Man has no free will at the present time, but merely the power of choice over a certain area of incidents brought, by his ever growing consciousness, within the scope of his comprehension.” – 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall
Not many people are aware that there is an unseen world that surrounds each one of us which we cannot touch, or see with our own two eyes. A world that escapes our vision, but is at play in everything we do. Some people call it the spirit world, elemental world, astral plane, or the supernatural.
This unseen world actually influences our destinies, to the point that some adepts such as Manly P. Hall claim that we do not simply have free will. Sure, we can make simple day-to-day choices, but our future may already be predetermined, and our paths being led by supernatural entities that are often called demons, angels, elementals, and or parasites. Some of them being good, and many more being bad. (more…)
“Like energies attract like souls. But successful relationships are often based on differing personalities and talents that when combined they become powerfully synergistic entities in themselves.” – Moe the Gnostic Warrior
Many millions of people today such as myself are mysteriously drawn to the painful art form known of as tattooing, and some of us do not know why. I believe the reason to be a common thread that some of us share to the past. A past that deals with thousands of years of ink, blood, honor and tribal identity.
An art form, that would actually become a threat to the church in the 4th century when the first Christian emperor of Rome had banned facial tattooing of slaves and prisoners, and later Pope Hadrian in the year 787 who had prohibited all forms of tattooing. More measure would be employed, and in fact, a passage in the bible would be created that would make this age old custom of tattooing now considered a sin; as seen in Leviticus 19:28 –
In the quote below, 33rd Degree Freemason and Gnostic philosopher, Manly P. Hall talks about the rank and file of present-day Masons who strenuously oppose any effort put forth to interpret Masonic symbols in the light of philosophy. He also states that Masonry is a religious and philosophic body.
These simple facts are only known by the wise Masonic philosophers who have taken the time to study the true history and symbols of the craft.
The word philosophy simply means the lover of wisdom. So essentially what Hall is saying is that most Masons oppose wisdom in the interpretation of the Craft’s symbols, and many of their teachings. They instead choose ignorance and intellectual apathy over the wise truth.
These words by Hall were written well over 50 years ago, and they still ring true today. As it has been said by a wise philosopher, “there is nothing new under the sun…”
Manly P. Hall had said, “An obstacle well-nigh insurmountable is to convince the Mason himself that the secrets of his Craft are worthy of his profound consideration. As St. Paul, so we are told, kicked against the “pricks” of conversion, so the rank and file of present-day Masons strenuously oppose any effort put forth to interpret Masonic symbols in the light of philosophy. (more…)