The Light Path of Masonry, as of old by Manly P Hall
•Excerpt from The Lost Keys of Free Masonry
•The correalations between ´Initiantions Human and Solar ´ with those of
true higher masonry and Sirius
•Final commentary by author, Elena
The Essential point here is the Will to Serve ( The higher Spiritual or Divine Will ), not weather we call it ´mason ´ or another label, as it doesnt need a label. The Way or The Path doesnt need a label, neither does the one that serves. To truly walk the path, one must become the path.
1) Some Essentials of the Light Path of Masonry, (as of old ) by Manly P Hall in this beautiful exerpt, that is path of unselfishness, service and purification.
“ The true Master Mason enters his lodge with one thought uppermost in his mind: “How can I, as an individual, be of greater use in the Universal Plan? What can I do to be worthy to comprehend the mysteries which are unfolded here?
How can I build the eyes to see the things which are concealed from those who lack spiritual understanding?”
The true Mason is supremely unselfish in every expression and application of the powers that have been entrusted to him. No true Brother seeks anything for himself, but unselfishly labors for the good of all. No person who assumes a spiritual obligation for what he can get out of it is worthy of applying for the position even of water-carrier. The true Light can come only to
those who, asking nothing, gladly give all to it.
The true brother of the Craft, while constantly striving to improve himself, mentally, physically, and spiritually through the days of his life, never makes his own desires the goal for his works ….
The Master Mason knows that those most useful to the Plan are those who have gained
the most from the practical experiences of life. It is not what goes on within the tiled lodge which is the basis of his greatness, but rather the way in which he meets the problems of daily life.
The true Masonic student is known by his brotherly actions and common sense…
Let him also realize that failure to live mentally, spiritually, and morally up to one’s highest ideals constitutes the greatest of all broken oaths.
When a Mason swears that he will devote his life to the building of his Father’s house and then defiles his living temple through the perversion of mental power, emotional force, and active energy, he is breaking a vow which imposes not hours but ages of misery.
If he is worthy to be a Mason, he must be great enough to restrain the lower side of his own nature…
His life is the only prayer acceptable in the eyes of the Most High.
An impure life is a broken trust; a destructive action is a living curse; a narrow mind is a strangle-cord around the throat of God…
Only those who have been weighed in the balance and found to be true, upright, and square have prepared themselves by their own growth to appreciate the inner meanings of their Craft.
To the rest of their brethren within or without the lodge their sacred rituals must remain, as Shakespeare might have said, “Words, words, words.”
Within the Mason’s own being is concealed the Power, which,
blazing forth from his purified being, constitutes the Builder’s Word. His life is the sole password which admits him to the true Masonic Lodge…. “
The Lost Keys of Freemasonry
Manly P Hall
For the True Lodge of the Mason is the Universe. Freed of limitations of creed and sect, he stands a master of all faiths, and those who take up the study of Freemasonry without realizing the depth, the beauty, and the spiritual power of its philosophy can never gain anything of permanence from their studies.The age of the Mystery Schools can be traced by the student back to the dawn of time, ages and aeons ago, when the Temple of the Solar Man was in the making.– Manly P Hall
” The White Magician consecrates his life to study, meditation, and service, that he may know the law and may direct force to its appointed ends. He mods himself into the plan, becoming part of the divine rhythm by sacrificing himself and his wishes to the will of the Infinite, asking only to know wherein his duty lies and how he may be of the greatest service to the greatest number. ”
– Manly P Hall , A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics
AA Bailey 1st Rule of White Magic
” The Solar Angel (Soul ) collects himself, scatters not his force, but, in meditation deep, communicates with his reflection. ”
AAB/DK TCF / TWM
´ Higher and Lower Group identification.´
Flock humans consciousness with ´herd mentality´,
pat eachothers backs, and glamor eachother in emotional flatter often even in insincerity or unrealistic,
real or ´higher ´ group feeling is pure and free of such.
A true ´masonic´ or anyother ´brother´ has the courage to stand alone yet being able to work perfectly in a group.
Flock mentality is based in fear or ´instinctual fear / survival mechanism´, a true brotherhood of beings is based in love ( or love light ) .
The ´duality of that flockmentality ´; that or whom that may pat your back one minute, might stab it the next
*From the angle ´below upwards´ as man progress on the Path he becomes less and less driven by the diverse ´ instinctual habits / mechanisms ´.
Correlation of ´Initiations Human and Solar ´ with those of (true) ´Higher Masonry ´
“One great fact to be borne in mind is that the initiations of the planet or of the solar system are but the preparatory initiations of admission into the greater Lodge on Sirius. …The first four initiations of the solar system prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation. that of “entered apprentice” of the Lodge Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood of Sirius. A Master, therefore, is one who had taken the seventh planetary initiation, the fifth solar initiation, and the first Sirian or cosmic initiation.” A .A Bailey .
The Symbols that Masonry has used is a reflection of older times Ancient Symbols par example Egyptian, some even traceable to Atlantean time, are today like Free Masonry in general , and ´secret societies´, and certain individuals often the target of new and old aged standard demonization, from religious sides, from the conspiracy and ´truther movement ´ and people who cant discern and discriminate well adds to all the online propaganda.
Old age religious stigmatation and demonization mixed with ´ new age´ propaganda and disinformation/misinformation, and agendadized conspiracy info spins has contributed to unjust persecutions of the meaning of of Ancient Symbols, of ´Illuminism ´ and the Esoteric and Occult itself without any discrimination.
There is a dark path of masonry going on, as well there still exist a true white /light path, like there are dark magicians as well as white magicians, dark occultist and white occultits etc , but many today judge it all without (right ) discrimination.
Block or blocks for (deeper) truth : Condemnation without any personal knowing, or personal experience or investigation or exploartion or discernment, condemnation without (right ) understanding or without patience to develop understanding, condemnation based on dogma, stigmatization & demonization based on dogma, or what the propaganda internet sites and propaganda youtube videos wants people to believe.
Ancient Symbols of Nature, the Universe and Micro Macro Cosmos, which in todays world is subjected to much old religious standard demonization, misintepretations of conspiracy theorists, propaganda, and youtube videos with distorted information and propaganda, often thin narratives without any in depth true knowledge or investigation, and diverse online disinformation, distortion and bias.
Relative often it also appears many of the propaganda videos and memes, feed the shadow projection mechanisms, and victim mentality of people, regardsless weather intentionally or not, the effect is there, to witness often, or soul disempowering fear mongering, all which is counter productive to eksoteric and esoteric phsychologial healing in regards of taking responsibility, in re-becoming whole and healed, and end all forms ´blame shifting ´ and diverse shadow projections. Accountabillity and self -responsibility are healing factors. Accountabillity comes to all sooner or later, its like a natural law.
Ancient Symbols of Nature, the Universe and Micro Macro Cosmos that are Ancient Symbols of The Ageless Wisdom .
– And mainstream pop inflation and perversion of the symbolism and use connected to money, greed, control, service to self and power of which the Symbols in their pure undistorted forms has Nothing to do with, as little as powerhungry people, celebreties money, fame, control or greed hungry people has anything to do with pure ´ illuminism´ and illumination, which is an internal, ,integral spiritual and bodily purifying/purified experience/process and path of integrity, and so also the word ILLUMINATI by its original meaning, has been wrongly given to and also wrongly ´selftaken by certain individuals´ and been misued to label immoral, corrupt powerhungry unscrupulous people .
– Elena Santini