Albert Pike, a highly revered 33rd degree Mason, issued this statement on July 14, 1889 to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World: "That which we must say to the crowd is: We worship a God, but it is the God one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Instructors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees: The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine." -Albert Pike
Des Griffin quotes Lady Queensborough's book, "Occult Theocrasy," that records Albert Pike's own words: "Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay (Jehovah) is also God. For the eternal Law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black. For the Absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue and the brake to the locomotive. The doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic Religion 'is the belief in Lucifer,' the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil." (La Femme et L' enfant dans La Frac-Maconnerie Universelle, by A.C. De La Rive, pg. 588, and Occult Theocrasy, by Lady Queensborough, pg. 220,221) Quoted from Fourth Reich of the Rich, Griffin, pg. 70,71
Take notice of the ideas presented here by Albert Pike. He is saying that there is an "Absolute" composed of both darkness and light. This of course refers to the pantheistic idea that "God" is a force that pervades throughout all Nature and is both a negative and positive or dark and light force. This is the very same idea that is found in the New Age Religion! Then if that were not bad enough, Pike goes on to say that the "Two Gods" are in a struggle to win the souls of humanity. This of course is the same thought we find in Mithraism, which was ancient Sun Worship, where Lucifer and Jehovah struggle for humanity, but in the end, Lucifer wins!
Albert Pike continues on abusing the truth on page 567 of his book, "Morals and Dogma" by saying, "To prevent the light from escaping at once, the Demons forbade Adam to eat the fruit of 'knowledge of good and evil,' by which he would have known the Empire of Light and that of Darkness. He obeyed; and Angel of Light induced him to transgress, and gave him the means of victory; but the Demons created Eve, who seduced him into an act of Sensualism, that enfeebled him, and bound him anew in the bonds of matter."
The entire statement that Albert Pike made is heresy! He turns the truth upside down, making Lucifer out to be an "Angel of Light" who just wanted Adam to have the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, and then if that isn't quite bad enough, he tries to turn Jehovah God into a "demon!"
William Josiah reports: "Very few Masons know that Albert Pike, the highest authority of Freemasonry, the Prince Adept, Mystic Poet, and Scholar of Freemasonry, was himself also the head of the Palladist, another Secret Society which openly worshipped Lucifer and was bent on destroying Christianity, replacing it with the worship of Lucifer himself. Albert Pike the head of Freemasons, was also an apostle of Lucifer." -Carrico, quoting William Sutton, "Lucifer- Eliphas Levi -Albert Pike and the Masonic Lodge", pg. 16
Occultist and 33rd degree Mason, Aurthur Edward Waite tells us that Albert Pike was called: "The Pontiff of Luciferian Freemasonry" -Waite, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History, Vol. II, pg. 253
Albert Pike, "The Pontiff of Luciferian Freemasonry" was the President of the Supreme Dogmatic Directory. In fact, by the year 1889 he even became even more important in the Masonic Organization: "Pike simultaneously occupied the positions of Grand Master of the Central Directory of Washington DC. (the head of the DC. Masonry), Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Charleston (head of American Masonry), and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry (head of World Masonry)." -William T. Still, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies", pg. 124
And there has been more recent praise by Masons of Albert Pike, coming from the very head of the Southern Jurisdiction of Masonry. Fred Kleinknecht, who is the Sovereign Grand Commander said, in the January 1989 issue of "The New Age" that the "apex" of our teachings has been the rituals of our degrees and Morals and Dogma (which was written by Albert Pike)." -"A Bridge to Light", Fred C. Kleinknecht, The New Age Magazine, January 1989 Vol. 97, pg. 1 It was Albert Pike who wrote all of the Masonic Rituals from the 4th to the 33rd degrees! -Henry S. Clausen, Messages for a Mission (Supreme Council, 1977) pg. 20
In the November 1992 Issue of "The Scottish Rite Journal" (which by the way, was called "The New Age" from 1903 till 1990) Kleinknecht again praises Albert Pike and his book: "Correctly understood, Albert Pikes Morals and Dogma provides our brethren a stimulus to thought, a source of inspiration, and even an aid to Scottish Rite growth. Pike's great work is not the book of an hour, a decade, or a century. It is a book for all time... Abandon Morals and Dogma? Never!" Scottish Rite Journal, November 1992, Vol.100, Number 11, pg. 6
And Finally here it is in plain English who "The Great Architect Of The Universe" that Masons worship really is: "Lucifer is the equal of the Adonay, with Lucifer the god of light and goodness struggled for humanity against *Adonay the God of Darkness and Evil. Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled dogmas of the high grades of all other Masonry's, for in no matter what rite, the Great Architect of the Universe is not the God worshipped by the Christians." Quote from Domenico Margiotta, a 33rd Degree Mason; William Still, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies Page 123