Freemasonry: Closeted Mental Illness?

Written by Jim D. Ray

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Controversy in Brotherhood

While Freemasonry has attracted many high-profile politicians, professionals and even law enforcement officials,repparttar organization’s admittedly secretive practices have brought about considerable controversy dating as far back as 1826 withrepparttar 144695 murder of Captain William Morgan. Shortly after writing a book exposingrepparttar 144696 practices of Freemasonry, Morgan was informed by colleagues he was to be murdered by members ofrepparttar 144697 organization. Inrepparttar 144698 most common account of subsequent events, Morgan sought to escape by enter Canada, however he was stopped atrepparttar 144699 border by police, arrested for indebtedness, tried in absence, jailed, then released on bail and drowned by five members inrepparttar 144700 Niagara River.

More recently, William James, a 47-year-old father of five, was shot inrepparttar 144701 face during a Freemason initiation ceremony in March of 2004. According to police, James was participating in an initiation ritual designed to "create a state of anxiety" forrepparttar 144702 applicant when 76-year-old Albert Eid, another member participating inrepparttar 144703 ritual, shot James with a fully-loaded .32-caliber firearm drawn from his left pocket, instead of a .22-caliber firearm loaded with blanks in his right pocket.

Today, Freemasonry continues to play a controversial role under various conditions, asrepparttar 144704 result of indications suggestingrepparttar 144705 organization serves no greater purpose than to act as a safe haven for criminals. Because Freemasons are sworn to protect their fellow members – even torepparttar 144706 point of committing perjury, under oath – exposing purported criminal activity committed by its participants is a difficult process.

This is not to say that all, or even most, members ofrepparttar 144707 organization are inducted with a conscious understanding of their involvement inrepparttar 144708 organization’s less obvious activities. If Freemasonry exists to serve as haven for criminal or immoral behavior, it would benefit those most entrenched inrepparttar 144709 organization to reinforce their cover withrepparttar 144710 participation of innocent parties.

Freemasonry in Hindsight

One ofrepparttar 144711 most damning aspects of Freemasonry’s involvement in criminal activity isrepparttar 144712 significant effort by members to defend its activities against those who regardrepparttar 144713 group as a terror organization. Similar fraternal organizations such as Kiwanis are rarely, if ever, are subject torepparttar 144714 broad, widespread criticism Freemasonry attracts.

Based onrepparttar 144715 psychological foundation of Freemasonry, combined with purported and confirmed involvement in criminal activity and admitted efforts to conceal its membership and practices, Freemasonry could potentially exist to reaffirmrepparttar 144716 actions of a self-categorized group of individuals suffering from a wide spectrum of emotional and social disorders, ranging from low self esteem and co-dependency to distorted perceptions of acceptable social behavior, with some participants exhibiting psychotic tendencies.

In looking forward to ensuringrepparttar 144717 integrity and well-being of our country, we must considerrepparttar 144718 institutions of society that, intentionally or otherwise, sustain and allow inappropriate behavior by those who cannot rise above their own psychological disorders. It is not onlyrepparttar 144719 responsibility, butrepparttar 144720 obligation of those who identify such individuals to ensurerepparttar 144721 safety of our communities by eradicating accepted criminal behavior through its exposure.

Jim D. Ray is a parapsychologist with a diverse background in multiple subject concentrations, including business, psychology and parapsychology, criminal justice, philosophy, education, internet technology, physics, and vocal performance arts. Jim can be reached by e-mail at:

The Incredible Human Psyche

Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

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If we incorporate our psyche withinrepparttar realm of our conscious, we can attain a higher level of spirituality, peace and enable our mentality to overcome physical & mental weaknesses. Practicing trance concentration through our psyche, we capacitate ourselves with unimaginable forces of nature.

In closing, Henry Ford once stated, "If you think you can, you will.if you think you can't, you won't." Within his profound words, we uncover incredible human spirit at its finest - therein liesrepparttar 143375 Human Psyche, andrepparttar 143376 impossible - possible.

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