TWO FAMOUS MASONS…
CORINTHIAN LODGE 63—NORTH HAVEN, CT
I have chosen two famous masons for my 2016 assignment. I want to begin with a quick disclosure on my research technique. There is much Masonic / Secret Society conspiracy information written about each of my selections. I must disclose I had a tough time finding direct lodge ‘membership record’ data on either. The sheer volume of written speculation combined with a few provable data points will form the basis for my conclusions.
William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States. Bill Clinton has achieved membership in the Trilateral Commission, Council of Foreign Relations , is a Rhodes Scholar [University Oxford], and a Bilderberger participant. [http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/uspresidentasmasonspt4.htm] Born August 19th, 1946 [city of Hope, Arkansas], Clinton became the Governor of Arkansas for the terms during 1979 to 1981, and 1983 to 1992. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton#Early_life_and_career] Bill Clinton himself has disclosed his DeMolay membership in his autobiography, My Life. Clinton describes inspirations during this time, Catholics, music, and his DeMolay ritual, from the bottom of page 44 to page 45. He closes this memory by stating, at that immediate time, he did not graduate to a full Masonic Lodge. However, he does make mention of his observations regarding Prince Hall Masonry, and all the fun they seemed to have during specific witnessed gatherings. This observation was developed during his governorship of Arkansas. [http://bessel.org/clinton.htm]
My second famous Mason is Hillary Clinton. Most masons take a vow never to ‘make or be present to the making [of] a woman a mason,’ but here is what I found…
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born October 26th, 1947. Her first days were spent in Park Ridge, Illinois. She attended Wellesley College [graduated 1969], and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. She was a U.S. Senator for New York State [2001-2009], First Lady of the United States [1993-2001], and the 67th US Secretary of State [2009-2013]. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton]
There is an article from the 10/31/2017 edition of The Greenwich Village Gazette disclosing a fact that during the article’s research, many people from Arkansas found so common that they have ‘forgotten’ about it. Hillary Clinton is reported to have joined OES, The Order of Eastern Star, soon after marrying Bill Clinton in 1975. The article confirms the story with a witness from MI [Michigan], who chose to remain anonymous, gave the article writer testimony to factual ‘classified’ evidence as verbal proof. [http://www.gvny.com/richard_schiff_section/toby_rogers10-31-07.htm]
The Order of Eastern Star is an appendant Masonic body established in 1805. This organization is open to men and women. OES is based upon biblical teachings, but is open to petitioners of all faiths. In recent days, women have been required to be ‘relatives’ of a freemason. Men who apply should first achieve the level of Master Mason. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Eastern_Star]
Queen Esther Chapter No. 1 [Washington, D.C.] became the first Prince Hall Mason OES affiliate in December, of 1874. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Eastern_Star] The main charities OES contributes to are Alzheimer’s disease, Juvenile Diabetes, and Juvenile Asthma research.
There are some specific qualities that all women’s Masonic groups have in common. Specifically, I would like to briefly mention Co-Masonry and Women Freemasonry Lodges. [http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/women-freemasons.html] Co-Masonic Lodges admit both men and women. Women Freemasonry admits only women. Both lodges strictly pursue what is simply termed, the ‘Parallel Fraternal Spirit.’ Parallel Fraternal Spirit is the recognition of the important focus on service to all peoples. Both lodges also strive to match the same classical Masonic Ideals put forth by the ancient craft. [http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/women-freemasons.html]
Masonic Education for English and American women differs slightly… Women’s Freemasonry in England teaches about the Common Gavel, the 24 Inch Gauge, and the Chisel for the E.A. Degree; The Plumb, Rule, and Square for the Fellowcraft; and the Master Mason teaches about the Skirret, Pencil, and the Compasses… [http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/women-freemasons.html]
Skirret: One of The Working Tools
A skirret is a line of cord on a reel. At the loose end of the cord is a stake. Within Freemasonry, It is used symbolically to create a straight and undeviating line of conduct. The spool of cord resides on a cord holder which freely rotates on a center pin. We might commonly see this tool used by a gardener in which to create straight rows of crops.
The rotating cord holder reels out the cord which is stretched tightly. In this way, the skirret was used to mark out straight lines to create not only straight rows of crops, but perfectly straight lines for the foundation of a building or edifice…
There are five common ‘features’ of Women Freemason Lodges…
1] Membership is by invitation only; 2] All are eligible regardless of race, creed, ethnic background or sex; 3] Each local group is titled ‘an Obedience;’ 4] ALL members must Actively Participate or Resign; and 5] Gatherings are all Formal, not social occasions…
There are a few differences between these lodges. In Le Droit Humain lodges, there is no Masonic ‘G’ on display. Droit Lodges are not connected formally with Freemasonry, and are known as clandestine lodges when mentioned in the context of regular Masonic organizations. However, Women’s Freemason Lodges are generally free to visit each Le Droit lodges. Finally, American Female Freemason’s education does not include the skirret, the chisel, or the pencil. [http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/women-freemasons.html%5D
- Bessel, Paul M. President Bill Clinton and Freemasonry (and DeMolay). http://bessel.org/clinton.htm Paul M. Bessel © 1998 – 2015.
- The Forbidden Knowledge. United States Presidents and the Illuminati / Masonic Power Structure Pt. 4. http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/uspresidentasmasonspt4.htm Robert Howard © 1999-2002.
- Masonic Lodge of Education. Women Freemasons. http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/women-freemasons.html. Masonic Lodge of Education © 2007-2016.
- Rogers, Toby. Season of the Witch: Does Hillary belong to a Secret Coven? http://www.gvny.com/richard_schiff_section/toby_rogers10-31-07.htm. Greenwich Village Gazette. October, 2007
- Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. Bill Clinton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton#Early_life_and_career. Last modified December 3, 2016.
- Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. Order of the Eastern Star. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Eastern_Star. Last modified November 23, 2016.