENT SECRETS
by Anthony Forwood (2011)
53: Scientific Belief and the Secret Schools
In a sense, the effect of beliefs on reality was the foundational basis for all of the esoteric teachings within the ancient mystery schools. It was applied to the design of the teachings for each of the various levels of initiation, with each higher level teaching a new level of understanding that was a slight variation of the one before. Each higher level of teaching reveals more of the illusion that has been purposely cast over the true laws governing reality. The original secret schools of the ancient world may have held this knowledge in its purest form, and lesser understandings of the original knowledge spread with the development of later schools, such as Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism.
The knowledge that has been so guarded by the mystery schools for so many millennia has always centered on the true nature of reality, and has perhaps been regarded as too dangerous for ordinary men to possess. This knowledge has been kept secret from the masses, who instead have been given a more limiting belief system that effectively denies their true individuality and full potential and traps them within the confines of this physical reality. The development of mechanistic science as the new belief system for the masses was purposely directed so that the power of consciousness was not included within its framework of understanding, and this has guaranteed that the true knowledge governing reality was never to be fully realized by adherents to the scientific framework.
Many of the greatest minds in science, as well as many lesser scientists, have been known to be high adepts of Freemasonry and/or Rosicrucianism. This includes Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, Christian Huygens, Leibniz, Hume Brown, Charles Darwin, Christopher Wren, John Wilkins, Edmund Halley, etc. This shows us how entangled Freemasonry already was within the scientific revolution at its inception, and the influence it would have had on these scientific minds and their ideas, as opposed to any others.
Sir Francis Bacon is said to have founded modern Freemasonry in England. After his death, his disciples went on to form the Royal Society of London in 1660, which has since played a major role in deciding what will be accepted as established scientific fact and what is not.
The Royal Society was created at a time when the Church was still quite active burning witches at the stake. Even to question the dogma of the Church at the time would bring the scorn of the Inquisition, as Galileo experienced only twenty-seven years before, in 1633. Galileo, however, was fortunate to avoid the normal punishment of being burned alive at the stake by recanting his scientific theories and pledging his blind faith in the Church’s authority. Even so, he had to spend the remainder of his life in prison. It was a very dangerous undertaking for this group of intellectuals to form together only twenty-seven years later and create an organization that ignored theological belief entirely, and which was intended to develop an entirely new understanding of our world, and yet for some reason it was allowed to occur. All of the founding members of the Royal Society were Freemasons. These founders were: the Right Reverend John Wilkins, Viscount William Brouncker, the Right Honourable Robert Boyle, Alexander Bruce (Earl of Kincardine), Sir Robert Moray, Sir Paul Niele, Dr. Jonathan Goddard, Dr. William Petty, William Ball, Laurence Rooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Abraham Hill. Perhaps almost as suspicious is the fact that these founding members were from opposing sides in a recent civil war. There was certainly something more going on than we might realize today.
The Royal Society was created at a time when religious heresy was still a crime, and it may be that it was intended to be the answer to the growing public unrest over the prevailing beliefs being promoted by religious fanatics coming from so many corners. Society was in turmoil with all of the competing variations of biblical interpretation. The form of control that the ‘old religion’ had in place up until then was no longer working, and a new belief system was required before control was lost altogether. That the formation of the Royal Society went completely unchallenged by the Church, even when it was experimenting early on with magic and witchcraft, suggests that this organization had been secretly sanctioned within the highest levels of power.
Although many high-ranking Freemasons have been famous and important personages in the highest levels of business and politics throughout its history, and have had a definite hand in the power of Masonic influence in world affairs, it is those among its highest ranks who have been the greatest thinkers in science who have been most involved in formulating what the public’s most fundamental beliefs would be regarding scientific matters.
We might consider science to be the ‘new religion’, and within Masonic ideologies, where a belief in a Supreme Being is mandatory for its members but where religious doctrine is not acknowledged or recognized and forbidden as a topic of discussion, science may be seen as a system of belief that’s used for the same purposes that religion had been used for millennia preceding it – to dominate and control the thoughts and affairs of ordinary people through their beliefs.
It can’t be ignored that at least some of what we believe regarding scientific fact has been purposely distorted in order that a truer scientific understanding – and therefore greater directive power – remains solely in the hands of the highest ranking members of these secretive groups. In order to understand what distortions might have been purveyed as fact, we might first consider who among the greatest contributors to science were high ranking members of Freemasonry. From this, we can look at their contributions and see if there might be any discernible reason for these to be purposeful distortions of greater truths. Even outside of the ranks of Freemasonry, we might look at who else among the scientific greats might have been given support and direction through Masonic channels. We should at the same time also consider what fields of science have the greatest ability to control or mold the beliefs of ordinary people, and consider how those fields might be leading us astray.
Although I don’t have the space to investigate these matters here, it can already be seen from the evidence I have presented that archeology and evolutionary theory are tainted scientific fields, and both happen to have been of great interest to Freemasons, particularly in relation to our earliest history.