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References to Freemasonry in popular culture range from the vitriolic to the innocuous. Far more often they are merely misinformed allusions from which Freemasonry faces a far more insidious threat; that of being marginalized, trivialized, and fictionalized. Most of the references noted on this site are harmless, simply pointing out that Freemasonry has played a role in our society; some are humorous, yet some are disturbing in their associations.
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Masonic references in the writings of Edward Whittemore
Jerusalem Poker
"Three cardplayers are the central spokes in a free-wheeling epic fantasy that is both cosmic and profane, beautiful and preposterous, and explains just about everything on earth."
"From what he could make out between the cryptic symbols, the assembly was a gathering of a group called the Order of the Mystic Shrine, a society of Freemasons made up of men with high Masonic degrees. The speaker was saying that Masons from many lodges in many countries had made the long journey to Jerusalem to take part in this international conclave of the Order, the first ever held in the rock chambers beneath the western ramparts of the Old City that had long been poularly known as Solomon’s Quarries, the spot where stonemasons in antiquity are said to have cut and dressed the stone blocks used by Solomon to build his temple.
And since we trace the origins of Freemasonry back to these very stonemasons, continued the speaker of the platform, it is truly a momentous event in history, albeit a secret one the world will never know about, for us to gather here and perform the mystical rites of our fraternal Order in the lofty chamber where Solomon’s temple was hewed from the earth, a chamber which can honestly be said to be Solomon’s temple in etertnity, this spacious are where we know stand, once carved out and emptied by our brothers, being nothing less than the material form of the spiritual shrine we carry within us and treasure in common." [page 76]
There are two further references to "Masons" on pages 78 and 79.
Reference is made to John Robison’s "Proofs of a Conspiracy" on page 197, explaining that the Templars captured control of the freemasons.
"And the founder of the Freemasons," continued Nubar excitedly, "was also a Jew and so are many of the cardinals in Italy. They're hoping for a majority soon so they can elect a Jewish pope. Didn't you know the French Revolution was a Jewish-Masonic conspiracy?"
"That’s ridiculous. And I thought you just said the Jews captured control of the Freemasons in the eighteenth century. Why would they have to do that if they'd already founded the Freemasons?"
"It’s the same thing. The Jews made a secret pact with the Templars and then took them over, later they did it again with the Freemasons. The grand master of the Freemasons has always been a Jew and every Freemason must assassinate anyone the grand master orders him to, even a member of the inner council. You can't become a Freemason of the thirty-third degree unless you're a Jew. The symbols they use in their lodges are the snake and the phallus."
"You ought to find a wife, Nubar." [page 198]
Nubar then goes on to make oblique references to the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

Jerusalem Poker. Edward Whittemore. Avon Books, New York: 1978 ISBN: 0-380-44395-8 [paperback 408 pages]

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