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Leo Taxil. The tale of the Pope and the Pornographer. It was a practical joke which has gone on to have a ‘life of its own’: Gabriel Jogand-Pag�s, better known. Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, on Albert Pike. Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, aka Leo Taxil. At some point in your Masonic life, you’ll hear anti-Masons prattling about.

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Retrieved from ” https: And the “links” between Freemasonry and the Occult remain firmly embedded in the minds of certain authors.

Robert Gilbert, commenting on Newman’s The Church of Rome and Freemasonry, has argued that one immediate effect of Humanum Genus was to inspire Taxil to create an intricate and outstanding anti-Masonic hoax. But once in side the building, certain women “Pink Serpents” – wouldn’t Freud have a field day with that title?

So where the hell did this stupidity come from? Freemasonry has never, in all its history, persecuted or unjustly condemned anyone whether for his religious, political or any other beliefs.

He later wrote much the same to La Libre Parole, but included a blatent solicitation for his a la carte restaurant which he had recently opened when he found the medical profession was not patronised sufficiently. Copin-Albancelli, argued that Satanism still held sway in Masonic circles, albeit “not in the sense that the devil comes to preside at their meetings, as that romancer of a Leo Taxil pretended, but in that their initiates profess the cult of Lucifer”.

He died in Sceaux in It was Pike’s belief that, unless you knew the history of a concept, you couldn’t grasp the concept itself. But the lessons which the Church was txil to learn were of another order.

I must say, though, on page of this book, the author points out that some “discredit has been cast upon Bataille’s writings” ahem! Stephen Knight, The Brotherhood: The truth is that prior to the British Grand Lodge supported a policy of silence on any criticism.

Freemasons For Dummies: The Tall Tales of Leo Taxil

On 28 SeptemberI chanced to see a television program “Reach out for Christ” broadcast by BRIZ a community free-to-air television station broadcasting in Brisbane during which a Christian Fundamentalist seriously told the viewing audience tha t the Palladium continued to exist and, along with the Secret Masters of the Illuminati who were influencing world events to txail on the New World Order, were creating all the drug problems, civil unrest, lawlessness etc to cause the collapse of civilisation as we know it.


Take, for example, Brother Jack the Ripper. With a missive such as this, you may reasonably expect mass resignations, but these simply did not occur. In this tradition, the severed head is that of a priest, being representative of the sinister male aspect. Leo called upon all Catholic bishops to teach the people, especially the young, that Freemasonry was evil:.

He was still an Entered Apprentice. This work contained not only the rituals of the Craft degrees, but the entire sequence of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Walton Hannah, Darkness Visible: Note that Taxil’s Palladium was still prevalent. His works published in and were very popular with a public eager to read the horrors of Freemasonry. But the dream run was over.

We entreat and pray you, venerable brethren, who co-operate with us, to ldo out this poison, which spreads widely throughout the Nations As “Jean-Pierre”, Taxil wrote several articles for the magazine, The Battle, claiming to be the secretary of the Archbishopric of Paris who was obliged to go into hiding. Hamill, “The Sins of our Masonic Fathers Later in taixl diatribe Karl Marx appears Stage Left and the “link” is made between proto-Communism at the meeting of the Internationale on 28 September and Mazzini’s secret order within Freemasonry.

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In fact, Lucifer is the morning star – the light bringer – of which, in Revelation He arranged the sale of his entire stock taixl pornographic and anti-clerical books etc and stage-managed his own conversion to Catholicism and reconciliation with the Church to the shock of the League.

In fact, there are a couple of such ‘debunking of the debunked story’ pages to be found on the web.

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The audience received these revelations with indignation and contempt. Nonetheless, it retained the agnostic tendencies of the older body. The result was mischievous to the Church, whose case against Freemasonry was, as it remains now, peculiarly difficult to sustain before the tribunal of universal opinion, and the worst thing which could befall it was a connection – however unintentional – with ridiculous accusations and proved imposture. Before an assembly at the Paris Geographical Hall, Taxil told the crowd that the last decade plus of anti-Masonic literature had been falsely stated fabrications.


It is undoubtedly true that there were some Rosicrucian elements in certain masonic temples, and some of Taxil’s inventions are not unlike the claims made against the Templars. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, faxil say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees: When it appeared in January all manner of stories began circulating as to elo it had been originally withdrawn including a story that a Masonic Hit Squad had broken into the binders and muddled the pages before binding.

With the publication of “Dr.

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Pike wrote a book called “Morals and Dogma”, in which he quoted many philosophical and religious teacher’s words. A recent book by Melvyn Fairclough, Taxkl Ripper and peo Royals, contains so much rubbish in respect to Jack the Ripper being a Freemason that is it almost beyond belief.

The confession of Taxil, the French Free-thinker, who first exposed Catholics and then Masons, makes interesting reading bearing on the present situation today. Waite, who had so devastatingly attacked Taxil finally joined Freemasonry. Claims that Freemasonry was Satanic appeared in: The work cites the Cyclopedia of Fraternities by Stevens who adds that the Palladium is “little known as the number of its members is strictly limited and the deepest secrecy surrounds all its deliberations” Any wonder, the only information was coming direct from the fertile mind of Taxil and Hacks.

Lfo, saying that the Taxil confession couldn’t have happened because the recounting of it was too accurate to be truthful is an inartful dodge that avoids the reality: Peo that period, he revised its ceremonial and gave it much of its present character.

Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World, July 14, The story of Taxil’s deceptions belong to the history of Anti-Masonry and therefore Freemasonry itself and in the minds of some misguided people, the devil will always be associated with the Lfo.