The Great Sphinx of Truth and Knowledge

“Confronting mankind there stands a sphinx—the vast unknown. However well a man may be informed concerning a specific subject, his furthermost outlook concerning that subject is bounded by an impenetrable infinity. And the ‘discovered,’ as I will show, has only transferred ignorance to other laces. Science has confined its labors to superficial descriptions, not the…

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Seek Divine Light as Well as Material Light

“Disciple: But is it not for me to attain, if I can, both the Light of God, and the Light of the outward Nature too, and to make use of them both for the ordering of my life wisely and prudently? Master: It is Right so to do. And it is indeed a treasure above…

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Beings of Fire (Light) and Spirit Fear Not Death

“What laughter now, what joy In being always on fire? In darkness wrapped, ye will not seek a light Behold [this] variegated figure, [This] congested body of wounds; Ailing, with many a resolve, It hath not firmness or stability. Wasted this form, a nest of disease, and frail; Broken the mass of foulness, For life…

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Unseen Regions of Spirit and Light

“To those who say that it is presumption to penetrate into unseen regions, the occult scientist would merely point out that this can be done,and that it is sinning against the faculties with which man has been endowed if he allows them to waster instead of developing and using them. “But he who thinks that…

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Regeneration and Symbolic Beings

“The efforts made to discover the origin of the Hiramic legend shows that, while the legend in its present form is comparatively modern, its underlying principles run back to the remotest antiquity. It is generally admitted by modern Masonic scholars that the story of the martyred Chiram is based upon the Egyptian rites of Osiris,…

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Authentic Man and His Many Disguises

“We know that man is not a thing of only one element; he has a soul and he has, whether instrument or adjunct in some other mode, a body; this is the first distinction; it remains to investigate the nature and essential being of these two constituents. “Reason tells us that the body as, itself…

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