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BOOK OF BARUCH

the people that came to hear the book, 4 and in the hearing of the nobles, and of the king's sons, and in the hearing of the elders, and of all the people, from the lowest unto the highest, even of all them that dwelt at babylon by the river sud. 5 whereupon they wept, fasted, and prayed before the lord. 6 they made also a collection of money according to every man's power: 7 and they sent it to jerusalem unto joachim the high priest, the son of chelcias, son of salom, and to the priests, and to all the people which were found with him at jerusalem, 8 at the same time when he received the vessels of the house of the lord, that were carried out of the temple, to return them into the land of juda, the tenth day of the month sivan, namely, silver vessels, which sedecias the son of josias kin

he received the vessels of the house of the lord, that were carried out of the temple, to return them into the land of juda, the tenth day of the month sivan, namely, silver vessels, which sedecias the son of josias king of jada had made, 9 after that nabuchodonosor king of babylon had carried away jechonias, and the princes, and the captives, and the mighty men, and the people of the land, from jerusalem, and brought them unto babylon. 10 and they said, behold, we have sent you money to buy you burnt offerings, and sin offerings, and incense, and prepare ye manna, and offer upon the altar of the lord our god; 11 and pray for the life of nabuchodonosor king of babylon, and for the life of balthasar his son, that their days may be upon earth as the days of heaven: 12 and the lord will give

r god; and unto this day the fury of the lord and his wrath is not turned from us. 14 and ye shall read this book which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of the lord, upon the feasts and solemn days. 15 and ye shall say, to the lord our god belongeth righteousness, but unto us the confusion of faces, as it is come to pass this day, unto them of juda, and to the inhabitants of jerusalem, 16 and to our kings, and to our princes, and to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers: 17 for we have sinned before the lord, 18 and disobeyed him, and have not hearkened unto the voice of the lord our god, to walk in the commandments that he gave us openly: 19 since the day that the lord brought our forefathers out of the land of egypt, unto this present day, we have bee

d heart, to serve strange gods, and to do evil in the sight of the lord our god. chapter 2 herefore the lord hath made good his word, which he pronounced against us, and against our judges that judged israel, and against our kings, and against our princes, and against the men of israel and juda, 2 to bring upon us great plagues, such as never happened under the whole heaven, as it came to pass in jerusalem, according to the things that were written in the law of moses; 3 that a man should eat the flesh of his own son, and the flesh of his own daughter. 4 moreover he hath delivered them to be in subjection to all the kingdoms that are round about us, to be as a reproach and desolation among all the people round about, where the lord hath scattered them. 5 thus we were cast down, and not exa

hou hast sent out thy wrath and indignation upon us, as thou hast spoken by thy servants the prophets, saying, 21 thus saith the lord, bow down your shoulders to serve the king of babylon: so shall ye remain in the land that i gave unto your fathers. 22 but if ye will not hear the voice of the lord, to serve the king of babylon, 23 i will cause to cease out of the cites of judah, and from without jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: and the whole land shall be desolate of inhabitants. 24 but we would not hearken unto thy voice, to serve the king of babylon: therefore hast thou made good the words that thou spakest by thy servants the prophets, namely, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers, should b

hings that are pleasing to god are made known unto us. 5 be of good cheer, my people, the memorial of israel. 6 ye were sold to the nations, not for your destruction: but because ye moved god to wrath, ye were delivered unto the enemies. 7 for ye provoked him that made you by sacrificing unto devils, and not to god. 8 ye have forgotten the everlasting god, that brought you up; and ye have grieved jerusalem, that nursed you. 9 for when she saw the wrath of god coming upon you, she said, hearken, o ye that dwell about sion: god hath brought upon me great mourning; 10 for i saw the captivity of my sons and daughters, which the everlasting brought upon them. 11 with joy did i nourish them; but sent them away with weeping and mourning. 12 let no man rejoice over me, a widow, and forsaken of man


18276066 GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 1

ohn 10, 2 by hunsla saljan, where the reference is expressly to killing. and dvo-iaawjptov is called hunslastniss]\latt. 5, 23-4. lu. 1, 11. but the corresponding as. husd, engl, hoiisd, allows of being applied to a christian sacrament, and denotes the eucharist, hilsdgong the partaking of it, msc/fa^t the sacred vessel of sacrifice; conf. citedni. 260, 5 hiisdhtu halegu for the sacred vessels of jerusalem. likewise the ok hihl in the norw. and swed. laws is used in a christian, never in a heathen sense. no hunsal is found in ohg; neither can i guess the root of the word. twice, however, ulph. 1 sci-v. frilcg offering -what is laid before, prilozhiti to offer; sloven, dar, darina, daritva= swpov [euss. clarii sviatiiye= soipa "lepa means the eucharist] the sloven aldov, bloodless oflering


ABRAMELIN2

and sometimes chashmodai. derived by some from the hebrew word asamod, to destroy or exterminate; and by others from the persian verb azmonden= to tempt, to try or prove. some rabbins say that asmodeus was the child of the incest of tubal-cain and his sister naafrfah. others say that he was the demon of impurity. others again relate that he was employed by solomon in the building of the temple at jerusalem; that he then attempted to dethrone solomon, to put himself in his place; but that the king vanquished him and the angel gabriel chased him into egypt, and there bound him in a grotto. the rabbins say that when asmodeus was working at the building of the temple, he made use of no metal tool; but instead of a certain stone which cut ordinary stone as a diamond will glass. belzebud: also w


ALEISTER CROWLEY AD MEIORUM CTHULHI GLORIAM

e abyss, and fixes his stare upon me; wherefore i must with haste write this indeed, it appears as though i have failed in some regard as to the order of the rites, or to the formulae, or to the sacrifices, for now it appears as if the entire host of ereshkigal lies waiting, dreaming, drooling for my departure. i pray the gods that i am saved, and not perish as did the priest, abdul ben-martu, in jerusalem (the gods remember and have mercy upon him. my fate is no longer writ in the stars, for i have broken the chaldean covenant by seeking power over the zonei. i have set foot on the moon, and the moon no longer has power over me. the lines of my life have been oblitered by my wanderings in the waste, over the letters writ in the heavens by the gods. and even now i can hear the wolves howli

attered about the room, sixty times. and a circle shall be drawn on the ground, in the midst whereof you shall stand while reciting the conjurations set forth, taking especial care not to venture forth from the boundaries of the circle, the holy mandal of calling, lest thou be consumed by the invisible monsters from the egurra of ereshkigal, as was the priest abdul ben-martu in a public square in jerusalem. and the circle shall be drawn in lime, or barley, or white flour. or dug in the ground with the dagger of inanna of calling. or embroidered in the most precious silk, or expensive cloth. and the colours thereof shall be only black and white, and no other. and the frontlet of calling, and the standards of calling, shall all be of fine cloth, and in the colours of ninib and inanna, that i

t may not make thee faint. remember not to make the sacrifice either too large or too small, for if it is too small, the demon will not come or, if coming, will be angered with thee so that it will not speak, even when charged, for that is the covenant. and if it be too large, it will grow too large and too fast and will become difficult to control. and one such demon was raised by that priest of jerusalem, abdul ben-martu, and was fed extensively on the sheep of the flocks of palestine, whereupon it grew to frightening proportion and eventually devoured him. but that was madness, for ben-martu worshipped the old ones, which is unlawful, as it is written. remember that the essences of the ancient ones are in all things, but that the essences of the elder gods are in all things that live, a


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

oaster "nature teaches us, and the oracles also affirm, that even the evil germs of matter may alike become useful and good "stay not on the precipice with the dross of matter; for there is a place for thine image in a realm ever splendid "if thou extend the fiery mind to the work of piety, thou wilt preserve the fluxible body."35 it appears that the levant, from byzantium and athens to damascus, jerusalem, alexandria and cairo, was preoccupied with the formulation of this school in a popular religion, beginning in the days of augustus caesar. for there are elements of this central idea in the works of the gnostics, in certain rituals of what frazer conveniently calls the asiatic god, as in the remnants of the ancient egyptian cult. the docmagic without tears get any book for free on: www


ALEISTER CROWLEY MEDITATION

n the side some other, a "rood cross" within the vesica yet another. each magician should work out his own system of symbolism- and he need not confine himself to cosmic measurements. he might, for example, find some relation to express the law of inverse squares. the top of the altar shall be covered with gold, and on this gold should be engraved some such figure as the holy oblation, or the new jerusalem, or, if he have the skill, the microcosm of vitruvius, of which we give illustrations. on the sides of the altar are also sometimes drawn the great tablets 61 diagrams on this page, at top the microcosm of vitruvius from the title page decoration (not frontispiece as is sometimes said) to robert fludd's "utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica, atque technica his


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE OLD AND NEW COMMENTARIES TO LIBER AL

ur own khabs is our one sole truth. al i,10 "let my servants be few& secret: they shall rule the many& the known" the old comment 10. this is the rule of thelema, that its adepts shall be invisible rulers. this, it may be remarked, has always been the case. the new comment the nature of magical power is quite incomprehensible to the vulgar. the prophet ezekiel besieging a tile in order to destroy jerusalem, and the adventure of hosea with gomer, seem as absurd to the 'practical' man as do the researches of any other scientific man until the sunday newspapers have furnished him with a plausible explanation which explains nothing("book 4, part iii, must be read in this connexion "my servants; not those of the lord of the aeon "the law is for all; there can be no secrecy about that. the verse

tious objector, the tolstoyan, the 'passive resister' when the kaiser fled, and the germans surrendered their fleet, they abandoned nietzshe for jesus. rodjestvensky and gervera took their fleets out to certain destruction. the irish revolutionists of easter week, 1916, fought and died like men; and they have established a tradition 'jesus' himself, in the legend 'set his face as a flint to go to jerusalem' with the foreknowledge of his fate. but christians have not emphasized that heroism since the crusades. the sloppy sentimental jesus of the sunday-school is the only survivor; and the war killed him, thank ares! when the nonconformist christian churches, especially in america, found the doctrine of eternal punishment no longer tenable, they knocked the bottom out of their religion. ther


ALEISTER CROWLEY EQUINOX EQ I 4

i control the waves of the mind, and the waters of the great ocean will cease to be disturbed by their rise and fall, and they will become still and full of rest, so that like a mirror will they reflect the unimaginable glory of the atman. and i saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. and i john saw the holy city, new jerusalem, coming down from god out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.140 and i heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold the tabernacle of god is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and god himself shall be with them and be their god. and god shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, no


ALEISTER CROWLEY EQUINOX EQ I 6

hrough the sun to these palms? laylah. some new plot to carry fire and sword through our quiet villages. rinaldo. no. i was wondering why men should not live at peace. i was wondering what was the quarrel that has beggared europe and made asia a shambles these nigh five score years. laylah. i cannot tell you. rinaldo. this is all i know, that in the time of pope urban the second, some pilgrims to jerusalem began to 76 grumble< and a madman screamed so loud on their behalf that all europe was infected<christian intolerance "thelema lodge calendar, dec. 1990 e.v> all pilgrims grumble. all mankind grumbles. can chivalry do nothing better than redre

rinaldo de la chapelle" othman. akbar:"her sons by sidi omar" mohammed. fatma "her aged nubian nurse" ledmiya "a young handmaiden, musical. other waiting-women. pipe-slaves" abdul khan "an eunuch. other eunuchs" achmet "equerry to sliman" a fair-haired christian maiden "daughter to sir rinaldo de la chapelle" messengers the populace 83 act ii "twenty years later. an oriental palace in a city near jerusalem; the hall of audience. in the throne is" laylah "veiled. around her are waiting- women and her old nurse" fatma "at the door an eunuch on guard with drawn scimitar" ledmiya["a young girl with a stringed instrument. as the flower waits for the rain, as the lover waits for the moon, we wait, we wait, an hungry pain, for tidings from the battle plain- if those we love are hurt or slain, or

gry pain, for tidings from the battle plain- if those we love are hurt or slain, or if the lord hath smitten again the legions of the cross, and hewn a path of blood where glory flares. the sabre strikes, the trumpet blares, the war horse neighs- oh let us see the crescent borne to victory! laylah. is there no news? fatma. it is rumoured that the battle has begun. ledmiya. under the very walls of jerusalem! abdul khan. within the southern gate. fatma. many, many will fall. alas, alas! 84 laylah. sliman is strong and brave- my splendid boy. fatma. ay, there are hairs on his chin. but the strongest and the bravest fall first. laylah. thou ominous owl! be silent, or i will have thee whipped. fatma. oh! oh! indeed i only say what we all know. if he should die indeed, thou mayst have sidi omar

s not a beating that thou didst earn, princess. many a time i have fetched water from the well by- laylah. abdul khan! take out this prating hag and beat her soundly. fatma! this is the last time i leave thy lying tongue in that camel-lipped old face of an unbelieving jinneeyah["the eunuch drags her out, screaming and scolding" what news! what news! ledmiya["at the window. a horseman gallops from jerusalem. laylah. oh, quick, quick, quick, his tidings! for pity's sake. would it were the winged horse of brass! i am distracted. mind me not! i can wait. a queen must be able to wait. ledmiya. he is quite near now. and in the distance is a glint, and a faint shouting. i think the battle is coming here. laylah. oh, we cannot have been beaten! silman is so strong and brave. fatma["re-entering. al

uite near now. and in the distance is a glint, and a faint shouting. i think the battle is coming here. laylah. oh, we cannot have been beaten! silman is so strong and brave. fatma["re-entering. all is lost! all is lost! let us all flee! laylah. peace, parrot["enter messenger" messenger. pardon, princess! laylah. thy news, or thy head shall pay it. messenger. glorious news! sidi omar hath entered jerusalem, and sacked the house of the knights templars, and the house of the knights hospitallers, and- 86 ledmiya["at window. oh, i can see the spears shining through the dust of the horses! messenger- but- laylah. speak, if thou wouldst ever speak again! messenger. but the knights of malta appeared in great strength, riding from the valley on their noble chargers, armed at all points- laylah. y

e trophies on the wall. they troop out, running and jostling" laylah "turns to the name of god above the throne, and waving her sabre, cries] hear me, hear me, thou god of battles["exit" the child. god is love. and he has protected me["alone among the corpses] curtain. 96 persons of the tragedy act iii sir rinaldo del la chapelle "grand master of the temple" a bishop representative of the king of jerusalem the grand master of the knights of st john the grand master of the knights of malta clerks, ushers, advocates "etc" torturers a physician the king of jerusalem many dignitaries and their ladies the crowd isaac "a jew" an urchin laylah "now known as princess koureddin" 97 act iii scene i "twenty years later. jerusalem. the council chamber of the grand tribunal. a bishop, as grand inquisit


ALICE A BAILEY10 FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY

light into a distant country (told also of krishna and other sungods. there are the church festivals of (7) candlemas (2nd february, with processions of candles to symbolise the growing light; of (8) lent, or the arrival of spring; of (9) easter day (normally on 25th march) to celebrate the crossing of the equator by the sun; and (10) simultaneously the outburst of lights at the holy sepulchre at jerusalem. there is (11) the crucifixion and death of the lamb-god, on good friday, three days before easter; there are (12) the nailing to a tree (13) the empty grave (14) the glad resurrection (as in the cases of osiris, attis and others; there are (15) the twelve disciples (the zodiacal signs; and (16) the betrayal by one of the twelve. then later there is (17) mid-summer day, the 24th june, de

springs in helim; by the 12 stones in aaron's breastplate; by the 12 loaves of the shew-bred; by the 12 spies sent by moses; by the 12 stones of which the altar was made; by the 12 stones taken out of jordan; by the 12 oxen which bare the brazen sea. also in the new testament, by the 12 stars in the bride's- 49- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust crown, by the 12 foundations of jerusalem which john saw, and her 12 gates."62 all these recurrences of twelve probably have their origin in the twelve signs of the zodiac, that imaginary belt in the heavens through which the sun appears to pass on its journey in the course of a year, and during its greater cycle of approximately 25,000 years. having completed the preparatory work, by his twelfth year christ again underwent an i

and the third day he shall be raised again."27 then comes the simple comment that the disciples "were exceedingly sorry" this vision of christ's, if we trace it in the records, fell into two parts. first, he had a vision of achievement. the mountain-top achievement, a great spiritual experience, lay behind him. now he has a vision of a physical consummation in the form of the triumphal entry into jerusalem. but this is accompanied by a presentiment or a prevision of the culmination of his life of service upon the cross. he saw clearly, perhaps for the first time, what lay ahead of him, and the direction in which his service to the world was leading him. the via dolorosa of a world saviour stretched out before him; the destiny of all pioneering souls climaxed in his experience, and he saw h

ls climaxed in his experience, and he saw himself rejected, pilloried and killed, as have many lesser sons of god. world rejection always precedes world acceptance. disillusionment is a stage on the way to reality. the hatred of those who are not yet ready to recognise the world of spiritual values is ever the lot of those who are. this, christ faced, and yet "he steadfastly set his face to go to jerusalem."28 as we consider these happenings, the particular test which christ now encountered becomes clear in our minds. it was again a threefold test, as was that after the baptism initiation; but this- 103- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust time it was of a far subtler nature. he was faced with the test as to whether he could endure and handle worldly success, and pass alon

ts when his human flesh quailed before the prospect which opened up before him. he therefore knew the difficulty of this simple rule. 3 in turning our attention to the story of the crucifixion it is obvious that there is no need to recount the details of it. it is so well known and so familiar that the words in which it is couched are apt to mean little. the tale of christ's triumphant entry into jerusalem, of his gathering the disciples together into the upper room, and there sharing with them the communion of bread and of wine and of the desertion of those who supposedly loved him, with his subsequent agony in the garden of gethsemane, is as familiar to us as our own names, and much less arresting. that is the tragedy of christ. he did so much, and we have recognised so little. it has ta

human kingdom had evolved to the point where it had produced the christ and those other children of god whose lives bore constant testimony to the divine nature. christ assumed the ancient symbol and burden of the cross, and, taking his stand beside all the previous crucified saviours, embodied in himself the immediate and the cosmic, the past and the future, rearing the cross on the hill outside jerusalem (the name of which signifies the "vision of peace, thus calling attention to the kingdom which he died to establish. the work had been completed, and in that strange little country called the holy land, a narrow strip of territory between the two hemispheres, the east and the west, the orient and the occident, christ mounted the cross and fixed the boundary between the kingdom of god and


ALICE A BAILEY14 THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE CHRIST

erarchy, for he was found by his parents teaching the priests, the pharisees and the sadducees. these points all indicate his recognition of his work as a world teacher, becoming conscious, for the first time in his physical brain, of divine intention or of the divine- 13- the reappearance of the christ copyright 1998 lucis trust will. 2. next comes his statement to his disciples "i must go up to jerusalem" after which we read that he "steadfastly set his face to go" to that city. this was the intimation to them that he now had a new objective. the only place of complete "peace (which is the meaning of the name "jerusalem) is the "centre where the will of god is known" the spiritual hierarchy of our planet (the invisible church of christ) is not a centre of peace but a very vortex of lovin

tiveness have distinguished all men everywhere. this will plunge him into a foreign atmosphere and into a situation wherein all his divine resources will be needed, and will have to be tried out to the uttermost. the generally accepted idea that he will return as a triumphant warrior, omnipotent and irresistible, has surely no basis in fact. that he will ultimately lead his people, humanity, into jerusalem is a fact, founded on a secure foundation, but it will not be into a jewish city called jerusalem but into "the place of peace (as the word "jerusalem" means. a careful consideration of the world situation today and a dedicated use of the imagination will reveal to the sincere thinker how appalling is the task which he has undertaken. but he has again "set his face to go to jerusalem (lu

ar hope for the future. what is the hope held out today by the orthodox and unimaginative theologians? that at some distant date, known only to the inscrutable will of god the father, christ will issue forth from his seat at the right hand of god, and (followed by his angels and by the church invisible) descending upon the clouds of heaven, to the sound of a trumpet, he will make an appearance in jerusalem. the battle raging at that time will then end, and he will enter the city of jerusalem to rule for one thousand years. during this millennium, satan or the principle of evil will be bound or imprisoned, and there will be a new heaven and new earth. further than that, we are told nothing; humanity hopes for so much more that the picture presented does not intrigue them. behind this portra

be in any condition to listen to him. he will not come, we may be sure, as a conquering hero, as the interpretations of the theological teachers have led man to believe, for that would certainly fail to identify him and he would be simply classed as another military figure; of them we have had a plethora; he will not come as the messiah of the jews to save the so-called holy land and the city of jerusalem for the jews, because he belongs to the whole world and no jews nor any other people have special rights or unique privileges or may claim him as their own; he will not come to convert the "heathen" world for, in the eyes of the christ and of his true disciples, no such world exists and the so-called heathen have demonstrated historically less of the evil of vicious conflict than has the


ALICE A BAILEY15 THE DESTINY OF THE NATIONS

f we consider these three great planetary centres and their relationships in tabular form we can get the general idea more clearly in mind: i. shamballa. will or power. planetary head centre, the holy city. purpose. plan spiritual pineal gland. life aspect. ruler- sanat kumara, the lord of the world. the ancient of days. melchizedek. ii. the hierarchy. love-wisdom. planetary heart centre. the new jerusalem. consciousness. group unity. ruler- the christ. the world saviour- 12- the destiny of the nations copyright 1998 lucis trust iii. humanity .a ctive intelligence. planetary throat centre. the city, standing foursquare. self-consciousness. creativity. ruler- lucifer. son of the morning. the prodigal son. these three centres are closely interrelated and must be thought of in their entirety

sation and culture loses its sense of spiritual values and responds mainly to the material values, then it has served its usefulness and must pass away, and this in the interests of life itself and progress. the message of the birth of christ rings ever new but is not today understood. the emphasis during the aquarian age, the age into which we are fast entering, will shift away from bethlehem to jerusalem, and from the infant saviour to the risen christ. pisces has seen, during two thousand years, the spreading light; aquarius will see the rising light, and of both of these the christ is the eternal symbol- 81- the destiny of the nations copyright 1998 lucis trust the ancient story of the birth will become universalised and be seen as the story of every disciple and initiate who takes the


ALICE A BAILEY16 GLAMOUR A WORLD PROBLEM

, such as the christ. the former is motivated in all probability by some one intuitive crisis which entirely remade him and gave him a new sense of values; the latter can, at will, rise into the world of intuitive perception and values and there ascertain the will of god and a wide vision of the plan. such great representatives of deity have the freedom of the holy city (shamballa) and of the new jerusalem (the hierarchy. they are thus unique in their contacts and there have been relatively few of them as yet. 2. those who are on the line of the prophets. these touch the plan at high intuitive moments and know what the immediate future holds. i do not refer here to the hebrew prophets, so familiar to the west, but to all who see clearly what should be done to lead humanity out of darkness


ALICE A BAILEY18 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME III ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY

gnificance of the jewish people as a karmic clearing house can be found here. ponder on those words "a karmic clearing house" the mount of transfiguration in the new testament is venus in capricorn when love and mind and will meet in the person of the christ, and "he was transfigured" before all men. at the same time, he received the vision of the father and of what he had to do as he "went up to jerusalem" the place of death and likewise the city of peace. this jerusalem is pisces. in aquarius, christ put his disciples in touch with the "man, bearing a pitcher of water" aquarius, and in the upper room introduced them to union and unity under the symbolism of the communion feast. for that feast, humanity is today preparing, as we saw when studying the last constellation. the astrological s

his twelfth year when he said "wist ye not that i must be about my father's business" thereby indicating the subordination of the form life to the will of the indwelling christ; this was consummated when "divinity descended upon him" at the baptism. the sagittarian energy enabled him to say, when confronted with full knowledge of the imminent sacrifice which he would have to make "i must go up to jerusalem" and, we read, he then "set his face" and trod the path of the saviour, leading to the liberation of humanity. the piscean aspect in its highest expression is demonstrated by his sensitivity to immediate and unbroken contact with his "father in heaven; he was in constant communication with the monad, thereby proving to the world that he was initiated into states of consciousness of which


ALICE A BAILEY20 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME IV ESOTERIC HEALING

he iniquity of their action. palestine was taken by the jews because it was "a land flowing with milk and honey" and the claim was made that the act was undertaken in obedience to divine command. later, the symbolism gets most interesting. they divided into two halves: the israelites with headquarters at samaria, and the jews (meaning two or three special tribes out of the twelve) locating around jerusalem. dualism ran through their religious beliefs; they were schooled by the sadducees or the pharisees, and these two groups were in constant conflict. christ came as a member of the jewish race and they renounced him. today the law is working, and the jews are paying the price, factually and symbolically, for all they have done in the past. they are demonstrating the far-reaching effects of

ited it for many centuries; and by their continued emphasis upon material possession they lose sight of the true solution, which is that, symbolically and factually again, they must be assimilated into all the nations, and fused with all the races, thus demonstrating recognition of the one humanity. it is interesting to note that the jews who inhabited southern palestine, and whose chief city was jerusalem, have succeeded in doing this and have fused with and been assimilated by the british, the dutch and the french in a way that the israelites, ruled from samaria, have never done. i commend this to you for your consideration- 157- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust if the jewish race would recall, therefore, their high symbolic destiny, an


ALICE A BAILEY23 THE EXTERNALISATION OF THE HIERARCHY

tionships in tabular form and thus get the general idea more clearly in mind. 1. shamballa..will or power..planetary head centre the holy city..purpose..plan..spiritual pineal gland- 70- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust life aspect ruler: sanat kumara, the lord of the world the ancient of days melchizedek 2. the hierarchy..love-wisdom..planetary heart centre the new jerusalem..u. nity..at-one-ment group consciousness ruler: the christ the world saviour 3. humanity..a. ctive intelligence..planetary throat centre the city, standing foursquare..creativity self-consciousness ruler: lucifer son of the morning the prodigal son this shamballa energy now for the first time is making its impact upon humanity directly and is not stepped down, as has hitherto been the c

e intervention can take place. the prince of peace will lead his people through war to peace. those who think only in terms of peace as they understand it and desire it are apt to forget the biblical implication that the prince of peace takes a definite part in the battle of armageddon (now in full progress. after achieving victory, he will then lead his triumphant cohorts through the gates into "jerusalem" the city of peace. the symbolic and practical significance of this is becoming increasingly apparent. this notable event can and will take place when the free will of the people, blended by invocation and prayer, can make this possible- 170- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust divine intervention could also take the form of a cataclysmic happening which would

hy onto the physical plane. such is not the case. the whole effort is as yet (and will be for some time) experimental, and only a few of the ashrams and a certain number of the trained disciples and initiates will be involved at first. it still remains to be proved how ready humanity is for this attempt. the christian concept of the return of a triumphant christ, coming in the clouds of heaven to jerusalem, there to reign for a thousand years, is true in one way and utterly false as to design, location and method. christ will return; the jerusalem referred to (literally "the place of peace) is not the chief city of a small country called palestine or the holy land; the word is simply symbolic of a peaceful world a world which, through its own self-initiated efforts, has attained a general

te and separativeness have distinguished all men everywhere. this will plunge him into a foreign atmosphere and into a situation wherein all his divine resources will be needed and will be tried to the uttermost. the generally accepted idea that he will return as a triumphant warrior, omnipotent and irresistible, has surely no basis in fact. that he will ultimately lead his people, humanity, into jerusalem is a fact, founded on a secure foundation; but it will not be into a jewish city called jerusalem, but into "the place of peace (as the word jerusalem means. a careful consideration of the world situation today, and a dedicated use of the imagination, will reveal to the sincere thinker how appalling is the task which he has undertaken. but he has again "set his face to go up to jerusalem


