I am happy to report that my book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs was released today; you will find a link to the book below.
Before I write any further, I would like to thank Moe Bedard from Gnosticwarrior for allowing me the opportunity to share the story behind my book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs. I have learned over the past several years that even though many esoterically inclined people are not Freemasons, they have the same spiritual goal as us; and we have a name for them, we call them, “Masons without the cloth.” Therefore, Moe Bedard is certainly a Mason without the cloth. Thank you Moe for your insights and continue support brother ~/G\~
For those people who would like further insights into my book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs through this interview, please follow this link. Otherwise, I have listed some of the details below.
The idea for this book started about seven years ago, when I first discovered Masonic allegory and its influence on our culture. You see, Masonic allegory is everywhere, which is explained in the book on page 15:
Therefore, Masonic allegorical lessonry can best be defined as symbolic Masonic themes incorporated into our daily lives, our surroundings and even our culture, often unbeknownst to the non-Mason, but only truly visible to the enlightened Mason.
These Masonic allegorical themes are in art, literature, books, architecture, movies, on television, on our money, in law and even in our different levels of government; literally, they are almost everywhere. This, of course, has led to a great many conspiracies, many of which are unworkable and are thus impossible. As the informed Mason quickly learns, the craft is nothing more than an ancient form of moral interpretive learning. It literally teaches a man how to think and act. The real benefit a man receives is in his Masonic education.
As such, after learning about Masonic allegory, I sought out further knowledge on how to interpret it and its value to us Masons, which of course led me to Albert Pike, the Master of Masonic allegory. I remember reading his book for the very first time; it was overwhelming. At first I was puzzled by its meanings, like when gazing upon a 10,000 peace puzzle for the first time. So I took over a year reading his book, and along the way I began to see its true importance. Yes, there is a great deal of esoteric knowledge within it, but I also discovered that in order to truly understand the esoteric, a Pike student needed to understand that it is intertwined within moral instruction. You see, at times they almost became indistinguishable. This point will be illustrated again and again within my book.
As I have said and have written about previously, many Masonic scholars appear to focus only on the esoteric or dogmatic meanings of the symbols within the craft, often however forgetting that they were meant to demonstrate moral behavior. Consider the title to Pike’s book Morals and Dogma; he did not put the word Dogma before Morals; no, he placed Morals first. But just as important, the two words “Morals” and “Dogma” were combined to demonstrate the significant point that both were important. Yes, let’s learn about the symbols, but if they don’t lead to moral enhancement, that knowledge is meaningless.
This, of course, struck me like a lightening bolt when I first discovered this link, which inspired me even further to write and complete my book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs. The book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs itself is a metaphor for Masonic behavior, as was maintained on page 10:
Every Mason is aware of the three ruffians, Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum, and their attack on Hiram Abiff. Well, the story of these three ruffians is an allegorical reminder about a man’s inner most faults. Thus, the idea that there are evil Masons is nothing new to the craft; and they are clearly illustrated allegorically in the tale of the three ruffians.
This brings us back to The Story of the Three Little Pigs. Unbeknownst to most people, there is an important lesson hidden within the story. And that is to beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, which is a Biblical and Masonic principle, which can be equated to the story of the three ruffians. This story, however, must be broken down using Masonic allegory before a true understanding of its worth can be discovered.
After a great deal of allegorical research, the Three Little Pigs tale revealed the wolf to actually be a Mason, like the little three pigs. The wolf being a corrupted Mason, who tried to destroy the character of the three pigs by influencing them to become more like the world, by not following the tenets of the craft. The first two pigs were only first and second degree Masons, who did not receive all the light that can be conferred upon a Master Mason, which the third pig had received. In short, the battle between the third pig, who was a Master Mason, and the wolf, the corrupted Master Mason of veneration and status, is a Masonic topic seldom discussed within the craft, which is the evil Mason.
Moreover, while researching the origins of the Story of the Three Little Pigs, I made a very unique discovery of Masonic significance. Most Freemasons are aware of the Regius Poem or sometimes known as the Halliwell Manuscripts, which many people believe dates back to 926 AD; and is considered the oldest known Masonic document in existence today. Well, here is the little hidden Masonic secret, the man who discovered and published that Regius Poem in his 1840 book The Early History of Freemasonry in England was also the same man who compiled the book Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Tales in 1843, which held the original Story of the Three Little Pigs. And his name is none other than James Orchard Halliwell, an author, Shakespearean scholar and Freemason. A topic I had written about previously on my blog.
So you now have some more basic background to the book. The compiler of the Regius Poem is the same man who compiled the original Story of the Three Little Pigs, which has been speculated to be a Masonic children’s story for generations. I think we now have clear anecdotal evidence that the Story of the Three Little Pigs is a Masonic children’s story; think about it, do you know of any Shakespearean scholar who would write both a Masonic history book and a children’s book within three years of each other, and was a Freemason himself, who would do such a thing. I can only think a Freemason would go to such lengths.
I would also like to address the issue of interpreting allegory. Pike was very clear about interpreting allegory when he wrote, “each interpreting them for himself, and being offended at the interpretation of no other” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 1871, p. 276). Therefore, don’t be offended by or attack my interpretation; rather seek out your own knowledge based on the ancient teachings of the Craft, as I wrote on page 24,
I hope you find my allegorical analysis of the Three Little Pigs interesting and inspiring enough to conduct your own research and come to your own conclusions about not only Masonry, but also how it has impacted our culture. As quoted earlier, Pike was absolutely clear about allegorical interpretation when he said, “Masonry… conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled” (Morals and Dogma, p.104-105). The question is, however, will you continue to be hoodwinked, or will now be willing to seek the truth, or light, within the craft and find answers for yourself?
And finally, here are two links to follow if you are interested in purchasing my book Masonry and the Three Little Pigs (2015, 448 pages) early release first edition.
Option 1 is not available at this time: Masonry and the Three Little Pigs. By following this link you can purchase from Createspace, which is an Amazon.com company for independent publishers. This being the quickest and simplest way to buy the book at this time. There’s about a 10-14 day delivery time for all domestic and international customers. The purchase price is $29.99.
Option 2: Order Form: By following this link you can purchase from Gary Mason PM. This is the old school way of buying a book. You download an order form, fill it out and mail it with your check or money order to the enclosed address. In return, you will receive a personalized, signed and embossed copy of the book. The order form has a space on it, so you can write your own personalized note, which will be written in the book by your author; otherwise, if left blank, I will write my own thoughts and sign it. Those who have seen the embossment on the book said it looks incredibly nice and professional. The purchase price is $29.99.
May God bless you all; and thanks for your continued support!
So Mote It Be!!!