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The icon of the female carrying the sword and scales is a universally recognised symbol of justice. But how many people appreciate that these are Masonic symbols? Law is a cornerstone of modern civilisation, and the modern legal system was founded and continues to be governed by Freemasons.

   The website of the University of Washington Library informs us that this famous icon of the woman with sword and balance represents Ma'at, the goddess of truth, balance, and order. Ma'at is a fundamental and fascinating Masonic concept, which originates in ancient Egypt.[1]

   Ma'at or Themis, Goddess of Justice

   The University of Washington School of Law website explains: "The origin of the Goddess of Justice goes back to antiquity. She was referred to as Maat by the ancient Egyptians and was often depicted carrying a sword with an ostrich feather in her hair to symbolize truth and justice. The term magistrate is derived from Maat because she assisted Osiris in the judgment of the dead by weighing their hearts."[2]

   Judges in courts of law are renowned throughout the world for banging their hammers on the table to call for "order" during court proceedings. The official website of the "Supreme Council, 33 Degree, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", reminds us that the famous hammer and block of Judge's regalia are Masonic. Their page about Masonic symbols explains that: "...the gavel is an interesting symbol itself. It came from Masonry."[3]

   The new globalised form of justice which is gradually being introduced by United Nations, for instance through the International Court of Justice[4] or the International Criminal Court[5], continues the modern tradition of using ancient Masonic symbols in major international institutions.

   There is no doubt that the obvious Masonic symbolism adopted by the major institutions of human civilisation is a clear reflection of Masonic influence on the people in positions of power in the New World Order. For example, it common-knowledge that senior positions in our governments,[6] police,[7] legal,[8] financial,[9] and medical10 institutions, are held by Freemasons.

1.  Knight C. et al. (2001). Hiram Key. USA: Fair Winds Press.
2.  University of Washington School of Law website. (Archived #1, Archived #2)
3.  Scottish Rite of Freemasonry website.
4.  International Court of Justice website.
5.  International Criminal Court page on United Nations website.
6.1.  Freemasons of the Grand Lodge of Washington D.C.
6.2.  List of Masonic Presidents of the United States of America, Burbank Masonic Lodge website.
6.3.  The Freemasons refuse to identify which politicians are members, BBC News, 2001.
6.4.  Politicians admit to being Freemasons, BBC News, 2002.
7.  Sheriff refuses to declare Masonic membership, BBC News, 2000.
8.1.  Judges are requested to declare their membership of the Freemasons, BBC News, 1998.
8.2.  Masons refuse to name their judges, BBC News, 1998.
8.3.  The "official" figure for the number Freemason judges is released, BBC News, 1998.
8.4.  A number of judges confess to being Masons, BBC News, 1999.
8.5.  Another public call to name Freemason judges, BBC News, 2000.
8.6.  Judges are questioned about their masonic links, BBC News, 2001.
9.  Hyde Park Bankers Lodge website.
10.  A number of General Medical Council members reveal they are Freemasons, BBC News, 2001.

1.  The Statue of Liberty was designed by the prominent Freemason Frederic A. Bartholdi.
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