ALICE A BAILEY24 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME V THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS

that the hierarchy can be drawn nearer to the source of life, and humanity can consequently profit by this hierarchical approach and know eventually the meaning of the words "life more abundantly" christ's evocation of the fire of the will was initiated symbolically in the garden of gethsemane. he has twice symbolically shown his individual response to the shamballa energy: once in the temple of jerusalem as a child, and again in the garden as a full grown man at the close of his earthly career. his third and final response (which climaxes his work from our human angle) covers nine years, from the full moon of june, 1936, to the full moon of june, 1945. this period, in reality, constitutes one event to him who lives now free in his own world and free from the limitations of time and space

ing as a member of the hierarchy, for he was found by his parents teaching the priests, the pharisees and the sadducees. d. he spoke as an expression of the substance aspect (he spoke to his mother) and also as a soul (he spoke to his father, but he was controlled by neither; he now functioned as the monad, above and beyond yet inclusive of both. 2. his statement to his disciples "i must go up to jerusalem" after which we read that he steadfastly set his face to go there. this was an intimation that he had now a new objective. the only place of complete "peace (the meaning of the word jerusalem) is shamballa; the hierarchy is not a centre of peace in the true meaning of the term, which has no relation to emotion but to the cessation of the type of activity with which we are familiar in the

ation the destroying aspect of the will can begin to make its presence felt; the soul body, the causal body, the temple of the lord, is destroyed by an act of the will and because even the soul is recognised as a limitation by that which is neither the body nor the soul, but that which stands greater than either. the awareness of the perfected man is now focussed in that of the monad. the road to jerusalem has been trodden. this is a symbolical way of saying that the antahkarana has been constructed and the way to the higher evolution which confronts the higher initiates has now opened up- 206- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust the three aspects of the will, as focussed in the spiritual triad, are now in full expressions the ini

evolution. 3. the so-called third initiation, the transfiguration, is only the first major initiation, from the standpoint of the hierarchy; it marks the moment in time and space when the initiate sees truly and for the first time the door which opens on to this higher way. then if he chooses the path that the christ chose (and there is no reason that he should) he will "set his face to go up to jerusalem" these are some of the things which i have hinted at in past writings; they have been touched upon, vaguely and mysteriously, by past teachers and somewhat more explicitly by myself; i propose to be a little more definite in this new section. teaching, if true, must be in line with the past and must provide scope for endeavour in the present and must also hold out further enlightenment f

es the great renunciation the renunciation or the withdrawal from form life, both personal and egoic. after this initiation neither of these aspects can hold the monad any more. the "veil of the temple" is rent in twain from the top to the bottom that veil which separated the outer court (the personality life) from the holy place (the soul) and from the holy of holies (the monad) in the temple at jerusalem. the implications and the analogies will necessarily be clear to you. in order, therefore, to bring about the needed projection of the accumulated energies, organised by the creative imagination and brought to a point of excessive tension by the focussing of the mental impulse (an aspect of the will, the disciple then calls upon the resources of his soul, stored up in what is technically

o true message for the spiritually-minded which cannot be better given by the newer faiths; the moslem faith has served its purpose and all true moslems await the coming of the imam mahdi who will lead them to light and to spiritual victory; the christian faith also has served its purpose; its founder seeks to bring a new gospel and a new message that will enlighten all men everywhere. therefore, jerusalem stands for nothing of importance today, except for that which has passed away and should pass away. the "holy land" is no longer holy, but is desecrated by selfish interests, and by a basically separative and conquering nation- 493- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust the task ahead of humanity is to close the door upon this wor


ALICE BAILEY THE LABOURS OF HERCULES

manger. in connection with the birth of jesus two asses appear, the one on which the virgin rode down to bethlehem, prior to the birth, and the other on which she rode to egypt, after the birth. close to the sign cancer are two bright stars, one called asellus borealis, or the northern ass, and the other, asellus australis, or the southern ass (there is also the third time, when christ rode into jerusalem during his brief moment of triumph on palm sunday [90] seated on the back of an ass, a symbol of patience and humility the crown jewels of greatness. so do not decry this symbol) someone has used the following words to express the cadence of cancer when first entered "a sorrowful little voice underground, a low, half-captured, half-evasive melody" not yet has the work been consummated. a

secrated and true to the spirit acts as the spirit in terms of human needs (ease and adaptability: libra at-one with its opposite sign, aries- 79- the labours of hercules the constellations and the stars there are three constellations in libra, all of special interest. first there is the southern cross that has never been seen in the occident since the time of the crucifixion, when it was seen at jerusalem. now the cross is receding. let us try to grasp the dramatic presentation in this great symbol. four bright stars make up this cross; four, the number of the matter [138] aspect of man, the quaternary. the southern cross, the quaternary, is receding. the same symbolism is seen in gemini, with castor and pollux. castor, symbolizing immortality, is growing brighter and pollux, mortality, i


AN INTRO TO STUDY OF THE KABALAH

and sh are referred to primeval air, water and fire; seven double letters are referred to the planets and the sevenfold division of time, etc: and the twelve simple letters are referred to the months, zodiacal signs and human organs. modern criticism tends to the conclusion that the existing ancient versions were compiled about a.d. 200. the "sepher yetzirah" is mentioned in the talmuds, both of jerusalem and of babylon; it was written in the neo-hebraic language, like the mishna. the "zohar" or" sohar" spelled in hebrew zhr or zuhr "the book of splendour" or of "light" is a collection of many separate treatises on the deity, angels, souls and cosmogony. its authorship is ascribed to rabbi simon ben jochai, who lived a.d. 160; he was persecuted and driven to live in a cave by lucius aurel

ry of the twelve tribes is a historic fact, or whether there ever were a moses, or even a king solomon. it is sufficient for the present purpose that the jewish nation had the jehovistic theology and a system of priestly caste, and a coherent doctrine, at the time of the second temple when cyrus, sovereign of all asia, 536 b.c, holding the jews in captivity, permitted certain of them to return to jerusalem for the express purpose of reestablishing the hebrew mode of worship which had been forcibly interfered with by nebuchadnezzar in 587 b.c. after this return to jerusalem it was that ezra and nehemiah, circa 450 b.c, edited and compiled the old testament of the hebrews, or according to those who deny the mosaic authorship and the solomonic r gime, it was then that they wrote the pentateuc

e hebrew mode of worship which had been forcibly interfered with by nebuchadnezzar in 587 b.c. after this return to jerusalem it was that ezra and nehemiah, circa 450 b.c, edited and compiled the old testament of the hebrews, or according to those who deny the mosaic authorship and the solomonic r gime, it was then that they wrote the pentateuch. the renewed worship maintained until 320 b.c, when jerusalem was captured by ptolemy soter, who, however, did not destroy the foundations of the jewish religion; indeed his successor, ptolemy philadelphus, caused the hebrew scriptures to be revised and translated into greek by seventy-two scholars, about 277 b.c; this has been known for centuries as the septuagint version of the old testament. further jewish troubles followed, however, and jerusal

n "the law" written about a.d. 100, and that of jonathan ben uzziel on "the prophets" about a.d 141 there first came into note the now famous treatise written by the rabbis of judah, called "mishna" and this formed the basis of those vast compilations of hebrew doctrine called the "talmud" of which there are two extant forms, one compiled at babylon-the most notable, and the other associated with jerusalem. to the original "mishna" the rabbis added further commentaries named "gemara" from this time the literature of judaism grew apace, and there was a constant succession of notable hebrew rabbis who published religious treatises, until at least a.d. 1500. the two talmuds were first printed at venice in 1520 and 1523 respectively. the old testament books were the guiding light through the a


ARTHUR E WAITE TEMPLAR ORDERS IN FREEMASONRY

dreams and pretensions of other masonic chivalries, or, more correctly, outshone them all. i am dealing here with matters of fact and not proposing to account for the facts themselves within the limits of a single study. the chevalier ramsay never spoke of the templars: his affirmation was that the hypothetical building confraternity of palestine united ultimately with the knights of st. john of jerusalem; that it became established in various countries of europe as the crusaders drifted back; and that its chief centre in the thirteenth century was kilwinning in scotland. but the french or otherwise german masonic mind went to work upon this thesis, and in presenting the craft with the credentials of knightly connections it substituted the order of the temple for the chivalry chosen by ra

discoveries that await research in continental archives. the templar element- which may be called the historical part- is combined with a part of symbolism, for though allegory is said to be abandoned in the fourth degree, its spiritual sister is always present in ritual. the aspect which it assumes in the present case is otherwise known in masonry, the chapter representing the holy city, the new jerusalem, with its twelve gates, as a tabernacle of god with men. the candidate is represented therefore as seeking the light of glory and a perfect recompense, while that which he is promised is an end of toils and trials. he is obligated as at the gates of the city and is promised the grand secret of those who abide therein. the city is- spiritually speaking- in the world to come, and the rewar

story, and so far as i am aware offers the only instance of such a claim being made on behalf of the templars, in or out of masonry. it belongs to a subject which engrossed the zeal of thousands throughout the seventeenth century and had many disciples- indeed, they were thousands also- during the masonic age which followed. the story is that the templars began in poverty, but baldwin ii, king of jerusalem, gave them a house in the vicinity of the site where solomon's temple was built of old. when it was put in repair by hugh de payens and the rest of the first brethren, their digging operations unearthed an iron casket which contained priceless treasures, and chief among all the true process of the great work in alchemy, the secret of transmuting metals, as communicated to solomon by the

this was not disclosed to those who, being called in their turn, were admitted to the highest rank and became knights of god. it was certainly promised, however, at a due season as a reward of merit. from a false pretence of this kind the only way of escape would be found by falling back upon renounced and abjured allegory. now, we have seen that the chapter in its last degree represented the new jerusalem, and therefore its alchemy might well be transferred from a common work in metals to the spiritual side of hermeticism. those who have read robert fludd and jacob bohme will be acquainted with this aspect; but it may not have satisfied the figurative knights of god, who had come so far in their journey from the lodge of entered apprentice to a temple of supposed adeptship. the chapter th

e hand is clear and educated. the particular templar chivalry is represented as an order connected with and acknowledging nothing else in freemasonry except the craft degrees. in respect of antiquity it claims descent by succession from certain canons or knights of the holy sepulchre, who first bore the red cross on their hearts, and were founded by james the first, brother of the first bishop of jerusalem. these canons became the knights hospitallers of a much later date. on these followed the templars, from whom the masonic knights of the temple more especially claimed derivation, though in some obscure manner they held descent from all, possibly in virtue of spiritual consanguinity postulated between the various christian chivalries of palestine. the traditional history of the grade is

cret chivalry became known only at the end of seven years, three of which were passed as apprentice, two as companion or fellow craft, and two as master mason. it was on the same conditions and with the same objects that the order in the eighteenth century was prepared to receive masons who had been proved into that which was denominated the illustrious grade and order of knights of the temple of jerusalem. the candidate undertakes in his obligation to do all in his power for the glorious restoration of the order; to succour his brethren in their need; to visit the poor, the sick and the imprisoned; to love his king and his religion; to maintain the state; to be ever ready in his heart for all sacrifice in the cause of the faith of christ, for the good of his church and its faithful. the p


BLAVATSKY H P ANTHROPOGENESIS

ribes satan and his antichrist in this wise "satan is the 'anointed cherub' of old. god created satan, the fairest and wisest of all his creatures in this part of his universe, and made him prince of the world, and of the power of the air. he was placed in an eden, which was both far anterior to the eden of genesis. and of an altogether different and more substantial character, resembling the new jerusalem. thus, satan being perfect in wisdom, and beauty, his vast empire is our earth, if not the whole solar system. certainly no other angelic power of greater or even equal dignity has been revealed to us. the archangel michael himself is quoted by jude as preserving towards the prince of darkness the respect due to a superior, however wicked he may be, until god has formally commanded his d

ng overflowed with water, perished. but the heavens and the earth that are now, are reserved unto the fire. wherein the heavens. shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. we nevertheless look for new heavens and new earth, etc, etc" if the interpreters chose to see in this a reference to creation, the deluge, and the promised coming of christ, when they will live in a new jerusalem in heaven, this is no fault of "peter" what the writer of the epistles meant was the destruction of this fifth race of ours by subterranean fires and inundations, and the appearance of new continents for the sixth root-race. for the writers of these epistles were all learned in symbology if not in the sciences. it was mentioned elsewhere that the belief in the septenary constitution of o


BLAVATSKY H P COSMOGENESIS

none of its possessors regard it as very ancient, as it was born with, and is only as old as the black age[[footnote(s* rabbi jehoshua ben chananea, who died about a.d. 72, openly declared that he had performed "miracles" by means of the book of sepher jezireh, and challenged every sceptic. franck, quoting from the babylonian talmud, names two other thaumaturgists, rabbis chanina and oshoi (see "jerusalem talmud, sanhedrin" c. 7, etc; and "franck" pp. 55, 56) many of the mediaeval occultists, alchemists, and kabalists claimed the same; and even the late modern magus, eliphas levi, publicly asserts it in print in his books on magic[[vol. 1, page] xliv introductory. namely, about 5,000 years. in about nine years hence, the first cycle of the first five millenniums, that began with the great

the latter, which proves the energy manifesting through it as extrinsic. for primitive religion was something better than simple pre-occupation about physical phenomena, as remarked by schilling; and principles, more elevated than we modern sadducees know of "were hidden under the transparent veil of such merely natural divinities as thunder[[footnote(s* the gehenna of the bible was a valley near jerusalem, where the monotheistic jews immolated their children to moloch, if the prophet jeremiah is to be believed on his word. the scandinavian hel or hela was a frigid region- again kamaloka- and the egyptian amenti a place of purification (see isis unveiled, vol. ii, p. 11[[vol. 1, page] 464 the secret doctrine. the winds, and rain" the ancients knew and could distinguish the corporeal from t

to the twelfth, which was his "star" the zodiac is meant. the roman catholics have discovered in it, moreover, a prophecy of christ, who is that twelfth star, they say, and the eleven apostles; the absence of the twelfth being also regarded as a prophetic allusion to the treachery of judas. the twelve sons of jacob are again a reference to the same, as justly pointed out by villapandus (temple de jerusalem, vol. ii, p. 2nd part, chap. xxx. sir james malcolm, in his history of persia (ch. vii, shows the dabistan echoing all such traditions about the zodiac. he traces the invention of it to the palmy days of the golden age of iran, remarking that one of the said traditions maintains that the genii of the planets are represented under the same shapes and figures they had assumed, when they sh


BLUE EQUINOX

surer general and the grand secretary general. there are many other officers, but they do not concern those to whom the present manifesto is addressed. 8. the whole of the knowledge dispersed among the bodies mentioned in paragraph 2 has been sifted and concentrated in the following degrees. the equinox 202 0 minerval. i m. ii m. iii m. iv p.m. companion of the holy royal arch of enoch. prince of jerusalem. knight of the east and of the west v sovereign prince of rose croix (knight of the pelican and eagle) member of the senate of knight hermetic philosophers, knight of the red eagle. vi illustrious knight (templar) of the order of kadosch, and companion of the holy graal. grand inquisitor commander, member of the grand tribunal. prince of the royal secret. vii very illustrious sovereign g

ut images of one another; man is but a map of the universe, and society is but the same on a large scale. learn then that our holy order has but three true grades; as it is written in the book of the law: the hermit, the lover, and the man of earth. it is but for convenience that these grades have been separated into three triads. the third triad consists of the degrees from minerval to prince of jerusalem. the minerval degree is a prologue to the first; the degrees subsequent to the third but pendants to it. in this, the man of earth series, there are then but three degrees; and these three are one. the man of earth takes no share in the government of the order; for he is not yet called upon to give his life to it in service; and with us government is service, and nothing else. the man of

manhood at all? 90. calm and unmoved the pilgrim glideth up the stream that to nirvana leads. he knoweth that the more his feet will bleed, the whiter will himself be washed. he knoweth well that after seven short and fleeting births nirvana will be his. here is again a totally un-buddhistic description. it appears to me rather a paraphrase of the well-known sweeping through the gates of the new jerusalem, washed in the blood of the lamb. 91. such is the dhyana path, the haven of the yogi, the blessed goal that srotapattis crave. again the confusion of the attainment of the student with regard to spiritual experience, and his attainment with regard to his grade. there is connection between these, but it is not a close and invariable one. a man might get quite a hot of samadhi, and still b


BOOK OF ENOCH

en they all left egypt, and he was no doubt pleased to see enoch's prophecy fulfilled. the book probably existed mainly in hebrew during the thousand years after the exodus. no hebrew copies exist today, however, although there are some hebrew passages quoted in some of the aramaic fragments that survive from a few centuries bc. the appearance of the book in ethiopia, is probably due to events in jerusalem during the reign of king manasseh of judah (695- 642 bc, which are documented in the bible (2chronicles 33:1- 20, and at 2kings 21:1- 18. king manasseh was not of the jewish faith, he erected alters to baal and asherah in solomon's temple. in kings at 21:16, it says that so much innocent blood was shed that it filled jerusalem from end to end. at this time, the religious establishment le


BOOK OF JASHAR

n now truly say "we are not animals" the brand on cain's forehead marks him, even in his exile, as one who has also accepted the social contract. cain runs east from the nile delta for six days, and on the seventh day he has a vision of a great city. it is tempting to suppose (straining the limits of how far a man on foot can go in six days) that cain's first sabbath vision was at mount moriah in jerusalem. but what future jerusalem did he see: the modern jerusalem, the crusader city, the city of the second temple, the city of david, the jebusite village, or did he see some heavenly jerusalem that has never existed on earth? cain only knows that he is seeing the jerusalem that abel's descendants would have made. living at the very beginning of human history, he cannot compare it to any jer


CHRONOLOGIA RORISPERGIUS

mesopotamia. avesta composed in avestan (an east-iranian language) 1200 origin of judaism, o.c. of o.t, starting with the torah (the first 5 books. sophocles claimed dice were invented by palamedes during the siege of troy. herodotus attributed them to the lydians in the reign of atys. 1194 fall of troy (events described in iliad/odyssey. 1100 (ca) rise of mayan culture. 994- king david captures jerusalem. 10th century bce solomon, son of david, king of israel flourished 950 torah/pentateuch, song of songs. 900 bc "the sacrificial deities, agni and soma, as personifications of the ritual order, effectively survived the transition from theism to pantheism in 900 bc (james: 1963..pg 77) 800- the iliad and the odyssey were recited by a blind poet named homer; hesiod: works and days, theogony

in the temple of serapis, and as custodian and expounder of the sacred books belonged to the higher ranks of the priesthood. wrote an account of the egyptian priesthood preserved by porphyry on the sanctity and symbolical secrets of ancient egypt. 60-80 (n.t) acts of the apostles. 68 destruction of qumran community (dead sea scrolls. 70 (n.t) gospel of mark. 70 destruction of the second temple in jerusalem by the forces of emperor vespasian. 2 enoch, or the slavonic apocalypse of enoch, was written late first century c.e. in egypt by a jew. it survives only in late old slavonic manuscripts. it may have been composed originally in aramaic or hebrew, later being translated into greek, and later still being translated into old slavonic. 80 (n.t) gospel of matthew. 80 (n.t) gospel of luke. c.8

100-185? pistis sophia 120-189 r. judah the prince, redactor of the mishnah. gave merkabah teachings to r. yochanam. c.120 r. akiba ben joseph 130 theon of smyrna: biblion- natural square often cited as magic. d. 132 rabbi ishmael. attributed to him is 3 enoch, or the hebrew apocalypse of enoch, supposedly written after his visionary ascension into heaven 132-5: bar kokhba rebellion in palestine. jerusalem is leveled and jews are forbidden to live there, removing any hope of establishing a third temple c.150 n.t. apocrypha. lotus sutra. cyranides(hermetica which catalogues the occult properties of birds, fishes, plants, and stones for the 4 elements of air,water,earth and fire. its first book has 24 chapters each beginning with a letter of the greek alphabet) ptolemy writes the tetrabiblos

iens/harranians/sabians migrated to constantinople, and eventually established the brothers of the east? is it possible that the brothers of the east survived until the time that they were absorbed into the florentine academy(ies"-jonathan sellers 1092-1167 abraham ibn ezra 1096-99: by a combination of military force, coincidence, and unbelievable luck, the motley forces of the first crusade take jerusalem and most of the "holy land" away from seljuk muslims. the muslims start re-conquering this land within a decade, leading to a series of less successful crusading efforts. 1096 1141 hugh of saint victor. division of the mystical ascent into three stages: thought (with which we see god in nature, meditation (with which we see god within ourselves, and contemplation (with which we see god a

ic and verse, including the ordo virtutum. c.1150 "the ysagoge in theologiam" text from the school of abelard (christian knowledge of jewish speculation)held that the old testament evidenced in hebrew the incarnation of the word and trinity in the unity of divine essence more than the latin or greek. c.1150 geoffrey of monmouth's "life of merlin" 1150 fl. ya aqob nazir (the nazirian) underwent in jerusalem initiation into mystical and angelogical traditions one of the handfull of jews from provence who were alledged daily access to the revelations of the prophet elia and who had initiated maimonides to the kabbalah< for the link between asideism and sufism via basra, cf. s.d. goitein, ebrei e arabi, pp. 175-8> 1154-1191 shihab al-din yahya ibn habash ibn amirak al-suhrawardi. persian sufi

l. 1180-1200 arnaut daniel trouv re c. 1180-1200: joachim of fiore (1135-1202) writes some very important treatises, offering new ways of interpreting scripture and history; he concludes that the world is on the verge of the period just before the advent of antichrist. c. 1180 sefer bahir 1180 "comte del graal" of chrestien de troyes 1189-92: the third crusade, responding to saladin's conquest of jerusalem in 1187, results in the accidental death of holy roman emperor frederick i barbarossa and some great stories for english king richard i the lion-hearted, who stops on his way out to visit joachim. the crusade does not, however, re-take jerusalem. 1189-1245 ibn al-farid egyptian poet sufi way of love intoxication c.1190- 1260 richard de fournival. trouv re 1190: rambam writes the moreh ne


DAVID ICKE AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

of tears 13 in a little that light gradually decreased until the infant appeared, and went and took the breast of his mother, mary" the connections with 'gods' and 'clouds' are endless in the ancient legends and texts and what about the 'star' that was supposed to have hovered over the birthplace of y'shua? why could that not have been a spacecraft? in the biblical revelations we hear of the new jerusalem descending from the sky (rev 22:10) and y'shua returning 'with the clouds (rev 1:7. was y'shua a member of a positive extraterrestrial race who became incarnate to help humanity get out of prison? it is certainly a possibility. the native american tribe, the iroquois, have a legend of an iroquois maiden marrying the chief of the sky people. the geologist, christian o'brien, suggested tha

e goals of the new world order, and it cooperates with associated organisations. not a word of the discussions is allowed to be reported in the mainstream press. this, despite the attendance of major media figures like katharine graham (bil, cfr, tc, the present owner of the washington post, and conrad black (bil, tc, the owner of the hollinger group which controls the london daily telegraph, the jerusalem post, the spectator, and scores of other media organisations around the world. graham is also co-chairman (with arthur ochs sulzberger of the new york times) in the jointly-produced international herald tribune, another propaganda sheet for the global elite. graham is further connected with newsweek magazine and the news agency, associated press (ap, which feeds information to countless

nd scattered before the four winds of heaven. you can see where the freemasons' rituals and oaths come from. their rituals play out the story and death of hiram abif, baring their breast with their trouser legs rolled up to bare their knees.5 the story of hiram abif is a fantasy. the freemasonic thought police have made great play of the ancient links with the building of king solomon's temple in jerusalem. they have turned it into something akin to the vatican- and then some. but the bible from which the figure of hiram was taken, describes a very different man. first of all his name was simply hiram. the addition of abif came from the pyramid power 185 founders of masonic myth. abif 's a miff, you might say. and what does the bible say about this man? does it say that he was "the most ac

has ceased to exist, nor that the elite's control of the vatican has been purged. one other point is the name itself, p2. that indicates that somewhere there must be a p1. but where? almost certainly the united states, or the united kingdom, possibly both. the knights of malta during the period of the crusades in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when the pope tried to remove the muslims from jerusalem, a number of 'knights' orders emerged. they included the knights templar (knights of the temple) and the order of knights hospitaller of st john of jerusalem. both suffered persecution after the crusades failed, but the knights templar survive to this day and their creed formed the basis of the scottish rite of freemasonry with its 33 degrees. the order of st john of jerusalem changed it

crucial parts. working with bloomfield in this were meyer lansky and samuel bronfman of the canadian underworld family. it was a company set up by william stephenson's special operations executive that we know today as the hollinger group, controlled by the canadian and leading bilderberger, conrad black, the owner of the global media empire which includes the london telegraph newspapers and the jerusalem post. on the board of the hollinger group are a stream of bilderbergers and cfr/tc members, including henry kissinger and lord carrington. this is even more interesting when you think that the permindex chairman and soe operative, louis bloomfield, was really a frontman and attorney for the canadian bronfman family, who made their fortune from running booze during prohibition and from ge

might of the british empire. queen victoria's prime minister, who was involved in both wars, was lord palmerston, the grand patriarch or master of grand orient (illuminati) freemasonry and a member of the committee of 300. the vehicle for this trade in opium from india to china and elsewhere was the east india company, a group of scottish merchants who were aligned with the knights of st john of jerusalem and the society of jesus (the jesuits. some researchers believe that the company's real masters were the banking families of northern italy, the black nobility.11 the strategy used by the british in china has become a blueprint for invasionby- drug-addiction ever since. they sponsored a mass addiction to opium until chinese society and vitality was torn asunder. the british government us


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originates from a syrian word for serpent.51 rhodes was the home of the danaan brotherhood of initiates and magicians known as the telchines.52 the greek historian, diodorus, said these initiates had the ability to heal, change the weather, and "shape-shift" into any form. thousands of years later, one of the most important of the illuminati secret societies, the knights hospitaller of st john of jerusalem, now the knights of malta, located on rhodes and for a while were known as the knights of rhodes. ultimately, they came from the same source as the knights templar. the name rhodes, which is connected to the german "rot, meaning red, as with rothschild("red-shield, became a code name for the bloodlines. red= sirius? these guys don't choose their locations or their names by accident. malt

s still insist discovered the americas. the red cross or sun-cross was originally written as a t and this became the "t-square" of freemasonry, or the tau cross. the splayed cross known as the maltese cross, so beloved of british royalty, was also found depicted in caves within this same sumer empire. this is today the symbol of the knights of malta (formerly the knights hospitaller of st john of jerusalem and the knights of rhodes. the knights of malta are another elite and extremely sinister secret society and they have been around for the same period as the knights templar. the ruling bloodlines and their secret society web, the illuminati, are obsessed with symbolism and ritual and, as i have indicated, they use the same symbols and ceremonies today that their ancestors did who ruled t

both 168 children of the matrix tammuz and dionysus were mirrors of the much later "jesus" myth. lamentations of the chaldees for the death of tammuz/balder/abel are preserved in a large collection of hymns of the mother-son (serpent) cult in babylonian tablets from around 3000bc. they used to wail for tammuz in certain rituals and the wailing of jewish people at the western or "wailing" wall in jerusalem is a version of this. in the old testament, ezekiel describes the wailings for tammuz by hebrew women in jerusalem. legends also say that to reach the goddess el or hel in her underworld, you have to cross a wailing river.5 "jesus" is balder when the serpent cult moved its headquarters to rome, it introduced the "jesus" story as we know it today and symbolised jesus as balder, the "cruci

as sir laurence gardner claims that the merovingian "true" royal line is the bloodline of jesus. it was said that the land was given life by the blood of tammuz and he was a healer, saviour, and a shepherd who looked after his flock of stars. he died wearing a "crown of thorns" made from myrrh. tammuz was symbolically sacrificed on the day of atonement in the form of a lamb. he was worshipped in jerusalem where his exact story would later be re-told using the name "jesus. and, take a deep breath here vicar, the cave in bethlehem where jesus is said to have been born, is the same one where the ancients claimed that tammuz (adonis) was born. the bible "translator, jerome, admitted that bethlehem had been a sacred grove dedicated to tammuz, the fertility god or "spirit of the corn. bethlehem

orming miracles. he turned water into wine (like the sun) and rode in triumph on an ass (so did the egyptian deity, set. he was the ram or the lamb, god of the vine, god of gods and king of kings, only begotten son, bearer of sins, redeemer, anointed one (christos, alpha and omega. he was hung and crucified on a tree, but rose from the dead on march 25th. during the 1st century bc, the hebrews in jerusalem also worshipped this deity. j.m. roberts writes in antiquity unveiled (health research, 1970) that "ies, the phoenician name for bacchus, offers the origin to jesus. he says ies can be broken up into "i (the one) and "es (fire and light. taken as one word "ies" means the one light. he goes on "this is none other than the light of st john's gospel; and this name is to be found everywhere

josephus is an obvious later addition in the priesthood's desperation to cross-reference their meal ticket. more than 40 writers are known to have chronicled the events in israel/palestine at the alleged time of "jesus" and not one of them mentions him. the writer philo lived throughout the "life" of jesus and wrote a history of the judeans, which covered this whole period. philo lived in or near jerusalem at the time that jesus was supposed to have been born to a virgin mother, made his triumphant entry into jerusalem on a donkey, and was crucified and rose again. in this same period, king herod is also claimed to have killed all those children trying to eliminate the "saviour. what does philo say about these amazing events? nothing, zilch, the big round circle. it is the same with the ro


