洪门秘典－”海底“ 。两书一样。来自古巴Santiago de Cuba 的洪门民治党。 The Chinese Freemason Secret Book of Codes, called "Sea Bottom" as it was buried in a sealed iron box, and later excavated by a fisherman. Both books are the same, thread bound. Originated from China, found in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 2009.
洪顺堂， 民国，Chinese Freemasons [G] stands for God, and is to remind Masons that God is at the center of Freemasonry. In this context it can also stand for Great Architect of the Universe (a reference to God). Wikipedia.
The left page begins a listings of The Ten Treasures of the Shaolin Temple. (in the Nine Lotus Hill, Putian, Fujian Province) 1. The Hong Lamp. 2. The Hong Staff.
Introduction: "This book is about the Hongmen. In it are codes in poems, signage, and dialogues. If you are a member, be sure not to lose it. If you are not a member, burn it, to avoid troubles brought to your descendants..... Just be extremely cautious."
3. Straw Shoes. 4. A Cloud Slab (stone or wood).
Description of the 10 treasures hidden in different provinces in China.
Facing page: Story of how the Qing government solicited military help from Shaolin to defeat the invaders near the Russian border. Later, they were marked as rebels and were slaughtered by the Qing Army. The remaining monks escaped and started their course to overturn the Qing.
The first of 3 pages of codes, e.g. ham=golden melon, urinate=swinging willow, eat rice soup=make waves, water=3 rivers, pork=white claw, shave head=dance top, goat=ground rat, fish=breaking waves, dog=guard the night, firewood=mulberry branch....
Pages of talisman. Facing page: coins to form a turtle.
Tea set patterns with cups, tea, kettle, fan, betel nuts, chopsticks and tobacco pipe.
More of the same.
Mr. Hung Bok is one of the 6 native born Chinese in Santiago de Cuba in 2009. The tomb was one for the Freemasons members with a man called Hum Tong, who I supposed was important.
This is Hum Tong's grave with a Cuban flag in the background.
The hall of the Chinese Freemasons in Santiago de Cuba. China had extended its influence in this remote part of Cuba. At one time there were lots of members as told by the furniture. The Freemasons inginia with part of the icon of the Chinese New Republic, Cuban and China flags, and some of the founders and Chairman Mao.
There are 10 rooms in the Chinese Freemasons building for members who did not have families. They are all empty. Occasionally the facility is rentable for special social and political functions.
One of the rooms is a Guan Di altar, Sanfangon as some Cubans have adopted him as a deity. He is the God of War in the War Period around 220 AD, in China. This is where I saw the Secret Book of Codes on the floor. Because I picked one up, later, they were all given to me, as the man in charge said they would be thrown to the trash.
This woman is married to the Chinese man in charge of the Chinese Freemasons Building.
A young lady holding a picture of her ancestors, all members of the Chinese Freemasons.
Lai Hua, Jose Tolon, was one of the 2 generals who helped form Chinese soldiers to fight the first war of Cuban independence. He has 3 daughters and a son. I photographed one of the daughters and her descendants. I am speculating that Lai was a defeated military officer in the Taiping Rebellion and was sold to Cuba. Yet he had a Chinese wife with a Spanish name. I am further speculating that he could be a relative of the wife of the king of the rebellion as they had the same family name, and that he was a Freemasons member.
A below the ground Freemasons Hongmen tomb in Matanzas, Cuba.
The Hongmen headquarter in Havana. The altar houses the same 5 co-founders of Hongmen in Lashio, Myanmar. (see it in this site)