Masonic Eastern Star's Curious Emblem

The Grand Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic organization for females because “officially regular Freemasonry remains exclusive to men.”
I was browsing on eBay and saw this vintage Eastern Star pendant on sale for $5.99:

The pendant caught my eye immediately because it is an upside-down star, otherwise called a pentagram:

“The star with two points upward is also called the ‘Goat of Mendes’ because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head.”

The humanoid goat Baphomet figure was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lévi. In his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (“Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic”), Lévi included an image he had drawn himself which he described as Baphomet and “The Sabbatic Goat” — showing a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns.  Levi called his image “The Goat of Mendes.” Lévi’s Baphomet is the source of the later Tarot image of the Devil, in the Rider-Waite design. The symbol of the goat in the downward-pointed pentagram was adopted as the official symbol — called the Sigil of Baphomet — of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used among Satanists. [Source: Wikipedia]
Indeed, the pendant sold on eBay is modeled after the Order of the Eastern Star’s official emblem:
This is what Wikipedia says about the Order:
“The Order of the Eastern Star is a fraternal organization that both men and women can join. It was established in 1850 by Rob Morris…an official with the Freemasons…. It has approximately 10,000 chapters in twenty countries and approximately 500,000 members under its General Grand Chapter. Members of the Order are aged 18 and older; men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons. Originally, a woman would have to be the daughter, widow, wife, sister, or mother of a master Mason, but the Order now allows other relatives as well…. The emblem of the Order is a five-pointed star with the white ray of the star pointing downwards towards the manger.”
That last sentence is a lie.
In his book, Masonry, Beyond the Light, Bill Schnoebelen, a former witch, Mormon and Mason, warns:

“The [Eastern] Star is regarded by Masonic women as a fine Christian institution within Masonry.

Classics like How Great Thou Art are sung…. Sadly, one of the key strategies a cult uses is to play upon the common interpretation of words. Dealing with any cult involves getting through a jungle of definitions.

The cult will use words which have common meanings, like ‘Jesus’ or ‘saved,’ or well known Bible verses, but will carefully not explain to potential members that they have applied a subtext to these terms, a second layer of meaning!

This is the problem with the OES [Order of the Eastern Star]. The people who put the order together back in the 19th century relied upon the familiarity with Matthew 2:2 as a common ‘Christmas verse.’ However, in light of the satanic symbolism involved in the OES, we need to look for another layer of meaning applied to that verse of scripture.

The A.V. 1611 text does not say ‘eastern star.’ It says ‘star in the east.’ The phrase ‘Eastern Star’ has a specialized meaning in occultism.

It refers to the star, Sirius, which is the most significant star in Satanism! It is sacred to the god, Set. Remember Set as the evil Egyptian god who killed Osiris? Set is probably the oldest form of Satan! The Eastern Star is the star of Set.

However, deadly word games are being played here. Though most women involved in the OES doubtlessly assume they are worshiping Jesus as they kneel around a huge satanic pentagram, it is obvious that the ‘his’ actually refers to Set’s star, not Jesus’ star.

In Albert Pike’s commentary on this degree, we find the usual duplicity found elsewhere in the [Masonic] Lodge. He explains:

‘To find in the BLAZING STAR of five points an allusion to Divine Providence is fanciful; and to make it commemorative of the Star that is said to have guided the Magi, is to give it a meaning comparatively modern. Originally, it represented Sirius, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile…’

Albert Pike (1809-1891) was a famous Freemason who held the title of Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite‘s Southern Jurisdiction for 32 years. He wrote Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, still regarded as one of the definitive books on the Masons.
~Eowyn & Sagebrush

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Joan
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Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this post exposing the truth of these Masonic symbols. I was in a position many years ago where I was invited with my then fiance’ to attend a “lodge” meeting and join the women’s group. I recall I just ended a very difficult hearing that involved sexual harassment employment issues, and I was in no mood to go anywhere. But, my fiance’ urged me telling me that we would have a nice dinner, a nice evening. So, I went. I walked into the “ladies” lodge meeting. They had a gold triangle, an eye, and they… Read more »

