Question: My father was a 33rd degree Mason. Can the ascended masters comment on Masonry?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
Well, there was a period, as you know, where the Inquisition was raging through Europe. And it was very, very difficult for us back then to bring forth any kind of mystical or spiritual teaching. So we had to do it through the secret orders, so people would not be killed by the Inquisition. And so, we have started some of these secret orders, the Freemasons and the Rosicrucians.
From the outset there was validity, and the teachings were given from the Ascended level. And there is still validity in the path of working your way up through the Masonic order, going through the various initiations. For some people it can be a somewhat spiritual path. But the creation of the Masonic order was done in secrecy because of the condition of society. Today you have a totally different society where you don’t need to do anything in secrecy. So, the question is, why keep the secrecy? And this is where the Masonic order can in some cases have a not so positive effect, because by maintaining the secrecy, it gives people this sense that they are very, very special because they are part of the secret order. And this can give rise to spiritual pride. Of course, many other spiritual organizations can give rise to spiritual pride, including ascended master organizations. But there is still, for some people, they can make progress through the Masonic order. For others, especially when they gain higher up in the levels, it leads to spiritual pride that actually stalls their progress. So it’s more an individual evaluation.
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