Happy Birthday Albert Pike

Albert Pike was born on this day in 1809. Among his many accomplishments was his work revising the rituals of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masonry which he was was initiated into on March 20, 1853. According to Dr.Richard Kaczynski’s  study of the origins of Ordo Templi Orientis, Forgotten Templars it was said that  “Pike found  the Scottish Rite in a log cabin and left it in a temple.” In addition, “He was truly the author of the Scottish Rite as it is known today.”

Wikipedia states:

“Pike was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ben and Sarah (Andrews) Pike, and spent his childhood in Byfield and Newburyport, Massachusetts. His colonial ancestors settled the area in 1635,[1] and included John Pike (1613–1688/1689), the founder of Woodbridge, New Jersey.[2] He attended school in Newburyport and Framingham until he was 15. In August 1825, he passed entrance exams at Harvard University, though when the college requested payment of tuition fees for the first two years he chose not to attend. He began a program of self-education, later becoming a schoolteacher in Gloucester, North Bedford, Fairhaven and Newburyport.[3]


“Pike first joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1840, and he had then joined a Masonic Lodge, where he became extremely active in the affairs of the organization, being elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite‘s Southern Jurisdiction in 1859.[9] He remained Sovereign Grand Commander for the remainder of his life (a total of thirty-two years), devoting a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order.[17] Notably, he published a book called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871, of which there were several subsequent editions. Pike stated that half of the text was copied from other works, but did not indicate his sources.[18]

Read the entire Wiki article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pike


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