Post by lookingforlight on Jan 11, 2012 22:55:38 GMT
I am a practicing occultist, and i am always searching to become more enlightened or illuminated, if you will. Are there any other occultists out there who are masons? Im guessing my spiritual practices won't interfere with becoming a mason? Sorry if i posted this in wrong forum. Didn't know if i should post here or in becoming a free mason. feel free to pm me.
Many Freemasons would find their actions labeled "Occultist" If you are genuine in a desire to become a Freemason I suggest you begin the steps required - along the way before you are committed to become one - you will be able to see if what you consider occult is compatible with Freemasonry
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"All Truths are Truths of Period
and not truths for eternity."
Post by thisisnecessary on Mar 2, 2012 9:15:18 GMT
Whistler is right on the money. The important thing to also remember is that Masonry will provide you with many tools with which to refine your inner being, thus preparing the way for a journey of a highly spiritual nature. This is where the subjectivity of Masonry comes in, and if you wish your path to be enriched by the Esoteric sciences, you will find that Masonry has no objection to Occultism in any of its aspects. In fact, as long as you are open-minded enough to engage in much personal study, you will find yourself right at home. The only catch is that much of Freemasonry's esoteric concepts are deeply veiled and buried under many layers of allegory and symbolism, so you must have the patience and willingness to work for your rewards.
...Otherwise, as a friendly warning, if you do not approach the Craft with an open attitude, your efforts will be in vain and you may even find yourself worse-off because of it in many different ways. Its design is curiously progressive for the individual and can offer much, but only if you choose to seek its mysteries. You may not find many who share the same attitude towards the Craft as you, so don't be disappointed if your ventures into its mysticism puts you on a lonely path. This is an exciting challenge you may find yourself with; finding what you want within Freemasonry, learning from others what you did not expect to learn, and sharing all of it with others in order to perpetuate the secret knowledge of the Craft.
You may not find many who share the same attitude towards the Craft as you, so don't be disappointed if your ventures into its mysticism puts you on a lonely path.
.... but the view is magnificent
This is an exciting challenge you may find yourself with; finding what you want within Freemasonry, learning from others what you did not expect to learn, and sharing all of it with others in order to perpetuate the secret knowledge of the Craft.
Sounds simple and beautiful, and it should be.
In reality smoothing a rough ashlar often involves rubbing or being rubbed against the grain
Thus the promise Brn make re persevering throughout the ordeal..