Part of the Lecture of the Kabbalists Q: Why did you seek to be received a Knight of Kabbala? A: To Know by means of numbers, the Admirable harmony which there is between nature and religion. Q: How were you announced? A: By Twelve Raps Q: What do they signify? A: The twelve bases of our temporal and spiritual Art and the Royal Art. Q: What means the device, Omnia in numeria sita sunt? A: That everything lies veiled in numbers Q; Explain me that. A: I will do so far as the number 12. Your Sagacity will discern the rest. Q; What signifies the the unit in the number 10? A: God creating and animating matter, expressed by 0, which alone is no value. Q: What does unit mean? A: In Moral order a word incarnate in the bosom of a virgin; or religion..... In the physical a spirit embodied in the virgin earth - or nature. Q: What do you mean by the number two? A: In the moral order, man and woman.... In the physical, the active and the passive. Q ; What do you mean by the number 3? A: In Moral order, the three theological virtues.... In the physical, the three principles or bodies Q: What do you mean by the number 4 A: the four cardinal virtues ... The four elementary qualities. Q: What do you mean by the number 5? A: The quintessence of religion... The quintessence of matter....
Who can say Freemasonry is Dull Just think it was only a year ago some of us posted on a Masonic Forum who killed KAbbalistic posts.. saying they were not Masonic
Eastern order of International Co-Freemasonry
Auckland New Zealand
"All Truths are Truths of Period
and not truths for eternity."
Certainly, Bro Whistler, if we had the likes of this in UGLE Craft Freemasonry it would not be boring.
However, I fear it would soon become as Formulaic as are the Questions between the Degrees at present, a mere form of words to be learned by Rote and recited Parrot Fashion with no understanding, a set piece performed.
I remember reading a book by a man who had been a Roman Catholic Priest but left owing to his disagreement with that Church's stance on Birth Control and Abortion. He mentioned that the average congregation had no real interest on what he did at the Altar and to prove the point in the days when the Mass was said in Latin he translated a paragraph from a humourous novel he was reading into Latin and read that instead of one of the prayers and the congregation solemnly said "Amen" at the end.
I fear that in many case in some Lodges the same could apply.
That must have been a while ago. Mass hasn't been said in Latin since Vatican II.
Anyway in those days people only knew that Pater Noster was Our Father, or that Confiteor was I Confess. They did not know that pater is "father" and the possessive adjective follows it agreeing in gender and number; or that confiteor is a deponent verb, active in meaning but passive in grammar. Education, and above all religious education, was considered injurious to the simple faith of the people. Which, of course, it is.
Thank God it is.
Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Sibylla ti theleis; respondebat illa: apothanein thelo.
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT