Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TIMELINE OF THE AUTHENTIC TRADITION
Jonathan Sellers has composed an extensive timeline of what he calls the "Authentic Tradition" and posted it online. Such a database can only be constructed by someone who has access to Masonic Lodge records because much of the information is contained only there. In addition he has used a number of familiar sources, some of which may be considered dubious, such as Nesta Webster, but many of which, including Gershom Scholem are granted scholarly approval.
I personally believe that this is a detailed account of the way the Secret Societies, operating under the umbrella of Masonic Lodges, though not always with their cooperation, have been able to carry on a religion that has been covert deliberately because it was neither authentic Judaism, nor Christianity, nor Islam, but was a blend of all three concocted under the leadership of Sabbatai Zevi, and later his follower Jacob Frank, and began life as a Jewish Heresy. The religion was Rosicrucianism and its believers were the Illuminati, sometimes known as the Jacobins, who acted to overthrow both religion (particularly Christianity) and governments alike.
The primary tenet of this religion was "holy sinning" and included a dedication to lies and deception as a foundation stone. A member was not what he seemed and did not believe in the religion he professed. The Kabbalah played a central role.
Sellers picks up where Scholem leaves off, tracking the transmission after the activities of Sabbatai Zevi, and beginning in 1700. At the beginning he mentions the Doenmeh and reveals they are called Izmirlis (or Izmirim) along with the Jacobites (or in Turkish the Jakoblar). He tracks the activities of the Comte de Saint-Germain, who was "the son of a Jewish doctor of Strasbourg" according to one source.
Much to my surprise, the religion of Emmanuel Swedenborg is closely associated with that of the Sabbatians. Points of contact are listed throughout the 18th century of the timeline, and Swedenborg's promotion of sexual magic comes as an even bigger surprise.
He also notes that Sabbateanism folds into the Golden Dawn and the O.T.O.
He tells us: "The practices of the Angelic Brotherhood, in particular, will be seen to have parallels in the Frankist and Shabbetean movements, in the Church of Carmel and so forth." Jacob Boehme plays an important role in this transmission.
Under the heading 1715-1725 Sellers writes:
Shabbetean propaganda thus polarized around two different centers. The moderates who conformed to traditional practice and even overdid it could produce a literature which, avoiding an open declaration of their messianic faith, reached a wide public unaware of the convictions of the authors. The radicals, who became particularly active between 1715 and 1725 after Baruchiah had been proclaimed as "Señor Santo" and an incarnation of the Shabbetean version of the "God of Israel," had to be more careful. They worked through emissaries from Salonika and Podolia and circulated manuscripts and letters expounding their "new Kabbalah." The circles in Poland known as Hasidim before the advent of Ba'al Shem Tov, which practiced extreme forms of ascetic piety, contained a strong element of Shabbeteanism, especially in Podolia.