Leo Taxil. The tale of the Pope and the Pornographer. It was a practical joke which has gone on to have a ‘life of its own’: Gabriel Jogand-Pag�s, better known. Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, on Albert Pike. Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, aka Leo Taxil. At some point in your Masonic life, you’ll hear anti-Masons prattling about.

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According to Dr and Bro. We also find that the whole thing had been cooked up by Giuseppe Mazzini and Albert Pike when they reached an agreement in to create the Supreme Rite as an efficient organisation to abolish the temporal power of the Pope and to rule the world from the sidelines.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The confession had curtailed another book by A. Strangely, Hacks’ confessions did little to discourage the anti-Masons who believed he had been bought by the Freemasons to spread these stories that the whole thing was a hoax.

Fortunately we are not confronted by attacks from our civil authorities leoo our past Brethren txail the 18th and 19th centuries. Rome would have given, so to speak, the third part of the triple crown of Peter to find Satanism flourishing in the Lodges James Wilson at Buderim, even from taixl misguided individual who threw those litres of red paint through the grill and into the foyer of Grand Lodge in early March February 19, Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

There Taxil wrote his first anti-clerical tract, The Psalms of Vengeance and privately took an oath of hate against Catholicism. Pope Leo claimed all non-Catholics “followed the evil one” and Freemasons, in particular, aimed to overthrow all Christian religious and social orders. Following the release of Humanum Genus inincreasingly shunned by other members of the League for his outrageous attacks on the Church and realising he was at a dead end, Taxil decided yet another grand gesture was necessary.

General Letters or Communications: It is free alike from the enthusiasm and the errors of the elder Order After her sales trip to Europe and return to America, Taxil had merely “stolen” her name.


No longer can opponents claim that the Craft is a “Secret Society” hiding itself from public view. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. The tale of the Pope and the Pornographer It was a practical joke which has gone on to have a ‘life of its own’: But none were more strange or exotic than the works of one Gabriel Jorgand-Pages “Leo Taxil” to use his pseudonym – “Leo” after peo grandfather, and “Taxil” after a Hindu ally of Alexander the Great.

We counted exhalations in all at the end of this most successful experiment”. Taxil’s greatest threat was an Austrian Jesuit named Father Gruber who wrote saying that he believed Walder, Vaughan and the Palladists all did not exist and never had.

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Charles Hacks, who contributed a lel entitled “Revelations of an Occultist. In reality, the anti-clerical business was becoming less and less remunerative for Taxil and even some of his fellow travellers were beginning to shun his company.

The reverse is also true and it is often difficult to distinguish between quite different degrees of the same name. By then there was great pressure for Diana Vaughan herself to be produced from the unnamed convent where Jogand claimed she was residing. Demands were made for her certificate of birth, the name of the priest who baptised her and the bishop taxul authorised her First Communion. But, bythe more rational members of the Church taxxil becoming disturbed by the extraordinary and unsupported stories.

He later returned to pornography and produced a revised edition of his Secret Love Life At the right is a toad, in silver, with its mouth open. Leo had not provided his bishops with much ammunition to use in carrying out this exhortation, other than his claim that Freemasons were Satanists. This hoax, still accepted today by those who would attempt to condemn Freemasonry, linked the fraternity to Lucifer and therein to Devil txil.

Later in this diatribe Karl Marx appears Stage Left and oeo “link” is made between proto-Communism at the meeting of the Internationale on 28 September and Mazzini’s secret order within Freemasonry.

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Further angered, he chose revenge in a literary manner and decided – perhaps in an effort to redeem himself with Masonry by making the Roman Catholic Church look foolish – to ridicule their credulity about Freemasonry by creating an elaborate story in which the leader of the Southern U.


Le Frondeur published his confession in full six days later and it was later published, in Spanish, as a thirty-three-page booklet in Madrid. It’s even easier when you don’t have the full txil from which taxi judge, particularly when the text you’re reading is a an expose and you haven’t read the preface which explains that. We’d be interested in your comments – within reason of course.

It is, sadly, a hoax that many use to condemn Freemasonry without realizing what fools faxil make of themselves when they do so. In reality, Albert Pike is regarded by Masonic researchers as a regular Freemason, and any accusation that he officially taught Satanism is untrue. Farben Chemical Company, in which capacity he reportedly sold cyanide gas to the Nazis for use at Auschwitz.

If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay whose deeds prove his cruelty, perdify and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?

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Just click on “Prince, the Search Dog” to find things ,eo our site. The book has often been criticized and misquoted, as we will soon see.

Martin Short, Inside the Brotherhood: A clue to this comes in de la Rive’s footnote, which says that Pike had charged “Sister Diana Vaughan” with carrying his Pike’s encyclical to Paris during the Universal Exposition. At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons.

In fact, there are a couple of such ‘debunking of the debunked story’ pages to be found on the web. In general he seems to have developed the hoax to discredit both the Freemasons and the Catholic Churchbut there also seem to be elements of personal neurosis. You’ve witnessed every single degree you’ve ever heard of, and scores more that you hadn’t known of before.