posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 08:00 AM
I remember reading that the word secret comes from the word sacred i.e. that which is sacred should be kept secret, do not cast pearls before swine
However most to these “secrets” within the more popular secret society’s are not really secrets when you truly analyses what has been revealed
but the candidate often gets so caught up in the often elaborate initiation ceremony that they fail to see what has been handed to them is in fact
worthless…In other words secrets about secrets.
In any case during such initiation ceremony’s the candidate is told or warned that what is being revealed is to be kept “in the brain box” and
never discussed openly. In many cases the candidate doesn't even understand fully what the secret is and is left bewildered by the whole event.
Its called an oath of secrecy but what stops the person revealing it and breaking his oath.
Losing honor, being cast from the order, threat of death but in the higher esoteric orders they have unusual methods to insure you don’t speak.
I heard an interesting story about a candidate in an oriental school who was being initiated into very ancient knowledge concerning yogic secrets. His
teacher told him that to reveal the secret meant death.
The master took a piece of parchment paper and with a small brush dipped in ink started to draw unusual characters on the paper. He then took this
paper and held it against his lips whilst muttering some incantation over the paper. Once this was done the paper was burned over a candle flame and
tossed into a goblet, the ashes were mixed with water and the candidate was then passed the goblet to drink it.
The candidate was warned that death was the price for trying to reveal what was told. This is how the true initiates are "bound" when passed the
edit on 9-2-2013 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)