Adonis

“The Mysteries of Adonis were celebrated throughout all the countries of Syria, and formed a part of the ceremonies of the Dionysian Architects of Tyre, by whom they were introduced into Judea.”– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 11

“The legend of Adonis is: That he was the King of Cyprus. Adonis was possessed of such surprising beauty that “Venus” (Goddess of Love) became enamored with him, and adopted him as her favorite. Subsequently Adonis, who was a great hunter, died from a wound inflicted by a wild boar on Mount Lebanon. Venus flew to the succor of her favorite, but she came. too late. Adonis was dead.

On his descent to the infernal regions Proserpine (Queen of Hades) became, like Venus, so attracted by his beauty that, not withstanding the entreaties of the goddess of love she refused to restore him to earth. At length the prayers of the desponding Venus were listened to with favor by Jupiter (Father of Men and Gods) who reconciled the dispute between the two goddesses, and by whose decree Proserpine was compelled to consent that Adonis should spend six months of each year alternately with herself and Venus.”– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 10-11

“The Israelites called him Thammuz.”– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 11


Osiris or the sun was now worshipped throughout the whole world, though under different names. He wag the Mithra of the Persians, the Brahma of India, the Baal or Adonis of the Phoenicians, the Apollo of the Greeks, the Odin Of Scandinavia, the Hu of the Britons, and the Baiwe of the Laplanders.” –  THE THE VEIL OF ISIS; OR, MYSTERIES OF THE DRUIDS BY W. WINWOOD READE. 1861

Nimrod was also called a great hunter like Adonis.

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Cap/Corner Stone

“This stone is the spirit in man, which fell from its high position, and has been lost beneath the rubbish of the lower man. This is the true cap stone that is now hidden in the pit of man’s temple, and which he must exhume and place again as the true crown of his spiritual pyramid.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 81,83

“And Lucifer, the one rejected by man as the devil, is the one who must through the planet Mars send man the dynamic energy which man himself must transmute from the fire of passion to the flame of spirit. He then must take the tools of the craft and cut and polish his own being into the cap stone of the Universal Temple.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg. 83

“There is probably no point that is as important in connection with the pyramid as that of the corner stone. On the very top of the great pyramid is a comparatively flat place about thirty feet square. In other words the TRUE STONE WHICH IS THE HEAD OF ALL THE CORNERS IS MISSING. If we look at the reverse side of the United States seal, we find again the pyramid from which the top is separated.

The value of the stone is better understood when you understand that it completes all of the triangles atonce, and without it none of them are complete.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg 81

The Sphinx

“The Sphinx again symbolises man, with the mind and spirit of the human rising out of the animal desires and emotions.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 79

“The four fixed signs of which the Sphinx is a symbol are Taurus the Bull. Leo the Lion, Scorpio the Eagle, and Aquarius the Man, or the human head”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 79

“It is said that in ancient times the Sphinx was the gateway of the pyramid, and that there was an underground passage which led from the Sphinx to Cheopa.

This would make the symbolism even more perfect, for the gateway to the spirit is through the bodies according to the ancients.” – The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 79, 80

 

The Great Pyramid

“…said by many to be the oldest building on the surface of the earth, is the great symbol of composite man. In other words it stands for man as a unit.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 73

“…there is only one real pyramid in all the world. Even the others in Egypt are but copies of the Great Pyramid, and were used as tombs for the Pharaohs, but nobody was ever found in Cheops, nor were there ever any signs that it had been so used.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall
“All pyramids are symbols of fire,…”-Melchizedek & the Mystery of Fire by Manly P. Hall pg. 17

“Here we see the pyramid laid out so that the four triangles and the square are clearly seen. This represents man once again, and the ancient Pyramid is man offering his higher being upon the altar of the Great Fire Spirit.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 76

“The four-sided base of the pyramid represents the four elements of which man’s bodies are composed. These are hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and carbon, or earth, water, fire, and air. These are called the base of all things, and upon this base the four bodies of man are raised, each from its own element. Thus the physical body is raised from the earth. The vital body is raised from the water, the emotional body from the fire, and the mental body from the air. There are twelve lines used in the drawing of the four triangles, which stand for the twelvefold constitution of man when it is complete: the threefold body, the threefold mind, the threefold soul, and the threefold spirit. It also gives us the twelve signs of the zodiac, divided into their respective groups.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 75, 77


“It is said that in ancient times the Sphinx was the gateway of the pyramid, and that there was an underground passage which led from the Sphinx to Cheapo.

