“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
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 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
“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
….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