posted on May, 27 2012 @ 07:37 PM
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by KSigMason
Alchemy, a study long cherished by the Masons, was a metaphor for the transformation of the human mind and soul. Using science to prove God, and using
spiritual science to transform the mind and soul into tools for changing the world, were the Freemason way.
This is why I have a lot of respect for the natural elements. Each of them has something to contribute to the quality of our souls. Water for calm and
justice, air for balance and flexibility, earth for patience and confidence, and fire for passion and intuition.
These are what the elements bring to our souls. This is the beauty of nature.
edit on 27-5-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason
The human mind and soul transforms even if one is completely oblivious to the study of alchemy.
I do not believe that water brings me calm and justice, I do not believe that air gives me balance and flexibility, and I do not believe that the
existence of mud and clay will bring me patience and confidence, nor do I believe that fire gives me passion and intuition.
Of course my physical being is dependent on water, air, ground, and fire, but these do not give me peace of mind, as so many others can attest to that
merely breathing or eating or drinking does not quench the desire for love and acceptance.
Our bodies can be destroyed by means of water, by oxygen, by mud, and by fire, by animals, by humans, by bacteria, but all the money in the world
could never give me what my soul needs, a clean conscience.
I read that a diety is required to become a Mason, doesn't matter what deity you believe in so long as you keep quiet about their rituals oaths and
"secrets", oh and so long as you have the money.
IMO science is observation. As spiritual beings, each and every one of us, we make spiritual observations whether we know it or not.