Born: 2/20/1882 12:00:00 AM Died: 7/17/1977 12:00:00 AM
"Freemasonry is ceremonial magic — a mystical system established in the dim ages of the past by those spiritual teachers who were the guides of our infant humanity, and which remains today the chalice of the wisdom, unchanged in its inner potency, ever available to all who seek."
"Freemasonry is one of the great agencies which work for good and which prevent the complete overwhelming of the world by the powers of darkness."
The average Mason knows nothing of the living Secret Tradition which is concealed within the pattern of Freemasonry, and the path which leads to the gateway of Initiation, where shines the Star above the portal of that glorious Temple eternal in the heavens.
Man has acquired "delusions of grandeur" regarding his mind and has become arrogant in his new sense of power over the forces of Nature. This could lead to complete destruction were it not for the few, comparatively, who know that man is a divine being and that his destiny is to cause that divine spark to grow into a mighty flame of spiritual illumination.
We are well acquainted with the interest of science in the fields of electronics and radiesthesia, and in the more recent research in the field of thought as a force, all operating through this invisible medium of the atmosphere. It is in this world of subtler matter that the work of a Masonic lodge is carried on. It is a definite scientific activity, accomplished today through the mechanism of the Masonic ritual as it was long ago through the ritual of the Mysteries.
It is said that evil is the absence of good, but it is well to remember that force of any kind is neutral in itself but can be used for constructive purposes. ... Through the process which is evolution, individuals unfold their potential divine nature, called in Masonry the "perfecting of humanity" and eventually attain the stature of the perfect man.
In Masonry, we find many references to something valuable which has been lost, and the never-ending search for that treasure.
Differences in interpretation of the universal fundamentals of Freemasonry are stimulating and refreshing. The marvelous pattern of life which has been given to the world as Freemasonry was originally designed as a sign-post to the discovery of Truth and the meaning of Life, and that pattern is ever the same whether the interpretation, the super-structure, has to do with Man's life as a personality or as the immortal spirit which he is.
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Freemasonry, as a tradition, is built on the spoken word. It is a mystic tradition that has been passed down from lip to hear across the centuries. It acknowledges the power of language to transform the mind of the individual and even the course of history itself. Throughout history, great changes in civilizations and the rise and fall of empires have depended on a few words, spoken into the right ear at the right time. Freemasonry places great importance on remembering the thoughts of our ancestors. It is from these thoughts that we can learn how to navigate the maze of life and avoid the pitfalls that have entrapped the unfortunate. The Masons below have all contributed to the wisdom of the world and we have selected a small portion of their knowledge to be shared here to inspire, uplift and educate.
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