Morgan’s Civil War Raid

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Morgan’s Raid

The raid took place from June 11-July 26,1863 and was named after the commander of the Confederate forces, General John Hunt Morgan.

Although it coincided with the battle of Gettysburg and Vicksburg it was not directly related to either campaign.

In fact, General Morgan ignored orders to not cross into the northern states by his commanding officer.

Crossing the Ohio River near Corydon Indiana, General Morgan raided the towns and villages along the route to northeastern Ohio where he was ultimately captured.   

While crossing southern Indiana, he raided, plundered and burned many small towns that crossed his path.

One such town was Versailles in southeastern Indiana, only about thirty miles from the Ohio border and about thirty miles north of the Ohio River.

 

His army completely destroyed the town, burning, stealing and plundering everything in sight.

In the process his men destroyed the Masonic Lodge and stole the officer’s jewels, thinking they may be valuable.

The next morning, before breaking camp, General Morgan discovered the jewels his men had stolen.

He immediately ordered the jewels returned to the lodge where they are proudly displayed in a beautiful case to this day.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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Albert Pike: Harmony

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The writings of Albert Pike

Harmony reigns in the Natural Law and order of the universe as well as among the trinities recognized by different belief systems throughout history. For example, in the Hindu system, harmony is represented among the relationship of Brahma, the Creating Power, Vishnu, The Preserving Power and Siva, the Destroying and Renovating Power.

Pike goes on, WE are to seek the things that are above, and be not content with a world that must shortly perish, and which we must speedily quit.

Pike admonishes us that we do not conceive of or, much less, create moral truths. They are constituted everywhere and are imposed upon us. It remains for us to search for, discover and inculcate these Truths. 

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Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Battle of Bull Run; The Masonic Influence on World History

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Written by Gary Wonning

Wilmer McLean’s farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the first battle of Bull Run in 1861.

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, who was using McLean’s house as his headquarters, wrote: “… of this artillery fight was the destruction of the dinner of myself and staff by a federal shell that fell into the fire-place of my headquarters at the McLean House.”

The Confederates won the first battle of Bull Run due in large part to General “Stonewall” Jackson holding his ground like a “stone wall,” resulting in his nickname.

With momentum on their side, Confederate troops could have pursued the fleeing and exhausted Union army 20 miles to Washington and won the war. Instead, an unusually heavy rain turned roads into mud pits and they called off the pursuit.

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Downfall of the Knights Templars

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Written by Gary Wonning 

After their first journey to the Temple Mount and after returning to France, the Knights Templars suddenly became very wealthy and as time went on, became more and more prosperous. They eventually became wealthier than the church, which ultimately led to their falling out of favor with the pope, who then had them drummed up on false charges, arrested them, and eventually executed all they could capture.

Their Grand Master Jacques DeMolay was burned over a fiery pit in 1314.

In turn the pope confiscated all their vast wealth.

Many of the Knights who survived then escaped to Scotland and freedom.

Throughout history, the masonic order has had an enormous influence on history.

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Egyptians Knew How To Build A Society

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The Egyptians were able to predict the flooding of the Nile River and in so doing plan the best time to plant their crops. Because of the ability to recognize and harness something of regularity, they were able to lay the foundations of their economy and their empire.

They were the first to unite what might otherwise be thought of as independent city states, and by doing so, impacted our own concept of what a nation should be.

Their model created the idea of a nation as a society with defined boundaries, currency, and government. The combination of those three elements allows an economic growth trajectory that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.

Architecture is the most famous legacy of the Egyptian culture. The Egyptians were the first to employ the use of architecture on a massive scale for purposes other than defense or shelter. Their use of architecture for religious and socio/political reasons has been monumental in the future evolution of all global cultures.

With regularity, they realized that stones make buildings, and buildings make cities, the cities make nations and nations make societies.

Because they saw how buildings could shape the way in which people interact with each other and their leadership, the Egyptians were the first to purposely plan and design buildings and cities for influencing the people of a nation.

Using the Egyptian idea of magic, which is to influence something by indirect means, architecture was the ultimate magic by which to influence society.

Many of the rituals of the masonic lodge were practiced in Ancient Egypt. 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Secrets of Masonry

 

Written by Gary Wonning

With the murder of Seqenenre Tao, the secrets of king making were lost forever.

In those times, many of the Egyptians were quite adept at things of a spiritual nature and were proficient in the arts and sciences of the esoteric world. The five major tenants of Egyptian mysticism prove this.

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Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Albert Pike: Charity

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Charity is a duty. “It is to give that which he to whom you give has no right to take or demand. ” Known as Sadaqa in the Muslim Faith, it is a duty to give freely , to honor the vertical relationship between God and man by demonstrating the horizontal relationship between men. Man must do good, be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome