A number of years ago I came across an illustrated Freemasonry book, called
byW.Kirk MacNulty, in my local library and glancing through it, out of idle curiosity, I was surprised tofind I was able to pick out Goddess symbolism within the Mason images. Which was a surprise; becauseFreemasonry is suppose to be a male dominated secret society. So why would an organisation that hassteadfastly refused to allow female members within its ranks for hundreds of years, use Goddesssymbolism? It didn't make sense.I am myself am not a Freemason so any knowledge and understanding from this book, only comesonly from my interpretation of Mason symbols. Though I have had a deep interest in Goddess religionsfor nearly 30 years, so I am looking at Freemasonry from this point of view. Yet if my interpretations of the symbols are correct, they tell a very different story about Freemasonry, than what the general public isled to believe. Goddess worship is not usually connect with Freemasonry, yet they even had the audacityto erect a giant statue of a Sun Goddess in New York harbour, which they called the Statue of Liberty.Since then I have discovered I am not alone in realising there is a hidden Goddess withinFreemasonry. I have since gone on the Internet and by simply typing - Goddess, Freemasonry - in asearch engine I have found web sites saying very much the same thing. Many it seems from ex-Freemasons. Though I have to say, these people seem to have a different perspective than what I have.Mostly they seem to be fundamentalist Christians who believe strongly that the Bible is the word of God.Then they become Freemasons and were shocked to discover that its roots are Pagan. Some of these menhave gone as far as accusing Freemasons of being Satanist. Now personally I am not a Christian myself. I very much believe in the teachings of Jesus butdisagree with many of the teachings in the Old Testament and in the later teachings of his apostles. I havestudied, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Paganism, Sufi, New Thought, New Age and mysticism andlearnt from all these different spiritual teachings. I believe the difference between religions is cultural.So no one religion or sect has a greater truth than another, because different spiritual teachings fit themindset of different cultures and people.My main interest is the ancient worldwide religion of the Great Mother, which I believe has been preserved in the Tao-Te-Ching, the Hindu sect Tantra, the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament andnow it seems in Freemasonry. So this is the viewpoint I have, when I look at Freemasonry symbols. Idon't have any interest whether the Freemasons are non-Christian or even Devil worshippers. I amdubious about the conspiracy theories that Freemasons secretly rule the world. Though I don't reject thisall together, as a surprisingly large number of political, industrial, banking and religious leaders seem to be Freemasons.I have no doubt that the Freemasons do work behind the scenes influence world events, but Idoubt if Freemasons are completely united in their aims and I don't believe its leaders are the evilsupermen as portrayed by conspiracy theorists. You only have to look at the state of the world is in torealise that the world is ruled by very mediocre people with limited intelligence and imagination. Isuppose many people prefer the idea they we are ruled by evil supermen than the thought that we could beruled by people who are out of their depth and don't really know what they are doing. Yet I also have toadmit that the world today is far better ruled, than back in the Middle Ages, so I do see signs of progress.The main focus of this book is to show how Freemasonry uses the symbolism of a very ancientGoddess religion that goes back to the Neolithic age. So its roots may be very ancient. Though whether Freemasonry in a Goddess religion in reality, or they have inherited ancient symbols they no longer understand, I don't know. The truth is probably a mixture of both, as I will explain later.