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Shrine on

June 29, 2011

If you have thought of Freemasons, Shriners, Rotarians or Lion Club members in a positive light because they do all those nice things for children, hospitals, and old people etc., then what I have to say will most probably burst your bubble.  The Bible says; “…that Satan walks to and fro on this earth masquerading as an ‘angel of light’- that many might be deceived”.  Again I reiterate, – I’m a non believer of the Bible, Koran or Torah and any other manmade devised or written religious books, so have no axe to grind, or any other religion to represent. – I simply want to highlight the hypocrites who use such books like the bible as their mask to deceive others.  Many people go into Freemasonry today believing that it is just a philanthropic organisation that does a lot of good work.  They see [1] advertisements for the Shrine or Great Ormond Street kind of hospitals and read about the retirement homes for the elderly Freemasons, – it’s alright for some!  But then again, it’s getting more like the old TV series of 1960’s The Prisoner, as not only do they have their own retirement homes, they also have whole villages specifically built with the Freemason in mind.  The symbol in the Prisoner, [1a] is a Penny Farthing bicycle, take a closer look, – and you’ll soon realise its meant represent the ‘all-seeing-eye’, – as in the Wedjat, eye of Horus. [1b] “I am not a number, I am a free man” is what No 6 played by Patrick McGoohanThe Prisoner, would shout-out.  The programme is full of Masonic references and occult meanings, even the gesture as if to say goodbye, was; “I’ll be seeing you”, – as the departing person would look through their linked index finger and thumb as they held it up to their eye, almost forming the ‘OK’ gesture, or is the 666 meaning?

Many view the Shriner’s as a fraternal organisation that’s a kind of an advanced boy scouts brigade.  One survey said that a lot of men get into it out of social reasons, their friends are in it, or they think it is a good place to network and do business, which for certain is true.  What Freemasonry is as claimed in their own books; “…is a revival of the ancient mystery religions of Egypt and Balbak, and from Persia and India”. – wrote Albert Pike in his book Morals and Dogma and Albert Mackey in his Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry says; “…that masonry is a religion and that every Masonic lodge is a temple of religion.  It appears many ‘Christians’ have joined this ‘religion’ not understanding how pagan and demonic it is”.

In the USA, when a Freemason gets to the highest degree of the Scottish rite or the York rite, he is then allowed to go into what is called the Shrine.  The Shriner’s are a predominately an American brotherhood, and I find their origins quite interesting.  The famous British comedian come magician Tommy Cooper who’s catchphrase was “Just like that…” – wore a red Fez as part of his act, my father has one which he brought back from Egypt where he served his National Service protecting the pipe insulations of the Suez canal during the 1950’s.  You may have seen the Shriner’s on TV, in newspapers or magazines whilst on parades wearing their red fezzes with the sword and crescent emblem on them. [Howard’s character out of Happy Days, with the Fonz plays a Shriner in the programme.] Here is their website address, [16a] your see all the links to other Masonic websites.

You may have heard about the Shrine Circus and the burn centres for children run by the Shriner’s, and as I have said it’s mainly an American/Canadian thing, whereas here in the UK and Europe we have Freemasons and groups like the Rotarians of Odd Fellows helping places such as children’s hospitals and charities etc.

Allah, Mohammad & the Bible, prior to the year 2000 [now a Master Mason is suffice], it was required that a person wishing to join the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, [2] commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S., had to be at least a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite or had complete all the degrees of the York Rite.  Founded in 1870, the group adopted a Middle Eastern theme and soon established Temples meeting in Mosques.  [3] There “cover story”, is that the existing Freemasons wanted to set up a fraternity based on having fun, so William J. Florence, an actor and Freemason, while on tour in Marseilles, was invited to a party given by an “Arabian” diplomat.  At its conclusion, the guests became members of a secret society.  Florence took copious notes and drawings at his initial viewing and on two other occasions, once in Algiers and once in Cairo.  When he returned to New York in [3] 1870, the Shriners were formed and the rest is history.  More importantly “who” was the Arabian diplomat and what was their French, middle-eastern interests?  Fun fraternity my arse, sounds more like a precursor of the Muslim Brotherhood if anything, as they weren’t formed until 1928.

