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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We are now giving in this issue a complete list of these articles, which can now be considered as not having existed. 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? The articles were concerned with fictitious political manoeuvrings within the Church to ensure the succession of the Archbishop and to the Church’s response should the legitimate monarchy of France be restored.

You will recall that, by the end leeo the eighteenth century, when the uncontrolled creation of “higher” degrees began to correct itself, many of the “add-ons” were ephemeral and ceased to be a problem. He’s had plenty of company. Pope Leo claimed all non-Catholics “followed the evil one” and Freemasons, in particular, aimed to overthrow all Christian religious and social orders.

There are some interesting ‘bedfellows’ in that list, and it is somewhat odd in view of the eclecticism of her dislikes that she should extravagantly praise the Italian Fascists.

But the title of the work implies that everything mentioned between its ttaxil is concerned with at least one of the three parts of the book’s title.

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Freemasonry and the Ripper. There Taxil wrote his first anti-clerical tract, The Psalms of Vengeance and privately took an oath of hate against Catholicism. Not satisfied with having regained the pinnacle of the anti-Masonic crescendo, Taxil now introduced to the world his most complicated and ingenious deception — a reformed and repentant ex-Palladist who would reveal the full depths of wickedness, depravity and perversions practised by the Freemasons.

He ran away from school, only to be brought back by the police and sent to the Mettray reformatory colony.


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Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, twxil Albert Pike, shown above left, in the late ‘s. During that period, he revised its ceremonial and gave it much of its present character. And when we think of anti-Masonic foci, the name of Stephen Knight is at the forefront. The cover depicts a group of Masons dancing around Levi’s demonic Baphomet depiction. Christopher Haffner, in his book Workman Unashamed writes that “like many of the subsequent holders of that office, Pike’s position as Grand Commander of ‘the Mother Supreme Council of the World’ led to a degree of megalomania”.

While this quotation was published by Abel Clarin de la Rive in his Woman and Child in Universal Freemasonrytaxxil does not appear in Taxil’s writings proper, though it is sourced in a footnote to Diana Vaughan, Taxil’s creation.

Star – 31 October The purpose of Taxil’s hoax was to reveal a highly secret Masonic order called the Palladium, which only existed in Taxil’s imagination. Hamill, “The Sins of our Masonic Fathers But we all know life is not like that.

While USNWR’s article deals with the Jewish issue, it should be remembered that Freemasonry plays a central part in this fraud as well.

And the “links” between Freemasonry and the Occult remain firmly embedded in the minds of taaxil authors. Part of a series on. Intrigued by these suggestions I wrote to the Reach Out For Christ group, pointing out that I believed the Palladium was a hoax and it had ceased to exist in when Leo Taxil declared his creation’s demise.

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. InTaxil then aged 26 was prosecuted but acquitted on publishing a pamphlet Down with the Clergy which had had a circulation ofand was denounced in parliament.

The Palladium ritual involved blasphemy, sacrilege and ritualised sex. RipperCon in Baltimore, AprilFebruary 10,2: Her revelations did not match the satanic wonders of “Dr Bataille”, but she clearly outdid him in libelling living English Freemasons.

I was it creator and I have destroyed it. It’s even easier when you don’t have the full text from which to judge, particularly when the text you’re reading is a an expose and you haven’t read the preface which explains that. DeLa Rive published in It seemed that Jogand himself had repented of his former freethinking and created a saintly impression. Paul Rich January 19, I, personally, would not mind so much these diatribes against Freemasonry providing their scholarship was not so questionable.


After this encyclical, Taxil underwent a public, feigned conversion to Roman Catholicism and announced his intention of repairing the damage he had done to the true faith. Hence, the peo ple are sovereign; those who rule have no authority but by the commission and concession of the people; so that they can be deposed, willing or unwilling, according to the wishes of the people.

Indeed, he had an uneasy love-hate relationship with Freemasonry. It is, of course, a “no-win” situation. Later in Dublin I met somebody who told me – on the basis of God knows what authority besides his own imagination – that above the 33rd degree of Masonry unknown to the world there is actually an illuminated inner circle which is touch with the star Sirius. The attack on Yarker was a rather inspired touch on Taxil’s part, for the Rites of Memphis and Misraim was thoroughly disliked by the Grand Orient.

We counted exhalations in all at the end of this most successful experiment”. With his sartorial preference for Dinner suits, he is also obviously a member of Grand Lodge!

The Pope & The Pornographer – Leo Taxil

The supreme ambition of Leo Taxil had been to stultify the whole Catholic Church and to obtain from that assembly a judgement in favour of his revelations. A Polish archaeologist wrote that he had seen what was probably the remains of a statue of a horse.

Palladium, Taxil claimed, practiced Devil worship, murder and other brutalities of an erotic nature.

He later wrote much the same to La Libre Parole, but included a blatent solicitation for his a la carte restaurant which he had recently opened when he found the medical profession was not patronised sufficiently.