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.43jason bishop ill, matrix ii, compiled by valdamar valerian (arcturus book service, usa, 1990),p 96.44ibid.45matrix ii, p looc-lood.46andrew collins, from the ashes of angels, the forbidden legacy of a fallen race (signetbooks, london, 1997, p 35.47a genesis apocryphon, the translation of part of the dead sea scrolls by naham avigad andyigael yadin, published in 1956 by the hebrew university in jerusalem.48firdowsi, the shah nameh of the persian poet firdausi, translated by james atkinson(frederick warne, london, 1886).49christian obrien, with joy obrien, the genius of the few- the story of those whofounded the garden of eden (turnstone press, wellingborough, england, 1985).50from the ashes of angels, pp 268, 269.51ibid.52l. a. waddell, the phoenician origin of britons, scots and anglo s

e in themystery schools was given a secret name and this also continues with the brotherhoodtoday. one connection to the hebrews in egypt could be the invasion of the hyksos orshepherd kings. the egyptian historian, manetho, reported that a strange and barbaricrace invaded and took control of egypt. when they were eventually driven out, he said,they journeyed through syria and built a city called jerusalem.14 the hyksos could wellbe a group of similar description called the habiru who came out of the former lands ofsumer, as did, according to the old testament, the one called abraham.king solomon and his temple are more symbolism. there is, again, no independentevidence for a person called king solomon. not once has his name appeared in anyinscriptions. before the levites wrote their texts

was supposed to have doneand no-one records it? philo lived throughout the supposed life of jesus and wrote ahistory of the judeans which covered the whole of this period. he even lived in or nearjerusalem when jesus was said to have been born and herod was supposed to havekilled the children, yet he doesnt record any of this. he was there when jesus is said tohave made his triumphant arrival in jerusalem and when he was crucified and rose fromthe dead on the third day. what does philo say about these fantastic events? nothing.not a syllable. not a titter.49 none of this is mentioned in any roman record or in thecontemporary accounts of the writers of greece and alexandria who were familiar withwhat happened there.50why? because it didnt happen. it was a symbolic, coded story to pass on e

r the romanarmy in judea. he was involved in the judean revolt in 66 ad which vespasian wassent to judea to quell. emperor nero was assassinated in 68 ad by an agent of pisoaccording to reuchlin. this certainly makes sense if nero killed his father. with this,the piso clan threw their power and manipulation behind v espasian and he becameemperor of rome in 69 ad. a year later the romans destroyed jerusalem, stole thetemple treasures, including it is claimed the ark of the covenant, and apparently tookthem back to rome where they entered the secret society underground. thisunderground was nothing less than the babylonian brotherhood.reuchlin says that anus calpurnius piso then wrote three of the gospels in thefollowing order: the gospel of matthew (70-75 ad; the updated mark (75-80; and,wit

. he never did become a christian, except perhaps onhis deathbed as a bit of insurance. he worshipped the greek god apollo (the sun, andthe sol invictus (unconquered sun, and he remained to his death the pontifexmaximus of the pagan church! as a result, jesus was given the suns birthday ofdecember 25th which has remained ever since. constantine is also responsible for thegreat christian shrine in jerusalem. his mother, helena, was dispatched to the city to* american readers, i understand, do not know the meaning of the british term, bollocks. how can i explainit? i guess you must be joking is the cleanest translation i can think of. 110track down the places and relics of the christian story. it was she who claimed to havefound the exact locations of the birth of jesus, the crucifixion, his

d, do not know the meaning of the british term, bollocks. how can i explainit? i guess you must be joking is the cleanest translation i can think of. 110track down the places and relics of the christian story. it was she who claimed to havefound the exact locations of the birth of jesus, the crucifixion, his tomb and where heascended into the sky. you can still find them all on the guided tour of jerusalem!constantine built a basilica in 326 ad on the site his mother said the crucifixion tookplace and on the same spot today stands the church of the holy sepulchre whichattracts millions of christians to see where jesus died on the cross. helena alsoclaimed to have found the three wooden crosses around 300 years after the event. whata clever lady she must have been.the truth went far deeper


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le satanist before the inquisition, but as a result of christian oppression (and repression) the cult of satanism and practice of witchcraft and magic developed. those evil masons& brothers of the rosy cross masonic lodges, which began to appear in france and england in the 18th century and spread to other countries, made a number of false claims: a) the origin of masonry can be traced to ancient jerusalem and the construction of solomon s temple, b) freemasonry is linked with the knights templar, and c) the leader of the lodge is in contact with master beings who live in the himalayas the illuminati. the early lodges had no connection to each other but made similar claims of possessing hidden knowledge passed down from ancient times or from a race of secret masters in the east. in reality


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through the ritualistic focus of the serpent within the mind and body. essentially in zoroastrian lore, zohak or azi dahaka is the second in command of ahriman s children, he is for a lack of a better term considered a prototype for an antichrist in that he expands the opposite gnosis against zoroaster. the jewish scriptures were first composed by him (i.e. zohak, and deposited in the fortress of jerusalem. and through zohak men adhered unto the jewish high-priest abraham, and through abraham they adhered unto moses, whom the jews accepted as their prophet and messengers of faith, and unto whom they ascribe the salvation of sins committed, and regarded his acquirements as being necessary for the final propagation of their faith. thus zohak cherished demoniac deceptions to harm his people


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jeremiah xliii, 13; and the heliopolis of the greek writers (h?liou'polis, strabo, xvii, 1, 27, 28; herodotus, ii, 3; diodorus, i, 57, 4. 2. maspero, unas, ii. 591, 592; and compare pepi i, ii. 690, 691. 3. see line 596. 4. 5. maspero, pepi i, 1. 465, 466. 6. the pyramid of pepi ii, 1. 665. 7. in reading egyptian religious texts, the existence of the heavenly annu, which was to the egyptians what jerusalem was to the jews, and what mecca still is to the mubammadans, must be remembered. the heavenly annu was the capital of the mythological world (see naville, todtenbuch (einleitung, p. 27, and was, to the spirits of men, what the earthly annu was to their bodies, i.e, the abode of the gods and the centre and source of all divine instruction. like many other mythological cities, such as abtu


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he household. alruy (or alroy, david (ca. 1147) a jewish false messiah, born in kurdistan ca. 1147. alruy boasted that he was a descendant of king david. educated in baghdad, he received instruction in the magic arts and came to be more proficient than his masters. his false miracles gained so much popularity for him that many jews believed him to be the messiah who was to restore their nation to jerusalem. according to legends, the king of persia imprisoned him, but no bolts and bars could hold so formidable a magician. he escaped from his prison and appeared before the eyes of the astonished king, though the courtiers saw nothing. in vain the king called angrily for someone to arrest the imposter. while they groped in search of him, alruy slipped from the palace with the king in pursuit

ng number is indicated. their song of praise is described as the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings. the angels form the armies of heaven, and military terms are commonly quoted. it is mentioned in the bible that the angel host or army will fight god s cosmic battle. for example, an angel destroyed sennacherib s army encamped around jerusalem. they appeared to the shepards to announce the birth of jesus, and jesus will lead the armies of god in the final conflict at the end of time (revelation 19:14. the idea of angelic armies would come to the forefront during world war i in the myth of the angels of mons. as to the nature of angels, it is essentially the same as that of humans, for not only are understanding and will attrib

omposed of seven letters, which they attributed to the seven planets, in order to make predictions from them. the platonists and the pythagoreans were also strongly addicted to this method of divination, which is similar to certain aspects of the jewish kabala. sources: waite, arthur edward. the occult sciences. 1891. reprint, secaucus, n.j: university books, 1974. armida the episode of armida in jerusalem delivered by torquato tasso (1554.1595, is founded on a popular tradition related by pierre de lancre. this skillful enchantress was the daughter of arbilan, king of damascus. she was brought up by an uncle, a great magician, who taught his niece to become a powerful sorceress. nature had so well endowed her that she far surpassed the most beautiful women of the east. her uncle sent her

army that pope urban xi had collected under the leadership of godfrey de bouillon. and there, de lancre says, she so charmed the principal leaders of the crusaders with her beautiful eyes that she almost ruined the hopes of the christians. she kept the valiant knight renaud for a long time in an enchanted castle, and it was with great difficulty that he was disenchanted. sources: tasso, torquato. jerusalem delivered. rutherford, n.j: fairleigh dickinson university press, 1970. armomancy a method of divination effected by the inspection of the shoulders. the ancients judged by this means whether a victim was suitable for sacrifice to the gods. arnaldus de villanova (ca. 1235.1311) famous early alchemist who was also an astrologer, diplomat, and social reformer. he was regarded as a great au

he cakes they offered to typhon, god of evil. the romans regarded the meeting of an ass as an evil omen, but the animal was honored in arabia and judea, and it was in arabia that the ass of silenus spoke to his master. other talking asses were balaam s ass (numbers 22, which mahomet placed in his paradise with alborack; the ass of aasis, queen of sheba; and the ass on which jesus christ rode into jerusalem. some people have found something sacred and mysterious in the innocent beast, and a species of divination employed the head of an ass. at one time a special festival was held for the ass, during which he was led into the church while mass was sung. this reverence in which he was held by christians was doubtless due to the black cross which he wore on his back, and which, it is said, was

terious in the innocent beast, and a species of divination employed the head of an ass. at one time a special festival was held for the ass, during which he was led into the church while mass was sung. this reverence in which he was held by christians was doubtless due to the black cross which he wore on his back, and which, it is said, was given him after the ass of bethphage carried christ into jerusalem. but pliny, who carefully gathered all that related to the animal, made no mention concerning the color of its coat. it seems likely, therefore, that the ass of today is as he always was. it was not only the devout who respected the ass, for the wise agrippa offered him an apology in his book, on the vanity of the sciences (1530. among the indians of madras, the people of the cavaravadon


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of the moving spheres. ten is completeness, because one cannot count beyond it except by combinations formed with other numbers. in the ancient mysteries, ten days of initiation were prescribed. in ten is found evident signs of a divine principle. eleven is the number of the commandments, while twelve is the number of signs in the zodiac, of the apostles, of the tribes of israel, of the gates of jerusalem. this theory of numbers agrippa applied to the casting of horoscopes. divination by numbers was one of the favorite methods employed in the middle ages. in magical rites, numbers played a great part. the power of the number three is found in the magic triangle, in the three prongs of the trident and fork, and in the three-fold repetition of names in conjurations. seven was also of great

he learned arabian accorded him a hearty welcome, and a little while afterward the two were living together on very friendly terms, the elder man daily imparting knowledge to the younger, who showed himself a remarkably apt pupil. for some years this state of affairs continued, but at length adfar died, and thereupon morien left alexandria and went to palestine, found a retreat in the vicinity of jerusalem, and began to lead a hermit s life there. meanwhile the erudition of the deceased arabian acquired a wide celebrity, and some of his manuscripts chanced to fall into the hands of kalid, sultan of egypt. he was a person of active and enquiring mind, and observing that on the cover of the manuscripts it was stated that the secret of the philosophers stone was written within, he naturally g

ving the precious fluid in a vase on which he inscribed the suggestive words: he who possesses all has no need of others. but kalid was at a loss to know how to proceed further, and for a long time he made great efforts to find morien and bring him again to his court. years went by, and all search for the vanished alchemist proved vain, but once, when the sultan was hunting in the neighborhood of jerusalem, one of his servants chanced to hear of a hermit who was able to create gold. convinced that this must be none other than morien, kalid straightway sought him out. once more the two met, and again the alchemist made strenuous efforts to win the other from islam. many discussions took place between the pair, both speaking on behalf of their respective religions, yet kalid showed no inclin

ained even from this drop of water. nevertheless she retained her normal weight. but four roman catholic sisters declared on oath that during the friday ecstasies neumann lost four pounds of weight, which she regained by the following thursday without taking nourishment in any form. on august 15, 1927, neumann had a vision of the death, burial, and ascension of mary. she visualized mary s tomb at jerusalem and not at ephesus, as usually assumed. in the socialist and communist presses of germany, russia, and austria, many libellous statements and quasiexposures were published about neumann. whenever they were followed by suits for libel the editors were found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment and fine. neumann was something of an embarrassment to the nazis during world war ii, and the au

right to reprint the material. part of the case hinges upon the claimed authorship of the course, namely christ, and whether a work by a divine being can be copyrighted under united states law. sources: endeavor academy. http//www.endeavoracademy.com. april 7, 2000. new christian church of full endeavor. out of time: a journal of endeavor academy 1 (1993: 14. the new church see church of the new jerusalem new civilization network during the 1990s, by far the best-selling metaphysical text was the celestine prophecy by james redfield. it offered the idea that an increasing number of people were gaining new insights into their own nature and the inner structure of the universe. in fact, as a critical mass of such people who shared these insights became aware of each other, they would realiz

appointed canon of bridlington in his native yorkshire, a priory which had been founded in the time of henry i by walter de ghent. ripley s priestly office did not prevent him from traveling, and he studied physical science and alchemy in france, germany, and italy, even voyaging as far as the island of rhodes, where he is said to have made a large quantity of gold for the knights of st. john of jerusalem. afterward he went to rome, where he was dignified by the pope, the result being that when he returned to bridlington, he found his friends there intensely jealous of him. it was reported that he even resigned his position and retired to a priory at boston, in lincolnshire, but this story is probably unfounded, the likelihood being that ripley the alchemist was confused with george riple


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m the masses of people who were not privy to it, for which master yeshuvah (jesus) and later master muhammad chastised them. the masses hence became the laity outside of this elite community of pharisees. the intense and complicated levitical focus of the rabbinical sect developed from the codes of behavior and traditions institutionalized by the priesthood (kohanim) of the centralized temples in jerusalem. the strict codes reflected the extraordinary level of levitical purity that had to be maintained to enact the high level rituals performed in the first temple, which housed the ark of the covenant. within that context, the priests needed to be like angels who attend the throne of the lord hvhy. the kohanic codes had a significant impact on the development of the pharisaic rabbinate cent

ssociated with rabbinical academies from the fifth through second centuries bce. the tractates of the mishnah were edited and codified circa 220 ce, and form the core of the talmud. the bulk of the talmud, called the gemara (lit. completion, is a 4' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% collection of discussions among later palestinian and babylonian rabbis regarding passages and topics in the mishnah. the gemara of jerusalem was formally compiled circa 430 ce, and the gemara of babylon circa 530 ce. the talmud yerushalmi is composed of three volumes and the talmud babli has sixtyfour volumes, reflecting the relative complexity of the environments and cultural milieus in which they developed. the pharisaic rabbinate emerged as the dominant sect in judaism, occupying the seat of its orthodox authority. it peak

lon circa 530 ce. the talmud yerushalmi is composed of three volumes and the talmud babli has sixtyfour volumes, reflecting the relative complexity of the environments and cultural milieus in which they developed. the pharisaic rabbinate emerged as the dominant sect in judaism, occupying the seat of its orthodox authority. it peaked with the virtual political and economic control of the temple of jerusalem by the sadducees and pharisees in the hasmonean period, after the liberation of jerusalem by the maccabees. the many warnings and stern admonitions pronounced by a succession of hebrew prophets went unheeded. when master yeshuvah came, he berated the widespread corruption and abuse of power among the sadducees and pharisees, and struck out against the moneychangers within the temple (whi

on and suppression of the mystical element as being in opposition to accepted doctrine. as soon as paul entered the picture, a dichotomy arose among the early christian devotees between those coming from a traditional jewish background and the growing group of gentile christians. in this regard, it is interesting to consider the letter written by master yeshuvah s brother james, the leader of the jerusalem church, as an indicator of the opposition that emerged to some of paul s central teachings.19 3' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% the diversity of perspectives of the early followers of master yeshuvah was later replaced by the monolithic homogeneity imposed by emperors to make christianity a uniform religion throughout their empires. as the pauline gentile faction grew in numbers and power, and the ca

s then passed down the generational line to enoch son of yared. when enoch ascended and walked with elohim, he took the book with him. the sefer hashmoth came back into the world again with the covenant of abraham.11 abraham gave the book to ishmael, isaac, and his offspring by his concubines.12 isaac s copy was handed down to master mosheh and was later sealed in the vault of the first temple of jerusalem. buried in the temple vault, access to the book was limited to those who had the psychic skill to see/read it in yetzirah (astral world of formation, and the strength to survive the impact of its power without shattering their shells.13 the powerful sefer hashmoth resurfaced in the early 1970 s, when it was transmitted through the gentleman responsible for the creation of the work of the

ecrets, and whom the lord hvhy made the operational manager of this universe.19 metatron, chief of the angels, is referred to in the tanakh (notably in proverbs 22.6 and job 32.6, as well as the zohar (i.223b. iii enoch, the hebrew book of enoch, contains a long discourse on the ascension of the celestial chariot by rabbi ishmael, the last high priest before the destruction of the first temple of jerusalem. the ascension of rabbi ishmael drew vigorous protests from some of the high angels, who objected to the admission of his relatively impure human spirit to the supernal world of emanation (called atziluth. when high angels get too close to the supernal sefiroth in the world of atziluth, their wings burn. the ascension by rabbi ishmael of the celestial chariot is a narrative allegory for


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f creation. in contemplating the letters of the hebrew alphabet and their configurations as constituents of god's name, the cabalist is contemplating both god himself and his works through the power of the name. the two branches of spanish cabalism are thus both based on the name or names; they are complementary to each other and' on the cabala, see g. g. scholem, major trends in jewish mysticism jerusalem, 1941. 1 scholem, op. cit, p. 210. 3 ibid, p. 212* ibid, p. 18. 92 pico della mirandola and cabalist magic intermingled. one branch is called the path of the sephiroth; the other the path of the names.2 an expert practitioner of the path of the names was the thirteenth-century spanish jew, abraham abulafia, who developed a most complex technique of meditation through a system for combini

souls or heroes".2 all this he took straight out of the de occulta philosophia.1 the mystical nothing beyond the cabalist sephiroth he symbolises by the ass, and this ass of negative theology or unknowing is the strange hero of the work. in spite of appearances, i do not think that bruno really means to be as blasphemous as he sounds in this. the ass which carries the sacraments, christ entering jerusalem on the ass, had been allegorised in this sense as humble negation. bruno knows and refers to such allegories.4 bruno is not insincere, nor does he mean to be flippant. he just had an ex- 1 all the works by bruno printed in england by john charlewood (see above, p. 205, note 1) have false imprints, either venezia or parigi, except the triginta sigilli which has no imprint. these clandesti

avallo pegaseo is in dialogue form, like the other italian works written by bruno in england and is followed by a shorter dialogue called l'asino cillenico del nolano. 1 cabala, dial. 1 (dial, ital, pp. 865-6. 3 agrippa, de occult, phil, i l l, 10. 4 see the address to the "devout and pious reader" before the cabala (dial, ital, pp. 851 ff) on the theme of the choice of the ass for the entry into jerusalem. one of alciati's emblems (no. 7) shows with an egyptian adaptation of the sacred role of the ass an ass with a statue of isis on its back. the ass is being ignorantly worshipped by those who mistake the bearers of holy things for the holy things themselves. the emblem is interpreted by mignault and whitney as a satire on the presumption of the clergy. it is not, however, in this sense


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y time marker, the sun, came into aries by precession, a new cycle commenced and the glad tidings were preached by christ. he said by implication that the new heaven and earth were not ready then, when he told his disciples "whither i go, you cannot now follow, but you shall follow afterwards; i go to prepare a place for you and will come again and receive you" later, john saw in a vision the new jerusalem descending from heaven, and paul taught the thessalonians by the word of the lord that those who are christ's at his coming shall be caught up in the air to meet him and be with him for the age. this is in line with the tendencies shown by past developments. the lemurians lived very close to the fiery core of the earth. the atlanteans inhabited the basins somewhat further away from the c


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high priest after the order of melchisedec, will fill the dual office of both spiritual and temporal head, where he will be both king and priest, to the eternal welfare of mankind at large who are now in bondage either to church or state but waiting, whether they realize it or not, for the day of emancipation, symbolically represented as the millennium, when there will be a wonderful city, a new jerusalem, a city of peace. and the earlier this amalgamation can be brought about, the better for humanity. therefore, an attempt was made at the time and is the place which is said in the legend to be the scene of solomon's and hiram's love episode. there the two initiatory orders met for the consummation of a definite work of amalgamation symbolically called the molten sea, a work which was the


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s the entire house of israel "their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets" of "saying to a stock, thou art my father; and to a stone, thou hast brought me forth" that the people could not, or would not, be prevailed upon to renounce the queen of heaven, the celestial mother, is seen in jer. vii, 17, 18 "seest thou not what they do in the cities of judah and in the streets of jerusalem? the children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods" also in jeremiah xliv "then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of egypt, in

answered jeremiah, saying, as for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the lord, we will not hearken unto thee "but we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of judah, and in the streets of jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil "but since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine "and when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her and pou

y none more so than by dissolute solomon and his cruel, lascivious bandit-father, the brazen-faced adulterer and murderer, who broke his freely volunteered oath, and sacrificed six innocent sons of his king to his javah" of solomon he says that he devoted his energies and some little wealth "to rearing phallic and solophallic shrines over all the high places around him, and especially in front of jerusalem, and on and around the mount of olives" on each side of the entrance to his celebrated temple, under the great phallic spire which formed the portico, were two handsome columns over fifty feet high, by the side of which were the sun god belus and his chariots. in a description of this temple it is represented as being one hundred and twenty feet long and forty feet broad, while the porch

se his foot or heel, or the foot or heel of her seed as the figure of the hindoo crishna proves. from the traditionary stories of this god iao, which was figured annually to be born at the winter solstice, and to be put to death and raised to life on the third day at the vernal equinox, the roman searchers after the evangelion or gospel made out their jesus. the total destruction of everything at jerusalem and in judea--buildings, records, everything--prevented them from coming to any absolute certainty respecting this person who, they were told by tradition, had come to preach the gospel of peace, to be their savior, in fulfilment of the prophecy which their sect of israelites found in their writings, and who had been put to death by the jews. from all these circumstances he came to have

ship. according to the testimony of tylor, the festival of john the baptist was celebrated in germany down to a late date. this writer quoting from a low german book of the year 1859, refers to the "nod fire" which was sawed out of wood to light the st. john's bonfire "through which the people leapt and ran and drove their cattle" with regard to the worship of fire and light it is related that in jerusalem, at the present time, the easter service is performed by the bishop of the church emerging from a tomb with lighted tapers "from which all crave lights" on the authority of peter martyr, bishop of alexandria in the third century, we are informed that the place in egypt where christ was banished, which is called maturea, a lamp is kept constantly burning in remembrance of this event. alth

s are given by various writers upon this subject, showing that the sun worship of the ancients has been continued to the present time by the so called followers of christ, in the shrines of the east, with no change even of names to distinguish it from that of the christian faith. by those who have spent much time in investigating the holy land, it is related that nearly all the spots in and about jerusalem, sacred to greek and romish christians as connected with the life and death of their risen lord, are equally sacred to the pagans as commemorating the life and death of their savior--the new sun. even gethsemane is marked by characteristics which prove that it is no less interesting to pagans, or, more properly speaking, to the pagan followers of christ, than it is to those of the greek


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ntre; there can be only one business in life, which is the interior understanding of the hidden meaning ofthatvoluntary poverty, perpetual chastity and entire obedience bywhichwe ultimately return.as to prayer,'ido not see, he wrote,'thatit can be otherwise in his [the mystic's] case than that the answers to prayer are standing continually aroundhimand this much more closely than the hills around jerusalem; while the attitude of the mystics to the atonement 'outside all doctrinal questions, was best expressed by eckartshausen,whosaw it as'thegreat event of the grand andholyassemblies which are leading the churches. in more prosaic vein he added that,'itis certainly a greattruththat the divine has made itself abased sothatnone at last shall be leftoutofthe union (letter of may 1905. nicoll


