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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Secret Recipe - Don't Tell !

The following is a recipe that is usually kept secret, but it's such a delicious treat I thought I'd share it with those on the journey. Taken from a very old cookbook, Tractatus Aureus de Lapidus Physici Secreto, I'm sure you'll find it easy to prepare.

To prepare the philosopher's stone, we have merely to—

"Take of moisture, an ounce and a half; of meridional redness, that is the soul of the sun, a fourth prat, that is, half an ounce; of yellow seyr, likewise half an ounce; and of auripigmentum, a half ounce; making in all three ounces. Know that the vine of wise men is extracted in threes, and its wine at last is completed in thirty."