St. Thomas Aquinas and the Jesuits

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THOMAS AQUINAS: - It is easy to demonstrate the fact that Aquinas is an alchemist trained by one of the best (Frater Albertus Magnus who had been a Dominican Bishop) without going to Haeffner’s Dictionary of Alchemy just by the story of the so-called ‘talking head of Jesus’. But there are many who will not consider that fact because it makes it easy to show the inner sanctums of the Church are manipulated by these Alumbrados or Hibernian to Priory forces; which they try to say they are against. Here is a part of my book The Bards and The ‘Bees’ dealing with the import of Aquinas and the founding of the Jesuits. The main quote in it is from The Jesuit Mystique by two scholars in the favor of the Church.
     Here is the start of this wild and imaginative ride into the inner sanctums of power starting with the Illuminati or Alumbrados.
     "Still, as Ignatius conceived of the Society, as described in its founding documents, formal education as such was reserved for the preparation of the Society's recruits and was not envisioned as a ministry to society at large. Ultimately, it was Francis Xavier's nagging insistence on support for his secular college at Goa (and his frequent epistolary celebration of its successes) combined with the Society's 1547 transformation of Francis Borgia's college at Gandia into a secular university ('a studium generale') that launched the Jesuits into an extended educational apostolate that was to become the hallmark of the Society. It was in Messina, Sicily, in 1548 that the Jesuits founded their first full-fledged classical college, but only eight years later in 1556 the Society had increased that number to thirty-five colleges; by the end of the sixteenth century their number had escalated to 245, and when the Society was suppressed in 1773 the network of Jesuit schools had multiplied to the point that "the extinction of the Order meant the closing of 546 colleges and 148 seminaries in Europe alone - 145 in Italy, 124 in France, 117 in Spain, and nearly 300 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Poland, and Lithuania. It meant in addition the closing of 123 colleges and 48 seminaries in missionary provinces of the Order, chiefly in Hispanic America and in India."(Biblio: Pedro Arrupe s.j., ‘In His Own Words,’ Company: A Magazine of the American Jesuits 8, no.4 (Summer 1991), p.18.)"... (5)  
     The mention of Messina brings Roger of Sicily and Norse connections to Prince Henry Sinclair and his Templar mission to America 100 years before Columbus. This part of the story has been dealt with from a Prince Henry Sinclair point of perspective by us in other books. The Sicilian connection to Crete and Crete back to New Grange which we have hardly touched upon deserves a whole book at least. The Stewart Berbers of 20,000 years ago were probably on Sicily and it is worth noting Malta was joined with Sicily in relatively recent times. Malta was a spiritual center and Hal Safleini has lozenges and corbelled roof structure like those in Colombia, S.A. and Mystery Hill, New Hampshire.
     Sardinia and the nuraghi towers that appear medieval were started in 1800 B.C. and we have made note of the 'tombes de giganti' and Keltic import there. The Jesuits have always seemed relatively open-minded and willing to see the best in all other religions. Is the Arab or Sufi connection in Sicily behind this? The Cathars were the same and had friends in Jewish and Sufi circles. The Jesuits may indeed be a continuation of many Cathar and Gnostic Jesus ideas. They still teach comparative religion and adopt independent views on celibacy and abortion in America. When I talked with a Cincinnati St. Francis Xavier University top official in the mid-70s he mentioned they were contemplating separating from the Catholic Church. The fact that the present Pope is Jesuit and is making an attempt at admitting past errors, is worth noting as well. But again, all we are doing is observing behaviour and trying to establish a modus operandi. Maybe soon we'll be able to ascertain if we are dealing with enough evidence to say 'If it walks like a duck...’. (Pardon my somewhat sick humour, please.) Returning to these author/promoter/journalists and what leads to St. Thomas Aquinas that is most relevant, we have:
     “Mindful of his own haphazard educational experiences in Spain, Ignatius looked rather to his alma mater at the University of Paris for the Society's original model of curriculum development and pedagogical effectiveness. At Paris Ignatius was moulded by a carefully organized system of education that was both traditional and contemporary. It presented the best of the philosophical Middle Ages, but without the cerebral aloofness of the postscholastic logicians; the University of Paris also explored the humanistic and more worldly concerns of the Renaissance, complete with the exuberant rediscovery of classical Latin and Greek writers, and especially of Cicero's rhetoric. There was also an appreciation of the philosophical and theological precision of Thomas Aquinas and an eschewing of the simple sophistical idolatry of rhetoric as an end in itself. Ignatius learned much at Paris both with respect to the means and the method, the form, and the content of a sound education. In his Constitutions (IV,14), {The Masonic Constitutions of Anderson and his family play a part in my personal life history that includes 'body-snatching' by a mother over a daughter who killed that mother before the mother succeeded in her magical quest. The daughter confessed her act and went to court. The court heard the use of magic that had gone on for two years and let the daughter free with a reduced charge and 'time-served'. Students of Crowley or Hubbard have heard how they claim to be able to capture the soul and/or body of former masters in a long line including the Masonic fakir Cagliostro, Eliphas Levi [Abbé Constant], and John Dee's scryrer - Edward Kelley.} he directed that Aquinas should replace Peter Lombard as the philosopher's touchstone, and the Fifth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, Decree 41, recorded that ‘by unanimous opinion, the congregation decreed that our professors were to follow the teaching of Saint Thomas in scholastic theology as being more sound, more secure, more approved, and more in accord with our Constitutions.’ (Biblio: In His Own Words, p. 18.) Indeed, for Ignatius and the early Jesuits Thomas Aquinas was the unparalleled angelic doctor (i.e., teacher): ‘In teaching,’ the fathers of the Congregation added, ‘let it be our care first to strengthen faith and nourish virtue. Wherefore in matters that Saint Thomas does not explicitly teach, no one should teach anything that does not accord with the sense of the Church and with accepted traditions or which would in any way lessen a firm and solid piety.’ While advocating the superiority of the Thomist theological compendium, Ignatius completed his educational design by also pressing the Augustinian appreciation of Ciceronian rhetoric as a practical tool for inculcating virtue and changing social values, of plundering Egyptian gold to grace the Christian temple. Contemplation in action was an educational as well as an ascetic principle." (6)
     Aquinas objected to Anselm’s ontological proofs for the existence of God. Aquinas argued that since we are ignorant of the divine essence from which it began, we couldn’t even begin to demonstrate its necessary existence. He said that we must first begin with the sensory experiences that we do not understand. Then we should reason upward to locate their origins in something eternal.
     They have built much upon the Gothic edifices of St. Thomas More and Christopher Wren and in these manners we see a continuation of Templarist thought as well. In a world of choices including tyranny of monarchistic intent as expressed by Thomas Paine, we are inclined to favor the idea these two organizations who are often persecuted by a Church they profess fealty to, are willing to fight for something else again. In the time of the Cathars they were the best option and they may be today. At the same time, we need or ask for transparency. There are too many rogue elements and offshoots who do bad things (P2 or Lodge 99) and we think man can aspire to far loftier heights if given the chance. But we have not proved our point that there is a connection as yet. So far we only hear the quacking of the duck and we have not yet seen its gait.

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