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    ARCANE SCHOOLS

    byJohn Yarker

    This book provides a background necessary to understand ee!ents o" the

    #oden $a%n and O&T&O& initiations' particuary in !atters ike the incusion

    o" the Sa!othraian deities in the "or!er and the detais o" the o%er and !iddedegrees "or the atter& The (estern Occut Reviva is docu!ented in it)s origins&

    Yarker)s thesis is to de!onstrate universa and indigenous initiation insy!bo and egend throughout the history and paces o" the %ord* and' by

    reating the !eanings and practices o" ancient and !odern +asonry ,through

    the -.th century/' to discose the universa content o" the rites and !ysteries&

    The author is !ore skeptica than !ost' and there is a distinct "avor o" 0ra1ierin the stye o" presentation& +any Christian traditions are presented in great

    detai and !utipe e2a!pe to be ignorant gosses o" the ancient !ysteries&

    Theories o" ost continents are brie"y propounded %ith open !ind' so!e

    dated by i!its o" schoarship o" the period3 e&g& Yarker did not kno% that

    4oynesians traveed thousands o" !ies by ship' that !id oceanic sea "oorsspread' etc&

    Theosophica egends are used %ith !ore restraint than %as co!!on in the

    period&

    5Aryan5 is used "or an i!aginary race' co!!on in the period but not as ater&

    5Learned5 racist stereotypes o" the period are perpetuated' but %ithconsiderabe !ore restraint than in other conte!poraries& At the ti!e o"

    %riting' race and cuture %ere !udded concepts& Since universa 5+asonry5 is

    the sub6ect o" this %ork' 5Aryan5 is better understood in !ost instances as5possessed o" the secrets o" iu!ination5 or so!e such concept&

    There is occasiona and e2cessive dependence on phioogy "or evidence' asoco!!on in the period o" authorship&

    7n the ast chapters o" the book' Yarker de"ends variant +asonry on the

    grounds o" the 8nited #rand Lodge o" Engand being ignorant o" !anytraditions and indi""erent to oder charters& 5York5 !asonry is uphed as being

    !ore traditiona&

    The Arian and Cabiric races taken "or granted in this book are "ictiona'

    though based on "ar !ore i!ited actua ancient cutures& At the period in

    %hich this %ork %as %ritten' a racist theory o" %ord civii1ation %as current&This theory cu!inated in anti9Se!itis! and uti!ate atrocity in the second

    :uarter o" the ;

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    European schoars o" the ti!e %ere the!seves a deveop!ent o" history' as

    such re!ain today& These racist theories o" %ord history ste!' in part' "ro!

    the earier reigious beie" in the age o" the %ord as roughy ='

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    reigion5 by Yarker& The various theories and dates !ust be "urther ad6usted in

    ight o" !odern archaeoogy and ethnoogy& ight o" !odern archaeoogy and ethnoogy&

    Schoars and students o" European iterature %i "ind unusua vaue in the

    %ork& Ho% ese !ay %e understand stray re"erences ike3 5(e shoud ook ike

    the t%o sons o" Ay!on' %ho had ost their brother&5 99"ro! Chapter >>?777 o"5The Three +usketeers5 o" Ae2andre $u!as@

    ,Speing varies in the origina te2t "or so!e na!es and co!!on %ords&4unctuation aso varies "ro! conte!porary nor!s' perhaps representing the

    oratorica stye o" breaking ong passages !ore than error in usage& Origina

    typos are aso co!!on& An aphabetica ist o" variant speings is avaiabe "orthis te2t&/

    999i Heidrick

    4RE0ACE&

    7N the "oo%ing pages 7 have sought to satis"y a re:uest' o"ten !ade to !e' togive a short but co!prehensive vie% o" the %hoe "abric o" the Arcane

    !ysteries' and a""inity %ith the +asonic Syste!* and 7 here take the

    opportunity o" recording !y protest against the sceptica tendencies o" thepresent generation o" the +oderns %ho are +asons' and against the e""orts that

    are !ade' in season and out o" season' to underrate the indubitabe anti:uity

    o" the +asonic cere!onies& These e""orts' %hich tend to o%er the prestige o"

    our ancient Cra"t' are not atogether %ithout good resuts' as they have ed to a!ore care"u e2a!ination o" our +asonic egends and o" ancient docu!ents'

    and 7 have there"ore added' to a genera History o" the Arcane Schoos' a vie%'

    su""icienty e2picit' o" the ancient rites o" the +asons' eaving the inteigent0ree!ason o" our day to trace the reative bearing o" these& 7t is no co!pi!ent

    to the +asons %ho "ounded the #rand Lodge o" Engand in -B-B' and %ho'

    ho%ever i in"or!ed they !ay have been in London' yet' as is a!py proved'accepted od custo!s o" the #uids %ith discri!ination' to suppose that they

    unani!ousy undertook to i!pose upon the pubic' a syste! as ancient %hich

    they the!seves %ere engaged in concocting& Nor is it any co!pi!ent to theinteigence o" their i!agined victi!s& (hether or not 7 succeed in convincing

    the candid reader o" the great anti:uity o" the 7nstitution !ust be e"t to ti!e*

    those o" !y readers %ho are pedged to the vie%s o" these +oderns %i no

    doubt adhere vD through i"e to the ideas in %hich they have indoctrinatedthe!seves' but en:uiry is progressing and there is sti a very arge

    substratu! o" the Cra"t %hose beie" is yet strong in the good9"aith o" their

    predecessors' %hether' in %hat %as ast century' ter!ed Ancients or +oderns'and it is to such that 7 !ore particuary address !yse"& The best re%ard "or

