Hiram Abiff, the Christ of Masonry
Then, of course, we finally have the character we’ve all been waiting to hear so much about: Hiram Abiff, the Christ of Masonry. Now, you might say, ‘Well, what does that mean? I never heard that if you’re a Mason.’ I never heard about that.
Well, the most official thing that any Mason can hold in his hand as far as official Masonic literature is the monitor, the ritual workbook, and the monitor of the state of Tennessee in 1946 had this statement in it: ‘Hindus have Vishnu and Krishna. The Jews have Moses. The Christians have Christ. And the Masons have Hiram.’ Hiram is the Messiah of the Masonic Lodge, and I’m going to prove that in very short order. Now, I need to explain something.
- Hiram is a minor biblical character mentioned two or three times, a craftsman who worked for King Solomon in making the molten sea and the brazen pillars.
- The core of Masonic ritual in a Blue Lodge is the heroic legend of Hiram Abiff, in which the master and candidate go through a ritual ordeal by acting as Hiram Abiff, the greatest Mason who ever lived.
- During the ritual, the candidate is blindfolded and led around the lodge by a conductor, and accosted by a ruffian Jew who demands the secrets of a Master Mason.
- Hiram refuses to give the secrets and is struck by the ruffian, but manages to escape and is dragged further around the lodge to the Senior Warden station, where the same thing happens again.
- Finally, Hiram is stopped by Jubal, who demands the secrets and then strikes him on the head with a setting maul, causing the candidate to fall into a trampoline and appear dead.
- The ruffians bury Hiram in the rubble of the temple and take him to a hillside where they bury him near an acacia bush, the Masonic symbol of immortality.
- Later, Solomon goes to the hill with his fellow crafts and Hiram, King of Tyre, and they find Hiram’s body. They decide to substitute the first words spoken on seeing the body as the new secret words.
- They try to raise the body using the grip of an Entered Apprentice and a Fellow Craft, but the flesh falls from the bones. They then pray and use the grip of the Master Mason to raise the body.
- This ritual takes about an hour to perform, and the Master Mason sign is partly derived from the effluvia emanating from Hiram’s grave.
- Solomon suggests raising the body with an editor apprentice’s grip, but the flesh cleaves from the bones and they can’t raise the body
- They try the fellow craft grip, but the flesh falls off the bones again and they can’t move the body
- They pray, and then Solomon uses the strong grip of the lion’s paw, the Master Mason grip, to bring the candidate up from the grave
- They pull him into the five points of fellowship, which is foot to foot, knee to knee, breast to breast, hand to back, and mouth to ear
- Solomon whispers the secret new word of the Master Mason, “Mah-Ha-Bone” which means “what, the Builder?” in Hebrew (note: other books on freemasonry say “Jah Bul On” Jahbulon or Jah-Baal-On)
- The real word is lost
- When the candidate is knocked down as Hiram, it’s a Masonic baptism, similar to being baptized in water as a Christian
- The candidate dies in Hiram and is raised in Hiram, which is the same concept as being baptized in Christ
- The next slide will reveal something about being raised in Hiram that the audience may not want to see.
The secret new word of the Master Mason is whispered in the guy’s ear, and that secret word is ‘”Mah-Ha-Bone”‘ Are you all just awestruck with the wonderfulness and beauty of it? The translation will astonish you even more. Do you know what that means in Hebrew? Most Masons don’t even know what the word means. It means roughly ‘the Builder,’ because that’s what they said when they got to the grave. They said, ‘What the builder?’ because Hiram was the builder. So, that’s the great secret of the Master Mason degree. The real word is lost.
Now, let me explain something about this. When you go down and you’re knocked down as a candidate pretending to be Hiram, that’s a Masonic baptism. It’s even called that in the literature, just like when you are baptized in water as a Christian. You die in Christ, and then you’re raised in Christ out of the water. Well, there’s no water here, but you died in Hiram, and then you’re raised in Hiram. It’s the same exact thing. Except, do you really want to be raised in Hiram? You won’t after you see this next slide.
Who is Hiram, really? Well, Hiram is just a front for the slain and risen god of all the different pagan mythologies. And the Masons will tell you this. Have you read their books? Let’s take the most famous slain and risen god of all, Osiris, the god of the dead in ancient Egypt. Okay, Hiram is a widow’s son. So is Osiris. His mother is also his lover, Isis. Just like Nimrod, who is also a slain and risen god who married his own mother. Isn’t that spiritual, though?
Anyway, Hiram is slain by a ruffian. Osiris is killed by his brother Set. Hiram is buried three times: once in the rubble of the temple, once on the hillside underneath the acacia tree, and finally in a splendiferous monument that we’ll talk about in a minute. Osiris is also buried three times.
Hiram travels as a sun. What does that mean? Well, when he’s led around the lodge and is attacked by the three ruffians, he’s moving clockwise, which is the direction of the sun. Also, Osiris. Hiram is raised from the dead, but was something missing? That something is the lost word, Hiram Abiff, you know. Osiris is raised from the dead, but was something missing?
Now we’re gonna have to talk about that. According to Egyptian legend, when Set murdered Hiram, he was essentially cut into twelve pieces. Now, Isis was a goddess, and she wept and moaned over the fact that her lover was gone. And she ran over the countryside to find all the different pieces. And when she found them, she put them all together and used her magic to bring him back to life. But unfortunately, one piece was missing. Guess which piece? A very important one if you’re a guy, anyway. That piece was missing, and so Osiris could not be fully restored. And so instead of living, he had to go to the realms of the dead and reign over the underworld. Now, we’ve already mentioned what Osiris’s lost member was. What about this? Let’s look at the monument. I tried to get a picture of this, but I couldn’t find one of the monument that is erected over Hiram’s dead body when he was finally buried with honor.
And what it is, it’s a picture of a broken column with a beautiful virgin weeping over that broken column, and behind the Virgin is Father Time unbraid inherit a. Now let me decode that for you. The broken column is the missing member, that’s pretty easy. The beautiful virgin is Isis, who is both virgin and mother. And finally, Father Time, you know what Father Time was known as in Greek mythology? He was called Kronos, that’s where we get our word chronometer or chronology. Before that, he was known as Saturn, and before that, he was known as Set, the murderer of Osiris, the ruffian if you will. So there’s the whole thing right in that shell.
Now understand that in magic and in masonry, the adept’s word is his power. Osiris’s missing member is the lost word, and here’s the great mystery of masonry, the great mystery of all these ancient mystery religions. And I’m gonna try and be as delicate as I can about this, folks, but it’s kind of gross. This is what these people worship, believe it or not. The mystery that none of these people could solve, that none of these people, these ancient sages could understand is the fact that the male organ when it brings forth seed, it dies and can’t be resurrected for a while, whereas the female organ is immortal or eternal. That is what this whole thing is about. You know, talk about penis envy. I mean, I’m sorry. This whole thing is a giant sore phallic cult, pure and simple.
And my question to you again is, have you been baptized into Hiram? Now, if there’s any doubt of this, here is the symbol of resurrection in masonry. That’s the Washington Monument. And when we were driving here today from Indianapolis, we passed several cemeteries. You’ll see these on Masonic tombstones all the time because this is what the Masons hope is their resurrection. And if there’s any further doubt, let me remind you of this. When God created the temple, or rather the tabernacle in the wilderness, and even the temple, he put a veil between the most holy place where the Shekinah glory of God dwelt and the holy place. Masons have a veil over their most holy place, over their God. It’s called an apron, and that’s why they wear that apron over that part of their body, because that is their God.