This would make the symbolism even more perfect, for the gateway to the spirit is through the bodies according to the ancients.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 79, 80


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“There are three great rooms in the pyramid which are of great interest to the student. The highest is the King’s Chamber, then below that is the Queen’s Chamber, and down below the surface of the earth is the Pit. Here we again find the great correlation between the pyramid and man. The three rooms are the three great divisions in man which are the seats of the threefold spirit.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 80

“The lower room is the generative system under the control of Jehovah. The center room or Queen’s Chamber is the heart, under the control of the Christ; and the upper room or the King’s Chamber in the brain, which is under the control of the Father. In this upper room is the coffer made of stone, the meaning of which has never been explained, but which the student recognizes as the third ventrical in the brain.

It is quite certain also that this coffer was used as a tomb during initiation, when as is the case in the Masonic initiations of today, (which are the remnants of the ancient mysteries) the candidate was buried in the earth and resurrected, a symbol of the death of the lower man and the liberation of the higher.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 80


Cap/Corner Stone

“There is probably no point that is as important in connection with the pyramid as that of the corner stone. On the very top of the great pyramid is a comparatively flat place about thirty feet square. In other words the TRUE STONE WHICH IS THE HEAD OF ALL THE CORNERS IS MISSING. If we look at the reverse side ofthe United States seal, we find again the pyramid from which the top is separated.

The value of the stone is better understood when you understand that it completes all of the triangles atonce, and without it none of them are complete.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg 81

This stone is the spirit in man, which fell from its high position, and has been lost beneath the rubbish of the lower man. This is the true cap stone that is now hidden in the pit of man’s temple, and which he must exhume and place again as the true crown of his spiritual pyramid.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 81,83

“And Lucifer, the one rejected by man as the devil, is the one who must through the planet Mars send man the dynamic energy which man himself must transmute from the fire of passion to the flame of spirit. He then must take the tools of the craft and cut and polish his own being into the cap stone of the Universal Temple.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg. 83


“…we know that for thousands of years since the time it was built by the Atlanteans it has been the greatest temple of Initiation in the world.
It seems also that its work is not yet done, for mutely it is teaching those who will see the mysteries of creation.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 80,81
“America is not complete, and will not be complete, cannot be complete, until Mexico is again part of America as she was in the long ago, and when Mexico is once again a part of the United States, then will the cap‐stone have been set on the Pyramid…

….May it not be long until the Holy Pyramid shall be completed and may it be completed without the shedding of blood.Lovingly given, R. Swinburne Clymer. ‘Beverly Hall,’ Quakertown, Pennsylvania, July 6th, 1916.”-Fundamental Laws: A Report of the 68th Convocation of the Rose Cross Order: pg. 24

Catholic Sacramentals and Traditions

Catholic Sacramentals  and Traditions compared to the occult, Jesus,  and what the other of the saints have said in the Holy Bible.


Perpetual virginity of Mary

According to the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary
she keep her virginity still after the birth of Jesus and then remained a virgin.

“510 Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin” (St. Augustine, Serm. 186, 1: PL 38, 999): with her whole being she is “the handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38).” Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 510http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. –Matthew 1:25 King James Version


Mary, Who is my mother?

46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.-Matthew 12:46-50 King JameVersion


In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary’s month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Valentine’s Day

In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day. He set its observance a day earlier, on February 14 to be the feast day in honor of Bishop of Interamna, Saint Valentine.

In 1537, King Henry VIII declared, by Royal Charter, that all England would celebrate February 14 as “Saint Valentine’s Day“.

The Catholic church decided to remove Saint Valentine’s Day from the  General Roman Calendar in 1969.


