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By |June 21st, 2015|

“A Mason is not necessarily a member of a lodge. He is any person who tries every day to live the Masonic life, and to serve intelligently the needs of the Great Architect.” 

– Manly P. Hall – The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, The Legend of Hiram Abriff.

By |June 15th, 2015|

“Obviously, therefore, we must be able to transcribe what is in us into our mental and objective consciousness, by establishing a relationship between the life in us and observation of that life in Nature. This we find supremely well expressed by the ancient Egyptians. It is a knowledge of magic, pure and sane, which can lead rapidly toward the spiritual goal of our lives, owing to the fact that we can evoke, by means of the sympathy of analogues in our surroundings, the consciousness of the heart latent in us.”

― R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz: Esoterism and Symbol

By |June 9th, 2015|

“Ancient Egypt’s two Great Divine Magicians are Isis and Thoth.

Interestingly, both went on to have rather illustrious careers outside Their native Egypt as key players in the Western Esoteric Tradition; Isis as THE quintessential Goddess of esotericism, Thoth as Hermes Trismegistos, THE quintessential teacher of esoteric wisdom.

In fact, the two Divine Magicians have always had a close relationship. Although in earlier Egyptian tradition, Isis is the daughter of Geb and Nuet, Earth God and Sky Goddess, by Plutarch’s time (1st century CE) he is able to say that “many have related that she is the daughter of Hermes,” that is, of Thoth. One inscription calls Her the “vizier and daughter of Thoth.” J. Gwyn Griffiths, one of my favorite scholars, says the two Deities were probably thought to have a family relationship because both were known to be exceptionally wise.”

http://isiopolis.com/2015/06/08/the-great-divine-magicians-of-egypt-isis-thoth/

By |June 9th, 2015|

“The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star; there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?”

— Oscar Wilde: De Profundis

By |June 9th, 2015|

“Without Consciousness there would be no World, for the World exists as such only in so far as it is Consciously Reflected and Considered by a Psyche. Consciousness is a Precondition of Being.” 

– C.G.Jung: The Undiscovered Self

By |June 8th, 2015|

“The ancient symbol for the Orphic mysteries was the serpent entwined egg, which signifies cosmos as encircled by the fiery creative spirit, the egg also represents the soul of the philosopher, the serpent, the mysteries.”

-Many P. Hall – The Secret Teachings of all Ages

By |June 5th, 2015|

“Every second of this human life is more precious than skies of wish-granting jewels.”

— Lama Zopa: How to Be Happy

By |May 5th, 2015|

Freemasonry Secrets Revealed: Then and Now with Robert Sullivan


Morals and Dogma: Of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

By |April 29th, 2015|

The inverted Pentagram (in most cases) is a negative/evil symbol that represents the implication that the spirit is subservient to matter, and that man is subservient to his carnal desires.

For this reason it was used on the ‘Devil’ Tarot Card, and also was used by Satanist Anton Lavey as the symbol for the ‘Church of Satan’.

“The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths. When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the “sign of the cloven hoof,” or the footprint of the Devil. The star with two points upward is also called the “Goat of Mendes,” because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head. When the upright star turns and the upper point falls to the bottom, it signifies the fall of the Morning Star." 

– Manly P. Hall – The Secret Teachings of all Ages

"The Pentagram, which in Gnostic schools is called the Blazing Star, is the sign of intellectual omnipotence and autocracy. It is the Star of the Magi; it is the sign of the Word made flesh; and, according to the direction of its points, this absolute magical symbol represents order or confusion, the Divine Lamb of Ormuz and St. John (upright), or the accursed goat of Mendes (inverted).”

– Eliphas Levi

“A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns, a sign execrated by initiates.”

– Eliphas Levi – Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual

“The flaming star, which, when turned upside down, is the hierolgyphic sign of the goat of Black Magic, whose head may be drawn in the star, the two horns at the top, the ears to the right and left, the beard at the bottom. It is the sign of antagonism and fatality. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns.”

– Eliphas Levi – The Key of the Mysteries

“Let us keep the figure of the Five-pointed Star always upright, with the topmost triangle pointing to heaven, for it is the seat of wisdom, and if the figure is reversed, perversion and evil will be the result.”

– Franz Hartmann

By |April 27th, 2015|

“The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.”

— Rumi

By |April 26th, 2015|

“What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray.” 

― Montesquieu, The Persian Letters

By |April 26th, 2015|

“The ignorant Freemason is a drone and an encumbrance in the Order. He who does not study the nature, the design, the history and character of the Institution, but from the hour of his initiation neither gives nor receives any ideas that could not be shared by a profane, is of no more advantage to Freemasonry than Freemasonry is to him. The true Freemason seeks light that darkness may be dispelled, and knowledge that ignorance may be removed. The ignorant aspirant, no matter how loudly he may have asked for light, is still a blind grouper in the dark.”

– Mackey’s Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry

By |April 23rd, 2015|

“Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”

— Chang-tzu

By |April 15th, 2015|

“Detachment is not that you should own nothing.
But that nothing should own you.”
~ Ali ibn Abi Talib. ~

By |April 10th, 2015|

“I became one of the lucky ones—I reached my unattainable land.”

— Carl Jung

By |April 10th, 2015|

“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the Kingdom.”

– The Gospel of Thomas, 22

By |April 9th, 2015|

“Alchemy is the gentle acceleration of growth through the use of the fire of nature." 

-Paracelsus

By |April 9th, 2015|

“Without opening your door,
you can open your heart to the world.
Without looking out your window,
you can see the essence of the Tao.
The more you know,
the less you understand.

The Master arrives without leaving,
sees the light without looking,
achieves without doing a thing.”

— The Tao Te Ching

By |April 5th, 2015|

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”

— Lao Tzu

By |April 5th, 2015|

The Ouroboros or Uroboros (/jʊərɵˈbɒrəs/; /ɔːˈrɒbɔrəs/, from the Greek οὐροβόρος ὄφις tail-devouring snake) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

According to the Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky the Ouroboros symbolizes:

(1) Eternity, such as in Hinduism where the great serpent Ananta-Shesha, who some portray as having seven heads and others as being thousand-headed, represents Eternity and Infinity itself.

(2) The never-ending cycle of evolution within the Eternity

(3) The “circle of necessity” of the Egyptians or the numerous reincarnations of the soul throughout its cyclic evolutionary journey, periodically casting off its temporary body just as the serpent periodically casts off its skin.

(4) Wisdom, the serpent having always been the chief symbol of wisdom in all nations throughout history and revered as such in all the religions and philosophies of the world except theological Christianity. Yet Christ himself is recorded as using the ancient symbolism, which was perfectly known throughout the Middle East, when saying “Be ye wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” In Sanskrit the word “naga,” meaning serpent, is also a synonym for “initiate,” one who has been initiated into the Mysteries of the Esoteric Wisdom.

(5) The circle is also the ancient symbol of perfection.