"The Kabalah is indeed of the essence of Freemasonry."
-- co-Mason Helena P. Blavatsky, co-founder of the
Theosophical Society, as quoted from secondary source
Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge
by Ankerberg and Weldon, page 236
"Freemasonry is kabbalism in another garb."
-- Freemason F. De P. Castelle, "The Genuine Secrets of
Freemasony Prior to A.D. 1717", according to secondary
source Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star by Dr.
Cathy Burns, page 263
"Kabalah is the key of the occult sciences."
Albert Pike, 33rd Degree Mason, as quoted from secondary
source Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge by
Ankerberg and Weldon, page 219
"The Jewish mysteries are the source of our present
tradition of which was carried to Rome, and thence passed
down through the Collegia into the mediaveal guilds,
finally emerging in the eighteenth century in the
speculative rituals fo the Craft degrees, in the Holy
Royal Arch and the degree of Mark Master Mason, and in
those of other emblems and ceremonies..."
-- Freemason C.W. Leadbeater,
Freemasonry and its Ancient Mystic Rites , page 77
"The whole basis of our theory is the Qabalah...."
-- Aleister Crowley, Freemason
and father of modern satanism as quoted in Craig
Heimbichner's Blood On The Altar, page 116; primary
source is Magic In Theory and Practice by the
self-professed "Beast-666" himself, Crowley.
"....the theories of Qabbalism are inextricably interwoven
with the tenets of alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism,
-- 33rd Degree Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, as quoted from
secondary source Secret Teachings of the Masonic
Lodge, by Ankerberg and Weldon, page 220
"...in the Kabbala we find fragments of the symbolic
knowledge which was once the exclusive property of the
initiates. So close are the analogiews between certain of
the doctrines of the Kabbala and those of the earlier
degrees of Masonry, that it has been supposed that
Kabbalistic students were responsible for the introduction
of speculative Masonry into our modern Craft. The student
of occultism does not hold this veiw, for he knows that
our speculative rituals belong in substance to a far older
past than the eighteenth century, and that they perpetuate
the tradition of the Jews, who derived it from the
Mysteries of Egypt. He sees in the Kabbala a written and
exoteric portiion of certain teachings belonging to the
Jews, though handed down...."
-- Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites, C.W.
Leadbeater, page 73
"The Cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy
which embraces certain mystical interpretations of
Scripture, and metaphysical and spiritual beings... Much
use is made of it in the advanced degrees, and entire
Rites have been constructed on its principles."
-- Albert Mackey, Mason, Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia
of Freemasonry, quoted from secondary source Secret
Teachings of the Masonic Lodge, page 220
"Masonry cannot be fully appreciated or understood without
knowledge of the Qabalist Tree of Life..."
-- Paul Foster case, Freemason and Golden Dawn member,
considered to be the outstanding authority of Tarot,
Qabalah, Alchemy, and other occult topics, as quoted by
Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star,
"...all Masonic associations owe to it [Kabala] their
secrets and their symbols."
--Eliphas Levi, Transcendental Magic, as quoted from
secondary source, Fallen Angel, Thomas Friend, page
241 [brackets mine; Levi was a 19th century Freemason and
magician, whose works were plaigarized by infamous
Freemason, Albert Pike, according to Freemason Manly
"For the good of
Masonry, generally, but for the Jewish nation in
particular. Royal Arch Degree of Freemasonry" --
quoted from Craig Heimbichner's
book Blood On The
Altar, page 83. Pictured here is the Masonic
Jewel, Royal Arch, 7th Degree
rite in which York Rite Freemasons pledge allegiance to
the Jewish nation. The Masonic jewell of this rite is
Solomon's Seal with a sun blazing inside a triange in the
"The true philosophy, known and practised by Solomon, is
the basis on which Masonry is founded."
-- Albert Pike, Freemason of the 33rd and last Degree,
Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of
Freemasonry, 1871, L.H. Jenkins Inc., p. 785.
"According to Talmudic legends, Solomon understood the
mysteries of the Qabbalah. He was also a necromancer,
being able to summon demons."
-- Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree Freemason, The Secret
Teachings of All Ages, p. 566.
"Freemasonry is founded upon the activities of this secret
society of Central European adepts, whom the studious
Mason will find to be the definite 'link' between the
modern Craft and the Ancient Wisdom. The outer body of
Masonic philosophy was merely the veil of this qabbalistic
order whose members were the custodians of the true
-- 33rd Degree Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, "Rosicrucian
and Masonic Origins"
"The basis of the Western occultism of medieval is the
Kabbalah of the medieval Hebrew Rabbis."
William Wynn Westcott, a Freemason, "The Rosicrucians:
Past and Present, At Home and Abroad, an Address to the
Soc. Rosic. In Anglia
"That great Kabbilistical association known in Europe
under the name of Masonry appeared suddenly in the world
when the revolt against the Church had just succeeded in
dismembering Christian unity."
-- Eliphas Levi, Freemason, black magician and
Qabalist, author of Trancendental Magic, Mysteries
of the Qabalah, and The History of Magic, from
whence this quote was derived, page 283, here notes that
Freemasonry is a Cabalist institution and suggests that
it became public after of the destruction of Christian
unity that followed in the wake of the Reformation, which
it likely had no small part in effecting in this author's
"Masonry is a search after Light. That search leads us
dire- ctly back, as you see, to the Kaballah."
-- Freemason Albert Pike, 33rd Degree, as quoted in
Ankerberg and Weldon's book, Secret Teachings of the
Masonic Lodge, page 217
"The Talmud also became the link between the Neoplatonists
thaumaturgy of Julian and the later assaults on the
Catholic Church from behind the mask of Freemasonry.
Masonic theology, according to Rabbi Benamozegh, is 'at
root nothing esle than ... the theology of the Kabbalah'".
-- E. Michael Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit,
"Judaism is one of the oldest living estoteric traditions
in the world. Virtually every form of Western mysticism
and spiritualism known today draws upon Jewish mythic and
occult teachings--magic, angelology, alchemy, numerology,
astral projection, dream interpretation, astrology,
amulets, divination, altered states of consciousness,
alternate healing and rituals of power--all have roots in
the Jewish occult."
-- Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis, Jewish Myth, Magic, and
, xi, 2007, Llewellyn Publications,