reply to post by AfterInfinity
I often believe that myself; that the teachings of Freemasonry were handed down by beings of a different time....Not to say that there is anything
wrong with the sound moral code instilled in Masonry; but I rather enjoy the more esoteric side of it myself...People like Leonardo da Vinci, and his
'connections' into the Mystery Schools; Plato, and Aristotle, Alexander the Great, etc.
I don't think that Freemasonry of the past is based off of the Christian 'God'; after all, there are so many parallels to other esoteric
But don't expect my opinion to be worth much in this thread; I'm not considered a Mason. Reading the link in my signature would clear it up a bit. I
think they were handed down by Atlantis and what it stood for before they descended into despotism, and the Mystery Schools, and later Rosicrucianism,
Freemasonry, Hermetic Order, and etc, sprang from them after the Roman Catholic Church got involved trying to control the realm of thought and
Boaz was the name of the left hand, or north pillar, that stood at the porch of King Solomon's Temple. It signifies "in strength," or in a fuller
literal rendering, "in Thee is strength." Like the other of the two pillars which stood at the porch of the Temple, Jachin by name, this pillar was
highly ornamented; but more important was its emblematical import. Gazing upon the Temple in all its splendor and beauty and perfections, one might
naturally transpose the significance of this pillar into the words: "O Lord, thou art mighty, and thy power is established from from everlasting to
everlasting." It is in this emblematic symbolism that "Boaz" has such an important place in Masonry. Biblical origin of the name Boaz…
Is the right-hand pillar facing eastward, that is, on the south, that stood at the porch of King Solomon's Temple. Dividing this name into
syllables, we find the first syllable is Jah, the name of Jehovah in poetry; while the word (iachin), means to establish, therefore linking the two
together we have, "With God's help to establish."
I like to think of it as a nice example; to be truthful I think there are some parts of the Bible that are talking about a waaaaaay different thing
than what most people think it is...Ergo, the Temple of Solomon, and mainstream Christianity are the farthest thing from two peas in a pod...
This is a rather nice piece; supposedly, I have been unable to confirm it, this gentleman Richard Cassaro, is or was a Freemason..
To be honest, I much prefer his opinion of things either way, than a lot of the Anti-Mason crap that comes out..
The Perennial Philosophy (Latin: philosophia perennis), [note 1] also referred to as Perennialism, is a perspective within the philosophy of
religion which views each of the world’s religious traditions as sharing a single, universal truth on which foundation all religious knowledge and
doctrine has grown.
Which is why it is stupid to argue about who's god is better or more real...You believe how you need to shape your life, and I will shape mine...It's
a good philosophy of the Mason's in my opinion to at least somewhat incorporate that into their lodge by accepting any belief in a supreme being, from
By the end of the 19th century this idea was popularized by leaders of the Theosophical Society such as H. P. Blavatsky and Annie Besant, under
the name of "Wisdom-Religion" or "Ancient Wisdom". In the 20th century it was popularized in the English speaking world through Aldous Huxley's
book The Perennial Philosophy as well as the writings of a group of thinkers now referred to as the Traditionalist School. In contemporary discourse
it designates a worldview that is opposed to the scientism of modern secular societies and which promotes the rediscovery of the wisdom traditions of
the pre-secular developed world.
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