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, June 11, 2011

My Day in the Garden of Eden - Enter If You Dare

The Garden of Eden
A Reinterpretation
As much as I enjoy the myth of the Garden of Eden, I do realize it is such. It still amazes me how many still maintain a literal belief in something that is so highly symbolic.
I do confess I have no dog in the fight between creationists and evolutionists, you guys and girls may have it, I tend to believe certain mystery's will reveal themselves when the time is ready, all this my-side is better than your-side is nothing but division, minor to most but all one has to do is watch the daily news to see what happens when this my-side versus your-side infects group think, and to think how long this ignorant behavior has plagued humanity, and yet on and on it goes.
I use to wonder what would happen if we took away all the holy books, for just a few generations, enough time for humankind to forget the programmed mindset that has been passed on in ignorance century after century, then bring them all back, the Bible, Torah, Koran, Bhagavad-Gita, the Buddhist Sutra's, and all the other teachings that have been passed down century after century. Would we then see the beauty contained within all the various approaches to Light, would we be able to see the interconnections between symbols and thought, or would we still attempt to divide that which was not meant to be divided, or was it? The answer may lay smack dab in the middle of the Garden of Eden.
Our story takes place in the most idyllic of all gardens, the garden of pure potential, a garden where every seed planted bares fruit.
Like all good gardener's our Master Gardener, who shall remain nameless, carefully prepared the soil, putting his heart and soul in it's design and content, each and every particle had purpose, no matter how small.
Everything vibrated with life, and the sound was good, Om is the primordial throb.
Out of this perfect design, through the expansion of the garden and life, and through the love of the gardener, arrived what we call man, filled with life given vibration at a level above all others. One could easily say everything was a buzz.
As we clearly know, everything has a partner in order to make it whole, not two half's, one whole.
Slowly our Master Gardner's creation blossomed with life, everything was in harmony, the most perfect of all music.
One day while Adam and Eve were picnicking naked in the garden, the much maligned
Will, the serpent of the garden, slide slowly to the naked Eve's side.
Who was this much maligned serpent known as Will, short for Free Will, alias Free Wilson derived from Free Wisdom, because he tempts man to the knowledge of himself.
Smitten by the naked beauty of Eve, he struck up a conversation, hoping Adam wouldn't hear.
As etiquette would require, the much maligned Will presented Eve with two apples, although most think only one but as we know the two make the one, no if's and doubts about it, one from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and one from the Tree of Life, one Delicious the other Macintosh.
It would be foolish to assume that Eve really had a choice, our Master Gardener had planned for every scenario, Eve would take a bite, not only was it the proper thing to do, courtesy required it. She took a bite from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
As soon as the delicious first bite graced her pallet Adam appeared to separate from Eve, instead of Eve and Adam being one they now appeared to be two, two halves no longer a whole, subject object.
Now if you’re a fatalist you may think all is lost, but you’re wrong. Adam and Eve would try to reform the union that had been lost, but one and one only created two again. Eventually it happened, through one of their liaisons, Eve gave birth to another one. Now Adam a one, Eve a one, and now a son Cain a one, added together they formed three, the first geometric whole, the triangle.
Adam and Eve had actually found a way to eat for the Tree of Life!
Some will get….Some won’t….

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