Thursday, August 17, 2006

Jack Chick Reading List

Was cruising over Jack Chick's anti-Masonic material, and ran across a list of names, which he claimed are occultists or sorcerers in the Masonic fraternity. While I cannot vouch for all or any of this information, I thought to myself: Geez, this looks like a good reading list of charismatic, and unique authors, whether or not they are all Masons, and at least some of them are. Remember, I do not take responsibility for the statements made in this list, it is attributed to chick.com:
  • Arthur Edward Waite - occult writer and Masonic historian.
  • Dr. Wynn Westcott - member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and founding member of the occult Order of the Golden Dawn.
  • S. L. MacGregor Mathers - co-founder of the Golden Dawn.
  • Aleister Crowley - master satanist of this century and founder of the anti-christ religion of Thelema.
  • Dr. Gerard Encauss√© - (Papus) masterful author, teacher of the Tarot and leader of the occult Martinistes society.
  • Dr. Theodore Reuss - head of the O.T.O., a German occult/satanic society which made Crowley its head for the British Isles.
  • George Pickingill - the master warlock (male witch) of 19th century England, leader of the "Pickingill covens."
  • Annie Besant - leader of the occult Theosophical society and Co-Masonic hierarch. (Yes, there are female Masons!)
  • Alice Bailey - founder of the New Age organization, Lucis (formerly Lucifer) Trust.
  • Bishop C. W. Leadbetter - Theosophist, mentor to the failed New Age "Christ", Krishnamurti, and prelate in the occult Liberal Catholic Church.
  • Manly P. Hall - Rosicrucian adept, author, founder of the Philosophical Research Society.
  • Gerald B. Gardner - founder of the modern Wiccan (white Witchcraft) revival.
  • Alex Sanders - self-styled "King of the Witches" in London and one of the most influential leaders of Wicca after Gardner.
A fascinating list. I would argue that the Masons in this list indeed, for the most part, bring credit rather than discredit to the Craft. Not to mention that they help keep all the fudies scared away from our ranks.

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