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striking incident in the conversion of saul of tarsus, or of the former existence of the pharos of alexandria. and, on the other hand, of what value is negative evidence in such a discussion.thefact that the works of josephus have no mention of jesus which is not a forgery, is no proof that a gentle, wise and revered spiritual divine teacher did not preach in the time of the emperor tiberius, in jerusalem; nor is the fact that neither lord bacon, nor frederick the great, nor pope pio nono, nor spinoza, nor huxley, has ever asserted that he has seen the vault of christian rosenkreuz any reason for denying its existence in 1484 or 1600, or at any time since then. i would undertake to obtain in a week, in any large town in england, a thousand signatures to a document attesting that no living

other letters a, m, and sh, referred to primeval air, water and fire; seven double letters referred to the planets and the seven-fold division of time, etc, and the twelve simple letters referred to the months, zodiacal signs, and human organs. modern criticism tends to the statement that the existing ancient versions were compiled abouta.d.200.thesepher yetzirahis mentioned in thetalmuds,both of jerusalem and of babylon, and is written in the neo-hebraic language, like themishnah.we must next consider thezohar,or 'book of splendour, a collection of many separate treatises on the deity, angels, souls, and cosmogony. this is ascribed to rabbi simeon ben jochai, who liveda.d.160, who was persecuted and driven to liveina cave by lucius aurelius verus, co-regent with the emperor marcus aureliu

question whether the story of the twelve tribes is a historic fact, or whether there ever were a moses. it is sufficient for my present purpose that the jewish nation had the jehovistic theology and a complete system of priestly caste, and a coherent doctrine, at the time of the second temple, when cyrus, sovereign of all asia, holding the jews in captivity, permitted certain of them to return to jerusalem for the express purposetoreestablishing the hebrew cultus which had been forcibly interfered with by nebuchadnezzar, 587b.c.after this return to jerusalem it was that ezra and nehamiah.circa450b.c.,edited and compiled the old testament of the hebrews, or, according to those who deny the mosaic author255 ship and the solomonicregime,it was then that theywrotethe pentateuch.thenewregimewas

setoreestablishing the hebrew cultus which had been forcibly interfered with by nebuchadnezzar, 587b.c.after this return to jerusalem it was that ezra and nehamiah.circa450b.c.,edited and compiled the old testament of the hebrews, or, according to those who deny the mosaic author255 ship and the solomonicregime,it was then that theywrotethe pentateuch.thenewregimewas maintained until 320b.c.,when jerusalem was captured by ptolemy soter, who, however, did not destroy the foundations of the jewish religion; indeed his successor, ptolemy philadephus, caused the hebrew scriptures to be revised and translated into greek by seventy-two scholars, about 277b.c.;this has been known for centuries as the septuagint version.furtherjewish troubles followed, however, and jerusalem was again taken and pi

these, one of the earliest is the volume called thetargumof ankelos,written abouta.d.100. abouta.d.141 there first come into note the now famous treatise written by the rabbis of judah, calledmischna,and this formed the basis of those vast compilations of hebrew doctrine called thetalmud,of which there are two extant forms, one compiled at babylon- the most notable- and the other associated with jerusalem. to the originalmischnatime added further commentaries namedgemara.from this time the literature of judaism grew apace, and there was a constant succession of notable hebrew rabbis who published religious treatises, until, at least.a.d.1500. the twotalmudswere first printed at venice in 1520 and 1523 respectively.theold testament may be looked upon as the guiding light through the ages o

ateral evidence of my contention i pray you to follow me into the consideration that in our freemasonry may yet be traced allusions and references to that system of esoteric teaching and dogma, which was undeniably the result of the destruction of the exoteric monotheism of judea, i mean the jewish kabbalah-s-whiqh first took shape as a definite secret sophia, wisdom or doctrine after the fall of jerusalem, and which was founded on the basis of the monotheistic truths accumulated during centuries of more or less pure outward observance of a monotheistic religion. this kabbalah then crystallized gradually into a theological scheme, and became more and more elaborated through the dark ages following the ruin of the augustan era; to dominant118themagical masonpaganism followed utter ignorance


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ound the injured leg a black thread with seven knots. the formula accordingly narrated the event. baldurrade.thefoalsladeslippedset bone to bone,sinewtosinew,heal in odin's.name.thewords are given in various forms, but the substance is the same. this spell is to be found in nearly every book on scandinavian folklore. afterwards it was christianized, and referred to an accident in christ's ride to jerusalem 'the lord rade, and the foal slade, etc 'heal in the holy ghaist's name, i have been. told that this spell has been practised in orkney within living memory, but i had not actually met with it until three years ago, when being in penzance and driving out to see some druidic remains, i fell into conversation with the driver.atfirst, with true celtic caution, he denied that any witchcraft


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london, 1981 (reprint) p. 216; robin larsen (ed, emonael scoedenborg. a coetinuing vision. new york, 1988; and r. l. tafel, documenrs concerning the life and character of emmanuel saedenborg, collected, translated and annotated. london, 1875. commission to publish the heavenly doctrines revealed to him and to make known to mankind that the second coming would soon take place, in 1770, and the new jerusalem be established in the spiritual world. for the next twenty-five years until his death in london in 1772, he was the complete theologian, writing extensively and assiduously to expound and defend his doctrines2[2. his works attracted a small but enthusiastic following and some years after his death their activities were crystallised in the form of the new jerusalem church, a denomination

s mereeilks du ciel et de l enfer. berlin, 1782, 1786; and la sagesse angelique sur l amour diein, et sur la sagesse divine. berlin, 1786. for pernety s life, see joanny bricaud, les illumines d avignon, etude sur dom pernety et son groupe. paris, 1927. 4[4] j. f. c. harrison, the second coming. popular millenarianism 1780 1850. london, 1979, p. 70. 5[5] r. hindmarsh, rise and progress of the new jerusalem church in england, america, and other parts. london, 1861 p. 48. 6[6] ibid. p. 48 neither bryan nor wright was familiar with freemasonry and their account may have been a garbled perception of the exotic trimmings that tended to accompany most of the hauts grades of the time. these bizarre activities of the illumines d avignon came to an end with the upheavals of the french revolution, b

der (1796 1878. after his ordination in the new church at bristol in 1822 he was appointed pastor of the accrington church in 1829. in the same year he was initiated in samaritan lodge no. 539, meeting at accrington, and in the following year he was appointed secretary to the lodge and published his lectures on masonry. it was also probably goyder who in 1851 arranged a public meeting for the new jerusalem church at the highly respectable hall of the freemasons in london. 11[11] beswick to the rev. w. h. benade, 15 august 1866. all of beswick s letters are in the archives of the academy of the new church (general church) at bryn athyn, pa for in 1850 he joined the british association for the advancement of science on the recommendation of the physicist j. p. joule who was a student of dalt

ance; and i am not indebted to a single man, living or dead. for a single idea or suggestion. in my papers on astronomy& 12[12] h. v. b. voorhis, concerning the swedenborgian rite, in collectanea, vol. 8, part 3, 1966, p. 226. the documents to which voorhis refers were in the archives of the supreme council 33 of the ancient& accepted rite for canada. they have subsequently disappeared 13[13] new jerusalem magazine (boston, vol. 30, 1857/58, p. 18, report of the committee of ministers on the case of mr. beswick magnetism were not matched by steadfast action, and because he was of a retiring sensitive temperament and hurt at being so unjustly used by a single malicious slander he retired from the church with pain and disgust 14[14. by 1868 beswick had moved to paterson in new jersey where p

7 by 4 feet each to illustrate the temples of solomon and herod. he also promised to set at rest all the disputed points now occupying the attention of modern scholars on this point. this he signally failed to do. instead he was accused of being a liar. in its report for 1879 the canada association of the new church noted that beswick had been charged with falsehood in stating that he had been in jerusalem and had made important discoveries there, while, in fact, he was all the time, except during short intervals, in this country; and that. instead of defending his good name against the imputations thus cast upon it, resigned his connection with that association 15[15. he was also suspended as a minister of the church although he remained at strathroy to edit the local newspaper until 1886

to act as editor of the tyrone daily herald until 1890 when he retired to hollidaysburg in the same state. the vicissitudes of his life had failed to daunt him, for with brazen effrontery he spent his final years recycling his lecture on the temples to pretty large audiences and enthusiastic ones 16[16. he died at hollidaysburg on 5th june 1903. 14[14] beswick to benade, 15 august 1866 15[15] new jerusalem messenger, 11 june 1879, pp. 324 5. 16[16] beswick to the rev. c. th. odhner, august 1898 beswicks masonic career so much for beswick the man; we must now consider his book and his masonic career, for which we are almost entirely dependent, as with so much in his life, on his own statements. there is no firm evidence of his initiation in either england or the united states of america. by


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nd temples of the following rectified occult orders and masonic rites- occult orders (a) the independent and rectified rite of martinism (b) the reformed order of the gd. masonically reconstituted (c) the rectified rite r.r. et a.c. masonic rites a. the rectified rite of swedenborg. b. the independent order of the illuniinati. c. the order of the novices and knights beneficent of the holy city of jerusalem. d. the new and reformed rite of adoptive masonry. e. the incorporated order of the eastern star (19) members of the s.c. are members of these bodies and will work them in a constitutional manner for the purposes of the c, and all other rites and orders which it may subsequently acquire for the same purposes in like manner (20) the members of the s.c. will if possible obtain their recept


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have swallowed before they died. so great was the material greed of the crusaders that they felt no qualms in sacking the christian city of constantinople (istanbul) during the fourth crusade, when they stripped off the gold leaf from the christian frescoes in the hagia sophia. after a long and difficult journey, and much plunder and slaughter of muslims, this motley band called crusaders reached jerusalem in 1099. when the city fell after a siege of nearly five weeks, the crusaders moved in. they carried out a level of savagery the like of which the world has seldom seen. all muslims and jews in the city were put to the sword. in the words of one historian "they killed all the saracens and the turks they found. whether male of female."2 one of the crusaders, raymond of aguiles, boasted of

over the bodies of men and horses. but these were small matters compared to what happened at the temple of solomon, a global freemasonry de place where religious services are normally chanted. in the temple and the porch of solomon, men rode in blood up to their knees and bridle reins.3 in two days, the crusader army killed some 40,000 muslims in the most barbaric manner.4 the crusaders then made jerusalem their capital, and founded a latin kingdom stretching from the borders of palestine to antioch. later, the crusaders initiated a struggle to maintain their position in the middle east. in order to sustain the state they had founded, it was necessary to organize it. to this end, they established military orders, the alike of which had never existed before. members of these orders came fro

before. members of these orders came from europe to palestine, and lived in a type of monastery where they received military training to fight against muslims. one of these orders, in particular, was different from the others. it underwent a transformation that would influence the course of history. this order was the templars. df from the templars to ancient egypt the crusaders wreaked havoc in jerusalem. the mediaeval engraving shown above depicts certain scenes of the horror. the templars the templars, or, their full name, the poor fellow-soldiers of jesus christ and the temple of solomon, was formed in 1118, that is, 20 years after the crusaders took jerusalem. the founders of the order were two french knights, hugh de payens and godfrey de st. omer. at first there were 9 members, but

odern banking through their interest-based transactions.5 it was the templars who were mainly responsible for the crusaders' at- global freemasonry dg the crusaders put to sword all those living in the lands they conquered. tacks of and murder of muslims. for this reason, the great islamic commander saladin, who defeated the crusaders' army in 1187, in the battle of hattin, and afterwards rescued jerusalem, put the templars to death for the murders they had committed, even though he had otherwise pardoned a large number of christians. although they lost jerusalem, and suffered heavy casualties, the templars continued to exist. and, despite the continual diminution of the christian presence in palestine, they increased their power in europe and, first in france, and then in other countries

of the christian presence in palestine, they increased their power in europe and, first in france, and then in other countries, became a state within a state. there is no doubt that their political power made the monarchs of europe uneasy. but there was another aspect of the templars that also made the clergy ill at ease: the order had gradually apostatized from the christian faith, and while in jerusalem, had adopted a number of strange mystical doctrines. there were also rumors that they were organizing strange rites to give form to these doctrines. finally, in 1307, the french king philip le bel decided to arrest the members of the order. some of them managed to escape but most of them were caught. pope clement v also joined the purge. following a long period of interrogation and trial

by masons for its own members. freemasons are very accepting of the idea. one such magazine is called mimar sinan (a publication of turkish freemasons, which describes the relationship between the order of the templars and freemasonry in these words: in 1312, when the french king, under pressure from the church, closed the order of templars and gave their possessions to the knights of st. john in jerusalem, the activities of the templars did not cease. the great majority of the templars took refuge in freemasonic lodges that were operating in europe at that time. the leader of the templars, mabeignac, with a few other members, found refuge in scotland under the guise of a wall builder under the name of mac benach. the scottish king, robert the bruce, welcomed them and allowed them to exerc


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nd temples of the following rectified occult orders and masonic rites- occult orders (a) the independent and rectified rite of martinism (b) the reformed order of the gd. masonically reconstituted (c) the rectified rite r.r. et a.c. masonic rites a. the rectified rite of swedenborg. b. the independent order of the illuniinati. c. the order of the novices and knights beneficent of the holy city of jerusalem. d. the new and reformed rite of adoptive masonry. e. the incorporated order of the eastern star (19) members of the s.c. are members of these bodies and will work them in a constitutional manner for the purposes of the c, and all other rites and orders which it may subsequently acquire for the same purposes in like manner (20) the members of the s.c. will if possible obtain their recept


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truth and gnosis. the first date in our heraldic cycle is 1844, it is the initiation whereby the process of change from pisces to aquarius began. there are many other hidden indicators of this date, in the biblical tradition there are specific prophecies that focus on this date. the 2300 year prophecy of the cleansing of the sanctuary, began in 457 bce with the declaration of artaxeres to restore jerusalem and ended in 1844. the prophecy focused on the solar sanctuary and the climax of it is when the sanctuary is transformed when the priest enters the innermost realm (the sacred seat. some references include daniel 8:14 and 9:25. the 2520 (7 times) prophecy focused the gnostic handbook page 67 on the loss of the ten tribes of israel to history and the description of their re-awakening to t

when the "born again, the spiritually transformed enter the new kingdom. as part of the description the following is outlined. chapter eight: conditional immortality& reincarnation the gnostic handbook page 80 him that overcometh will i make a pillar in the temple of my god, and he shall go no more out: and i will write upon him the name of my god, and the name of the city of my god, which is new jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my god: and i will write upon him my new name. revelation 3:12 this verse clearly explains that those who have overcome (that is those who completed their spiritual development, will become a pillar in the temple of god and he shall go out no more, that is, he will reincarnate no longer. this is obviously the message intended in this verse. also when

painful and destructive, from a gnostic perspective this is certainly true. the other term regularly used for hell explains this even better, gehenna (used in the new testament) has a very specific meaning and symbolism. it literally refers to the valley of hinnom and hence can only be understood in the context of what this valley represented. the valley of hinnom was located outside the walls of jerusalem and was a large rubbish dump. fires were triggered by the adding of sulphur so that the rubbish could be burnt up. it became the common lay stall of the city, where the dead bodies of criminals and the carcasses of animals and every other kind of filth was cast. smith's bible dictionary. it is such an apt description of the how we experience the darker aspects of our world, into which we

llow the gnostic principles in many lives as they transform from earthly to heavenly substance. the terrestrial class will continue their development in the next great chain of being (new heaven and new earth. him that overcometh will i make a pillar in the temple of my god, and he shall go no more out: and i will write upon him the name of my god, and the name of the city of my god, which is new jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my god: and i will write upon him my new name. revelation 3:12 and i saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. and i john saw the holy city, new jerusalem, coming down from god out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. and i heard a great voice out of heav


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ey apply and follow the gnostic principles through many lives as they transform from earthly to heavenly substance. they follow the will of the pleroma and are reborn as his children on the restored new earth. him that overcometh will i make a pillar in the temple of my god, and he shall go no more out: and i will write upon him the name of my god, and the name of the city of my god, which is new jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my god: and i will write upon him my new name. revelation 3:12 and i saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. and i john saw the holy city, new jerusalem, coming down from god out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. and i heard a great voice out of heav


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, by reason of his poverty (although descended of noble parents, in the fifth year of his age was placed in a cloister, where he had learned indifferently the greek and latin tongues, and (upon his own earnest desire and request, being yet in his growing years, was associated to a brother, p.a.l, who had determined to go to the holy land. although this brother died in cyprus, and so never came to jerusalem, yet our brother c.r.c. did not return, but shipped himself over, and went to damascus, minding from thence to go to jerusalem. but by reason of the feebleness of his body he remained still there, and by his skill in medicine he obtained much favour with the turks, and in the meantime he became acquainted with the wise men of damcar in arabia, and beheld the great wonders they wrought, a

e to go to jerusalem. but by reason of the feebleness of his body he remained still there, and by his skill in medicine he obtained much favour with the turks, and in the meantime he became acquainted with the wise men of damcar in arabia, and beheld the great wonders they wrought, and how nature was discovered unto them. hereby was that high and noble spirit of brother c.r.c. so stirred up, that jerusalem was not so much now in his mind as damcar; also he could not bridle his desires any longer, but made a bargain with the arabians that they should carry him for a certain sum of money to damcar. he was but of the age of sixteen years when he came thither, yet of strong dutch constitution. there the wise men received him not as a stranger (as he himself witnesseth, but as one whom they had


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onial cathedral on top. walking towards the front entrance of this cathedral, i remembered that the inca temple that had once stood here had been covered with more than 700 sheets of pure gold (each weighing around two kilograms) and that its spacious courtyard had been planted with fields of replica corn also fashioned out of gold.7 i could not help but be reminded of solomon s temple in far-off jerusalem, also reputed to have been adorned 3 encyclopaedia britannica, 1991, 6:276-7. 4 paul devereux, secrets of ancient and sacred places, blandford books, london, 1992, p. 76. see also peru, lonely planet publications, hawthorne, australia, 1991, p. 168. 5 the facts on file encyclopaedia of world mythology and legend, london and oxford, 1988, p. 657. 6 macrobius, cited in giorgio de santillan

ound 2000 bc23 and, as those who have visited that temple will recall, its principal icons are rams, long rows of which guard its entrances. the immediate predecessor to the age of aries was the age of taurus 15 hamlet s mill, p. 59. 16 ibid; sacred science, p. 179. 17 oxford dictionary of the christian church, oxford university press, 1988, p. 514. 18 sacred science, p. 177. 19 genesis: 22:13 20 jerusalem bible, chronological table, p. 343. 21 king james bible, franklin, computerized first edition. 22 the encyclopaedia of ancient egypt, p. 20. 23 ibid, p. 133. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 438 the bull which spanned the period between 4380 and 2200 bc.24 it was during this precessional epoch, when the sun on the vernal equinox rose in the constellation of taurus, that the bull-c


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k of the law long lost, but now found. holiness to the lord! the king and scribe agree, and the high priest tells the candidates for initiation, you now see that the world is indebted to masonry for the preservation of this sacred volume. had it not been for the wisdom and precaution of our ancient brethren, this, the only remaining copy of the law, would have been destroyed at the destruction of jerusalem. other objects are removed: a pot of manna a relic of the mysterious food that appeared out of nowhere to feed the israelites fleeing egypt; the rod of aaron, that which had turned to a serpent, which devoured those created from the wands of the egyptian magicians. the high priest then finds four pieces of paper that on inspection, prove to be the key to the cipher of the royal arch maso


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sembles the description in christian traditions of how the hell-hound was assailed; conf. fundgr. 1, 178-9. end of the woeld. 815 very nature, lie being a god of fire (p. 241. after tie worldconflagration or surtalogi, a new and happier earth rises out of the sea, with gods made young again, but still called aesirj sa3m. 10: a finale bearing an indisputable likeness to the last judgment 1 and new jerusalem of the christians. strophe 65 of the voluspa, which expressly mentions the regindomr, has been pronounced an interpolation, because it is wanting in some mss; but interpolation is not a thing to be gauged by the contents alone, it must be incontrovertibly established by explicit proofs. even if it did take place, neither the heathen character of the myth nor the age of the poem as a whol


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high honors were conferred upon him by foreign and american societies, academies, scientific institutions, and learned bodies. as an american citizen he had been cited for honored decoration with the cross of honor and made a knight of the flag by the united states flag association. in europe he received a number of similar decorations, including the gold cross of the knighthoods of the temple of jerusalem. he was a member or officer of a number of european and american educational societies, and had been received into the highest degrees of fourteen or more of the leading esoteric, mystical, and philosophical societies of the world, including the rose-croix kabalistique de france, the martinist order of france, belgium and switzerland, the rose-croix alchemical society of france, the unkn


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no.7'.irwin simply copied the answers received from thecrownedangelbutit is easy to construct the probable questions. hockley appears to have asked the crowned angel's opinon as to his becoming a freemason.theanswers are, to say the least, surprising 'i have a greatobjectionto your being afellowof a fm lodge unless you could at once become a member of that sacredsocietyof which the fathers are at jerusalem'[why)'it is not onlyfollybut wickedness in joining asocietywho do no possible good but a great deal of harm [what is the sacredsociety)'they arefollowersofthe rosy cross [where arethey]'the societyis in france and unless you went there and were installed a brother you could not possibly become one. napoleon the rst emperor of france was a member of that society [what is their purpose/wha

'they arefollowersofthe rosy cross [where arethey]'the societyis in france and unless you went there and were installed a brother you could not possibly become one. napoleon the rst emperor of france was a member of that society [what is their purpose/what do theystudy]'they study the occult sciences after an interview with an invisible power, which they have at stated times. the elders travel to jerusalem [where do theymeet]'you have seen their place of meeting in the crystal-it is in the[blank]they then return to the rest of the society with the instructionsthey receivefrom the invisible agent-upon this they act. they are not limitedto thewealthyforjean-jaquesrousseau was one of its firmest supporters. i will showyouvisionsthat will tend to enlighten you, but in the meantime i hope you w

opening and rejection of the tenets of the faith of the present church, and the revelation and reception of the tenets of the faith of the new church is meant by these words in the apocalypse,"hethat sat upon the throne said, behold, i make all things new; and he said unto me, write, for these words are true and faithful" chap.xxi.,5.thatthe new church about to be establishedbythe lord is the new jerusalem, treated of in the apocalypse, chap.xxi.andxxii.,which is there called the bride and the wife of the lamb.'200therosicrucianseernerves of the eye and eyelids; or, in mr braid's own words 'my phenomena, i consider, arise entirely from the patient keeping his eyes fixed in one position,and thegreaterthestrainon them the better, and the mind rivetted to one idea' on the contrary, when inspe


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e of this earth, it is because the only state the spiritual self knows of, hereafter, is that of unalloyed bliss. q. what do you mean? a. simply this: crimes and sins committed on a plane of objectivity and in a world of matter, cannot receive punishment in a world of pure subjectivity. we believe in no hell or paradise as localities; in no objective hellfires and worms that never die, nor in any jerusalem with streets paved with sapphires and diamonds. what we believe in is a postmortem state or mental condition, such as we are in during a vivid dream. we believe in an immutable law of absolute love, justice, and mercy. and believing in it, we say: whatever the sin and dire results of the original karmic transgression of the now incarnated egos no man (or the outer material and periodical

ful dream by rudely awakening her to the reality? i think not. i say it again, such oblivion and hallucination-if you call it so-are only a merciful law of nature and strict justice. at any rate, it is a far more fascinating prospect than the orthodox golden harp with a pair of wings. the assurance that the soul that lives ascends frequently and runs familiarly through the streets of the heavenly jerusalem, visiting the patriarchs and prophets, saluting the apostles, and admiring the army of martyrs -may seem of a more pious character to some. nevertheless, it is a hallucination of a far more delusive character, since mothers love their children with an immortal love, we all know, while the personages mentioned in the "heavenly jerusalem" are still of a rather doubtful nature. but i would

chs and prophets, saluting the apostles, and admiring the army of martyrs -may seem of a more pious character to some. nevertheless, it is a hallucination of a far more delusive character, since mothers love their children with an immortal love, we all know, while the personages mentioned in the "heavenly jerusalem" are still of a rather doubtful nature. but i would, still, rather accept the "new jerusalem" with its streets paved like the show windows of a jeweler's shop, than find consolation in the heartless doctrine of the spiritualists. the idea alone that the intellectual conscious souls of one's father, mother, daughter, or brother find their bliss in a "summerland"-only a little more natural, but just as ridiculous as the "new jerusalem" in its description-would be enough to make on

d, having beautiful cities and buildings, a congress hall, museums, etc, etc. swedenborg, emanuel a famous scholar and clairvoyant of the past century, a man of great learning, who has vastly contributed to science, but whose mysticism and transcendental philosophy placed him in the ranks of hallucinated visionaries. he is now universally known as the founder of the swedenborgian sect, or the new jerusalem church. he was born at stockholm (sweden) in 1688, from lutheran parents, his father being the bishop of west gothland. his original name was swedberg, but on his being ennobled and knighted in 1719 it was changed to swedenborg. he became a mystic in 1743, and four years later (in 1747) resigned his office (of assessor extraordinary to the college of mines) and gave himself up entirely t


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s patron of the season of discord. 3.sri syadasti is the apostle of psychedelia and the patron of the season of confusion. 4.zarathud, a hermit of medieval europe, has been dubbed offender of the faith. he is patron of the season of bureaucracy. 5.malaclypse the elder is alleged to have been an ancient wiseman who carried as sign bearing the legend dumb through the alleys of rome, baghdad, mecca, jerusalem, and some other places. he is patron of the season of aftermath. 28 phil hine spiral pentagrams this bit explains the spiral pentagrams referred to in the discordian opening rite. the traditional pentagram is a very solid, geometrical figure- i find its association with banishing to be very appropriate. so what, i thought one day would happen if i started using a fivepointed star made up


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essed, since the windows were always heavily draped. once, though, during a discourse in an unknown tongue, a shadow was seen on the curtain which startled weeden exceedingly; reminding him of one of the puppets in a show he had seen in the autumn of 1764 in hacher's hall, when a man from germantown, pennsylvania, had given a clever mechanical spectacle advertised as 'a view of the famous city of jerusalem, in which are represented jerusalem, the temple of solomon, his royal throne, the noted towers, and hills, likewise the suffering of our saviour from the garden of gethsemane to the cross on the hill of golgotha; an artful piece of statuary, worthy to be seen by the curious' it was on this occasion that the listener, who had crept close to the window of the front room whence the speaking


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and purification; nor the honderak the abyss of darkness of the hindfis; for even the fallen angels hurled into it by siva are allowed by para- brahman to consider it as an intermediate state, in which an opportunity is afforded them to prepare for higher degrees of purification and redemp- tion from their wretched condition. the gehenna of the new testa- ment was a locality outside the walls of jerusalem; and ill mentioning it jesus used but an ordinary metaphor. whence then came the dreary dogma of hell, that archimedean lever of christian theology, with whidi they have succeeded in holding in subjection the numberless millions of christians for nineteen centuries? assuredly not from the jewish scriptures, and we appeal for corroboration to any well-informed hebrew scholar. he only sugg

the dreary dogma of hell, that archimedean lever of christian theology, with whidi they have succeeded in holding in subjection the numberless millions of christians for nineteen centuries? assuredly not from the jewish scriptures, and we appeal for corroboration to any well-informed hebrew scholar. he only suggestion of something approaching hell in the bible is gehenna or hinnom, a valley near jerusalem, where was situated tophet, a place where a fire was perpetually kept for sanitary purposes. the prophet jeremiah informs us that the israehtes used to sacrifice their children to moloch-hercules on that spot; and later we find christians quietly replacing this divinity by their god of mercy whose wrath will not be appeased, unless the church sacrifices to him her unbaptized children and

her regions of the earth are guarded tl^ remains of that dorious literature of the past, which was the fruit of its majestic civilisation? what m there so surprising in ihe idea? who knows but that as the christian cburcb has uiicodtciously begotten free thought bv reaction against her own cruelty, rapadty, and dogmatism, the public mind may be ^ad to follow the lead of the orientalitt, away from jerusalem and towards ellora; and that then much more will be discovcaed that is dow hidden? 40. chip4 from a german fporktiutp, 1. p. 373 'semitic monotheiam' digitizecoy google what was sated from the bruchion 27 certain monks, and with learned babbis in palestine, who pass their lives in commenting upon the taimvd. they say that not all the ndls and manuscripts, reported in history to have been

ounced. the orphic aether recalled too vividly the archaeua, the soul of the world, and the latter was in its metaphysical sense as closely related to the emana- tions, being the first manifestation sephira, or divine light. and when could the latter be more feared than at that critical moment? origed* clemens alezandrinus^ chalcidius^ methodius* and mai- monides* on the authority of the tar^m of jerusalem, the orthodox and greatest authority of the jews, held that the first two words in the book of oeruais b-rasit mean wudom, or the principle; and that the. idea^ these words noeaning 'in the beginning' was never held but by the profane, who were not allowed to penetrate any deeper into the esoteric sense of the sentence. beausobre" and after him godfrey hig- gins, have demonstrated the fa

ay we not be allowed to refer the reader to the history of eng- land and authentic documents which state the existence of a relic not less extraordinary than the best of the others? henry hi received from the grand master of the templars a phial containing a small portion of the aacrcd blood of christ which he had shed upon the cross. it was attested to he genuine by the seals of the patriarch of jerusalem and others. the procession bearing the sacred phial from st. paul's to 141. des mouncauz: mauri, de, p. 431; klso ch. sv, etc 142. dtmottolofia, p. 432; london, 1831. 143 'apologu pro herodotum' tu h. stepheiu' edit, of herodotus, c. 39, digitizecoy google n isis cnteilbd westminster abbey us described by the historian "two monks received the phial, and deposited it in the abbey. which m

rvian "foreskins" true to her policy to be all things to all men to promote her own inter- ests, the romish church is, at this writing (1876, benevolently viewing the bulgarian and servian atrocities, and, probably, maneuvering with turkey against russia. better islam and the hitherto-hated crescent over the sepulcher of the christian god, than the greek church estab- lished at constantinople and jerusalem as the state-religion. like a decrepit and toothless ex-tyrant in exile, the vatican is eager for any alliance that promises, if not a restoration of its own power, at least the weakening of its rival. the axe its inquisitors once swung, it now toys 157. ndtbcr do w, if by fnu rdigion tbe world shall at last udderatajid the adon- tiod of one sii[h iiie, invisible and unknown deity by woi


