The insidious effect of Freemasonry among the police has to be experienced to be believed […]
During my thirty-two years’ police service I saw a great deal of this secret society in action, not only in my own force but also in the many others I visited as honorary secretary of the detective conferences of No 8 Police District, which comprises the whole of Wales, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire.* Sometimes my visits took me to other areas, but wherever I went the story was the same. “Are you on the Square?” or “Are you on the Level?” are all naive enquiries as to whether or not one is a Mason."
—Ex-Detective Superintendent David Thomas (former head of Monmouthshire CID), Seek out the Guilty (1969).
Jewel of 33rd degree. Its meaning is the same as all Eastern Religions.
Cross behind the Jewel is another form of the Templar splayed cross.Three interlaced triangles represent three planes of occult creation in all pagan religions — Heaven, Earth and Hell . Snake biting its own tail is symbolic of the occult god (zero), which is the serpent religion of evolution (reincarnation in Eastern religions). Latin words in the circle translate “Order Out of Chaos,” representing the scientific “confusion of tongues” at Babylon by Almighty God, and Freemasonry’s plan to resurrect the Babylonian system to “scientific order.” Crossed swords also have a dual meaning. First, the extended hand of fellowship at one point represents a peaceful return to the Babylonian religion. The sharp point on the second sword represents the military means by which the Babylonian system will be restored, should the peaceful means fail. The two-headed eagle in the center looking east and west represents the universal Masonic revival in the West of ancient Roman democracy in the East.
Drawing of “medical practice” on cadaver in England. Notice Masonic skull & crossbones lower left and Masonic cable-tow around the cadaver’s neck. This medical practice was taking place in a Rosicrucian Masonic Lodge. Rosicrucians were forced to practice alchemy in secret, inside their Masonic Lodges. Such experiments were considered witchcraft by Crown and Church, hence forbidden. Speculative Masons caught in this act were subject to being put to death. (British Museum)
Mason Karl Marx, living in England, spread his communist doctrine among the British. His utopian concepts took root. Before Marx died in 1883 the Grand Orient doctrine had divided British subjects between liberals and conservatives, which division penetrated English Freemasonry as well. During the 1880s, left-wing Freemasonry, represented by the Marxist Fabian Society, began to incite worker strikes and riots. Right-wing Masons, in the privileged ruling class, were in danger of losing their power if something was not radically changed.
Change did come in 1889. At the great Masonic Congress in Paris that year, English Freemasonry accepted socialism as a compromise. After returning to England, British Masons (both right and left) began to organize socialist “think tanks” as political outlets. One of the think tanks founded in 1902 was called the “Coefficients,” which in 1909 evolved into the Round Table. The problem facing the right-wing aristocratic Brotherhood was how to control state socialism in a capitalistic society. The “think tanks” proposed a simple solution to the problem: Freemasonry already controlled business and finance, which in a sense could be termed “corporate socialism”; state socialism could do business with corporate socialism, so long as the Brotherhood dominated politics, which it did - both left and right."
—John Daniels, The Scarlet & The Beast Vol.I