posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 11:43 AM
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by network dude
“The real source from whence the Ancient Wisdom came was…Old India, the Mother of Civilizations and Religions, and of the esoteric or concealed
wisdom.” —Dr. J.D. Buck, Mystic Masonry
“It has been called “The Third Eye.” The Ancient Hindus called it the Eye of Siva…It is atrophied, and therefore dormant in the average
individual…The Eye of Siva is, in fact, an All-Seeing-Eye; for it practically annuls Space and Time as concepts on the physical plane… A real
Master [Mason], then, has the Eye of Siva; the pineal gland, dormant in others, is active in him…” —Dr. J.D. Buck, Mystic Masonry
Are these not accurate? The Masons I know personally have both told me they had a life changing experience during the third degree. Have you read my
Triptych thread? It makes a link between the Masonic tracing board and the human brain.It seems Masonry today is half and half about esoteric study.
Do none of you truly not find an interest In the Kabbalah for Scottish Rite? I participated in the Theosophy thread; I took it most of you had respect
for that study.
As network dude suggested, you're applying too much to this, or, your view of what Freemasonry is has been hugely influenced by media and Hollywood.
Going through the degrees, you aren't told special "secrets" about the universe that others don't know. You arent told where Mary Magdalene is
buried nor where the Ark of the Covenant is located. It's NOTHING like that.
It is, quite literally, stories explaining history which you as a Brother, interpret and use in your way to help make you a "better man". That's
From what I have read Masonry teaches moral lessons through ceremony and rites. I believe the lessons learned make you a more spiritual person
and thus the association with the Third Eye.
Well, kind of - but the whole "Third Eye" thing is very strange - it implies some esoteric quality to Freemasonry, which there isn't.
Is it true that Master Masons, can 'recognize' other Master Mason's even if they don't know them? Something one of my references told.
Yes, but sadly, it's all on the net now. None if it is truly secret. BUT... if you are trying to petition to join a lodge and try to impress them
with some Master Mason knowledge - that's a sure enough way to keep yourself out. This is one of those things where, apart from general historical
knowledge, there is no need to "read up" and "study" on what it all means ahead of time
They DO NOT expect you to know what it all means. Hell, my lodge has people who have been in it 50 years and still don't know what it all means.
But that's the beauty, that's the challenge and the fun.
Also - Freemasonry is very charitable and we spend a HUGE portion of our time generating funds for charities.
No one sits around on carpets, going "Ohhmmm" and trying to use the Force. It's all allegory and symbology and history.