Freemasonry isn’t one thing, but many, and it has always been this way. Much of this vagueness and variety stems from the fact that Freemasonry’s origins are lost in time. As ever, people see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe. Therefore, unsurprisingly, Freemasonry grew into a worldwide presence, and in this video we see how it inspired and influenced society as we know it today.
This video is episode 13 from the series The Real History of Secret Societies, presented by Richard B. Spence.
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00:00 The Secret Ritual to Enter the Blue Lodge Masonry
03:24 How Do You Define a Secret Society?
05:08 The Importance of Freemason Symbolism and Terms
08:48 Similarities between Freemasonry and Illuminati
10:11 Freemasonry Link to Kabbalah
11:31 Masonic Higher Degrees and Rites
14:03 Origins of Modern Freemasonry
17:57 One of the Earliest Known Masonic Documents
18:31 Exploring the Freemason/Templar Connection
21:26 British Freemasonry Grows among Establishment
24:07 Aleister Crowley's Masonic Roots
25:41 Annie Besant Brings Politics to Masonry
28:18 Papacy Condemns Masonry
30:35 Freemasonry Isn't One Thing, but Many