Remember we live in a world where political correctness has gone mad, many organisations and especially in today’s current climate of course try and wish to distance themselves from their origins.  As now you’ll regularly hear claims from Shriners who say; that despite “our theme”, the “Shrine” is in no way connected to Islam, and of course they would say that publicly wouldn’t they.  So why did they start out meeting in Mosques?  And not only that, what’s a temple?  A mosque is a building dedicated for Islamic worship, and of course a temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites, but it’s hardly a “church”, in the Christian sense.  So what the Shriners did to try and distance themselves as much as they politically correctly could, was stop using the terms Temples and Mosques and adopted the word “Shrine” instead as this has an across the board meaning and helps mask perhaps whom they really are.

It’s been alleged once initiated or during the process, the candidate must now also take a blood oath and swear allegiance to “Allah as his god and Mohammed as his prophet”.  It could be argued that “Allah”, the Arabic for the Hebrew word for “Yahweh” – the God of Abraham, is also used by Arab Christians who use the word as most others would use the term “God” or “Lord”.  The Muslim concept of God [“Allah”] is different from the Judeo-Christian concept, but the term “Allah” itself doesn’t [or shouldn’t], have any negative connotations, though there’s no getting away from it where a Shriners allegiance lays, if he too has to state; “Mohammed as his prophet”, as part of his closing sentence and oath.


We know how touchy Freemasons and Shriners can get when their deepest inner secrets start getting revealed, and that they tend to go on the defensive, so rebuke most things a balderdash, as many have done on this kind of accusation.  So what I thought I’d do is take a closer look into the Shriners symbolism, then it might well make sense as to why they swear such an oath and why the accusation that they do exists. The Shriner is given a red fez with an Islamic sword and crescent [4] jewelled on the front of it.  This [the red like hat-fez, though may have been slightly different in style, as many wore a cloth wrapped around their heads as well, and could be argued as being similar to a turban], and originates from the 7th century Arabia when the Moslems/Muslims, under the leadership of Mohammed, slaughtered all Christians who would not bow down to Allah.  Despite my explanation as to the same meaning of the term Allah meaning God or Lord etc., there is a another meaning to “Allah”, which is ‘not’ another [generic] name given to God by Mohammed, as “Allah” is the tribal deity –‘the moon god’ of Mohammed; it was the name of the god in the tribe that Mohammed was born into.  That is why every mosque today has a crescent moon on the top of its spire, and why many Islamic nations include it on their flags.

Mohammed’s army of men, out to slaughter all the “infidels”, came to the city of Fez, in Morocco, and found a community of Christians.  After slaughtering all the Christians living there with their Islamic-style swords, they then allegedly took their fezzes and dipped them in the blood of the Christians, and wore the fezzes throughout the land glorying in their victory over Christianity.  As we know, Shriner’s wear a red fez with the Islamic sword and moon crescent.  So who can this be in reference to?   And as its their crest of honour, who is it symbolically honouring?  Certainly not the Christian faith that’s for sure, nor Judaism, and if anything it must be said it seems to show their allegiance to someone like Allah and Mohammed instead.

Many Freemasons, belong to, or at least have some kind affiliation to other similar oath taking and initiation kind of fraternities, with many of them starting off as a member of the Alpha, Delta, Kappa-Greek like organisation, then progressing throughout the Masonic affiliations.  During the 2010 Imperial Council Session, held in Toronto July 4th to the 8th, George A. Mitchell of Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada, was elected the Imperial Potentate of Shriners International, making him the highest-ranking Shriner in the world, [5] he’s the chairman of the Board Rameses Shriners, and his other Masonic affiliations include Adanac Lodge No 614, the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies, Knights Templar, the Cabiri and the National Sojourners, Milwaukee Chapter No 27.  He’s a Past Master of the Lodge of Perfection No 616 and a member of Seymour York Rite College No185. Mitchell is also an honorary member of the Order of International Supreme Council of DeMolay International.  That makes at least nine Masonic affiliations, and even if you then divide that by only a third, so as to say that’s how many affiliations other Freemasons may too belong to, then you can quite clearly see how huge this outfit is, as 6,000, 000 becomes 18,000,000 “affiliated members”, yet how many Freemasons are in your family or close circle of friends?