    !y abours %oud be to "ind that the study o" our Cra"t and anaogous societies

    %as !aking progress' and that others are suppying ne% "acts "ro! od books'that !ay aid in bridging over any chas!s that !ay be noticed in the "oo%ing

    pages& +y endeavour has been to print %e authenticated !atter ony' in

    order that the in"or!ation suppied !ay be reiabe& Every paragraph is a "act

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    or deduction "ro! "acts' and ho%ever !uch condensed nothing o" !o!ent'

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    kno%n to the present ti!e and having a bearing upon 0ree!asonry' has been

    o!itted& The %orks o" the earned rother #eorge Oiver' $&$&' ack critica

    cohesion' and have conse:uenty "aen into undeserved negect' but su""icient%i be "ound in these pages to sho% that his theories are not devoid o" !ethod'

    and %i ad!it o" an authentic construction being put upon those cai!s %hich

    he advances "or the anti:uity o" the +asonic 7nstitution&o!itted& The %orks o" the earned rother #eorge Oiver' $&$&' ack critica

    cohesion' and have conse:uenty "aen into undeserved negect' but su""icient

    %i be "ound in these pages to sho% that his theories are not devoid o" !ethod'and %i ad!it o" an authentic construction being put upon those cai!s %hich

    he advances "or the anti:uity o" the +asonic 7nstitution&

    Those %ho obstinatey deny the e2istence o" anything %hich is outside their

    o%n co!prehension are "uy as creduous as those %ho accept everything

    %ithout discri!ination& There are certain inteects %hich ack intuition and

    the abiity to take in and assi!iate abstruse truths' 6ust as !uch as there arepeope %ho are coour9bind' or dea" to the !ore deicate notes o" !usic* this

    %as %e kno%n to the ancient theoogians and !ystics' and the reasons %hich

    they assigned "or the !enta incapacity %i appear in the "oo%ing pages&

    7 cannot ao% the opportunity to pass' in cosing !y abours' %ithout

    thanking !y pubisher "or his invariabe kindness' courtesy' and genera care*and the reader is aso !uch indebted to hi! "or the co!piation o" the 7nde2&

    (e have consideraby e2ceeded the =

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    7n the 5"irst and second chapters5 %i be "ound the proo"s o" a syste! o" !ost

    ancient sacerdota grades and !ysteries %hich in the eariest or proto9Aryan'

    civiisation added to their cere!onies those e!be!s o" geo!etry and art %hich

    have been trans!itted by 0ree!asonry&

    7n the 5third and "ourth chapters5 %e see !ore ceary the advance %hich the

    Aryan civiisation introduced into the pri!itive association* the deveop!ent o"a caste organisation' and the reduction o" the !ore ancient civiisation' by

    invasions' to a sub6ect state' %hich in ti!e created an independent syste! o"

    Art9+ysteries' co!bined %ith natura reigion' or %hat %e no% ter!0ree!asonry&

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    7n the 5"i"th and si2th chapters5 %e have atte!pted the eucidation o" the

    doctrine and sy!bois! o" the Ancient +ysteries and their reationship %ith

    the !inor schoos 2D o" 4hiosophy %hich sprang "ro! the!' as "or instancethe 4ythagorean and 4atonic schoos' proving that a these possessed !uch in

    co!!on 99in doctrine' rites' and sy!bos' not ony %ith each other but %ith

    0ree +asonry o" our o%n days' %ithout the distinguishing "eatures o" the atteras an operative art* %hist' side by side' the Arcane schoos o" 4hiosophy

    passed on%ards through the centuries o" Christianity' in nu!erous branches'

    %ith the od rites and sy!bos&doctrine and sy!bois! o" the Ancient +ysteries and their reationship %ith

    the !inor schoos 2D o" 4hiosophy %hich sprang "ro! the!' as "or instance

    the 4ythagorean and 4atonic schoos' proving that a these possessed !uch inco!!on 99in doctrine' rites' and sy!bos' not ony %ith each other but %ith

    0ree +asonry o" our o%n days' %ithout the distinguishing "eatures o" the atter

    as an operative art* %hist' side by side' the Arcane schoos o" 4hiosophy

    passed on%ards through the centuries o"