Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Freemasonry - Ideology, Organisation, And Policy

by Dieter Schwarz


Chapter 1: The Jewish Oriental Foundations

    The Jewish oriental foundations
Chapter 2: Development Of Freemasonry Outside Germany In The 18th Century

    Development out of the English working lodges in the 17th and 18th centuries (nonguild members in the stone cutters guilds -- origin of the word Freemason -- the Grand Lodge Of London in 1717 -- the Ancient Duties)
    The development of Freemasonry in France (the Enlightenment and thought of the French Revolution -- the penetration of Jews into the English and French lodges -- Jewish institutions in the higher degrees)
    Development of Freemasonry in Germany up to the emancipation of the Jews
    a) The English line of influence
    b) The Romanic line of influence
    c) The development of German Freemasonry along the lines of speculative philosophy (German idealism in the 18th century -- change in the meaning of Freemasonry -- Goethe and Freemasonry -- the age of the German Wars Of Liberation)
Chapter 3. Development Of Freemasonry In The 19th And 20th Century

    The participation of Freemasonry in the Revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848 (the Masonic mission of France -- Democracy and Republic -- the Restoration -- 1830 -- 1848 -- Napoleon III and the Masonic opposition)
    Penetration of the Jews into bourgeois society with the help of the lodges (struggle of the Jews for equality -- Masonic humanitarianism and tolerance on the Jewish Question -- The Jewish lodge in Frankfurt am Main in 1807 -- Admission of Jews at Birkenfeld in 1845)
    Developments outside Germany from 1870 to 1914
    The attitude of German Freemasonry during this period
Chapter 4. International Freemasonry And The World War

    The attitude of the lodges in the Entente States (slander of Germany and its allies -- Masonic Congresses -- Masonic peace propaganda)
    Attitude and opinions of Freemasons in Germany (influence of the lodges and their work of corruption -- Internationalist thought -- The Field Lodges)

Chapter 1. Organisation

    The John Lodges as the lowest degree
    The higher degree lodges
    The connection between John Freemasonry and Higher Degree Freemasonry
    Supranational organisations of Freemasonry
    Masonic organisations in Germany, former Austria, former Czechoslovakia, and former Poland:
    a) in Germany
    b) in former Austria
    c) in former Czechoslovakia
    d) in former Poland
Chapter 2. Organisations Similar To Freemasonry

    Odd Fellows
    Order Of Druids
    Rotary Club
Chapter 3. Disguised Work Of Freemasonry In Other Organisations

    Disguised work of Freemasonry in other organisations
Chapter 4. Ideological Aims

    The basic concepts of Freemasonry (humanitarianism and tolerance -- international chain of brotherhood -- denial of racial and national differences -- Masonic cosmopolitanism, liberalism, and democracy)
    Educational methods of Freemasonry (aims of education -- effects and methods of Masonic education -- ritual -- symbolism -- Masonic speeches, signs, and building blocks -- Masonic writings)
Chapter 5. Relationship Between Freemasonry And Other Supranational Powers

    Freemasonry and the Church (Freemasonry as anti Church -- struggle between Catholicism and Freemasonry -- Papal bulls banning Freemasonry -- attempts at union -- Conference of Aachen of 1928)
    Freemasonry and Jewry
    Freemasonry and Marxism (Freemasonry as the bourgeois, democratic liberal vanguard of Marxism -- Communism and Freemasonry -- Masonic statements on Communism)

Chapter 1. Freemasonry And Fascism

    Freemasonry and Fascism (Fascism's struggle against the Green Snake -- Anti Freemasonry Law of 1925 -- Grand Master Torrigiani against Fascism -- Mussolini on Freemasonry)
Chapter 2. Freemasonry And National Socialism

    National Socialist Leaders on Freemasonry (Adolf Hitler -- Alfred Rosenberg -- Hermann Gцring -- Reich Leader Buch)
    Decrees and Directives of branches of the State and Party against the lodges, and of the Party against Masonic lodges and organisations in Germany
    National Socialism's struggle against Freemasonry (voluntary dissolution of the lodges, the attitude of the old Prussian lodges -- lodge defence committees)
    World Freemasonry's struggle against National Socialism (topics of discussion at Masonic and emigrant congresses -- boycott propaganda -- the work of the People's Front)
    Summary (irreconcilable conflict between National Socialism and Freemasonry)

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