Well that got me thinking. Could you define for me what you regard as Lucifer? I have understood that you don't think that he is Satan as such and that you have linked him to Prometheus (did you in an earlier thread I can't quite remember?) and Osiris but do you think that the concept of Lucifer is an evil one? I have always seen Osiris and crew as on humanities side. Could a "light bearer" be also the giver of knowledge if so, my personal favourite, Thoth, would be very much in the same catergory. I agree though that these secret societies have roots that go way back into antiquity but what is the "great work" and where are they going with it all?
Getting on to the "vile multitude" - Pike does not like us much does he! It seems to me that what main thrust of what you are saying is pretty much what the Catholic Church did for many centuries. Keep the populace in ignorance, read your sermons in Latin so that your average Joe can not understand them and that way you will not have to answer to many questions! Governments have done it too with censorship and burning books of unapproved subjects. It is not so easy anymore, so if you are right then the mechanisms for the "vile multitude" not see through what is happening have to be more subtle. Someone told me that the best way to get other people to stop asking questions is to give them the partial answer and let them think they have the complete answer - just a thought.
Thank God for boards like this and the internet. If information is power then with the free exchange of ideas all over the globe will make those Freemason Princes job a lot tougher:-)
P.S. I am not having a pop at Catholics btw - I am one but rather lapsed.