ANNO LUCIS - The Year of Light

Email from a Mason concerning Anno Lucis

"During my ascension through the ranks of Freemasonry (I will be exhalted in the Royal Arch in a few weeks), one of the things that I am researching vigorously is the origins of the Mason Calendar of Light, or "Anno Lucis" timetable.

I came across an interesting book in the Masonic library last month, refuting the claim (often made by non-Masons or uninformed brethren) that the start of the AL dating, 4000 BC, is due to the Bishop Usher calculation of Genesis.

Usher, you might know, counted backwards using the alleged ages of people in the Old Testament, and came up with the year 4004 BC for the date of creation. Just because the Usher date is close to the AL start date- 4004 instead of 4000 - many people just assume (due to Freemasonry's connections to Christianity) that the Masonic calendar is based on Usher.

However this old book, written in the 1700s, instead asserts that the A.L. date is based on a calendar created by an Isis cult from ancient Egypt. In the year 4000 the star Vela went supernova, and for months, if you were located near in the lattitudes of Egypt, you would have seen two suns.

The Vela explosion effectively created a "year of  Light" by blazing away and preventing any night for most of the year 4000. The Isis priests apparently took this as a sign for a new era being born and started their calendar accordingly."
This quote, from Bill Cooper's writings on the subject, refers to this theory:
"According to many, the great pyramids were built to commemorate and observe a supernova explosion that occurred in the year 4000 B.C.  Dr. Anthony Hewish, 1974 Nobel Prize winner in physics, discovered a rhythmic series of radio pulses which he proved were emissions from a star that had exploded around 4000 B.C.

The Freemasons begin their calendar from A.L., "In the Year of Light," found by adding 4000 to the modern year. Thus 1990 + 4000 = 5990 A.L.

George Michanowsky wrote in The Once and Future Star that;

"The ancient Sumerian cuneiform...described a giant star exploding within a triangle formed by...Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum, and Lambda Velorum...located in the southern sky....[An] accurate star catalogue now stated that the blazing star that had exploded within the triangle would again be seen by man in 6000 years."

According to the Freemason's calendar it will occur in the year 2000, and indeed it will."

Cooper seems to be generally "right on", however his last bit, claiming that the star would appear again, obviously turned out to not be true. I have looked (extensively) and not found anything in any official Masonic writings on the subject referring to this prophecy, or the Calendar supposedly being oriented to the year 2000 for this purpose, so maybe he made that up or got it from a spurious conspiracy source.

What seems beyond question is that the Masonic calendar is in fact based on the Egyptian source, and not Usher. You just can't explain away those missing four years, or the fact that both Egyptians and Masons call 4000 BC the "year of Light", the capper being that it actually WAS a "year of Light" if you were in Egypt.

Another website offers more on the Vela stellar explosion, and also contains stuff from Sitchin about how it impacted the Sumerian culture:

"The Vela supernova most likely occurred 6,000 years ago (although estimates range from 5,000 to 11,000 years). At a distance of 1,300 light years from earth the Vela X pulsar is three to four times closer than the Crab Nebula. The supernova would have hung low on the horizon over the Mediterranean, a brilliant star shining as bright as the moon (-12.5 losing brightness at 4.5% per day). Due to defects in the cornea of the eye, a person viewing the supernova would see spikes a quarter to a third the diameter of the full moon (7.5 to 9 minutes of arc).

It would appear as an endlessly dancing, varying mass of fire, shooting spears of intense color every way like a fountain. The landscape and the observer would be flooded with pulsing illumination. Tossed flocks of shadow bands would animate the landscape, moving eerily through forest and town."

- Sources include Science Digest, Mar '81
What Cooper was referring to that didn't happen in 2000 was Project Lucifer.
They had planned a reenactment of 'The Year of Light', and wanted to make us a binary star system,  complete with a capstone ceremony at Giza, but the plans for NWO weren't advanced far enough at the time....

It was cancelled for 1/1/2000 with the Galileo probe and Jupiter, and then attempted in September 2003, and then again with the Cassini probe and Saturn in June 2008

Fortunately is was bad science.

I picked this up from a Masonic site near the end of 1999 when there was the attempt to
create fear and panic with the Y2K bug.


  1. 'm given to understand that until approx. 1798 Freemasonry still used 4004 as A.L. Why was it changed to 4000?

  2. they just rounded it off to make the math easier - as far as i can tell

    1. pretty sure that's not the reason... it's not within masonic tradition to 'fudge' math

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  4. 5776 - 1776 = 4000 the real Anno Lucis "The Year Of Light" 1776 = Declaration Of Independence. 1776 in roman numbers = MDCCLXXVI / M=1000 D=500 C=100 C=100 L=50 X=10 X=10 V=5 I=1 (D=500+C=100+L=50+X=10+V=5+I=1) = 600/60/or 666 or sixhundred thhreescore and six. Using the alphabet A-Z, A=1 B=2 etc. D=4+C=3+L=12+X=24+V=22 =(74)July Fourth. Another discovery M=1000+C=100+X=10 =(Messiah Christos) Something to take very seriously!!! The Year of Light came and went. July 4th 1776 is a prophecy fulfilled. The NWO already happened.

  5. Lynn, what a load of rubbish

  6. Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Seclorum "Announcing Conception of a New Secular Order" as of 1776. Research the clues that Masonry has placed in front of your eyes. Read their books and study their activities if you want answers. Hint: the Georgia Guidestones reveal the key. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened.