|￼The Truth Behind Mozart’s Murder: The Magic Flute and The Freemasons
||[Apr. 20th, 2004|01:20 pm]
On September 30, 1791, Mozart conducted the premiere of his opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Shortly thereafter he became gravely ill with swelling throughout his body, pain, and vomiting. To his wife Constanze he said: “I feel definitely that I will not last much longer; I am sure I have been poisoned. I cannot rid myself of this idea.” He died just weeks later, on Dec 5, 1791.
But was there a connection between his poisoning and the debut of The Magic Flute? Some historians think so. The opera is a window into the mysteries of Secret Societies and Mozart was a member of at least two – the Freemasons and the Illuminati. And remember that during Mozart’s time the Freemasons and other Secret Societies really had to keep themselves well, secret. They championed revolutionary ideas like humanism and equality that were a clear danger to the established order and power of the nobility and church. Freemasons risked persecution and death if they were discovered.
Mozart himself was an enthusiastic member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge. He met many of his closest friends among the Freemasons, including Emanuel Schikander, who wrote the libretto for The Magic Flute. Together they wrote this notorious opera - which clearly describes the trials and ordeals that must be endured to attain enlightenment. Hidden within the words and music are some of the Freemasons most closely guarded secrets, including initiation rites and the identities of high ranking members.
Perhaps Mozart was unaware that he risked fatal retribution from the order for jeopardizing their secrecy. Others postulate that the culprit might have been one of the many enemies of the Freemasons, the nobility or church or a rival secret society, to rid the order of one of their most devoted and influential members. Regardless, Mozart’s death, at age 35, was painful and lingering.
He was unceremoniously buried in a pauper’s common grave, and covered with lime – which would hide any traces of wrongdoing should his body be exhumed in the future.