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.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What My Mind Is Working On Today

Not really sure why I decided to share this moment, but this is what my mind is contemplating today. I do think I know where I'm going, but you never know, the ending is rarely what you assumed.
This is what's in my mind now: Man, the highest of the orders in the animal kingdom, is a trinity of Body, Mind and Soul or Spirit. Each of these, likewise, admits of a sub-division threefold. The body is essentially flesh, bone, and blood. The mind has three distinguishing properties: the retrospective or property of memory; the perceptive, or power to take cognizance of the present or occurring, and it has reason also in regard to the unknown or the coming events. The soul or spirit is eternal, invisible, intangible.

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