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o this universal story of the mystic fire. we claim to be the first to point out how strikingly and yet how, at the same time, without any suspicion of it these emblems and remains, in so many curious and unintelligible forms, of the magic religion are found in the christian churches. rose window, or catherine-wheel window (from laon cathedral, france) from the vaults of the temple of solomon, at jerusalem. chapter the eleventh. monuments raised to fire-worship in all countries. e think that we shall be able fully in our succeeding chapters to place beyond contradiction an extraordinary discovery. it is, that the whole round of disputed emblems which so puzzle antiquarians, and which are found in all countries, point to the belief in fire as the first principle. we seek to show that the fi

st. peter s, or the saint-thrones in the churches of the eternal city, or elsewhere, wherever magnificence riseth into expansion, and intensineth and overpowereth in the sublimity which shall be felt; the multitudinous grouped lamps in the sacred stable the place of the holy nativity, meanest and yet highest at bethlehem; the steady, constant lights ever burning in mystic, blazing attestation in jerusalem, before the tomb of the redeemer; the chapelle ardente in the funeral observances of the ubiquitous catholic church; the congregated tapers about the bed of the dead the flames in mysterious grandeur (and in royal awe, placed as in waiting, so brilliant and striking, and yet so terrible, a court, and surrounding the stately catafalque; the very word falcated, as bladed, sworded, or scimi

aise us at the last day, and restore us to a spiritual constitution. i do not conceive there shall be a resurrection of every species, but rather their terrestrial parts, together with the element of water (for there shall be no more sea: revelation, shall be united in one mixture with the earth, and fixed to a pure diaphanous substance. this is st. john s crystall gold, a fundamentall of the new jerusalem so called, not in respect of colour, but constitution. their spirits, i suppose, shall be reduced to their first limbus, a sphere of pure, ethereall fire, like rich eternal tapestry spread under the throne of god. coleridge has the following, which bespeaks (and precedes, be it remarked, professor huxley s late supposed original speculations. the assertion is that the matrix or formative

d among the jews. it was anointed with oil. there was a sacred stone among the greeks at delphi, which was also anointed with oil in the mystic ceremonies. the stone of caaba, or black stone at mecca, is stated to have been there long before the time of mohammed. it was preserved by him when he destroyed the dove and images. the obelisks at rome were, and are, lingas (or linghas. in the temple of jerusalem, and in the cathedral of chartres, they are in vaults. they are the idea of 168 the rosicrucians. the abstract membrum, or affluence, or means. to the initiated mind they imply glory, not grossness. figs. 25, 26 (p. 137, are the crux-ansata of the egyptians. this emblem is also found in india. according to ruffinus and sozomen, it imports the time that is to come. it is a magical symbol

dragon du metz &c, m moires de l academic celtique, tome ii. pp. 11, 12. figure 37 is the labarum. the celebrated sign which is said to have appeared in the sky at noonday to the emperor constantine was in this form. figure 38 is the monogram of the saviour. to show the fig. 35. terminal figures. 169 parallel in symbolical forms, we will add some further authorities from the temple of solomon at jerusalem. figure 39, no. 1, is an evidently corinthian foliation. it is from a pillar in the vaults of the temple of solomon at jerusalem (probably a lotus-acanthus) no. 2 is evidently the crux-ansata, combining the indications of lotus and lily. here is a union of the classic, the judaic, and gothic forms, all presenting the same idea at once. buddha was the sun in taurus; cristna (crishna, kris

commandments are over the altar, composed of the law (five commandments to the right, and the gospel (five com-mandments to the left. 222 the rosicrucians. right (looking from the altar) mean the law; the five to the left mean the prophets. the right stone is masculine, the left stone is feminine. they correspond to the two fig. 104. column (campanile) of san marco, at venice. fig. 105. domes at jerusalem. disjoined pillars of stone (or towers) in the front of every cathedral, and of every temple in the heathen times. the pomegranate is a badge of the plantagenets; in its form it resembles the crescent moon; it is a symbol of the fig. 106. top of the phallus, mosque of ibu tooloon, cairo. fig. 107. small mohammedan mosque. female influence in nature. there is here an unexpected concurrenc


KARR DON NOTES ON EDITIONS OF SEFER YETZIRAH IN ENGLISH

ecause it is the version of sy on which david blumenthal (understanding jewish mysticism [1978, pp. 13-46) based his translation in no small way. while blumenthal made revisions and additions here and there, he presented a virtual copy of work of the chariot s translation, while saying, the translation given here is my own, based upon the hebrew texts in l. goldschmit and sefer yetsira, anon. ed (jerusalem: 1964. there is bound to be some concurrence in translations of the same text, but blumenthal s sy is the same as work of the chariot s, word-for-word, through nearly all of the text. blumenthal retained work of the chariot s unique readings, e.g, by border, and letter and number (chapter 1, paragraph 1. further, blumenthal used work of the chariot s format in the setting of lines and ph

an? sefer yesira and jewish magic, in journal of jewish studies, vol. 40, no. 2 (1989. some observations (1) in particular analyzes and translates quite a number of sy paragraphs (according to gruenwald s numbering) 1-3, 5-8, 10-11, 13-14, 37-38, 40, 43, 47-48, 51, 56, 60-61. other articles by peter hayman (aka a. p. hayman and a. peter hayman) include sefer yesira and the hekhalot literature, in jerusalem studies in jewish thought, vol. vi, nos. 1- 2, edited by joseph dan. jerusalem, hebrew university, 1987. the doctrine of creation in sefer yesira: some text-critical problems, in rashi 1040-1990, edited by gabrielle sed-rajna. paris: les editions du cerf, 1993 [see page 15 for a description of hayman s critical edition and translation of sy] a most disappointing piece by david meltzer, a

s, complete with diagrams and tables. with its somewhat rosicrucian tone, reiss reinterpretation, has been written more for the thinker or seeker than for the academic. alas, his historical and conceptual summaries are often misleading and frustratingly lacking in nuance, e.g, his statement, the knowledge that we call kabbalah is based on the doctrine and teachings of isaac luria, who was born in jerusalem during the 16th century( ancient secrets, page 87; reiss does go on to mention the zohar and moses de leon. in an excerpt from an interview with the author of ancient secrets of creation: sepher yetzira, the book that started kabbalah, revealed* dr. reiss begins to understand why god chose the aleph, mem, and sheen to be the mother letters of creation, we have to know three things. the f

discussed thus far in part 2. scholem was a deep and sympathetic scholar, but one who would not suffer inaccuracy or lubrication. more recent scholars find fault with scholem s being long on historiography while short on phenomenology a criticism always accompanied by acknowledgement of the debt owed scholem s work* kabbalah (a revised and updated collection of articles from encyclopedia judaica) jerusalem and new york: keter publishing house, and times books; 1974; reprinted new york: meridian books, 1978; and again, new york: dorset press, 1984. on pages 23-30, scholem describes sy and its historical background. he gives a synopsis of its contents with mention of some general interpretations of the book. he then discusses the problems of dating sy, concluding that it is from the 3rd to 6

ns of the book. he then discusses the problems of dating sy, concluding that it is from the 3rd to 6th century. he enumerates the commentaries on sy and concludes with a summary of the printed editions and translations of the text. origins of the kabbalah. the jewish publication society/ princeton university press, 1987. the english edition is an expansion of the hebrew work, reshith ha-qabbalah (jerusalem: 1948, more than double its size; it was updated to include additional research (of scholem s) since 1962 (when a revised version was published in german: ursprung und anfange der kabbala, berlin: walter de gruyter& co) drawn from scholem s own special interleaved volume, into which he entered notes, queries, corrections, and additions [french translation: les origins de la kabbale, pari

taries on sy of joseph ben shalom (p. 224, isaac the blind (pp. 257-8, and nahmanides (pp. 388-9. on the kabbalah and its symbolism. german original: zur kabbala und ihrer symbolik. zurich: rhein-verlag, 1960; english translation: new york: schocken books, 1969. chapter 5. the idea of the golem the reader may also pursue the numerous references to sy in scholem s major trends in jewish mysticism (jerusalem: schocken publishing house, 1941; reprinted frequently, new york: schocken books. more recently, joseph dan devoted a chapter to sy in his valuable book, the ancient jewish mysticism (tel aviv: m[inistry] o[f] d[efense] books, 1993. dan provides a marvelous summary of sy and the questions it poses to modern scholarship. also see the language of creation and its grammar and three phases o


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liar to us from their predecessors in print. westcott s translation turns up at numerous sites* two examples: 1. copenhagen qabalah: spiritual technology lab at http//qabalah.mortenhass.com both sy and the thirty-two paths are posted hereha(hereafter ek) ek is an anthology of texts which serves as an excellent complement to ok. dan, joseph. jewish mysticism, volume ii: the middle ages. northvale. jerusalem: jason aronson inc, 1998 (hereafter jmii) jmii is a collection of dan fs articles covering early kabbalah (concentrating on sefer ha-bahir) and the ashkenazi hasidim (see below, pre-kabbalistic streams of jewish mysticism, 5. to the above books, add the following dissertations. brody, seth lance. human hands dwell in heavenly heights: worship and mystical experience in thirteenth-century

the hermetic journal, number 22, edited by adam mclean (edinburgh: winter 1983. neubauer, a. gthe bahir and the zohar, h in jewish quarterly review, original series, vol. 4 (1892. schafer, peter. mirror of his beauty: feminine images of god from the bible to the early kabbalah. princeton and oxford: princeton university press, 2002. scholem, gershom. kabbalah [articles from encyclopedia judaica. jerusalem- new york: keter publishing house/times books, 1974; rpt. new york: dorset press, 1987 (article) gsefer ha-bahir. h. on the kabbalah and its symbolism. new york: schocken books, 1965: chapter 3. gkabbalah and myth, h ii. wolfson, elliot r. gbefore alef/where beginnings end, h in beginning/again: toward a hermeneutics of jewish texts, edited by aryeh cohen and shaul magid. new york: seven

on the song of songs= perush eal shir ha-shirim. kalamazoo: western michigan university, 1999. along with r. ezra fs commentary are the ghidden midrash to the book of lamentations h from the zohar hadash and r. bahya ben asher of sargossa fs commentary on genesis 1:1-2 (composed 1291. 20081 6. gavarin, martelle. grabbi ezra ben solomon of gerona, h part 1, in kabbalah (newsletter) vol. 1, no. 2 (jerusalem: winter, 1985-6; part 2: gannotated bibliography: source texts and criticism, h in kabbalah (newsletter) vol. 2, no. 3 (spring 1986 [on-line at http//queensu.ca/jewishstudies/kabbalah.html. green, arthur. gthe song of songs in early jewish mysticism, h in orim: a jewish journal at yale, vol. 2 (new haven: spring 1987. goldberg, yechiel shalom. gthe foolishness of the wise and the wisdom

d university press, 1983. 3. nahmanides. abrams, daniel. gorality in the kabbalistic school of nahmanides: preserving and interpreting esoteric traditions and texts, h in jewish quarterly review, vol. 3, no. 1 (tubingen: j. c. b. mohr [paul siebeck] 1996. dan, joseph. gnachmanides and the development of the concept of evil in kabbalah, h jewish mysticism, volume iii: the modern period. northvale- jerusalem: jason aronson inc, 1998. 20081 7. funkenstein, amos. gnahmanides symbolical reading of history, h in studies in jewish mysticism, edited by j. dan and f. talmage (cambridge: association for jewish studies, 1982. halbertal, moshe. concealment and revelation: esotericism in jewish thought and its philosophical implications, translated by jackie feldman. princeton. oxford: princeton univer

ciation for jewish studies, 1982. halbertal, moshe. concealment and revelation: esotericism in jewish thought and its philosophical implications, translated by jackie feldman. princeton. oxford: princeton university press, 2007, chapter 11 gtradition, closed knowledge, and the esoteric: secrecy and hinting in nahmanides f kabbalah h. henoch, chayim j. ramban: philosopher and kabbalist. northvale. jerusalem: jason aronson inc, 1998. idel, moshe. gnahmanides: kabbalah, halakhah, and spiritual leadership, h in jewish mystical leaders and leadership in the thirteenth century, edited by m. idel and m. ostow (northvale/ jerusalem: jason aronson inc, 1998. koren, sharon faye. gkabbalistic physiology: isaac the blind, nahmanides, and moses de leon on menstruation, h ajs review, vol. 28, no. 2 (cam

n books, 1958. schwartz, dov. gfrom theurgy to magic: sacrifice in the circle of nahmanides and his interpreters, h= chapter three) in studies on astral magic in medieval jewish thought, translated by david louvish and batya stein [the brill reference library of judaism, vol 20 (leiden- boston: brill, 2005. shulman, yaacov dovid. the ramban: the story of rabbi moshe ben nachman. new york. london. jerusalem: c. i. s. publishers, 1993. stern, josef. problems and parables of law: maimonides and nahmanides on reasons for the commandments (ta famei ha-mitzvot. albany: state university of new york press, 1998. twersky, isadore (ed. rabbi moses nahmanides (ramban: explorations of his religious and literary virtuosity. cambridge: harvard university press, 1983. wolfson, elliot. gby way of truth: a


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the field of behavioral genetics has been gaining ground. this field of science seeks the links between genes and personality, and human cognitive and behavioral qualities, such as irritability, adventurousness, shyness, violence, and sexual desire. one of the first researchers in this field was professor richard abstein, head of the research department at the herzog psycho-geriatric hospital in jerusalem, israel. prof. abstein argues that genes determine about 50% of our characteristics, and the rest are determined by the environment. 106 from chaos to harmony since we cannot change our innate structure, we must turn to the second element that our development depends on our environment. the only thing we can do to progress toward realizing our life goals is to choose an environment that


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d a fair one, asked by all born on earth "what is the meaning of my life" rabbi yehuda ashlag, introduction to talmud esser sefirot among all the texts and notes that were used by my rabbi, baruch shalom halevi ashlag, there was one particular notebook he always carried. this notebook contained all the transcripts of his conversations with his father, rabbi yehuda leib halevi ashlag, the rabbi of jerusalem, and a kabbalist. he was the author of a 21-volume commentary on the book of zohar, as well as the author of a six-volume commentary on the texts of the kabbalist, ari, and of many other works on kabbalah. not feeling well on the jewish new year in september 1991, my rabbi called me to his bedside and handed me his notebook, saying "take it and learn from it" the following morning, my te

7- the spiritual world also contains such concepts as the world, a desert, a settlement, countries, etc. all spiritual actions (commandments) may be maintained on any level, except for the commandments of love and fear. these commandments are revealed only to those who have attained the spiritual level of the land of israel (eretz yisrael. within the level of eretz yisrael is a sub-level known as jerusalem (yerushalayim, derived from the words yir ah (fear) and shalem (complete: the desire to experience trepidation before the creator, which helps us free ourselves from egoism- 348- attaining the worlds beyond 27 stages of correction human beings must unwillingly carry out all actions that are necessary to sustain physical life in the body. for example, even when we are ill and lack the des


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time and a possibility to escape to the internet and read the texts instead of programming. in a way, it is cheating, although the boss will get his work done anyhow. i know that it s important to come clean to the study, so what should i do? a: let me tell you two stories: the first: awhile back, my teacher- rav baruch shalom ashlag- and rav brandywine taught kabbalah at one of the synagogues in jerusalem during their break from working as construction workers. once, when they were about to go to class, a box full of nails fell to the ground and scattered. as a result of staying to pick up the nails, they did not make it to the lesson. when my rav told me about the incident, although it happened more than sixty years ago, he was still upset that the lesson did not take place. the second s


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ted; thoughts must be focused on studying the inner attributes that we are still unable to see in ourselves. all the worlds, partzufim, sefirot, names, everything the kabbalah speaks of, exists in us and will be revealed in us, depending on the degree of our correction. we will find our inner moses and aaron, king david and the angels, the evil, the righteous, and the degrees of attainment called jerusalem, the temple and more. every word in the torah speaks of our own forces and our levels of ability to sense the creator. that is the only topic of discussion of the torah. that is also the only thing we speak of in our daily lives, because we talk about our feelings. in fact, all we feel is the influence of the creator. everything around us is no more than the influence of the creator on e

ed to work as a construction worker. he would rise before dawn, eat a kilogram of bread and onion, drink a little water, and go to work. bread and onion was also his supper. on holidays he would add a little herring or something else that would make his meal more festive. t h e pa t h o f k a b b a l a h 112 rabbi baruch ashlag lived a very hard life. he was among the workers who built the hebron-jerusalem road. the workers lived in tents and would move from place to place while doing each section of the road. the cook permitted baruch ashlag to study in the kitchen from 3 a.m. in return, baruch would fill and warm the pots so the cook wouldn t have to rise so early in the morning. he continued this way of life even after he got married. his wife and children lived in jerusalem, and when h

ection of the road. the cook permitted baruch ashlag to study in the kitchen from 3 a.m. in return, baruch would fill and warm the pots so the cook wouldn t have to rise so early in the morning. he continued this way of life even after he got married. his wife and children lived in jerusalem, and when he arrived there, he would attend his father s lessons, which meant walking from the old city of jerusalem to givat shaul (the neighborhood where baal hasulam lived, over an hour s walk each way. in those days, there was also the possibility of meeting a jackal on the way. in the house of baal hasulam was poverty and shortages to the point of hunger. but there were things that were a must for him, such as paper, ink and coffee. he wrote constantly, for writing was his life. when baal hasulam


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of the middle row and giving an effect not 170. plate vii 171. 172. unlike that of the points of a crown. the lilies of the third row hang gracefully downwards from the middle row upon curved stems, and face in various directions. 173. all this, we are told, was the work of h. a, a widow fs son of naphtali- a man described in the biblical account as a cunning worker in brass, who was sent down to jerusalem by h, k. of t, especially in order to do this and other metal work for king solomon. undoubtedly this man was a true artist, for he took an almost inconceivable amount of trouble to carry out his design exactly as he wanted it. so far as the investigators were able to see, his work was based entirely upon a traditional account of the stone egyptian pillars, which had been handed down fro

hapter, king solomon himself appears to be responsible for introducing into jewish masonry the original form of the story, but not for the insertion of the name which we now use for its hero. moses brought from egypt the myth of the death and resurrection of osiris, and that persisted in a modified form until the time of david. solomon for patriotic reasons transferred the theatre of the drama to jerusalem, and centred its interest round the temple which he had built, winning popularity at the same time by bringing his ritual into accordance with that of surrounding peoples, who were mostly worshippers of the phoenician deity tammuz, afterwards called by the greeks adonis. 691. although he recast the legend, and made it wholly jewish, it was not he who imported into it the name which we kn

incarnated. but the overseers will not permit him to follow his vision to the neglect of the lower work in the inferior part of the plan which he has still to do. he must not lose sight of his vision, but yet must humbly submit himself to the duties which remain to be done on ordinary lines. 755. the holy royal arch 756. as the mark degree is an extension of the f.c, so is the holy royal arch of jerusalem a logical continuation of the m.m. degree. i am intentionally putting aside all consideration of the elaborate confusion of its history, though i have introduced a few notes about it into my second volume, glimpses of masonic history. suffice it to say here that all the higher degrees, to which i am referring in this book, have their roots in the ancient mysteries of the remotest past. t

- are all our younger brethren, all part of the same mighty evolution. when we realize all that this knowledge implies, when we see how great a difference it makes in our attitude towards the world around us, and how great a change the practice of the truth here taught should make in every companion, we shall not wonder at the high regard in which masonic writers hold this degree of the h.r.a. of jerusalem, which they consider as the crown and completion of freemasonry, because of the knowledge of god which it gives to us. 774. a curious but most instructive symbol character-istic of this degree is that called the triple tau, formed out of three levels, one standing upright and two lying horizontally and joined in the centre. the tau in ancient egypt was the symbolic equivalent of the cros


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in the accounts which have come down to us, and much of the inner meaning of the symbols had been forgotten. king solomon seems to have been a man of considerable force of character and some occult knowledge, and the great ambition of his life was to weld his people into a strong and respected kingdom, able to take an influential place among the nations around. to that end he built the temple in jerusalem to be the centre of the religious worship of his people and a symbol of their national unity; it was perhaps not quite so magnificent as tradition relates, but the king was nevertheless extremely proud of it and considered it to be one of the great achievements of the age. 275. in this work he was assisted by his ally, hiram king of tyre, who supplied a quantity of material for the build

ad been derived from the mysteries of chaldaea, a very ancient line of tradition running parallel with the mysteries of egypt from atlantean days, and having its own chief halls of initiation in babylon. he, too, felt that a centre nearer home and in friendly hands was eminently desirable, and he therefore co-operated in the plan of judaizing the ancient rites and focusing them upon the temple in jerusalem. 279. at first, it appears, the two kings sent an embassy to egypt to consult the pharaoh in the matter, telling him of the temple which they had built, and asking for some recognition of the jewish branch of the mysteries. the pharaoh did not accept their proposals with any degree of enthusiasm, but rather implied that no foreigner could possibly understand the mysteries of egypt. the e

to pharaoh s daughter, as is related in the bible; indeed, this union is now generally rejected by the critics as impossible, for according to the tell el-amarna tablets, an egyptian princess might not marry a foreigner(*peake s commentary on the bible, p. 296) 280. the mingling of traditions 281. on the return of their embassy from egypt king solomon and king hiram called together the council at jerusalem, and it was decided that they should proceed immediately with the work of recasting the rituals into the jewish form. it is an interesting fact that three distinct lines of tradition were represented in the persons of the three chief members of the council, and of each of these we can find traces in our modern workings. king solomon himself had inherited the egyptian line of succession d

ame sadly marred in its passage throughout the centuries, until in its present form it is a mere shadow of the glorious teaching of the mysteries of egypt from which it was derived. 291. the transmission of the new rites 292. the mysteries were transmitted from generation to generation for the next three hundred and fifty years, during the survival of the kingdom of judah. in 586 b.c. the city of jerusalem was destroyed by nebuchadnezzar, and the people were led captive into babylon. during the captivity the mysteries were interrupted, and it does not seem probable that they were seriously worked during the fifty years of exile. nevertheless, the succession of i.m.s remained unbroken, and when the people returned from babylon to rebuild the temple, they also tried to reconstruct their rite

cy still, being introduced from time to time into the heart of various mystical schools, which were much more exclusive in their choice of members than the operative builders. 481. with the craft degrees were associated the kernel of those ceremonies which we now attach to the honourable degree of mark master mason, connected, as always, with the 2, and the supreme order of the holy royal arch of jerusalem, worked in conjunction with the 3. our present rituals for these are not therefore necessarily ancient, for all have been subjected to much modern recasting and editing. a body of legend and tradition explanatory of the ceremonial appears also to have been handed down; and the relics of this have in comparatively recent times been manufactured into separate ceremonial degrees- such, for

g of the tower of babel, and as having given them their first charge. next abraham and sarah are said to have taught the seven sciences to the egyptians, and especially to a worthy scoller that hight ewclyde. the latter was commissioned by the king to teach masonry to a large number of children of the lord and estates of the realm. the legend passes then to david, who, when he began the temple of jerusalem, learned the charges and manners of masons from egypt and gave them to his people. solomon continued the building of the temple after david s death, sent for masons from all lands, and confirmed the charges given by his father. there is no reference to the legend of the 3 in any of the old charges before the second edition of anderson s constitutions, published in 1738, except that aynon


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rather grim demigod, who snared the souls of the departed and conducted them to the otherworld. the notion of an angel of death was most fully developed in rabbinical judaism. like yama, the jewish idea of an angel of death developed across time. the biblical emissaries of death were clearly under the direct command of god, as, for example, in 2 samuel: then the angel stretched out his arm toward jerusalem to destroy it; but the lord repented of the evil and said to the angel who was destroying the people, enough! stay your hand (2 sam. 24:16. none of the biblical references indicate that a particular angel or group of angels have the specialized task of meting out death. only in postbiblical literature does the idea of an angel of death as such emerge. this angel gradually develops into a

thel, a delicate allegory of the descent of the soul from eternity into mortal life; visions of the daughters of albion, in which free love is defended; the first book of urizen, containing an account of the creation of the material world and of humankind burdened with the problem of evil; europe; the book of los; the book of ahania; the song of los. his two later and longer poems are milton and jerusalem. in milton the whole problem of an evil world is correlated with his own psychological struggles. it is in this poem that blake asks whether jerusalem could have been built amid england s dark, satanic mills. in his final epic jerusalem, on the other hand, man awakes from error and is finally redeemed by union with god. his last major poem, the everlasting gospel, is a series of fragment

emisphere of the earth and across the river acheron, progressively diminish in circumference, forming an inverted cone ending in the center of the earth. in each circle, representing the nature and effects of sin, a distinct class of sinners undergoes a particular torment according to the nature and gravity of their wrongdoings. when he fell from heaven, satan struck the earth at the antipodes of jerusalem, and tore through its substance as far as the center, where he remains fixed for all time, a three-faced monster, champing with his teeth the three arch-sinners against church and state, judas iscariot, brutus, and cassius. the extremity of torture is inflicted by cold, not by heat. satan s wings, perpetually beating, send forth an icy blast that freezes the river cocytus to a glassy har

cocytus to a glassy hardness, and in it are immured the four last grades of sinners. a hidden path connects the center of the earth to the purgatory, the place of purgation and of preparation for the life of eternal blessedness. it is imagined as a mountain formed by the earth that retreated before lucifer as he fell from heaven into the abyss of hell, and it is located at the exact antipodes of jerusalem and mount calvary, in the center of the southern hemisphere. after the antepurgatory, where are placed the excommunicated and the belatedly repentant, and the passage through peter s gate, come seven encircling terraces, which rise in succession with diminished circuit as they approach the summit. each of the cornices corresponds to the seven deadly sins, from which the soul is purged th

same experience when it postulates that in the final judgment everyone will be put through an ordeal of fire pictured as a river of molten metal in which good individuals will have their dross burned away and evil people will be consumed. in the judeo-christian tradition, the zoroastrian volcanic image is combined with the idea of gehenna. gehenna originally referred to the hinnon valley south of jerusalem, which was said to have been the site of human sacrifices to moloch by the original inhabitants of the area. after the hebrews moved in, the valley was used as a garbage dump where trash was burned, giving off a bad odor. the double association with human sacrifice and burning garbage made it a useful candidate for describing hell.the hebrew prophets often referred to gehenna by name whe

. if the satan of 1 chronicles seems to be somewhat more negative and aggressive than the satan of job, it is not until the book of zechariah that satan starts to become truly sinister. then he showed me joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the lord, and satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. and the lord said to satan, the lord rebuke you, o satan! the lord who has chosen jerusalem rebuke you! is not this a brand plucked from the fire (zech. 3:1 2) here satan is still performing his older role as accuser, but now god is moved to anger by satan s activity. zechariah lived during the time when the persians had defeated the babylonians and returned the jews to palestine from babylonia. seeking to make them allies, the persians even gave the repatriated jews money to r