And when I ask such a question, – as I realise it’s quite likely many a Freemason might decide to read this book, – my question is directed to ordinary members of the public, the majority of those people who have no friends, connections or affiliations with the Freemasons whatsoever.

It’s appears the Shriners overall affiliations are with all things Islamic, as here’s just an handful of lodge names: the Palestine Shriners, Moolah Shriners, El Jebel Shriners, Oasis Shriners, Yaarab Shriners, Murat Shriners, Kem Shriners, Arabia Shriners, Egypt Shriners, Wahabia Shriners, Bahia Shriners, Al Menah Shriners, Midian Shriners, Ismailia Shriners etc.  And as opposed to other organisation or groups who refer to their governing bodies, such as a board of directors or governors, etc., the Shriners call their leaders the “Divan”. – Divan or diwan was a high governmental body in a number of Islamic states, or its chief official.

As does the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm [MOVPER] whose subordinate bodies are called Grottoes as opposed to lodges, and are a black Fez wearing organisation by and for Master Masons only, who wane less towards an Arabic theme like that of the Shriners, and more towards a Persian one.

The Order says of itself: “That while proclaiming the loyalty of its members to Masonry, makes no pretence of being a Masonic Order, nor does it claim to confer a Masonic degree.  Its membership is exclusively Masonic and its purpose is to supply the element of play such a way that work and play will be blended without marring the solid beauty of Masonry”. [6] Nevertheless, their affiliations, thus allegiance goes without saying.  The Grotto was founded in the summer of 1889 on September 10th by Freemason LeRoy Fairchild, who along with other members of Hamilton Lodge No 120 in Hamilton, New York, met to organise and hold informal meetings for fun and good fellowship, they decided to call the group the “Fairchild Deviltry Committee”.  The definition of “Deviltry” is: Reckless mischief, extreme cruelty, wickedness, evil magic and witchcraft.  It’s a fraternity that allows the normally formal and serious members of the Freemasons, to be able to let their hair down and go a bit wild, fair enough but why such a term, “deviltry”, surely there are many appropriate alternatives.

Members are distinguished by a black fez with a red tassel, which has the acronym MOVPER along the upper part, and a Mokanna head in the middle, with Bull Horns either side of the head, which is of Ben Allah or Ben Hashem, surnamed Mokanna.  It then has the name of the Grotto such as Azim which in that case is in the Bronx, New York.  Mokanna, meaning the “veiled or the one-eyed”, – was the founder of a religious sect in Khorasaan, Persia, in the 8th century, who pretended to be God incarnate. – ‘Bull worship’ and ideology is common throughout many ancient religions and cultures.  The worship of the ‘Sacred Bull’ [7] throughout the ancient world is most familiar to the Western world in the biblical text of the idol of the Golden Calf made by those left behind by Moses during a visit to the mountain peak and worshipped by the Hebrews in the wilderness of Mount Sinai-[Exodus].

The Canaanite deity Moloch [which they have a huge representation of at Bohemian Grove], was often depicted as a bull, and became a bull demon in Abrahamic traditions which are the monotheistic faiths emphasising and tracing their common origin to Abrahamor recognising a spiritual tradition identified with Abraham.  They are one of the three major divisions in comparative religion, along with Indian religions [Dharmic] and East Asian religions [Taoic]. [8] In the Classical period of Greece, the bull-horns, and other animals identified with deities, were separated as their agalma-which is a term for either a cult like statue, ornament, shrine, or object of worship, or even in something in which one takes delight, – it’s a kind of heraldic show-piece that signifies their supernatural presence.  The ladies auxiliary to the Grotto, are known as the Daughters of Mokanna, and their local lodges are referred to as “Caldrons”, and perhaps you can see why LeRoy Fairchild, preferred the term “Deviltry”.


