There is an old occult maxim which declares that—" Nothing is concealed from him who knows." No Mason is bound to conceal that which he has never learned in the Lodge. All else he receives as he learns any thing, places his own estimate upon its value, and becomes individually responsible for its use. It must be a matter of conscience, and be weighed in the balance of duty, and every one must abide by the result. If Masonry has lost the Royal Secret, or if it never possessed it, or if it was wrenched away in the very name of Religion little more than a century ago, all the same, it belongs to the Craft as the Heir-apparent of the Old Wisdom. But the time has come when no cable-tow can bind it. It now belongs to Humanity equally with the Mason. To this end has it been preserved throughout the centuries.



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Do You Believe in God?

Veiled: covered with a veil, concealed or disguised as if with a veil.

I have a question, one I myself have been asked on many occasions, do you believe in God?

Now before you answer, allow me to elaborate a little on the God I am talking about, the adult God, the God that Pythagoras would call the Source of all things, the Monad. Not to be confused with the God of the child, the gentleman with the gray beard.
The God we are discussing is the number One or the Monad, the one that has been defined by the mathematician Theon of Smyrna as "the principal and element of numbers, which while multitude can be lessened by subtraction, is itself deprived of every number and remains stable and firm."
Hence as a number, it is indivisible, it remains immutable, and even multiplied into itself remains itself only, since once one is still one, and the Monad multiplied by the Monad remains the immutable Monad to infinity. It remains by itself among numbers, for no number can be taken from it, or separated from its unity. How’s that for a definition of God, granted we don’t perceive God to be a number, or do we?
Monotheism: the belief in the existence of ONE god.

In the world of symbolism the Monad is symbolized by the “point within the circle”, also known as the circled dot, circumpunct, or circle with a point at its centre. Interestingly some have even interpreted the point within the center as the singularity point before the big bang.

Of coarse when asked the question “if I believe in God” I don’t go through the symbolism of the Monad, I usually just say yes, you’re God.
After all, the Monad came by way of the Zero, the vast emptiness and grand totality of the Universe......we'll save that for another time.

1 comment:

  1. 'Not to be confused with the God of the child, the gentleman with the gray beard'. . .a societal problem which has been indoctrinated from the moment of learning to speak. . .'purposely hoodwinked' for others to profit (prophet) from?

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