Posted on | September 11, 2006 | No Comments
I’m reading a great book titled Mysteries of the Kabbalah by Marc-Alain Ouaknin, translated from the French by Josephine Bacon. Abbeville Press Publishers, ISBN: 0-7892-0654-4.
It’s a very refreshing approach to the subject that one does not find in most of the books on Kabbalah found on most bookstore shelves here in the U.S.
Reading this books does a great deal to reinforce my growing thought that Freemasonry is really NOT based on the traditions of the Templars, but rather on the traditions and teachings of Kabbalah. Maybe Freemasonry adopted it’s “history” of relation to the Templars in an effort to distance itself from Judaism at a time when anti-Semitism was even more prevalent than it is today. Of course, I don’t know that much about the Knight’s Templar, so maybe some of their actual “secrets” were Kabbalah-inspired, which would have been enough to piss off the Pope and lead to their demise.