Masonic ritual and ceremonial magick Oct 20, 2009 5:50:26 GMT
Post by magusmasonica on Oct 20, 2009 5:50:26 GMT
on one hand, i think a Brother must want it and be receptive and open for it to work. and on the other hand, i wonder if it is largely alchemical and scientific, and so should it just have the same effect no matter what? or maybe it's up to the Brethren performing the initiation? can a Lodge working the ritual powerfully and with all of their will impose the same effect on an initiate regardless of his openness or even his understanding? what if he is there so he can just get his ring and be part of the club? can we still trigger this catalyst within him if he doesn't know he wants it?
If a log is saturated with water hit it with a blow torch and it won't light. This is why we encourage a candidate first be a member of the Golden Dawn, Martinists, Rosicrucians etc. Or at least be into the basics of Kabbalah.
Those who just want to relive their "greek row" days do nothing and get nothing.
Love and Light,