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i (1990, based on some notes by mathers to a golden dawn lecture on the astrological attributions of the 12 tribes, but this appears to disregard dee.s attribution of angels to tribes &c; it is thus also omitted. turner (1989) argues that the column .quarters (4 plagi mundi tribibus dispersis notes 46 assignat) refers to the arrangement of the tribes around the square wall of the symbolic plan of jerusalem; this is supported by a diagram in sloane 3191 (following the table of ayres) titled .ordo dispersi isra lis, hac tate 1585; thus .north n-w. refers to the western side of the north wall .north. to the centre of the north wall .north n-e. to the eastern side of the north wall, and so forth. 21: the characters associated with this name in the table of ayres and the figure of characters on


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second son of noah, was not master of the art; that neither nimrod, nor any of his bricklayers, knew any thing of the matter, and that there were but very few masters of the art (even) at solomon's temple; whereby it plainly appears, that the whole mystery was communicated to very few at that time; that at solomon's temple (and not before) it received the name free-masonry, because the masons at jerusalem and tyre were the greatest cabalists then in the world; that the mystery has been, for the most part, practised amongst builders since solomon's time. this paragraph also includes a footnote which defines "cabalists" as "people skilled in the cabala i.e. tradition, their secret science of expounding divine mysteries &c."31 writing some fifty years later, in 1807 shortly before the union


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crucian doctrines and tenets the confessio fraternitatis--the anatomy of melancholy--john heydon on rosicrucianism--the three mountains of the wise--the philosophical egg--the objects of the rosicrucian order. 141 fifteen rosicrucian and qabbalistic diagrams schamayim, the ocean of spirit--the seven days of creation--the symbolic tomb of christian rosencreutz--the regions of the elements--the new jerusalem--the grand secret of nature. 145 alchemy and its exponents the multiplication of metals--the medal of emperor leopold i--paracelsus of hohenheim--raymond lully--nicholas flarnmel--count bernard of treviso. 149 the theory and practice of alchemy the origin of alchemical philosophy--alexander the great and the talking trees--nature and art--alchemical symbolism--the song of solomon--the ph

g many races and symbolic of the human head, which rises out of the four elements of the body. this sacred mountain, upon whose summit stood the temple of the gods, gave rise to the stories of olympus, meru, and asgard. the city of the golden gates--the capital of atlantis--is the one now preserved among numerous religions as the city of the gods or the holy city. here is the archetype of the new jerusalem, with its streets paved with gold and its twelve gates shining with precious stones "the history of atlantis" writes ignatius donnelly "is the key of the greek mythology. there can be no question that these gods of greece were human beings. the tendency to attach divine attributes to great earthly rulers is one deeply implanted in human nature (see atlantis) the same author sustains his

ystery rite was established that wrought the salvation of his people. in the jewish month of tammuz (another name for this deity) he was gored to death by a wild boar sent by the god ars (mars. the adoniasmos was the ceremony of lamenting the premature death of the murdered god. in ezekiel viii. 14, it is written that women were weeping for tammuz (adonis) at the north gate of the lord's house in jerusalem. sir james george frazer cites jerome thus "he tells us that bethlehem, the traditionary birthplace of the lord, was shaded by a grove of that still older syrian lord, adonis, and that where the infant jesus had wept, the lover of venus was bewailed (see the golden bough) the effigy of a wild boar is said to have been set over one of the gates of jerusalem in honor of adonis, and his rit

s are composed of positive, radiant nuclei surrounded by negative bodies that exist upon the emanations of the central life. from this allegory we have the story of solomon and his wives, for solomon is the sun and his wives and concubines are the planets, moons, asteroids, and other receptive bodies within his house--the solar mansion. isis, represented in the song of solomon by the dark maid of jerusalem, is symbolic of receptive nature--the watery, maternal principle which creates all things out of herself after impregnation has been achieved by the virility of the sun. in the ancient world the year had 360 days. the five extra days were gathered together by the god of cosmic intelligence to serve as the birthdays of the five gods and goddesses who are called the sons and daughters of h

divine constitution and may be likened to the individuality; and the leaves--because of their ephemeral nature--correspond to the personality, which partakes of none of the permanence of its divine source. next: the hiramic legend sacred texts esoteric index previous next the hiramic legend p. 77 when solomon--the beloved of god, builder of the everlasting house, and grand master of the lodge of jerusalem--ascended the throne of his father david he consecrated his life to the erection of a temple to god and a palace for the kings of israel. david's faithful friend, hiram, king of tyre, hearing that a son of david sat upon the throne of israel, sent messages of congratulation and offers of assistance to the new ruler. in his history of the jews, josephus mentions that copies of the letters

rated his life to the erection of a temple to god and a palace for the kings of israel. david's faithful friend, hiram, king of tyre, hearing that a son of david sat upon the throne of israel, sent messages of congratulation and offers of assistance to the new ruler. in his history of the jews, josephus mentions that copies of the letters passing between the two kings were then to be seen both at jerusalem and at tyre. despite hiram's lack of appreciation for the twenty cities of galilee which solomon presented to him upon the completion of the temple, the two monarchs remained the best of friends. both were famous for their wit and wisdom, and when they exchanged letters each devised puzzling questions to test the mental ingenuity of the other. solomon made an agreement with hiram of tyre


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his hand, and enclosed the earth with three of his fingers, who is seated upon the kerubim and upon the seraphim; and by the kerubim, which is called the kerub, which god constituted and placed to guard the tree of life, armed with a flaming sword, after that man had been driven out of paradise. i conjure ye anew, apostates from god, by him who alone hath performed great wonders; by the heavenly jerusalem; and by the most holy name of god in four letters, and by him who enlighteneth all things and shineth upon all things by his venerable and ineffable name, eheieh asher eheieh; that ye come immediately to execute our desire, whatever it may be. i conjure ye, and i command ye absolutely, o demons, in whatsoever part of the universe ye may be, by the virtue of all these holy names- adonai

marvellously volatile, which have six wings, and who incessantly cry aloud: qadosch, qadosch, qadosch, adonai elohim tzabaoth, heaven and earth are full of thy glory; o lord god, thou who hast expelled adam from the terrestrial paradise, and who hast placed the kerubim to guard the tree of life, thou art the lord who alone doest wonders; show forth i pray thee thy great mercy, by the holy city of jerusalem, by thy wonderful name of four letters which are yod, he, vau, he, and by thy holy and admirable name, give unto me the power and virtue to enable me to accomplish this experiment, and to come unto the desired end of this operation; through thee who art life, and unto whom life belongeth unto the eternal ages. amen. after this perfume and cense the place by burning incense. this aforesai


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whole art of king solomon. and although there be many other books that are said to be his, yet none is to be compared hereunto, for this containeth them all. though there be titles with several other names of the book, as the book helisol, which is the very same with this last book of lemegeton called ars nova or ars notaria, etc. these books were first found in the chaldee and hebrew tongues at jerusalem by a jewish rabbi; and by him put into the greek language and thence into the latin, as it is said. shemhamphorash (1) bael- the first principal spirit is a king ruling in the east, called bael. he maketh thee to go invisible. he ruleth over 66 legions of infernal spirits. he appeareth in divers shapes, sometimes like a cat, sometimes like a toad, and sometimes like a man, and sometimes


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in trade-guilds then in existence; and lastly, because they are extremely effective and significant from the symbolic point of view. all that i wish to emphasize at this stage is that our present system is not one coming from remote antiquity: that there is no direct continuity between us and the egyptians, or even those ancient hebrews who built, in the reign of king solomon, a certain temple at jerusalem. what is extremely ancient in freemasonry is the spiritual doctrine concealed within the architectural phraseology; for this doctrine is an elementary form of the doctrine that has been taught in all ages, no matter in what garb it has been expressed. our own teaching, for instance, recognizes pythagoras as having undergone numerous initiations in different parts of the world, and as hav

ope to find. its philosophy implies that this temporal world is the antipodes of another and more real world from which we originally came and to which we may accelerate our return by such a course of self-knowledge and self-discipline as our teaching inculcates. it implies that this present world is the place where the symbolic stones and timber are being prepared" so far off" from that mystical jerusalem where one day they will be found put together and, collectively, to constitute that temple which even now is being built without hands and without the noise or help of metal tools. and this world, therefore, being but a transient temporary one for us, it is necessarily one of shadows, images and merely" substituted secrets" until such time as being raised not merely sym bolically but act

y tells us that the richest harmonies of this life are as nothing in comparison with the songs of zion; and that, even when we are installed into the highest eminences this world or the craft may offer, it were better that our right hand should forget its cunning and that we should fling the illusory treasures of this transitory world behind our backs, than in all ou r doings fail to remember the jerusalem that lies beyond. our teaching is purposely veiled in allegory and symbol and its deeper import does not appear upon the surface of the ritual itself. this is partly in correspondence with human life itself and the world we live in, which ale themselves but allegories and symbols of another life and the veils of another world; and partly intentional also, so that only those who have reve

building trade, are not and never have been lost; they are thoroughly well known, and the absurdity is manifest of supposing that masons of any kind are waiting for time or circumstances to restore any lost knowledge as to the manner in which temporal buildings ought to be constructed. we know how to erect buildings to-day quite as well as our hebrew forefathers did who built the famous temple at jerusalem, and indeed a well known architect has stated that most of our london churches are, both for size and ornamentation, far larger and more splendid than that temple ever was. our duty then is to look behind the literal story; to pierce the veil of allegory contained in the great legend and to grasp the significance of its true purport. that which is lost is to be found, we are told, with t

ss. the legend of the third degree, then, in which the essence of masonic doctrine lies, was brought into our system by some advanced minds who derived their knowledge from other and concealed sources. the legend is an adaptation of a very old one and existed in various forms long before its association with modern masonry. in the guise of a story about the building of a temple by king solomon at jerusalem, they were promulgating the truth which i have alluded to before and which is generally known as the fall of man. as our legend runs, upon the literal side of it, it was the purpose of a great king to erect a superb structure. he was assisted in that work by another king who supplied the building materials, by a skilful artificer whose business was to put these together according to a pr

be built with hands. it is that temple of which all material edifices are but the types and symbols it is the temple of the collective body of humanity itself; of which the great initiate st. paul said" know ye not that ye are the temple of god" a perfect humanity was the great temple which, in the counsels of the most high, was intended to be reared in the mystical holy city, of which the local jerusalem was the type. the three great master-builders, solomon and the two hirams, are a triad corresponding after a manner with the holy trinity of the christian religion; hiram abiff being the chief architect, he" by whom all things were made" and" in whom (as st. paul said, using masonic language) the whole building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the lord" the material of


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ates that the divine right had been passeddown from antique periods and the theme of bloodline is clearly implied. but humanrather than divine politics are evidenced, for no god worthy of veneration could be theauthor and conveyor of such powers. many kings claimed descent from the ancientbloodlines. charlemagne, for instance, used the title david to indicate his descentfrom the israelite king of jerusalem.kings wore crowns, and the word crown comes from cronus (kronos, janus, crom, chaos,etc) which was the ancient name for the planet saturn. somehow, the planet saturn and itssymbolism became confused with that of tiamat, which was thought to be the second sunthat fell to earth. kings of the earth were said to rule as saturn, or for saturn. the hebrewsidentified saturn with lucifer or sata

lineage through so many centuries (p. 27)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation213 appendix b: book abstracts line of abraham prestigiousthe most intriguing factor is not that this influential line was recorded from early times, but that it wasdesignated prestigious in the first place some 6,000 years ago, long before the israelites wrote up thestory (p. 27)nebuchadnezzar ii sacked jerusalem and judah and captured the israelites, destroying the temple of solomon. it was inbabylon about 600 b.c. that the first books of the old testament were compiled. but even as late as thetime of jesus there was no complete book in circulation or existence (see p. 28)first compilationthe first set of amalgamated books to be generally approved as the hebrew bible appeared after the fallof je

uently descend-ing to the davidic kings of judah (p. 184)mosesmanetho stated that moses was a priest at heliopolis.manethomanetho says that moses was a heliopolitan priest dismissed to the mines because he contracted lep-rosy. after the lepers were sent at their own request to avaris, moses became their leader. he prohibitedthe worship of other gods and permitted animal sacrifice. he also sent to jerusalem for 200,000 shep-herds, really called solomites or the hyskos, to come to egypt that had once been expelled by pharaohthotmosis. on the arrival of these people, the pharaoh of the times called amenophis retreated to mem-phis and then to ethiopia. the solomites and false egyptians set fire to houses and treated the populacedisgracefully. they also stole all the wealth of the country. afte

lves to augustus, and irreverence to this deity was visited with the severest penalties (p. 51)commentit appears that the reverence and austere lionization of germanys adolf hitler was not as new a phenomenon as some try to make out. it is also interesting to note the amount of roman symbol-ism employed by the german nazi party.the real bossin a.d. 730, herod is said to have rebuilt the temple of jerusalem and dedicated it to jehovah. in theupper city, he erected another edifice of greater magnitude, which he called the caesarium and dedi-cated it to augustus (p. 43)the real massacre of the innocentswhen, before the nativity, the divine oracle at v elitre predicted that nature was about to bring forth aprince over the roman people, the senate passed an act, a.d. 692, ordering that, no male

to the world generally a vague and nebulous tradition, really conceals the most appallingvisitation and its ravages in the british isles and scandinavian lands may be retraced to more consider-able extent by the effects of what geologists term the drift age. it was no mere ice drift. it was a sud-den and terribly swift and violent (foreword)the real jerusalemhow many more realize that the site of jerusalem was completely forgotten, for over two hundred yearsuntil constantine the great caused it to be discovered for political moves in the present day pales-tine.as i showthe palestine of today fails to correspond in any way to the old testament or, cometo that, of the new (foreword)not a single inscription has been found in palestine which can be identified with the hebrew kingdom (quote fro

onstantine the great caused it to be discovered for political moves in the present day pales-tine.as i showthe palestine of today fails to correspond in any way to the old testament or, cometo that, of the new (foreword)not a single inscription has been found in palestine which can be identified with the hebrew kingdom (quote from h. d. daunts the center of ancient civilization).david and solomon jerusalem has failed to produce any trace of david and solomon, and tablet or inscription or even foun-dation memorial. it might be added that the city entirely fails to conform topographically with its fulldescription given by josephus and nehemiah (foreword)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation255 appendix b: book abstracts the name of europe was originally limited to a part of we


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given have in some instances been changed. correct titles are as follows: 1--apprentice. 2--fellow-craft. 3--master. 4--secret master. 5--perfect master. 6--intimate secretary. 7--provost and judge. 8--intendant of the building. 9--elu of the nine. 10--elu of the fifteen. 11--elu of the twelve. 12--master architect. 13--royal arch of solomon. 14--perfect elu. 15--knight of the east. 16--prince of jerusalem. 17--knight of the east and west. 18--knight rose croix. 19--pontiff. 20--master of the symbolic lodge. 21--noachite or prussian knight. 22--knight of the royal axe or prince of libanus. 23--chief of the tabernacle. 24--prince of the tabernacle. 25--knight of the brazen serpent. 26--prince of mercy. 27--knight commander of the temple. 28--knight of the sun or prince adept. 29--scottish k

n of osiris and isis, become the master of life; dionusos or bacchus, like mithras, become the author of light and life and truth* the master of light and life, the sun and the moon, are symbolized in every lodge by the master and wardens: and this makes it the duty of the master to dispense light to the brethren, by himself, and through the wardens, who are his ministers "thy sun" says isaiah to jerusalem "shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. thy people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever" such is the type of a free people. our northern ancestors worshipped this triune deity; odin, the almighty father; frea, his wife, emblem of universal matter

initiates, mere allegories, designed to make the idea more palpable and impressive to the mind. they are at least no more fit to be smiled at by the self-conceit of a vain ignorance, the wealth of whose knowledge consists solely in words, than the _bosom_ of abraham, as a home for the _spirits_ of the just dead; the gulf of actual fire, for the eternal torture of _spirits; and the city of the new jerusalem, with its walls of jasper and its edifices of pure gold like clear glass, its foundations of precious stones, and its gates each of a single pearl "i knew a man" says paul "caught up to the third heaven. that he was caught up into paradise, and heard ineffable words, which it is not possible for a man to utter" and nowhere is the antagonism and conflict between the spirit and body more f

ld it up neither to flattery nor force! let no defeat or persecution rob you of it! believe that he who once blundered in statesmanship will blunder again; that such blunders are as fatal as crimes; and that political near-sightedness does not improve by age. there are always more impostors than seers among public men, more false prophets than true ones, more prophets of baal than of jehovah; and jerusalem is always in danger from the assyrians. sallust said that after a state has been corrupted by luxury and idleness, it may by its mere greatness bear up under the burden of its vices. but even while he wrote, rome, of which he spoke, had played out her masquerade of freedom. other causes than luxury and sloth destroy republics. if small, their larger neighbors extinguish them by absorptio

s "offer up thy grateful prayers to the lord, the most just and pure ormuzd, the supreme and adorable god, who thus declared to his prophet zerdusht 'hold it not meet to do unto others what thou wouldst not desire done unto thyself; do that unto the people, which, when done to thyself, is not disagreeable unto thee" the same doctrine had been long taught in the schools of babylon, alexandria, and jerusalem. a pagan declared to the pharisee hillel, that he was ready to embrace the jewish religion, if he could make known to him in a few words a summary of the whole law of moses "that which thou likest not done to thyself" said hillel "do it not unto thy neighbor. therein is all the law: the rest is nothing but the commentary upon it "nothing is more natural" said confucius "nothing more simp

ymbola architectonica are found on the most ancient edifices; and these mathematical figures and instruments, adopted by the templars, and identical with those on the gnostic seals and abrax, connect their dogma with the chaldaic, syriac, and egyptian oriental philosophy. the secret pythagorean doctrines of numbers were preserved by the monks of thibet, by the hierophants of egypt and eleusis, at jerusalem, and in the circular chapters of the druids; and they are especially consecrated in that mysterious book, the apocalypse of saint john. all temples were surrounded by pillars, recording the number of the constellations, the signs of the zodiac, or the cycles of the planets; and each one was a microcosm or symbol of the universe, having for roof or ceiling the starred vault of heaven. all


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dherti was the director of buildings and a high priest. in the louvre there are seated statues of goudea, who was both a patesi, meaning a governor representing the gods, and an architect. the architects seem to have been inspired by the gods they served.3 the books of i kings (5:13 ff and 7:13, 14) and ii chronicles (2:14 and 4:11) inform us that in judea during the construction of the temple of jerusalem, under the direction of master builder hiram of tyre and adoniram, solomon had 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 to carve the stones from the mountains, not to mention those who had managed each job, who numbered about 3,300 and gave orders to the workers. though we have no actual historical information on the subject, this story reveals that among the artisans busy on the constructio

mbers. thus the symbolism of numbers and dimensions in churches dates from this time. the benedictine order to which romanesque art owes the greatest debt is definitely that of cluny. during the twelfth century the abbey of cluny was the center and regulator of civilization. solely from an architectural standpoint, the cluny monks carried their art as far as the east. the churches they erected in jerusalem and elsewhere in the holy land during the time of the first crusade were burgundian. in this land of great relics and byzantine art, france remained naively faithful to its genius. though the knights templar contributed most to the spread of eastern influences on an operational level, the benedictines were subject to the influence of these regions, and the romanesque style does indeed ha

ge of avignon. trans] ecclesiastical and monastic associations 47 raymond alfantim, delegated one of its members, pierre de regesio, to go to the holy see to request that it join with the templar order. giraud, bishop of cavaillon, after having given his assent to this request, rescinded his decision and asked pope nicolas iii to unite the brothers of bompas with the hospitallers of saint john of jerusalem, which was done."9 at this time the templars also concerned themselves with the establishment and maintenance of roads and the construction of bridges and hospices. over the course of three or four centuries, the fratres pontifices were responsible for the construction of almost all the bridges of provence, languedoc, auvergne, brittany, lorraine, and the lyon region, as well as those of

t crusades, which took place from 1096 to 1291, had a profound social, economic, political, cultural, and religious effect on western europe. and from the beginning to the end of the crusades, the templars were among the continent's most important and effective agents in all these areas of experience. the order of the templars, derived from its true name, the militia of the temple, was created in jerusalem in 1118 or 1119 by nine noblemen who were, as guillaume de tyr writes in his history of the crusades "distinguished and venerable men* hughes de pains or payens, their leader, who adopted the title of master of the temple and who was customarily called grand master; geoffroy de saint-omer* guillaume de tyr, histoire des croisades, vol. 2 (paris: editions guizot, 202. guillaume was born i

rusalem in 1118 or 1119 by nine noblemen who were, as guillaume de tyr writes in his history of the crusades "distinguished and venerable men* hughes de pains or payens, their leader, who adopted the title of master of the temple and who was customarily called grand master; geoffroy de saint-omer* guillaume de tyr, histoire des croisades, vol. 2 (paris: editions guizot, 202. guillaume was born in jerusalem around 1130 and became counselor to amaury of jerusalem and tutor of his son baudoin, royal chancellor in 1173, and archbishop in 1174. he fulfilled numerous missions and attended the council of latran in 1176. he died from poisoning in 1193. his testimony of the strong campaign against the templars that was based on a conflict over ecclesiastical rights makes guillaume's history of the

lar. the templars, creators of the brotherhoods of builders the templars, protectors of the holy land and guardians of the faithful, were great builders of churches and fortified buildings. the task they undertook in the areas of protection and defense evolved into a real need during the crusades. the earliest crusades had very few qualified workers at their disposal. in 1099, during the siege of jerusalem, their efforts suffered particularly from the lack of equipment, war machines, and qualified workers.1 in 1123, at the siege of tyre, the crusaders paid a king's ransom to an armenian named havedic to come build ballista for them.2 on entering tyre in 1124, the christians greatly admired the fortifications, the solidity of the buildings and ramparts, the height of the towers, and the ele


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the temples were shut down. whether this includes the invocation of set for aggressive magic, under temple auspices, is an open question. however diabolized set ma y have become in the final days of ancient egypt, the papyri show that his esteem among magicians survived the destruction of his temples and images. the spells of the theban cache found their way onto curse tablets in rome, athens and jerusalem. details and comparisons of the papyri and tablets are found in john g. gager's curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world (new york: oxford university press, 1992. more generally, the practice of the "spell-book" of european tradition found its prototype in the "magical cookbook" approach exemplified by the theban papyri. thus the written magical tradition of europe began u


RABBI MOSHE WISNEFSKY APPLES FROM THE ORCHARD THE ARIZAL ON THE PARASHAH

l the same function as the city and idol-tower that nimrod built. furthermore, nebuchadnezzar also built his statue with the power of divine names, for he took the headband [tzitiz] of the high priest, on which was engraved g-d fs name havayah, and placed it on the mouth of the idol. the priestly garments, including the high priest fs headband, had been captured by nebuchadnezzar with the fall of jerusalem and taken to babylonia. thus, the statue spoke and said, gi am g-d, your g-d. h it was actually speaking the truth, for the divine name [on the headband] was speaking, but the people were tricked into thinking that the statue was saying this. the arizal on parashat noach (2) 37 daniel climbed up to the statue fs head with ladders they brought him, because he said he wanted to kiss the st

ach other. this maturity they receive from their gparents, h abba and ima, i.e, from the divine intellect proper. but in order for abba and ima to transfer intellectual consciousness and perspective to z feir anpin and nukva, they themselves must couple properly. we must therefore question what our sages, of blessed memory, said, namely, that gthe holy one, blessed be he, will not enter the upper jerusalem until he will enter the lower jerusalem. h4 g-d gentering h jerusalem is an appellation for the coupling of the male and female principles, alluded to by gthe holy one h and jerusalem, respectively. more precisely, jerusalem is the ghome h into which the male principle enters in order to couple with the awaiting female principle. in its plain meaning, this statement refers to the spiritu

e will enter the lower jerusalem. h4 g-d gentering h jerusalem is an appellation for the coupling of the male and female principles, alluded to by gthe holy one h and jerusalem, respectively. more precisely, jerusalem is the ghome h into which the male principle enters in order to couple with the awaiting female principle. in its plain meaning, this statement refers to the spiritual antecedent of jerusalem and the physical jerusalem, but in its mystical meaning, it implies that abba and ima do not couple unless z feir anpin and nukva do so first. 1 genesis 18:1. 2 proverbs 23:25. 3 zohar 3:55a, 61b, 119a, 156a, 240b; berachot 35b. 4 ta fanit 5a. the arizal on parashat lech lecha 86 this cannot be, for those above [abba and ima] are called gthe companions that never separate, h5 as opposed

r the woman but good for the embryo; during the final three months, they are good for the woman and good for the embryo. h presumably, the arizal is referring to the final trimester, when the woman is most visibly a mother. the second is for the sake of issuing new souls into the world. it is with reference to this coupling that gthe holy one, blessed be he swears that he will not enter the upper jerusalem until he enters the lower jerusalem. h gnew souls h means both literally new souls that will invest physical bodies, and all new spiritual revelations of divine consciousness. the meaning is that [he will not enter the higher jerusalem] until z feir anpin and nukva are ready to enter. the meaning cannot be to really enter, for the purpose of their coupling [i.e, that of z feir anpin and

the partzuf of nukva, the female archetype. thus, the absence of (any mention of) kingship with regard to da fat in the account of nukva alludes to this inherent deficiency/strength in feminine psychology. 11 kidushin 80b. 12 this explanation of glight da fat h is taken from that of rabbi yitzchak ginsburgh, who expounded on this subject (most recently) at the english neshei chabad convention in jerusalem, chanukah 5761. the arizal on parashat vayishlach (3) 172 thus, we have answered question 8a in the opening of this exposition. and since this king personifies da fat, as we said, and [therefore] comprises all the others, it is stated in the account of his rule that gthe name of his city was dinhavah. h holy da fat draws [the consciousness of] the supernal chesed.which is revealed in the

h) accompanies us, always available to us. gwait as a widow c. h [this image also applies to the shechinah] as it is written, g[o, how the populous city now dwells alone, the greatest amongst the nations] has become like a widow. h2 [the divine presence] has to be like a widow during the exile. this is opening of the book of lamentations, the prophet jeremiah fs dirge lamenting the destruction of jerusalem. jerusalem, the seat of the temple, is seen as the divine presence incarnate. exile is compared to widowhood since in exile, the divine presence (the wife, in this allegory) must exist without her husband (g-d. the shechinah, the sefirah of malchut of atzilut, descends into the lower worlds in order to sustain them and is prevented from rejoining with z feir anpin of atzilut to renew her


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART I

ng for a key to the phenomena of nature. now, all natural phenomena depend upon a single and immutable law, represented by the philosophical stone and especially by its cubic form. this law, expressed by the tetrad in the kabalah, equipped the hebrews with all the mysteries of their divine tetragram. it may be said therefore that the philosophical stone is square in every sense, like the heavenly jerusalem of st. john; that one of its sides is inscribed with the name shlmh and the other with that of god; that one of its facets bears the name of adam, a second that of heva, and the two others those of azot and inri. at the beginning of the french translation of a book by the sieur de nuisement on the philosophical salt, the spirit of the earth is represented standing on a cube over which to


