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The Star that Binds the Freemasons with Ancient Judaism

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One of the earliest Secret Societies began with cryptic meetings attended by the disciples of Pythagoras. A lot of the philosophy of the Pythagorean brotherhood was taken from the Old Testament and Judaism. The Pythagoreans loved the five-pointed star, known as Solomon’s Seal, referring to King Solomon, king of the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Although today you see the Star of David (the symbol for Israel and the Jews) as a six-pointed star, many believe the five-pointed star was what it was originally. In my old dictionary, next to the definition of Solomon’s Seal is a picture of a six-pointed star, so it appears the two are inter-changeable. Makes sense, Solomon’s father was, after all, King David. The six-pointed star is also known as the Shield of David. Today the iconic symbol of the Freemasons is the six-pointed star, leading one to suspect that the secret brotherhood proudly traces its origins back to the ancient Pythagoreans. People frequently question, what are the stars on the homes and barns in Kentucky? Though they are five-pointed, they too may be inter-changeable and are making a declaration that members of either the Freemasons or their female counterparts, the Eastern Star, reside there.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

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The “Ancient Mysteries”: Who Was Pythagoras?

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The Greek mathematician known as Pythagoras lived 500 or more years before Jesus. As a young man, Pythagoras traveled to Egypt and Lebanon where he was initiated into the Phoenicians’ Ancient Mysteries. After the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem, Pythagoras spent time at a temple in Haifa, Israel before returning to Egypt where the “Ancient Mysteries” originated. After arriving in Egypt Pythagoras was initiated and studied the Egyptian “Ancient Mysteries” for about two decades. He is also believed to have studied in Babylon for over a decade. *The source for the above information was Dr. Daniel Farhey, Jacob Caspi Freemasonry Lodge, Haifa, Israel.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Genealogy: Anglo-Saxon Jews? Ancient Germans? Ancient Danish Ancestors?

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The Jutes were members of one of the Low German tribes of Jutland, some of them settled in Kent, England after their 5th century invasion. An adjective for Jute is “Jutish” pronounced jootish. I can hear a Danish-accented tongue saying Jute for Judah. Judah of course, meaning the tribe of Judah. Listen to the sounds … Tribe of Judah … Tribe of Jute … but that would be silly to assume from that alone. But Jews from Germany are Germans as well as Jews, so why not Jutes?

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Be Fruitful and Multiply … and They Did

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You’ll find pomegranate art throughout Israel. The ancient Jews believed the fruit represented fertility. Be fruitful and multiply it says in the Old Testament. Pomegranate seeds will sprout readily in the right environment so I understand how they became such a symbol for fertility and there are those who believe the pomegranate was the forbidden fruit, not the apple. In Asia the pomegranate played a part in the wedding ceremony. The guests were provided with pomegranates and were told to throw them sharply upon the floor of the newlywed’s honeymoon room. When doing so, the seeds were scattered. This ritual was intended to encourage a fruitful union and many children.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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