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Originally posted by JoshNorton
I've spent time in judeo-christian churches, and I've spent time dancing naked around a fire practicing magick, and I've spent time in lodge. In my personal opinion, I didn't get the same, for lack of a better word, charge from my initiation, etc. that I have from practicing magick. Part of it may be to do with what energy the rest of the participants in the Masonic ritual put into their work... some of them (maybe even many of them) know and recite the words without pouring much of themselves into it. It's a rote performance rather than something heartfelt.
I think the esotericism is stil in Masonry, but you really have to go looking for it, because a few generations of men have gone by who weren't scholars of those topics, and didn't join for that enlightenment.
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by Pinocchio
I don't know, what was Lucifer like? I thought it was a mistranslated Babylonian King.
But in answer to your question, Yes. One of the first things I think about is my errors and how to avoid them in the future. If you cannot learn from them, they were wasted effort. And judging by the number of errors I have made, I should be a friggin genius by now, but it apparently doesn't work like that.edit on 1-2-2013 by network dude because: Augustusmasonicus is so low, he cannot reach his beer. Sucks to be him. Bwahahahahah!
Originally posted by PnezakYahakotima
A Mason who tried to kill me once told me that "emotion is weakness".
What kind of beings don't have emotions?
Perhaps not all masons realize the massive con they are a part of, but for the ones that do... they are perfect emulators, but they cannot feel because they have discovered that they are purely emanations of the Machine.
The traditional "Mason" is a psychopath.
All psychopaths need a power source, and that power source is Us.... those who truly exist.
Dude you need help !