Crescent of Betrayal: When plans for the Flight 93 National Memorial were unveiled in 2005, many critics, including the father of one of the passengers who died, protested that the memorial’s design was rife with Islamic symbolism.  Alec Rawls, author of Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonouring the Heroes, also claims that the memorial’s Field of Honour clearly resembles an Islamic Crescent and Star – and that the entire site is orientated toward Mecca, [9] and there’s no getting away from it, it most certainly does.


As of 2011 there’s around 340,000 or so Shriners who regularly meet in their 191 North American temples.  Though they’re Freemason’s as well, some seem to prefer to be seen distancing themselves from Freemasonry, to become Shriners first, who then dedicate their lives to overseeing and supporting their $13 billion network of 22 hospitals.  There has long been a conflict of interest, as the Shriner hospitals and the fraternity are both non-profit groups that are overseen by their own board of directors, with some board members sitting on both boards at the same time for unlimited terms.  On the 1st May 2008, court documents were recorded after the Shriners settled a lawsuit instead of pursuing two whistleblowers for defamation.

A Shriner can work his way up until he may be invited to join a “secret Shrine sub-group” called the Royal Order of Jesters, [ROJ] also registered as a non profit charity.  The ROJ claim that their organisations purpose is to “Spread of the gospel of merriment and mirth”, though the Order is also publicity shy.  For, example, a website made by one of its members was removed after intervention of the National Court of the Order.  The primary reason behind this was the desire of the [10] board to minimise to the extent possible the public exposure or public access to Jester information, their current website is as informative as a road sign showing Dead End.

They also claim they deserve charitable status because they built a museum inside their new $1.2 million dollar head quarters in Indianapolis.  Many people including a blogger called Sandy Frost on, has been on the case since February 2008 in trying to expose some of those connected to the ROJ, aka the Shriners, to illegal drugs, illegal child prostitution and hoodwinking the authorities into convincing them that they’re a charity.  Frost has written many articles on the subject, in where she asks: “Have the Jesters hustled the feds by convincing them that raising millions for partying is a legitimate exempt purpose because the IRS has had no problem classifying them as both a [11] non-profit fraternity and charity?”  She highlights that the ROJ’s executive director, Alex Rogers, submitted an application for a property exemption for their new headquarters, and how it was initially denied by the Marion County Assessor, because they were ‘not convinced’ that the ROJ qualified as a charity, based on the museum claims, under Indiana law.

However, the ROJ appealed to the Masonic controlled state board of tax appeals, and were granted the property tax exemption after convincing the state that they were an [12] attachment body of Freemasonry.

Then in March 2008, she describes how 19 Jesters form the ROJ were called as witnesses in a federal libel/slander lawsuit to testify about; “Their first hand knowledge of prostitution, minor prostitution, use of illegal drugs and/or entry into Indian reservations by Schair [plaintiff] and/or his customers”, [13] while on a ROJ sanctioned fishing trip to Brazil.  This article describes the testimony of underage girls provided to Brazilian authorities who were investigating the possibility that the girls were involved in child sex tourism.

