(By 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall) – When the mob governs, man is ruled by ignorance; when the church governs, he is ruled by superstition; and when the state governs, he is ruled by fear. Before men can live together in harmony and understanding, ignorance must be transmuted into wisdom, superstition into an illumined faith, and fear into love.
Despite statements to the contrary, Masonry is a religion seeking to unite God and man by elevating its initiates to that level of consciousness whereon they can behold with clarified vision the workings of the Great Architect of the Universe.
From age to age the vision of a perfect civilization is preserved as the ideal for mankind. In the midst of that civilization shall stand a mighty university wherein both the sacred and secular sciences concerning the mysteries of life will be freely taught to all who will assume the philosophic life.
Here creed and dogma will have no place; the superficial will be removed and only the essential be preserved. The world will be ruled by its most illumined minds, and each will occupy the position for which he is most admirably fitted.
The great university will be divided into grades, admission to which will be through preliminary tests or initiations. Here mankind will be instructed in the most sacred, the most secret, and the most enduring of all Mysteries–Symbolism. Here the initiate will be taught that every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle. Here mankind will learn that CHiram (Truth) lies buried in every atom of Kosmos; that every form is a symbol and every symbol the tomb of an eternal verity. Through education–spiritual, mental, moral, and physical–man will learn to release living truths from their lifeless coverings.
The perfect government of the earth must be patterned eventually after that divine government by which the universe is ordered. In that day when perfect order is reestablished, with peace universal and good triumphant, men will no longer seek for happiness, for they shall find it welling up within themselves. Dead hopes, dead aspirations, dead virtues shall rise from their graves, and the Spirit of Beauty and Goodness repeatedly slain by ignorant men shall again be the Master of Work.
Then shall sages sit upon the seats of the mighty and the gods walk with men.
SOURCE: Secret Teachings of All Ages – The Hiramic Legend | Chapter 15
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.
Moe, I do believe you when you say Masons are looking to recreate the divine cosmic government on Earth. I believe you because I feel it within myself (and to be honest I ‘feel’ myself both a daughter of the Earth and and a daughter of God/dess). A very good friend of ours is a Mason and he is an exceptional human being who does wonders in the community. That said, I will ask you here and will ask him next time we see him, why is it that the light brotherhood will not expose the dark brotherhood? That’s where all the confusions arise. Rudolf Steiner (Rosicrucian) wrote about the dangers of the dark brotherhood about 100 yrs ago. Surely the time has come for them to be outed?
I have read many conflicting information regarding Masonry, what is true and what is disinformation is difficult to realize without initiation.
You are right and even a man made initiation wont do it for you. It comes from our minds, blood and race.
Why are women excluded from Masonry? Do not women deserve to become one with God? Do not women deserve to be illuminated? Easter Star is not Masonry. It has to be headed by a male, who has to be present at the meetings even though a woman is not allowed at the men’s meetings? There is no way you can combine man with God and exclude women from that. Women are the balance and God is male and female.
Of course you can become one with God. In regards to Freemasonry and women not being allowed to join, I think we may find the answer in the old saying, “Men are from Mars and Women from Venus.” We are a different types of humans who think, act and live differently than one another. We have two different roles on earth as well. Men are the creators or who some call the sons of God and you are the daughters of the earth. It is what it is based on gender and physical anatomy.