Prayers

The prayers that essentially compose the Rosary are arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys preceded by one Lord’s Prayer and followed by one Glory Be to the Father. During recitation of each set, known as a decade, thought is given to one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Normally, five decades are recited in a session. Other prayers are sometimes added after each decade (in particular, the Fatima Prayer) and before (in particular, the Apostles’ Creed), and after (in particular, the Hail, Holy Queen) the five decades taken as a whole. -From Wikipedia

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. –Matthew 6:7 King James Version

The original word used for repetitions is below in some translations it is misleading in what the text intends to say.

G945 βαττολογέω battologeo (bat-tol-og-eh’-o) v.
1. to stutter
2. (by implication) to talk repetitiously and tediously
[from Battos “a proverbial stammerer” and G3056]
KJV: use vain repetitions
Root(s): G3056

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)

…The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 971)

Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus’ mother into our homes, for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2679)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, – 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)


Incense Burner

“That Christianity has preserved (in part at least) the primitive fire worship of antiquity is evident in many of its symbols and rituals. The incense burner so often used in Christian churches is a pagan symbol relating to the regeneration of the human soul. The incense burner represents the body of man. The incense within the burner, made from the extracted essences of various plants, represents the life forces within the body of man. The flaming spark burning in the midst of the incense is emblematic of the spiritual germ concealed in the midst of the material
organism of man. This spiritual spark is an infinitesimal part of the divine flame, the Great Fire of the Universe, from Whose
flaming heart the altar fires of all His creatures have been lighted. As the spark of life gradually consumes the incense, so the spiritual nature of man through the process of regeneration graduallyconsumes all the gross elements of the body, transmuting theminto soul power —symbolized by the smoke. Although smoke is actually a dense and physical substance yet light enough to rise in clouds, so the soul is actually a physical element, but through purification and the fire of aspiration it has taken upon itself the nature of intangible atmosphere; though composed of the substance of earth, it becomes light enough to rise as a fragrant
odor into the presence of Deity.”- Melchizedek & the Mystery of Fire by Manly P. Hall pg. 16-17

Religion/The Occult And The Rose

Understand the true meaning of The Rose by esoteric knowledge and religious teachings. 


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Solomon’s Temple 

“Solomon’s temple, or the perfected temple of the human body, the perfected temple of the universe and the perfected temple of the soul, finally forms the perfect shrine for the living Ark.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 59


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Catholic Church 

The word catholic (with lowercase c; derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning “universal”.


The Great Pyramid

“…there is only one real pyramid in all the world. Even the others in Egypt are but copies of the Great Pyramid, and were used as tombs for the Pharaohs, but nobody was ever found in Cheops, nor were there ever any signs that it had been so used.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg 75


Cap/Corner Stone

“This stone is the spirit in man, which fell from its high position, and has been lost beneath the rubbish of the lower man. This is the true cap stone that is now hidden in the pit of man’s temple, and which he must exhume and place again as the true crown of his spiritual pyramid.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 81,83


The Sphinx

“The Sphinx again symbolises man, with the mind and spirit of the human rising out of the animal desires and emotions.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 79


Kabbalah

“Practically speaking, the doctrine of Kabbalah refers to the system handed down by oral transmission, and is nearly allied to tradition. ” – The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 184-185


Rosetta Stone

“…the inscription was tri-lingual: that is, each of the writings was a translation of the others.”– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templarby Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 195


Double Headed Eagle

The meaning of the Double Headed Eagle as used in the occult.


Latter Day Saint (LDS or Mormon)

It But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. – Galatians 1:8 KJV


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Solomon’s Temple

“Solomon’s temple, or the perfected temple of the human body, the perfected temple of the universe and the perfected temple of the soul, finally forms the perfect shrine for the living Ark.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 59

“This  temple (Dionysians)  was  human  society  perfected;   and  each  enlightened  and  perfected human  being  was  a  true  stone  for  its  building.”– The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

“…true temple of Solomon is the universe, the Solarman’s temple, which is slowly being rebuilt in man as the temple of the Soul of Man.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 81


From The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 48

Hiram Abiff was the architect of King Solomon’s Temple, who is murdered by three ruffians during an unsuccessful attempt to force him to divulge the Master Masons’secret password.

