Kicked back they were, the Gods upon high, watching the sad display of human interaction. To the Gods humans were like a reality show, a giant Jersey Shore of self-indulgence, narcissism, and ignorant behavior.
One day as the kicked back Gods sat sipping wine and enjoying the spectacle called civilization, one of the wisest of all Gods, whose name we dare not speak, realized that humans could be crafty little devils and with the right kind of wisdom, and the right kind of dedication, they too could obtain the secret to immortality and become Gods themselves.
This send a shiver through his spine.
The Gods discussed the frightening possibility.
The wise one decided they would hide the secret to immortality, the secret to becoming a God.
“I have an idea” said the God of the Water “why don’t we hide deep at the oceans bottom?”
The wisest spoke up “Thank you for your suggestion God of the Water, but I fear the curiosity of the human, and in due time they will find what we hide even if it’s at the bottom of the great ocean.”
“I have an idea,” said the God of Air “why don’t we hide it on the moon?”
The wisest spoke up again “Thank you for your suggestion God of the Air, but I fear the intelligence of the human, in due time they will return to the moon and where will we be then?”
It was then the wisest knew, “We’ll hide it in their heart, they’ll never look there!”
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.