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evil wills sufficient to disarm and confound murderers; even the faculty of making one's self invisible by confusing the sight of those whom it is important to elude. all this is a natural effect of projecting or withdrawing the astral light. thus was valentius dazzled and terror-struck on entering the temple of cesarea, even as heliodorus of old, overwhelmed by a sudden madness in the temple of jerusalem, believed himself scourged and trampled by angels. thus also the admiral de coligny imposed respect on his assassins and could only be despatched by a madman who fell upon him with averted face. what rendered joan of arc invariably victorious was the fascination of her faith and the miracle of her audacity; she paralysed the arms of those who would have assailed her, and the english may

e ark, being a fourfold reproduction of the egyptian tetrad; the wheels revolving in one another are the harmonious spheres of pythagoras; the new temple, the plan of which is given according to exact kabalistic measures, is the type of the labours of primitive masonry. st. john in his apocalypse reproduces the same images and the same numbers, and reconstructs the edenic world ideally in the new jerusalem; but at the source of the four rivers the solar lamb replaces the mysterious tree. initiation by toil and blood has been accomplished, and there is no more temple because the light of truth is diffused universally and the world has become the temple of justice. this splendid final vision of the holy scriptures, this divine utopia which the church has referred with good reason for its rea

lization to a better life, has been the pitfall of all ancient arch-heretics and of many modern idealists. the simultaneous emancipation and absolute equality of all men involve the arrest of progress and consequently of life; in a world where all are equal there could no longer be infants or the aged; birth and death could not be therefore admitted. this is sufficient to demonstrate that the new jerusalem is no more of this world than the primeval paradise, wherein there was no knowledge of good or evil, of liberty, of generation or of death. the cycle of our religious symbolism begins and ends therefore in eternity. dupuis and volney lavished their great erudition to discover this relative identity of all symbols and arrived at the negation of every religion. we attain by the same path t

reat devastations proceed from the north. the assyrians or chaldeans, incited by nebuchadnezzar or salmanasor, gave fullest evidence of this truth by the destruction of the most splendid and most holy temple and city in the universe, and by the complete overthrow of a people whom god himself had taken under his special protection and of whom he termed himself father especially. so also that other jerusalem, rome the blessed, has it not too experienced frequently the violence of this evil northern race, when it beheld its altars demolished and the towers of its proud edifices brought level with the foundations, through the cruelty of alaric, genseric, attila and other princes of the goths, huns, vandals and alani. very properly therefore in the secrets of this celestial writing, do we read

of greece the hebrew name of that country nwv or gnv, and translating in numbers, they obtained the word chrb, which signifies destroyed, desolated. h w k 2 2 8 charab destroyed, desolated sum 12. 106 the ritual of transcendental magic u n v 5 6 1 javan greece sum 12. hence they inferred that after a cycle of twelve periods greece would be destroyed and desolated. a short time before the sack of jerusalem and its temple by nebuchadnezzar, the kabalists remarked eleven stars disposed in the following manner vertically above the temple* all these entered into the word xvehx written from south to west, the term signifying reprobation and abandonment without mercy. the sum of the number of the letters is 423, exactly the period of the duration of the temple. destruction threatened the empires


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no random association is too unbelievable when power seekers ply their trade on the sheep. acts of irrational faith grant any number of illogical things the status of truth. the bible itself tells us little of jesus' childhood except for his city of birth, the alleged postpartum attendant marvels, and a rather unlikely story of the twelve-year old jesus showing off before the learned heads of the jerusalem temple [it is possible he was what we now call "street-wise, and may have had a first-hand picture of real life as opposed to theory, but it is doubtful he was able to trip up the jerusalem philosophers. intelligent he was, but that smart? no] and yet, the temple incident is a foreshadowing of his ambition and future plans: and when they (joseph and mary) saw him, they were astonished. a

nism,(8) and it appears jesus took many opportunities to establish his being. by so doing, he also presented himself as having conquered the nemo, and like the dictators of the world, he found the crowds calling his name.(9) but it was not long until the tables were turned and the nemo had its revenge. it may be that the proximity in time of the raising of lazarus from the dead) to the entry into jerusalem caused the osirian magus to lose some touch with reality, but whatever, the game was suddenly in dead earnest for all involved. before making the last trek to the great city, jesus began making allusions to his coming death, and while it might have been that the talk of death and leaving was yet another p.r. tactic, this time aimed at his inner circle, it is equally possible that in taki


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eel still doesn't know his lines. he listens to the listening-which-is-also-an-asking. mahound asks: they were shown miracles but they didn't believe. they saw you come to me, in full view of the city, and open my breast, they saw you wash my heart in the waters of zamzam and replace it inside my body. many of them saw this, but still they worship stones. and when you came at night and flew me to jerusalem and i hovered above the holy city, didn't i return and describe it exactly as it is, accurate down to the last detail? so that there could be no doubting the miracle, and still they went to lat. haven't i already done my best to make things simple for them? when you carried me up to the throne itself, and allah laid upon the faithful the great burden of forty prayers a day. on the return

th psalm "super flumina. king david calling out across the centuries. how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land "i had to learn the psalms at school" pamela chamcha said, sitting on the floor, her head leaning against the sofa-bed, her eyes shut tight _by the river of babylon, where we sat down, oh oh we wept. she stopped the tape, leaned back again, began to recite "if i forget thee, o jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning; if i do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; yea, if i prefer not jerusalem in my mirth" later, asleep in bed, she dreamed of her convent school, of matins and evensong, of the chanting of psalms, when jumpy rushed in and shook her awake, shouting "it's no good, i've got to tell you. he isn't dead. saladin: he's bloody we

extrudes long hairy tendrils, which wrap themselves around gibreel, holding him fast "you don't need me" gibreel emphasizes "the revelation is complete. let me go" the other shakes his head, and speaks, except that his lips do not move, and it is bilal's voice that fills gibreel's ears, even though the broadcaster is nowhere to be seen _tonight's the night, the voice says _and you must fly me to jerusalem. then the apartment dissolves and they are standing on the roof beside the water--tank, because the imam, when he wishes to move, can remain still and move the world around him. his beard is blowing in the wind. it is longer now; if it were not for the wind that catches at it as if it were a flowing chiffon scarf, it would touch the ground by his feet; he has red eyes, and his voice hang

ost monstrous covering of hair, and leaps high into the night air, twirls himself about, and settles on gibreel's shoulders, clutching on to him with fingernails that have grown into long, curved claws. gibreel feels himself rising into the sky, bearing the old man of the sea, the imam with hair that grows longer by the minute, streaming in every direction, his eyebrows like pennants in the wind. jerusalem, he wonders, which way is that- and then, it's a slippery word, jerusalem, it can be an idea as well as a place: a goal, an exaltation. where is the imam's jerusalem "the fall of the harlot" the disembodied voice resounds in his ears "her crash, the babylonian whore" they zoom through the night. the moon is heating up, beginning to bubble like cheese under a grill; he, gibreel, sees piec


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(revelations: 20:1. according to jewish lore it is micha-el who appeared to moses in the midst of the burning bush. he appears again in the burial scene where he disputes with satan the possession of the old patriarch s corpse. in one account micha-el is said to have single handedly annihilated a hundred and eighty-five thousand men from the army of sennercherib, the assyrian king who threatened jerusalem in 701 b.c. in the war of the sons of light against the sons of darkness, which is one of the dead sea scrolls, he is named as the prince of light, who leads a host against belial. in this role he is the viceroy of heaven, which was also the title of lucifer before the fall. there are muslim traditions which describe micha-el as possessing wings the colour of green emerald k covered with

cerers, a handsome redheaded young man of intense beauty, with an intense appreciation for human art. indeed he is said to have been the first art critic. he is also most well known for his erotic relations with lilith. together, they are identified as the lord and lady of black witchcraft. sar& salim (syrian, sar means dawn. gods of the morning and evening stars (sar appears in isaiah 14:12, and jerusalem, hebrew jerusalijim, may mean the city of salim. as sari-el, originally an archangel of heaven, but was expelled due to his enthusiasm for the moon, gracefully retiring before he could be thrown out. taught the canaanite priestesses the tides and courses of the moon and its relevance to sorcery. satan (hebrew, adversary. originally a seraphim with twelve wings. of whom the book of henoch


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oki was named hel, a pagan god of torture and punishment. another "l" was added when the books of the old testament were formulated. the prophets who wrote the bible did not know the word "hell; they used the hebrew sheol and the greek hades, which meant the grave; also the greek tartaros, which was the abode of fallen angels, the underworld (inside the earth, and gehenna, which was a valley near jerusalem where moloch reigned and garbage was dumped and burned. it is from this that the christian church has evolved the idea of "fire and brimstone" in hell. the protestant hell and the catholic hell are places of eternal punishment; however, the catholics also believe there is a "purgatory" where all souls go for a time, and a "limbo" where unbaptized souls go. the buddhist hell is divided in


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

ligion in ancient sumer. 3110 bce 550 ce duration of religion in ancient egypt. 3102 bce emergence of hinduism. 1700 bce the babylonians devise a new creation myth, the enuma elish. c. 1353 34 bce the pharaoh akhenaten rules egypt and enforces the worship of a single god, aten. all evidence of his reign is wiped out after his death. tenth century bce the jewish temple of solomon is constructed in jerusalem. seventh century bce beginning of the milesian school of philosophy in ancient greece. 600 bce official formalization of the rig veda, one of hinduism s most sacred texts. 586 bce the babylonian king nebuchadnezzar destroys the jewish temple in jerusalem and drives the jews into exile (the babylonian exile. 563 bce siddhartha gautama, who will become the buddha, is born in present-day ne

ce siddhartha gautama, who will become the buddha, is born in present-day nepal. c. 551 479 bce life span of the scholar kongzi, who is known in the west by his latinized name, confucius. xi c. 540 c. 470 bce life span of mahavira, considered the main founder of jainism. 539 bce mesopotamian religion ends when babylonia accepts cyrus of persia as king. 515 bce the second jewish temple is built in jerusalem. 483 bce death of the buddha. c. 470 399 bce life span of the greek philosopher socrates. c. 428 348 bce life span of the greek philosopher plato. 384 322 bce life span of the greek philosopher aristotle. c. third century bce period in which the major text of daoism, the dao de jing, is likely written. c. 273 c. 232 bce the emperor ashoka of maurya, in present-day india, begins to spread

the greek philosopher aristotle. c. third century bce period in which the major text of daoism, the dao de jing, is likely written. c. 273 c. 232 bce the emperor ashoka of maurya, in present-day india, begins to spread buddhism beyond the borders of india. c. 6 bce jesus of nazareth, also known as jesus christ, is born. c. 30 ce jesus christ is put to death by crucifixion by roman authorities in jerusalem. 70 ce roman troops crush the great revolt by occupying jerusalem, massacring jews, and destroying the second temple. 142 revelations given to the holy man zhang daoling (also spelled chang tao-ling, who becomes the first of the great celestial masters in daoism. 224 651 during the sassanid dynasty, zoroastrianism spreads aggressively throughout the persian empire. 313 the roman emperor

apathia: stoic belief that happiness comes from freedom from internal turmoil. apeiron: anaximander s term for the first principle, an undefined and unlimited substance. arche: the beginning or ultimate principle; the stuff of all matter, or the building block of creation. arihant: an enlightened person. ark of the covenant: a cabinet in which the ten commandments were kept in the first temple of jerusalem. artha: prosperity and success in material affairs. asatru: a neo-pagan religion based on worship of the norse (scandanavian) gods. ascetic: a person who practices rigid self-denial, giving up all comforts and pleasures, as an act of religious devotion. jain monks and nuns are ascetics. asha: righteousness that derives from natural law. ashkenazic: term used to refer to jews of france, g

: almanac xxxi words to know this page intentionally left blank research and activity ideas the following research and activity ideas are intended to offer suggestions for complementing social studies and history curricula; to trigger additional ideas for enhancing learning; and to provide cross-disciplinary projects for library and classroom use. build a model: build a scale model of the city of jerusalem that shows some of the major sites in three of the world s biggest religions: judaism, christianity, and islam. the map should include the western wall (also called the wailing wall, important to jews; the church of the holy sepulchre, important to christians; and the al-aqsa mosque, important to muslims. be prepared to explain to your classmates the importance of each site and the date

finally achieving enlightenment. the christian concept of salvation is is rooted in the redemption, or the forgiving of sins that the sacrificial death of christ brought about, and in the form of an afterlife in heaven. in buddhism, such salvation is the attainment of nirvana, a state free of wrong desires. sacred places, objects, and rituals are basic to both religions. pilgrimages to rome or to jerusalem are common for christians, as are such trips to the buddha s birthplace in lumbini, nepal, or to other sites in india for devout buddhists. sacred objects include the bread and wine of the christian communion and the prayer wheel, a form of meditation for buddhists, especially in tibetan buddhism. christianity and buddhism also share the concepts of a body of sacred scripture, rituals, a


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salm 29:8, god s voice shakes the desert. it is thus written (psalm 18:51) he does kindness to his messiah, to david and his descendants until eternity more than [when israel was] in the desert [the seventh voice is (psalm 29:9, god s voice makes hinds to calf, strips the forests bare, and in his temple, all say glory. it is thus written (song of songs 2:7) i bind you with an oath, o daughters of jerusalem, with the hosts, or with the hinds of the field. this teaches us that the torah was given with seven voices. in each of them the master of the universe revealed himself to them, and they saw him. it is thus written, and all the people saw the voices. 46. one verse states (2 samuel 22:10, he bent the heavens and came down, with gloom under his feet. another verse says (exodus 19:20) and g

ones. people will then all come and buy stones from me, and i will not be inferior to the other. it is thus written (jeremiah 1:14, from the north will evil come forth, upon all the inhabitants of the earth. the verse then continues (jeremiah 1:15) for i call all the families of the kingdom of the north says god and they will come, and each one will place his throne at the opening of the gates of jerusalem evil will be their business, and the evil urge will also constantly strive. the word satan means turning aside, since he turns all the world aside to the balance of guilt. how is this indicated? it is written (genesis 38:16, and he turned aside to her, and the targum renders this vesata [satah being the root of satan. it is likewise written (proverbs 4:15, turn aside (s the) from it and


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ith the assiatic, fourth, or lowest world of shells, and is on the face of it an alchemical treatise; and again the "siphra dtzenioutha" may be fittingly considered to be an aziluthic work, treating of the emanations of deity alone; and there was doubtless a fourth work assigned to the world of briah -the second type, but i have not been able to identify this treatise. both the babylonian and the jerusalem talmuds refer to the "sepher yetzirah" their treatise, named "sanhedrin" certainly mentions the "book of formation" and another similar work; and rashi in his commentary on the treatise "erubin" considers this a reliable historical notice.other historical notices are those of saadya gaon, who died a.d. 940, and judah ha levi, a.d. 1150; both these hebrew classics speak of it as a very an


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wever, he was never equated with the egyptian god seth-typhon. 19 between these two phrases, we find another iao formula which begins "the great power (dynamis) of heaven, iao iao machael (col. i, 15-16. the name, machael, apparently is to be understood as michael. in an alleged quotation from the gospel according to the hebrews preserved in a coptic translation of a homily attributed to cyril of jerusalem, the angel michael is called a "great power (dynamis) in heaven (e.a. wallis budge, miscellaneous coptic texts, 2 vols, coptic texts v [london 1915, reprinted new york 1977] 1.60. for the assimilation of christ to michael in early christianity, see j. danielou, the theology of jewish christianity, the development of christian doctrine before the council of nicaea i; trans. j.a. baker (lo


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etters are manifested as vhy 3) black ones, as a raven, hanging over the deep holes, so that he hears right and left as not. here there is one slender path above.82 4) the forehead that shines as not, the discord of the world, except when his will(]vor, ratzon) has regard. 5) eyes of three colors, to cause fright before them, they are washed with radiating milk. it is written: your eyes shall see jerusalem, a peaceful habitation.83 righteousness dwells in her.84 the peaceful habitation is the ancient one who is hidden. thus the script is oynk(;nyi).85 6) the nose of the face of the small one, in order to be known. three flames burn in its cavities. a torturous flame to hear good and evil. it is written i am hvhy, that (avh, hu) is my name.86 and it is written i slay and i make alive.87 and


SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON ZANONI A ROSICRUCIAN TALE

of life is to the heart when it has left love behind. mournful campagna, thou openest on us in majestic sadness. rome, seven-hilled rome! receive us as memory receives the way-worn; receive us in silence, amidst ruins! where is the traveller we pursue? turn the hippogriff loose to graze: he loves the acanthus that wreathes round yon broken columns. yes, that is the arch of titus, the conqueror of jerusalem, that the colosseum! through one passed the triumph of the deified invader; in one fell the butchered gladiators. monuments of murder, how poor the thoughts, how mean the memories ye awaken, compared with those that speak to the heart of man on the heights of phyle, or by thy lone mound, grey marathon! we stand amidst weeds and brambles and long waving herbage. where we stand reigned ner

usted by his predictions, sank back in his chair, and breathed hard and heavily "nay" said madame de g "you who have predicted such grave things concerning us, must prophesy something also about yourself" a convulsive tremor shook the involuntary prophet, it passed, and left his countenance elevated by an expression of resignation and calm "madame" said he, after a long pause "during the siege of jerusalem, we are told by its historian that a man, for seven successive days, went round the ramparts, exclaiming 'woe to thee, jerusalem, woe to myself "well, cazotte, well "and on the seventh day, while he thus spoke, a stone from the machines of the romans dashed him into atoms" with these words, cazotte rose; and the guests, awed in spite of themselves, shortly afterwards broke up and retired

aused a moment, and resumed with a slight smile "in thy younger days thou hast doubtless read with delight the great christian poet, whose muse, like the morning it celebrated, came to earth 'crowned with flowers culled in paradise('l'aurea testa di rose colte in paradiso infiora' tasso "ger. lib" iv. l "no spirit was more imbued with the knightly superstitions of the time; and surely the poet of jerusalem hath sufficiently, to satisfy even the inquisitor he consulted, execrated all the practitioners of the unlawful spells invoked 'per isforzar cocito o flegetonte (to constrain cocytus or phlegethon "but in his sorrows and his wrongs, in the prison of his madhouse, know you not that tasso himself found his solace, his escape, in the recognition of a holy and spiritual theurgia, of a magic


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erning the "mouth of set. life enters the body either through the right ear or the nostrils. life has a scent and one can be aware of it, smelling sweet incense or lotus flowers. explorations with these modes is an ongoing interest of the order of setne khamuahethe testament of solomon translated by f. c. conybeare pdf formatted by p. yardley 1. testament of solomon, son of david, who was king in jerusalem, and mastered and controlled all spirits of the air, on the earth, and under the earth. by means of them also he wrought all the transcendent works of the temple. telling also of the authorities they wield against men, and by what angels these demons are brought to naught. of the sage solomon. blessed art thou, o lord god, who didst give solomon such authority. glory to thee and might un

the earth, and under the earth. by means of them also he wrought all the transcendent works of the temple. telling also of the authorities they wield against men, and by what angels these demons are brought to naught. of the sage solomon. blessed art thou, o lord god, who didst give solomon such authority. glory to thee and might unto the ages. amen. 2. and behold, when the temple of the city of jerusalem was being builded, and the artificers were working thereat, ornias the demon came among them toward sunset; and he took away half of the pay of the chief-deviser's) little boy, as well as half his food. he also continued to suck the thumb of his right hand every day. and the child grew thin, although he was very much loved by the king. 3. so king solomon called the boy one day, and quest

out through my prayer that grace was given to me from the lord sabaoth by michael his archangel [he brought me] a little ring, having a seal consisting of an engraved stone, and said to me "take, o solomon, king, son of david, the gift which the lord god has sent thee, the highest sabaoth. with it thou shalt lock up all demons of the earth, male and female; and with their help thou shalt build up jerusalem [but] thou [must] wear this seal of god. and this engraving of the seal of the ring sent thee is a pentalpha" 6. and i solomon was overjoyed, and praised and glorified the god of heaven and earth. and on the morrow i called the boy, and gave him the ring, and said to him "take this, and at the hour in which the demon shall come unto thee, throw this ring at the chest of the demon, and sa

" and he answered me "i am a caltrop-like spirit [1, whose activity in three lines. but i blind children in women's wombs, and twirl their ears round. and i make them deaf [2] and mute. and i have again in my third head means of slipping in [3. and i smite men in the limbless part of the body, and cause them to fall down, and foam, and grind their teeth. but i have my own way of being frustrated, jerusalem being signified in writing, unto the place called 'of the head [4" for there is fore-appointed the angel of the great counsel, and now he will openly dwell on the cross. he doth frustrate me, and to him am i subject [1. tribolaios. the tribolos was a three-spiked instrument, thrown on the ground to wound horses' feet. 2. bub, an unknown word. 3. a word of doubtful sense. 4. i.e. golgotha

to my god, and i invoked the angel of whom en psigos spoke to me, and used my seal. and i sealed her with a triple chain, and (placed) beneath her the fastening of the chain. i used the seal of god, and the spirit prophesied to me, saying "this is what thou, king solomon, doest to us. but after a time thy kingdom shall be broken, and again in season this temple shall be riven asunder [1; and all jerusalem shall be undone by the king of the persians and medes and chaldaeans. and the vessels of this temple, which thou makest, shall be put to servile uses of the gods; and along with them all the jars, in which thou dost shut us up, shall be broken by the hands of men. and then we shall go forth in great power hither and thither, and be disseminated all over the world. and we shall lead astra

of) gold and silver, sitting down by lead and spoon. and to make ready places for the other demons in which they should be confined. 108. and i solomon had much quiet in all the earth, and spent my life in profound peace, honoured by all men and by all under heaven. and i built the entire temple of the lord god. and my kingdom was prosperous, and my army was with me. and for the rest the city of jerusalem had repose, rejoicing and delighted. and all the kings of the earth came to me from the ends of the earth to behold the temple which i builded to the lord god. and having heard of the wisdom given to me, they did homage to me in the temple, bringing gold and silver and precious stones, many and divers, and bronze, and iron, and lead, and cedar logs. and woods decay not they brought me, f


SPENSER THE CULT OF THE ALL SEEING EYE 1960

yoga, judaism, etc. every book in the library has a bookplate therein designed by the artist, fritz eichenberg. his bookplate "depicts the ancient cross in the shape of a t, surrounded by a serpent symbolizing wisdom and healing, and forming the letter s. the- 12- t and s, thomas sugrue's initials, are crowned by the lotus, vedantic representation of all being. in the background lies the city of jerusalem over which shine two stars, the star of the east of christianity and six-pointed star of judaism. a flame spreads an arc of light above, proclaiming the continuity of life and the immortality of the soul (ibid, march-april 1960, pp. 6-7) m. oldfield howey tells us in the encircled serpent (david mackay co, philadelphia, pa, 192, p. 84, that in the symbolism of egypt the "serpent is const

ical influence was enabled to perform his miracles [cf.*mark 3:22. there waa a very general prevalence among the earliest nations of antiquity of the worship of stones as the representative of deity. in almost every ancient temple there was a legend of a sacred or mystical stone. the mystical stone there has received the name of the 'stone of foundation "10""and the scribes who had come down from jerusalem said 'he has beelzebub' and 'by the prince of devils he casts out devils) alfred edward waite, in his study of the zohar (the cabalistic textbook of the 14th century, entitled the secret doctrine of israel (occult research press, n. y, 191, wrote (p. 62) of "a mysterious stone called schethiya" which was cast by jehovah "into the abyss, so to form the basis of the world and give birth th


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called together all the people s chief priests and teachers of the law, and asked them where the christ was to be born. the egyptian and other eastern mysteries 93 one of the brahmans, asita, says of the buddha: this child is the one who will become a buddha, the savior, the leader to immortality, freedom, and the light. compare with this what happens in the gospel of luke: now there was a man in jerusalem called simeon, who was righteous and devout. he was waiting for the consolation of israel, and the holy spirit was upon him. when the parents brought in the child jesus to do for him what the custom of the law required, simeon took him in his arms and praised god, saying: lord, as you have promised you now dismiss your servant in peace. for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you hav

ave seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the gentiles, and for glory to your people israel. tradition reports of the buddha that when he was a child of twelve he went missing, and was found again under a tree, surrounded by the poets and sages of the time. correspondingly we find in the gospel of luke: every year his parents went up to jerusalem for the feast of the passover. when he was twelve years old, they went up to the feast, according to the custom. after the feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy jesus stayed behind 94 christianity as mystical fact in jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. then they began looking for him among their re

ld, they went up to the feast, according to the custom. after the feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy jesus stayed behind 94 christianity as mystical fact in jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. when they did not find him, they went back to jerusalem to look for him. after three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. the buddha withdrew into solitude, and when he returned a virgin greeted him with words of benediction: blessed are the mother, the father, and the wife to whom you belong. but he a

nded to form the content of a christian view of life. in the gospel of john there is no parable as such; it came from a mystery school in which the use of parables was not considered necessary. much light is shed on the role of actual historical events and imaginative parable in the synoptic gospels by the narrative of the cursing of the fig tree. this appears in mark where we read: jesus entered jerusalem and went to the temple. he looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to bethany with the twelve. the 104 christianity as mystical fact next day as they were leaving bethany, jesus was hungry. seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. when he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for f


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et, and by others, the hammer of thor. in looking at its origin, it could be said that it is phoenician or egyptian. for the 3 bottom of the ankh, the egyptian symbol of life, is a t cross. it could be said to be the male part of the ankh symbol. in contemplating the christian origin of the t cross, we need to look in ezekiel (ix. 4, for we read that the prophet was commanded by god to go through jerusalem and to "set a mark upon the foreheads" of certain men, presumably as a sign of their exemption from judgment. the hebrew word which is translated as "mark" is tau and some have identified the sign tau with the t cross. tertullian, in commenting on the passage, says of the sign "ipsa enim litera graecorum t, nostra autem species crucis (adversus marcian iii.22" we also see a view that the


