Tag: initiation

What Esoteric Knowledge lies veiled in Classical Art?

IN this series, we seek to uncover the hidden meaning found in the artistic works of numerous Masters, including Michelangelo, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, William Blake, Georges de La Tour, and Raphael. First, by outlining a basic structure for analyzing art through an esoteric lens; thereby, utilizing both observation and intuition, symbolically represented by the concrete and abstract minds.

Aphorisms of Freemasonry

Selected aphorisms from “The Book of the Lodge” by George Oliver (1782-1867)

Freedom: An Illusion

Freemasonry is an initiatory, life-changing path. When you arrive at the door, either you are ready or you’re not. The person that shows up is presented a new destiny, if they are ready to take it.

Combating Ignorance

“It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.” – Pythagoras

The Proper Balance of Masonry: The Greater and the Lesser Mysteries

This article discusses the subject of the proper balance of Masonry, established when the exoteric and esoteric aspects of the Craft are in harmony.

Masonic Ritual: The Intention [Part III]

This is the first installment in a series exploring the effects of Masonic ritual. Here the author explores the nature of ritual, particularly in relation to Freemasonry. 

What Can The Egyptian Book of the Dead Teach Us About The Masonic Life?

While having a guidebook to read to a dying person to lead them through the afterlife is an interesting concept in itself, what may be more profound is to examine the book and what it might tell us about life, and perhaps even the masonic life.