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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ex-Porn Star To Arouse Italian Freemasonry


And there are the just plain weird Masonic stories. This from the Italian press last Thursday.

Less than a year ago in her autobiography "Per amore e per forza" ("By Love and Strength), 57 year old Ilona Staller told about her life with the challenge of achieving decency and finding true love. Today the former Mrs. Cicciolina (the first porn star elected to parliament) and former spy in the pay of the Hungarian secret service,
returns to talk about herself after the special offer that comes from the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy, the only Italian Masonry recognized by the English.

A high ranking officer in the Lodge - Grand Secretary Sergio Facchini, spokesman for the Grand Master Fabio Venzi, confirmed the meeting with Ilona Staller in the Zen Restaurant in Rome, "only to evaluate her hypothetical entry into Masonry, and nothing else." If Cicciolina really becomes a Mason, it would be a small revolution within the so-called Freemasons. Being part of the English network, Italian Masonry is not to admit women. This certainly applies to the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy, while elsewhere, openness to women is greater.

Removing Masonry from the museum - According to Facchini, Masonry is "going through a dark period that sees itself as a huge museum remembering old glories. Freemasons are no longer like those of the past, who if not on the public stage were members of the bar." The commitment of the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy is to remain at the forefront of culture, so who knows what will happen if Cicciolina is admitted to the order.

Dreams of Ilona - Pending the Masonic response, Staller records her dreams in her autobiography. She writes, "I wanted to become an archaeologist or a violinist: it sounded good. But things have gone well, basically. I have been used by others, but I also, consciously, used my body for my own purposes."


Momma mia.

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