Below are quotes from Albert Pike in Morals and Dogma:
All roads lead to Kabbalah, or when practiced within Freemasonry, Qabalah.
The Zohar is from the 1300s. The Scottish Rite is from the 1700s.
Kaballah is much older than the Zohar, which is said to be the most important text to Kabbalah.
This is in reference to the Apostle Paul, who was blinded by the resurrection of Jesus and who is credited with establishing the earliest churches teaching the doctrine of Christ.
The Kabbalah is what Pike is stating are the origins of the Trinity.
In Kabbalah it is the three columns:
Column of Severity
Column of Consciousness
Column of Mercy
I'll have to follow this clue deeper. The Rose Cross was who mixed Christianity with Kabbalah in the 17th Century (Francis Bacon and King James).
Pythagoras and Kabbalah meet in Morals and Dogma. Who knew?
The Templars were the Christians who first borrowed the Kabbalah knowledge, which transferred through other related Christian sects, such as the Rosicrucians.
Albert Pike is definitely right about that.
These quotes are from the documentary '13 Blocks', about how Albert Pike's statue is exactly 13 blocks from the Capitol Building.
Albert Pike = 45/99
Thirteen = 45/99
13 stripes on the flag
13 stripes on the crest
USA = 41 (41, 13th prime number)
Pike = 41
In that same statue Pike is seen holding the book Morals and Dogma.
Morals and Dogma = 56/137
Washington D.C. = 56/137
137 is the 33rd prime; Federal = 33; Masonry = 33; Secrecy = 33; Morals = 24/33
Here are the Degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Remember, the first 3 Degrees are earned at initiate level lodges.
ALSO, notice that the 33rd Degrees refers to itself as the 'Supreme Council'.