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Secret Societies: Gardiner’s Forbidden Knowledge Secrets of the Serpent I discovered that there had been an ancient and worldwide serpent religion. Merged with solar, lunar, and cosmic belief systems, this ancient faith did, indeed, take on a worldwide aspect, utilizing the serpent on many levels. Eventually, these beliefs crept in to secret cults and societies and became hidden. Almost in every instance these secret societies are playing a religious role—contacting god or the gods in ways that the state religion cannot or will not. This, in itself, gives us a good insight. It is a stark fact that religion or beliefs are excellent ways of drawing in members and utilizing a heightened state in the individual for their own ends— whatever they may be. As with most religions, the members of secret societies are chosen ones, members of the few. A clear example of this is the way that Christians say—without knowing the real meaning of these phrases—that the way is narrow, or that it is easier to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter the kingdom of God. This, in turn, makes the initiate feel more important when accepted—even though precious few are turned down at the initiate stage. This chosen way is universal, and not just the remit of secret societies or religion. It is also found in normal everyday clubs and organizations where you still have to pass tests that are blatantly measured to allow everybody to enter, but at different levels. The idea of there being different levels then moves the process on and ensures that the new initiate strives to become an adherent or full member by learning the ways of the club or society—and thus the initiate becomes fully engulfed in the world of the society. Secret societies take this membership a step further by including certain devices within the “knowledge bank” that the initiate must learn. These devices include secret handshakes and words, special days of the year known only to the few, and insights into standard texts. All this, and more, makes the initiate feel ever more important. In all instances, the ultimate enlightenment experience seems to be kept back for the very highest levels of initiation—lower levels of illumination are permitted and used for the lower degrees. There is also a build-up of comradeship through regular meetings. This allows the member to feel part of a wider family and

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Secret societies _ Gardiner's forbidden knowledge _ revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illu  

Secret societies _ Gardiner's forbidden knowledge _ revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illuminati, Nazis, and the serpent cults ( P...

Secret societies _ Gardiner's forbidden knowledge _ revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illu  

Secret societies _ Gardiner's forbidden knowledge _ revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illuminati, Nazis, and the serpent cults ( P...

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