One of the girls claimed she was 13 at the time and was left pregnant.  Three days later, on the 9th March, the Buffalo News ran: “…ex-judge target in interstate sex case”.  Reporter Dan Herbeck wrote: “A retired State Supreme Court justice resigned his post as a hearing officer as federal agents investigate his alleged role in taking a local massage parlour worker across state lines for purposes of prostitution.  FBI and US Border Patrol agents are investigating allegations that retired Judge Ronald H. Tills, his former law clerk and a retired police captain took the female massage parlour employee in a motor home to a gathering of members of a nationwide group called the Royal Order of Jesters, …ex-officer admits facilitating prostitution” on the 21st March 2008, Herbeck wrote: “A retired Lockport police captain pleaded guilty to transporting women over state lines on two occasions to work as prostitutes at gatherings of a fraternal club. John Trowbridge, 60, also admitted to a federal judge that he paid the women for sexual favours at a Wheatfield massage parlour.  His felony guilty plea could result in as much as 18 months in prison for him as well as serious legal trouble for a former state judge and a former state law-clerk who are under investigation. – Judge Tills travelled with a woman he jailed on prostitution charges, former state justice is a central figure in probe of activities of Buffalo Jesters” [14].


Like most things I cover, the articles and cases go on and on and I haven’t the room to cover it all, so Google the case to find out the full story, if you so wish, as articles are still being written about this and as recent as October 2010, when I last took a look into it.  I would also like to point out that most of what I write about doesn’t bother me in the slightest, if the sex orgies and drug taking is between two or more consenting adults, then who cares? – Because I don’t.  But what I don’t like is the idea that these sorts of hypocrites are getting away with conning us, so they need to be exposed.  I simply haven’t to space to cover anymore, so again, like I say check it out if you want to know more.

The Lions Club International, another fraternal organisation much like the Odd Fellows, the Woodmen of the World and the Rotarians, has 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members.  They recently brought 3,000 volunteers together to build a playground for children of all abilities in California, USA, gave food to 60,000 people in a township in South Africa, and sent a team of eye surgeons to Honduras to treat more than 100 adults and children, [15] and this is regular kind of thing all these kinds of organisations do.  Now of course this is fantastic, but more importantly why haven’t these 1.35 million members done an Egyptian style of protest and descended upon their own governments seats of power, and “demand” change, a “real change” that will put a stop to all the current corruption by insisting new laws and regulations be put into place?  So instead of our communities being robbed of trillions of pounds, dollars and Euro’s, and having to rely on these kind of “goody two shoes” charities and handouts, – the “people’s own money” will be available in the “public purse” and on hand to our societies as and when needed.  “Change the system”, don’t play along with it, which again unwittingly the lower level members of these sorts of organisations such as the Lions Club, Rotarians, Odd Fellows and even the Freemasons, and what amounts to millions of members, – are all presently doing, – as a collective they could really “change the world” by making sure their governments change first, and remember those running our governments are all “Hosni Mubarak’s” and sitting on billions of pounds, dollars and Euro’s of “the peoples” money!

     “Secret societies have been in existence at least since the date of the earliest known writings.  Some have served utilitarian ends, others speculative; some have been visible, others invisible, except to government information services, which have always been aware of their existence. Each has based its existence on a secret, the secret of its mystery, purpose, direction, ritual or, more generally, its organisation. Ultimately, what has at all times and in all places distinguished secret societies from other associations is that the former are organised in a manner parallel to, but often above, official forms of government, whatever those forms may be”.  G. Raymond Laliberte. – The Canadian Encyclopaedia. [16]

Chapter 42; Shrine On – From Trapped in a Masonic World

[1] “Men in Obscene Red Fezzes!” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.



[2] “Shriners, page 2.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[3] “Shriners – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[4] “Secret Society Index: April 1998.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[5] “Shriners Hospitals for Children – Board of Trustees – Mitchell.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[6] “San Diego Quetta Grotto – M.O.V.P.E.R.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[7] “Bull (mythology) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[8] “Abrahamic religions – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[9] “Critics, Proponents Spar Over ‘Islamic Symbols’ in Flight 93 …” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[10] “Royal Order of Jesters – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[11] “| Illuminati News | Jesters Exposed.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[12] “appendant – definition and meaning from Wordnik.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[13] “Royal Order of Jesters testify about Illegal Drugs, Child …” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[14] “Judge Tills traveled with woman he jailed on prostitution charge.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[15] “Lions Club of Boonsboro, MD.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.

[16] : “Secret Societies – The Canadian Encyclopedia.” Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2011 <;.


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