“The same idea is maintained in the construction of Masonic Lodges, which are but imitations, in spirit, of the ancient temples.”-The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 55

The Ark of the Covenant

“The Ark, that great spiritual principle, surrounded by its loving workers, is calling all to follow It.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 60

“All have, like the Jewish people, lost much of their power and glory when they lost the sacred Ark. In ancient Chaldea and Phoenicia the Ark was well known. India celebrates it as the Lotus, and the ancient Egyptians tell how the moon god Osiris was imprisoned in an ark. In all the Mystery Religions of the world, individually and cosmically, the ark represent the fountain-head of wisdom.” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 55

“The Rod that Budded, the Pot of Manna, and the Tablets of the Law: In these three things contained within the Ark we see the threefold spirit contained within the ark of man’s bodies. “-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 58

“In the brain of man, between the wings of the kneeling cherubim, is the mercy seat, and there man speaks with his God as the priest of the tabernacle spoke to the spirit of the Lord hovering between the wings of the Angels.

Man is again the Ark, and within him are the three principles, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—the tablets of the law, the pot of manna, and the rod that budded. But as in the case of the ancient Israelites, when they became crystallised the pot of manna and the rod that budded were removed from the Ark, and all that was left were the tablets or the letters of the law…

….the material reasons from which the spiritual life has gone.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 59

Khepera: The Sacred Scarab

“The Sacred Scarab: In this form the ancient Egyptians worshiped Khepera, the rising Sun, and the sacred scarab was buried with the dead as the symbol of resurrection. For as the run rises from the darkness of night, so the divine spirit rises from the body that in no more. The life is eternal.”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 50

“From the Latin Scarabaeus, a beetle, the ancient Egyptian symbol usually combining representations of the sacred insect with a pellet suggesting the sun, the whole sacred to the sun-god. Sometimes the venerated beetle as a living soul is shown with outstretched wings or with the horned head of a ram. Scarabs often are inscribed with mottoes or other similar lettering.”-Encyclopedia of freemasonry by Albert Mackey under Scarab


The Winged Beetle by Aleister Crowley
The Winged Beetle by Aleister Crowley a collection of occultic poems.

Paul McCartney when the Beatles split formed a new band called Wings, thus  in effect being the Winged Beatle.

The Pillars

Here you can see the Masonic two pillars left and right, Boaz and Jachin, within them are found the Masonic compass & square middle forming IX-XI.

Boaz and Jachin

“The Pillars of the Temple: These pillars symbolize the heart and mind, the positive and the negative poles of life. Those who would enter the temple must pass BETWEEN the pillars. Every extreme is dangerous. It is the point between all poles that is safe to stand upon. You cannot enter the temple by the development of either the heart or mind alone, but only by the equal development of both. ” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 42

“The one that stood on the right hand (or south) was called Jachin, and the other at the left hand (or north) was called Boaz. It has been supposed that Solomon, in erecting these pillars, had reference to the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire, which went before the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness, and that the right-hand or south pillar represented the pillar of cloud and the left-hand or north pillar represented that of fire. Solomon did not simply erect them as ornatnents to the temple, but as munorials of God’s repeated promises of support to his people of Israel. For the pillar (Jachin), derived from the IIebrew words (Jah), “Jehovah,” and (achin), “to estab-lish.” signifies that “God will establish his house of Israel”; while the pillar (Boaz), compounded of (b), “in,” and (oaz), “strength,” signifies that ”in strength shall it be established.””– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 50


The meaning of the Broken Column as explained by the ritual of the Master mason degree is that the column represents both the fall of Master Hiram Abif as well as the unfinished work of the Temple of Solomon. - Duncan, Malcom C.  Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor. Crown; 3 Edition (April 12, 1976). ISBN-13: 978-0679506263. pp 157.
The meaning of the Broken Column as explained by the ritual of the Master mason degree is that the column represents both the fall of Master Hiram Abif as well as the unfinished work of the Temple of Solomon. – Duncan, Malcom C.  Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor. Crown; 3 Edition (April 12, 1976). ISBN-13: 978-0679506263. pp 157.