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.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What Is It?

As of late I have been to busy writing on the subject of “Spirit and Matter”, and the Harmony of. A subject I’m sure would interest about three people. Nevertheless I came upon this little gem while researching Spiritualized Matter and thought I would share it with you.
It was written by a very insightful George Washington Carey, a gentleman who’s ideas of human chemistry are still being studied and verified today, almost a hundred years after he wrote “Man’s body is a chemical formula in operation and there can be but one law of chemical operation in vegetable or animal organisms.”

A CHILD brought to its mother a piece of ice and asked: "What is this?"
The mother answered, "It is ice."
Again the child asked, "What is there in ice?" The mother answered: "There is water in the ice."
The child desired to find the water in the ice, and it procured a hammer, pounded the piece of ice into little bits and the warm air soon changed all the ice to water. The child was grievously disappointed, for the ice that the child supposed contained water had disappeared.
And the child said, "Where is the ice that contained this water?"
And so it came to pass that the mother was compelled, by the child's persistent questions, to say, "ice is all water; there is no such thing as ice; that which we call ice is crystallized or frozen water."
The child understood.
A student brought to his teacher some water and asked, "What is water? What does it contain?"
The teacher answered, "Water contains oxygen and hydrogen," and then explained how the two gases might be separated and set free by heat.
The student boiled the water until all of the molecules of oxygen and hydrogen had been set free, but he was surprised to find that all of the water had disappeared.
Then the student asked of the teacher, "Where is the water that held the gases that have escaped?"
Then was the teacher compelled by the student's persistent questions to answer, "Water itself is the product of oxygen and hydrogen. Water does not contain anything other than these gases. In reality, there are no such substances or fluid as water; that which we name water is a rate of motion set in operation by the union of two parts of hydrogen with one part of oxygen and, of course, the phenomenon disappears when the union of the gases is broken."

The student understood.
A devout scientist presented himself before God and said, "Lord, what are these gases men call oxygen and hydrogen?"
The good Lord answered and said, "They are molecules in the blood and body of the universe."
Then spoke the scientist, "Lord, wilt thou tell me of the kind of molecules that compose Thy blood and body?"
The Lord replied, "These same molecules, gases or principles, compose my blood and body; for I and the universe are one and the same."
Once again the scientist said, "My Lord, may I ask, then, what is Spirit and what is Matter?"
And thus answered the Lord:
"As ice and water are one, and the gases and water are one, so is Spirit and Matter one. The different phases and manifestations cognized by man in the molecules of my body—that is, the universe—are caused by the Word; thus, they are my thoughts clothed with form."
Now the scientist felt bold, being redeemed from fear, and asked "is my blood, then, identical with Thy blood in composition and Divine Essence?"
And the Lord said, "Yea, thou art one with the Father."
The scientist now understood and said:
"Now mine eyes are opened and I perceive that, when I eat, I partake of Thy body; when I drink, I drink of Thy blood; and when I breathe, I breathe Thy spirit."
So-called matter is Pure Intelligence and nothing else— because there is not anything else.
Pure intelligence cannot progress or become better. There is nothing but Intelligence. Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience must mean Intelligence; therefore these terms are all included in the word.....nice.....

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