Joan
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Thank you, Sage. I just knew something was terribly wrong in that room. I had just listened to harrowing, evil, low-down testimony involving sexual harassment in the employment environment. I remember walking in and telling the Chief of Appeals that I don’t get paid enough to listen to this horrible crap! So, I went from that hearing to the “lodge” meeting. Hence, I was well-prepared in sensing evil that evening and I remember being exhausted from it. I found Pike’s comment self-incriminating. Incidentally, the Masons are always dawned with Egyptian looking clothing, up-turned shoes (like genies) and such. I wonder… Read more »

The Real J Stew
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The Real J Stew

sorry to disappoint you but that is NOT an Order of the Eastern Star pendant…as an eBay seller I many items on eBay that are misrepresented to get views…historically uneducated folks trying to make a buck…oh, and to the previous poster – you would not have been “recruited” at a lodge meeting OES members because A) they don’t recruit B) OES and Free Mason don’t meet together and C) you would NEVER have been able to go to a Free Mason lodge meeting even as a wife or girlfriend of a lodge member…

paperedperfection
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i def have been to my boyfriends lodge for events lol . so yeah you can attend their EVENTS. it probably was a social thing she meant but said meeting mistakenly… and to the christian lady they don’t worship Satan jeez. they literally have breakfasts/barbecue and a live band and a raffle to fund local organizations every time ive been. plus very beautiful services after the loss of my mason soon to be father in law.. OMG SOOOOO EVIL . also UPTURNED SHOES?????? LOL they wear tuxes and WHITE (pure) gloves and normal-ass shoes. if at one point it was… Read more »

stlonginus
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I think you’re referring to porch masons or blue lodge masons, which are the lower degrees and who are the useful tools of the higher degrees. They get your ‘dues’ and they get you to think you’re in some special, ‘charitable’ group, when in fact, it’s a method of ensuring its members will never squeal or testify against one another, no matter what crimes their members commit. They take blood oaths (e.g. the slicing of the throat from ear to ear gesture) that they will ‘come to the aid’ of a ‘brother’ to ensure the brother never gets the justice… Read more »

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Adding to what paperedperfection had to say: I don’t know where you get this stuff. The Masons do a great deal of charitable work. Shiner’s Children’s Hospitals, Childhood Language centers, Research into Schizophrenia, MS, MD, Retirement homes, orphanages, to the tune of more than a billion dollars a year. They provide community services, visit hospitalized veterans, go to mostly Christian Churches although any faith is welcomed. Yes they have signs and symbols but each is merely symbolic. No one I have ever heard of in Freemasonry has ever worshiped the devil. In fact most attend Church on Sunday. They don’t… Read more »

stlonginus
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All groups are used.
This is lengthy, but I recommend you listen to all of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gae_MMybyg

stlonginus
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Nice post Dr. E. I came across this one while searching whether Springsteen has lodge membership.

stlonginus
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I haven’t found anything yet. He did a concert in a lodge in Detroit, MI in 1978…

JR
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JR

I find it difficult to believe that somehow non-masons know all of the “secrets” that real Masons don’t. If something is so secret that only higher level Masons know, then how do non-masons know those secrets? Perhaps a lot of the misinformation comes from irregular or clandestine lodges which pretend to be Freemasonry. In the USA every state has a Grand Lodge which governs all the Regular Lodges in that state. A lodge must obtain a charter from the Grand Lodge of that State to be a recognized lodge (regular lodge). All Grand Lodges work independently but recognize each other.… Read more »

WILFREDO SEGARRA
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WILFREDO SEGARRA

Ditto:I don’t know where you get this stuff. The Masons do a great deal of charitable work. Shiner’s Children’s Hospitals, Childhood Language centers, Research into Schizophrenia, MS, MD, Retirement homes, orphanages, to the tune of more than a billion dollars a year. They provide community services, visit hospitalized veterans, go to mostly Christian Churches although any faith is welcomed. Yes they have signs and symbols but each is merely symbolic. No one I have ever heard of in Freemasonry has ever worshiped the devil. In fact most attend Church on Sunday. They don’t try to convert anyone to anything. They… Read more »