." According to Billington's book called "Fire in the Minds of Men," he (or Pythagoras) "allegedly founded a religious-philosophical brotherhoood to transform society." In Rome called on order was called the "Collegium Muriorum" These are the forerunners of the craftsmen or carpenters used in the Middle ages. Because they "lodged" or lived together during the construction, this is where the term "Masonic lodge" might of originated from.
I've studied the Revolutionary period for years and now it's like a new chapter in understanding subject occured for me in late 2006 and early 2007. Even July 4, 1776 has an occult significance. According to David Ovasion's book (The Secret Architecture of our Nation's Capitol: The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C.,), that date was when the star Sirius was over the sun. In ancient Egypt, Sirius was given a negative connonation, because when Sirius was in the sky high, droughts occured more readily. Albert Pike in his Morals and Dogma book wrote that Sirius was the "Blazing Star" of Horus. Sirius is commonly depicted as the 5 Pointed star in Masonry. Occult writer M. Temple Richmond classify Sirius as a keeper of Hell. Also, July 4 is exactly 13 days after Summer Solstice on June 21. In this calculation, June 22 is counted as 'Day 1'. 13 according to biblical scholars refer to rebellion against authority. July 4 is exactly the 66th day following the beginning of the Satanic High Holy period called Beltane, which begins on April 30. In this calculation, April 30 is counted as 'Day 1'. According to Ovason, serpents, Pythagorean Theorem, and other symbols (Pictures of Jesuits Jacques Marquette [who went into the Mississippi River] and Eusebio Kino are pictured in the Capitol Building) are in D.C. utilized for mystical purposes. Washington D.C.'s design is much deeper. Christians existed in America, but secret societies lusted over America to be instituted as a New Atlantis in the world. Even videos show signs of D.C. looking similar to the chamber of the Great Pyramid of Egypt plus the 10 Sephroiths of creation according to the Kabbala (Cutting Edge Ministries reported on this). Christian Pinto (a Christian from the West Coast) has a video called "New Altantis" describing Ley Lines stretching in a straight line from Mexico City to D.C., Baltimore, Philadephia, NYC, Boston, Stonehenge, and to Troy. Ley Lines are geometric straight line in the Earth that some believe to have magnetic energy. There are so much more symbolism in D.C.