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cally thought of themselves as 30 codex magica the builders. there is even a classic masonic textbook by this very title. the builders believe that jehovah god did adam and eve a disservice by driving them out of the garden. they rankle at the fact that nimrod, the king of babylon, was confounded in building the tower of babel, and they are seized with rage over the destruction of their temple in jerusalem. indeed, the builders are angered that every time they have sought to bring the world together as one, they have been thwarted by god. all of their chosen disciples, the caesars, charlemagne, napoleon, hitler, stalin, fdr, mao, saw their grand plan of conquest go down to resounding defeat. but still, they strive to complete their assigned mission. now it is the new world order (or bush's

many names in many disguises. one such name and disguise is "jahbuhlun" in pursuit of their worship of this false god, jahbuhlun, they have devised many rituals in which they employ "hidden" hand signs. in all the 33 degrees of scottish rite freemasonry and in the rituals of the york rite, the order of skull and bones, the ordo templi orientis, the grand orient lodge of france, the grand lodge of jerusalem, and on and on in almost all the secret societies and orders, handsigns, and handshakes are prominent. in coil's masonic encyclopedia we read "the hand is important in freemasonry..for the purpose of giving and receiving modes of recognition."1 in 46 codex magica concealed messages: the importance of hand signs 47 j. c. coopers's an illustrated encyclopedia of traditional symbols2, the a

ama, the three masons doing the pronouncing of jahbuhlun are said to have come from babylon! so, we have a ritual the 13th degree in the scottish rite and 7th in the york rite in which three "masters" come from babylon (the font of all evils, see revelation 13, 17, and 18 in the holy bible) to instruct the candidate on how to build the royal arch (symbolically, how to rebuild the jewish temple in jerusalem and thus establish the kingdom of the elite and their devil god on earth. the lost word found moreover, the three messengers from babylon inform the candidate that the true name of god, the name that had been lost for so long, is not jesus, but is jahbuhlun. they conveniently omit mention of the fact that this is, in fact, the name of a monstrous devil god, that the name is an unholy and

sonic ritual and monitor (3rd edition. it pictures the royal arch mason performing the magical sign of the master of the second veil, which i informally and more informatively call here the sign of the hidden hand of the men of jahbuhlun. according to duncan's the candidate presents this sign when he is approached by three sojourners from babylon. their objective: rebuild the temple of solomon in jerusalem and eventually establish a world empire of the jews. 58 codex magica in his teaching course on ancient masonry, c.c. zain of the brotherhood of light explains that the ritual for this degree requires a keen understanding of astrology. but, its performance is said to be derived from a passage in the scriptures "the sign is made" writes zain "by thrusting the hand into the bosom and again

he united states military science establishments. senate minority leader harry reid (d-nev, left, and a fellow legislator in a masonic grip (usa today, may 19, 2005, p. 6a) u.s. secretary of defense donald rumsfeld and afghani leader karzai prominently display their masonic grip (newsweek, may 12, 2003, p. 32) secret handshakes of the illuminati 151 152 codex magica this display ad was run in the jerusalem post newspaper in november 1994 palestinian president mahmoud abbas with israeli prime minister ariel sharon. both men are masons. freemason shimon peres, who was educated by jesuits as a youth in poland and was the prime minister of israel and that nation's minister of foreign affairs, is being welcomed to the council on foreign relations, based in new york's harold pratt house, by its

with the anti-christian group's executive director, barry lynn. the group is a leader in working to stop prayer in schools, remove the ten commandments from public display, and prevent public displays or mention of christmas. egyptian ambassador to israel mohammed bassiouny (center) and his wife with israel prime minister shimon peres. as is the practice of the members of both the grand lodge of jerusalem and the masonic lodges of cairo and egypt, the left hand is used to conceal the masonic nature of the grip (photo: the jerusalem post and international edition, november 1, 1997, p. 9) 172 codex magica president bill clinton meets in 1995 with pope john paul ii. the pope is extending his left hand in a talmudic attempt to conceal the masonic grip that is about to occur. dr. dennis cuddy


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those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the accounts of spiritual illumination at jerusalem and mecca, and the sacred visions at taos, new mexico, provide testimonies of faith and wonder that must be assessed by each individual. there are also the lost civilizations and mysterious places that may never have existed beyond the human imagination. more than 2,500 years ago, legends first began about atlantis, an ideal society that enjoyed an abundance of natural resources, great m

p l a i n e d 200 religious phenomena the spanish inquisition was ordered to rid europe of heretics. by 1257, the church officially sanctioned torture as a means of forcing witches, sorcerers, and shapeshifters to confess their alliance with satan (fortean picture library) t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d religious phenomena 201 the city of jerusalem contains some of the most venerated sites in the muslim, christian, and jewish religions. to name only a few, the muslims built the dome of the rock over the place from which muhammad ascended to heaven; the jews revere the wailing wall, all that remains of the great temple of solomon destroyed by the romans; and the christians flock to the church of the holy sepulchre, built around the

ich muhammad ascended to heaven; the jews revere the wailing wall, all that remains of the great temple of solomon destroyed by the romans; and the christians flock to the church of the holy sepulchre, built around the tomb from which jesus rose from the dead. because of the extreme emotionality and religious fervor which exists around such sacred sites, a bizarre psychological condition known as jerusalem fever plagues certain visitors to the city, causing them to believe that they are on a mission from god and that they must carry out his will. thousands of pilgrims come each year from all over the world to experience the sacred sites of old jerusalem. the visitors are able to walk the streets where many of their biblical heroes and heroines trod. in jersusalem, citizens of our modern, f

o do whatever they can to bring together all believers. at the other end of the spectrum, other pilgrims are struck with a paranoia that makes them think the end-times are near and that they must prepare at once for armageddon the last great conflict between good and evil and the precursor to christ s second coming and the final judgment. both psychological conditions are clinically identified as jerusalem fever. while these peculiar psychological symptoms are usually fleeting, they can occasionally be severe enough to result in bizarre behavior and acts of violence against others. sources: jerusalem syndrome. http//www.jerusalemsyndrome.com/jsint. htm, 12 october 2001. jerusalem fever excellence. mystics from all traditions agree in regarding ecstasy as a wonderful state the one in which

h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 226 religious phenomena the phenomenon of speaking in tongues during ecstatic religious experiences is also known as glossolalia, and began among the first christians. described in acts 2:1 18, the holy spirit granted to the apostles the ability to speak in the languages of the foreigners who had assembled in jerusalem for the observance of pentecost. the visitors were amazed they could speak with them in their native language. while holy spirit allowed the apostles to converse suddenly in a foreign language, later references implied that glossolalia was a kind of religious ecstasy or unintelligible babbling. in i corinthians, paul lists the variety of spiritual gifts that might be received by christia

ld the image have been placed on the shroud by any ordinary application of heat, they argue, or the fibers would have been scorched. the gospel accounts of jesus crucifixion state that he was whipped and beaten by roman soldiers, who placed a crown of thorns on the head of the man who was identified as the king of the jews. the beating completed completed, jesus was marched through the streets of jerusalem bearing the wooden cross on his back before he was nailed to its horizontal bar at the place of execution. after his apparent death, a spear was thrust into his side by a roman soldier. certain researchers have declared the front and the back images on the shroud of turin to be anatomically correct if the cloth t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p


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those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the accounts of spiritual illumination at jerusalem and mecca, and the sacred visions at taos, new mexico, provide testimonies of faith and wonder that must be assessed by each individual. there are also the lost civilizations and mysterious places that may never have existed beyond the human imagination. more than 2,500 years ago, legends first began about atlantis, an ideal society that enjoyed an abundance of natural resources, great m

ccentric recluse and who had earned the appellation of witch from the citizens of clarksville. when the word spread that it was the ghost of old kate who was haunting the bells, the entire mystery became much more believable to several doubting neighbors. the bell home became crowded, indeed, when the witch s family moved in with her. four hell-raisers named blackdog, mathematics, cypocryphy, and jerusalem, each speaking in distinct voices of their own, made every night party time during their stay with their mother. the sounds of raucous laughter rattled the shingles of the bell home, and witnesses noted the strong scent of whiskey that permeated every room in the house. t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d ghosts and phantoms 27 when t

is his wife. after making such a declaration, he moves the wedding ring to the third finger. a second glass of wine is offered to the couple. the rabbi says the seven blessings and praises god for marriages and asks for the newlyweds to be happy. after both drink from it, the glass is smashed under the heel of the groom. the breaking of the glass is a reminder of the destruction of the temple in jerusalem. an old tradition adds that the glass is broken to symbolize that the bride and groom will be joined in happiness and love until the glass is t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d superstitions, strange customs, taboos, and urban legends 211 jewish weddings are usually performed on sundays. made whole again, which is another way of sayi

the night. the australian, may 2, 2002 [online] http//www.theaustralian.news.com.au/ o,5942,4240606,00.html. odd syndrome targets asian males. wired news, april 2, 2002 [online] http//www.wired.com/news/medtech, 1286,51473,00.html. asian men killed by fat man account of the risen christ appearing to cleopas and another disciple as they walked on the road to emmaus, about seven miles northwest of jerusalem. at first the two do not recognize jesus and when they do, he disappears. the tale of the contemporary hitchhiking jesus is still repeated, but it was in very wide circulation in 1998 99, just before the year 2000 and the period of time that many christian fundamentalists believed would be the advent of the end times, armageddon, the last great battle between the forces of good and evil


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those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the accounts of spiritual illumination at jerusalem and mecca, and the sacred visions at taos, new mexico, provide testimonies of faith and wonder that must be assessed by each individual. there are also the glost h civilizations and mysterious places that may never have existed beyond the human imagination. more than 2,500 years ago, legends first began about atlantis, an ideal society that enjoyed an abundance of natural resources, grea

time, a man could choose to devote himself to religion and become a monk, or he could elect to become a warrior and devote himself to defending god and country. the founding of the orders of knighthood permitted the vow of religion and the vow of war to be united in a single effort to free the holy land from the muslims. the oldest of the religio-chivalric orders was the knights of saint john of jerusalem, also known as the knights hospitallers and subsequently as the knights of malta and the knights of rhodes, founded in 1048. by the middle of the twelfth century, the hospitallers had become a powerful military factor in the east, and their membership included the most accomplished knights in christendom. by 1153 they had become the pride of the christians and the terror of the saracens

number of victories for the cross, the moral and chivalric ideals of the order began to become corrupted by the enormous wealth that its warriors had accumulated. in 1187, the hospitallers were almost annihilated in the disastrous battle of tiberias, where the saracen army under the generalship of saladin (1137.1193, the sultan of egypt and syria, thoroughly defeated the christians and reclaimed jerusalem. the second of the great orders of knighthood was founded in 1117 by two french knights and was originally known as the knights of the temple of solomon and later as the knights templar or the knights of the red cross. hugues des paiens and geoffrey of saint-omer, two compassionate nobles, had t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d secre

o french knights and was originally known as the knights of the temple of solomon and later as the knights templar or the knights of the red cross. hugues des paiens and geoffrey of saint-omer, two compassionate nobles, had t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d secret societies 19 observed the hardships endured by christian travelers en route to jerusalem and decided to serve as guides and protectors for the defenseless pilgrims. the warrior guides soon gained a reputation for their service to the helpless wayfarers; they were joined by seven other knights who admired their principles. the nine men bound themselves by the traditional vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, then added the oaths to defend the holy sepulcher and to protect

there were four classes of members in the templars.knights, squires, servitors, and priests.each with their individual list of duties and obligations. the presiding officer of the order was called the grand master and was assisted by a lieutenant, a steward, a marshal, and a treasurer. the states of christendom were divided into provinces, and over each was set a grand master. the grand master of jerusalem was considered the head of the entire brotherhood, which grew in numbers, influence, and wealth to become one of the most powerful organizations in the medieval world. counts, dukes, princes, and even kings sought to wear the red cross and white mantle of the templar, an honor which was recognized throughout europe. in 1139, pope innocent ii (d. 1143) granted the templars an unprecedente

pal orders of knighthood of the crusades were established in 1096. invaded by any civil officer. thousands beseeched the order to allow them to become members of the templars. in the course of time the knights of the temple became a sovereign body, pledging allegiance to no secular ruler. in spiritual matters, the pope was still recognized as supreme, but in all other matters, the grand master of jerusalem was as independent and as wealthy as the greatest king in europe. what had begun as the mission of two poor knights with one horse who vowed to watch over christian pilgrims on their way to jerusalem had become a privileged order of opportunists bloated with wealth. and in their new quest for power and wealth, the protection of the pilgrims was often forgotten. even st. bernard issued a


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was not killed his blood was shed.as with rufus, the death of becket was known in many places on the same day on which it occurred orwithin a few hours of the event. at argentan a voice was heard crying horribly "behold, my blood cries fromthe ground to god more loudly than the blood of righteous abel who was killed at the beginning of theworld. the very night of the murder the news was known in jerusalem. the most remarkable story is of asmall boy of seven in the remote parts of devonshire, who announced to the company assembled at dinnerthat a "very good priest is dead and is just now killed; though the company laughed and were amused, theyheard in seven or eight days that the dreadful tidings were true, and they magnified "god who so wonderfullyawakened the spirit of a young and innoce


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the spontaneity of obedience and the liberty of duty, then there will be no more than one religion in the world, the christian and universal religion, the true catholic religion, which will no longer deny itself by restrictions of place and of persons "woman" said the saviour to the woman of samaria, 42 "verily i say unto thee, that the time cometh when men shall no longer worship god, either in jerusalem, or on this mountain; for god is a spirit<greek is gr:pi-nu-epsilon-upsilonmu- alpha omicron theta-epsilon-omicron-sigma "spirit is god- trans> and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" x the absolute number of the qabalah the key of the sephiroth (vide "dogme et rituel de la haute magie) xi the number eleven eleven is the nu

een a courageous race, a race that persevered in strife. children of israel, become the children of god: understand and love! god has wiped from your forehead the brand of cain, and the peoples seeing you pass will no longer say "there go the jews" they will cry "room for our brethren! room for our elders in the faith" and we shall go every year to eat the passover with you in the city of the new jerusalem. and we shall take our rest under your vine and under your fig-tree; for you will be once more the friend of the traveller, in memory of abraham, of tobias, and of the angels who visited them. and in memory of him who said "he who receiveth the least of these my little ones, receiveth me" for then you will no longer refuse an asylum in your 53 house and in your heart to your brother jose

, and, as it were, risen from the dead, will have the grace of childhood in its poesy, the vigour of youth in its reason, and the wisdom of ripe age in its works. all those forms, which the divine thought has successively clothed, will be born again, immortal and perfect. all those features which the art of successive nations has sketched will unite themselves, and form the complete image of god. jerusalem will rebuild the temple of jehovah on the model prophesied by ezekiel; and the christ, new and eternal solomon, will chant, beneath roofs of cedar and of cypress, the epithalamium of his marriage with holy liberty, the holy bride of the song of songs. but jehovah will have laid aside his thunderbolts, to bless 61 with both hands the bridegroom and the bride; he will appear smiling betwee

izes all the dreams of divine love. moreover, the faith of the hierarchical church transforms mysticism into realism by the efficacy of her sacraments. no more signs, no more figures whose strength is not in grace, and which do not really give what they promise! faith animates all, makes all in some sort visible and palpable; even the parables of jesus christ take a body and a soul. they show, at jerusalem, the house of the wicked rich man! the thin symbolisms of the primitive religions overturned by science, and deprived of the life of faith, resemble those whitened bones which covered the field that ezekiel saw in his vision. the spirit of the saviour, the spirit of faith, the spirit of 75 charity, has breathed upon this dust; and all that which was dead has taken life again so really th

as witty as this or that editor of this or that comic journal. these phenomena of the light which produce apparitions always appear at epochs when humanity is in labour. they are phantoms of the delirium of the world-fever; it is the hysteria of a bored society. virgil tells us in fine verse that in the time of caesar rome was full of spectres; in the time of vespasian the gates of the temple of jerusalem opened of themselves, and a voice was heard crying "the gods depart" now, when the gods depart, the devils return. religious feeling transforms itself into superstition when faith is lost; for souls need to believe, because they thirst for hope. how can faith be lost? how can science doubt the infinite harmony? because the sanctuary of the absolute is always closed for the majority. but


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y ieshouah, our lord, amen. operator lights the charcoal in the censer, or in the cassolette, from the flame of the central luminary and says: i purify thee fire and i bless thee. i sanctify thee in the name of the eternal, in the name of him who created thee and who appeared to his servant moses in the form of the burning bush, may thou become, as then, an altar of perfumes of the holy temple of jerusalem and carry the incense, which is due to his glory and goodness, up to the throne of god himself. by ieshouah, our lord, amen. operator waits for a short moment and then resumes: holy ghost, descend! surround the fire which has been consecrated to thee to become thy radiant throne dominating over all regions of the universal world! govern my thoughts accordingly. govern over me and my brot


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e abyss, and fixes his stare upon me; wherefore i must with haste write this indeed, it appears as though i have failed in some regard as to the order of the rites, or to the formulae, or to the sacrifices, for now it appears as if the entire host of ereshkigal lies waiting, dreaming, drooling for my departure. i pray the gods that i am saved, and not perish as did the priest, abdul ben-martu, in jerusalem (the gods remember and have mercy upon him. my fate is no longer writ in the stars, for i have broken the chaldean covenant by seeking power over the zonei. i have set foot on the moon, and the moon no longer has power over me. the lines of my life have been oblitered by my wanderings in the waste, over the letters writ in the heavens by the gods. and even now i can hear the wolves howli

attered about the room, sixty times. and a circle shall be drawn on the ground, in the midst whereof you shall stand while reciting the conjurations set forth, taking especial care not to venture forth from the boundaries of the circle, the holy mandal of calling, lest thou be consumed by the invisible monsters from the egurra of ereshkigal, as was the priest abdul ben-martu in a public square in jerusalem. and the circle shall be drawn in lime, or barley, or white flour. or dug in the ground with the dagger of inanna of calling. or embroidered in the most precious silk, or expensive cloth. and the colours thereof shall be only black and white, and no other. and the frontlet of calling, and the standards of calling, shall all be of fine cloth, and in the colours of ninib and inanna, that i

t may not make thee faint. remember not to make the sacrifice either too large or too small, for if it is too small, the demon will not come or, if coming, will be angered with thee so that it will not speak, even when charged, for that is the covenant. and if it be too large, it will grow too large and too fast and will become difficult to control. and one such demon was raised by that priest of jerusalem, abdul ben-martu, and was fed extensively on the sheep of the flocks of palestine, whereupon it grew to frightening proportion and eventually devoured him. but that was madness, for ben-martu worshipped the old ones, which is unlawful, as it is written. remember that the essences of the ancient ones are in all things, but that the essences of the elder gods are in all things that live, a


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ly aimed; the thought must be focused on studying the inner attributes that we still cannot see in us. all the world, partzufim, sefirot, names, everything the kabbalah speaks of exists in us and will be revealed in us, depending on the degree of our correction. we will find our inner moses and aaron, king david and the angels, the evil, the righteous and the 7 of 273 degrees of attainment called jerusalem, the temple and more. every word in the torah speaks of our own forces and the levels of our sensation of the creator. that is the only thing that the torah discusses. that is also the only thing we speak of in our daily lives, because we talk about our feelings. all we feel is the influence of the creator. every thing around us is no more than the influence of the creator on each and ev

rienced remains and is stored until the end of correction. in fact, i am already at the highest degree, or the lowest, depending on my feeling. i cannot imagine any other situation, let alone feel it. our beastly nature should know that redemption can only come from above. then we can advance. there is a typical example that the ari writes of: he once told his students that if they would go up to jerusalem today, it would bring the messiah. the wives of one of the students wouldn t let him go, another had a sick child and another had torn shoes. in the end they didn t go and the messiah never came. it can happen to us, and then another group would have to do it in our place. we have a will to receive. that will comes from above and is constantly increasing, growing farther from the creator

or orthodox jews) and started to work as a construction worker at the age of 18. he would rise before dawn, eat a kilogram of bread and onion, drink a little water and go to work. bread and onion was also his supper. on holidays he would add a little herring or something else that would make his meal festal. rabbi baruch ashlag lived a very hard life. he was among the workers who built the hebron-jerusalem road. the workers lived in tents and would move from place to place in each section of the road. the cook permitted him to study in the kitchen from 3:00am and in return rabash would fill and warm the pots so the cook wouldn t have to get up so early in the morning. he continued this way of life even after he got married. his wife and children lived in jerusalem, and when he arrived ther

each section of the road. the cook permitted him to study in the kitchen from 3:00am and in return rabash would fill and warm the pots so the cook wouldn t have to get up so early in the morning. he continued this way of life even after he got married. his wife and children lived in jerusalem, and when he arrived there, he would attend his father s lessons, which meant a walk from the old city of jerusalem to givat shaul (the neighborhood where baal hasulam lived, over an hour s walk each way. in those days, there were jackals on the way too. there was always poverty and shortage to the point of hunger in the house of baal hasulam, but there were things that were a must for him, such as paper, ink and coffee. he wrote, and writing was his life. when baal hasulam died, rabash stopped workin


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who by reason of his poverty (although descended of noble parents) in the fifth year of his age was placed in a cloyster, where he had learned indifferently the greek and latin tongues, who (upon his earnest desire and request) being yet in his growing years, was associated to a brother, p.a.l. who had determined to go to the holy land. 4 although this brother dyed in ciprus, and so never came to jerusalem, yet our brother c.r. did not return, but shipped himself over, and went to damasco, minding from thence to go to jerusalem; but by reason of the feebleness of his body he remained still there, and by his skill in physick he obtained much favour with the turks: in the mean time he became by chance acquainted with the wise men of damasco in arabia, and beheld what great wonders they wroug

go to jerusalem; but by reason of the feebleness of his body he remained still there, and by his skill in physick he obtained much favour with the turks: in the mean time he became by chance acquainted with the wise men of damasco in arabia, and beheld what great wonders they wrought, and how nature was discovered unto them; hereby was that high and noble spirit of brother c.r. so stired up, that jerusalem was not so much now in his mind as damasco; also he could not bridle his desires any longer, but made a bargain with the arabians, that they should carry him for a certain sum of money to damasco; he was but of the age of sixteen years when he came thither, yet of a strong dutch constitution; there the wise received him (as he himself witnessseth) not as a stranger, but as one whom they


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ns. these signs and words were only communicated to those who promised solemnly, and sometimes at the foot of the altar, never to reveal them. this sacred promise was therefore not an execrable oath, as it has been called,5 but a respectable bond to unite christians of all nationalities into one confraternity. some time afterwards our order formed an intimate union with the knights of st. john of jerusalem. from that time our lodges took the name of lodges of st. john. 6 these and similar speculations inspired the manufacture of several spurious templar masonic side-degrees. the first of these was very probably the still surviving royal order of scotland, organized into two degrees, that of the royal order of h.r.m (heredom) and that of the knights of the r.s.y.c.s (rosy cross. according t

ce ranged themselves under the banner of a new order instituted by this prince and in which the receptions were based on those of the order of the temple. it is there that we must seek the origin of scottish masonry and even that of the other masonic rites. the scottish templars were excommunicated in 1324 by larmenius, who declared them to be temple desertores and with the knights of st. john of jerusalem, dominiorum militae spoliatores, placed for ever outside the pale of the temple. a similar anathema has since been launched by several grand masters against templars who were rebellious to legitimate authority. from the schism that was introduced into scotland a number of sects took birth.7 the legend of pierre d aumont was accepted as historical truth by many continental masonic groups

it! file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael..secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/p2c5.html (22 of 22 [12/28/2001 2:03:44 pm] sroto_notes 35. also known by the title of perfect magician. file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael/my..20secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/note35.html [12/28/2001 2:04:14 pm] the secret rituals of the o.t.o. part two the rituals themselves* council of princes of jerusalem48 temple diagram council of princes of jerusalem west herald r.w.m. 3rd 2nd viii hellbroth east (a lodge of perfection is opened) viii: r.w.m. of the blue lodge, i appoint you guardian of the t.t. and of the v.s.l (r.w.m. places jahbul under on, and gives v.s.l. to viii who hides it in his breast or in altar. altar of w. with sword, drinking sponge, and hell-broth placed behind viii) fil

let us form the sacred pentagram, the star of unconquered will (herald and r.w.m. take position indicated. all sheathe swords and stand to order as iv) viii: herald: 3rd: no limit to the light! 2nd: no limit! viii: naught! from the many to the one and all, from the one and all to naught! sic transeat gloria coeli! aumn! all: so mote it be! viii: brethren, assist me to open a council of princes of jerusalem (all advance within banners of zodiac) what is the first care of every prince of jerusalem? 2nd: to see that the c. is p.t.49 (to 3) brother, see, etc. 3rd (to rwm) brother, see etc. r.w.m (to herald) brother, see etc. herald (to viii) v.i.s.k.50 the c. is p.t. viii (to 3rd) the next care? 3rd: to see that none but p.i. are present (to r.w.m, see, etc) file//c /documents%20and%20settings

o. viii: la ahebah babalon (officers take new positions, and clap hands to form: viii, 2, 3, r.w.m: we four meet to adore the (raise and drop hands twice) for evermore but never to divulge the same till we four or four more meet to adore. r.w.m: adore. 3: adore. 2: adore. viii: adore (all give sign annihilation) herald: in the name of the grand master baphomet i declare this council of princes of jerusalem duly opened. r.w.m. 3. 2. viii (sits) annihilation file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael..0secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/p2c6.html (4 of 9 [12/28/2001 2:04:24 pm] the secret rituals of the o.t.o. viii: brother, candidates are in waiting. retire, see them properly prepared, clad as p.m.s and carrying tapers lighted, and knock as a p.m (done) herald: v.i.s.k. there is an alarm

unce all; we swear to keep inviolate the mysteries of these degrees; and we invoke annihilation. these points, etc, penalty of having our skulls split asunder by the axe of the executioner. amen. you will seal this solemn oath with your lips five times upon this skull. i will now proceed to confer upon you the following degrees of the a. and a. rite: knight of the sword and of the east. prince of jerusalem. i also confer upon you the corresponding degrees of the reduced rite of memphis; or a& p. rite. knight of the sword. knight of jerusalem. finally i confer upon you the following degrees of the o.r. of mizraim. knight of the sublime choice. prussian knight. knight of the temple. knight of the eagle. knight of the black eagle. prince of jerusalem. the secrets of all these degrees are now


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eemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do. 9:26 and so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of israel, that they slew them not. 9:27 and joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the lord, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose. 10:1 now it came to pass, when adoni-zedek king of jerusalem had heard how joshua had taken ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to jericho and her king, so he had done to ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of gibeon had made peace with israel, and were among them; 10:2 that they feared greatly, because gibeon [was] a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it [was] greater than ai, and all the men thereof [were] migh

n ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to jericho and her king, so he had done to ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of gibeon had made peace with israel, and were among them; 10:2 that they feared greatly, because gibeon [was] a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it [was] greater than ai, and all the men thereof [were] mighty. 10:3 wherefore adoni-zedek king of jerusalem sent unto hoham king of hebron, and unto piram king of jarmuth, and unto japhia king of lachish, and unto debir king of eglon, saying, 10:4 come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite gibeon: for it hath made peace with joshua and with the children of israel. 10:5 therefore the five kings of the amorites, the king of jerusalem, the king of hebron, the king of jarmuth, the king of lac

est [which] remained of them entered into fenced cities. 10:21 and all the people returned to the camp to joshua at makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of israel. 10:22 then said joshua, open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave. 10:23 and they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of jerusalem, the king of hebron, the king of jarmuth, the king of lachish [and] the king of eglon. 10:24 and it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto joshua, that joshua called for all the men of israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. and they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them

s of israel [for] a possession according to joshua page 132 their divisions; 12:8 in the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the hittites, the amorites, and the canaanites, the perizzites, the hivites, and the jebusites: 12:9 the king of jericho, one; the king of ai, which [is] beside bethel, one; 12:10 the king of jerusalem, one; the king of hebron, one; 12:11 the king of jarmuth, one; the king of lachish, one; 12:12 the king of eglon, one; the king of gezer, one; 12:13 the king of debir, one; the king of geder, one; 12:14 the king of hormah, one; the king of arad, one; 12:15 the king of libnah, one; the king of adullam, one; 12:16 the king of makkedah, one; the king of bethel, one; 12:17 the king of tappua

nd the border went up toward debir from the valley of achor, and so northward, looking toward gilgal [that is] before the going up to adummim, which [is] on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of en-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at en-rogel: 15:8 and the border went up by the valley of the son of hinnom unto the south side of the jebusite; the same [is] jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that [lieth] before the valley of hinnom westward, which [is] at the end of the valley of the giants northward: 15:9 and the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount ephron; and the border was drawn to baalah, which [is] kirjathjearim: 15:10 and the border c

beth-zur, and gedor, 15:59 and maarath, and beth-anoth, and eltekon; six cities with their villages: 15:60 kirjath- baal, which joshua page 134 [is] kirjath-jearim, and rabbah; two cities with their villages: 15:61 in the wilderness, beth-arabah, middin, and secacah, 15:62 and nibshan, and the city of salt, and en-gedi; six cities with their villages. 15:63 as for the jebusites the inhabitants of jerusalem, the children of judah could not drive them out: but the jebusites dwell with the children of judah at jerusalem unto this day. 16:1 and the lot of the children of joseph fell from jordan by jericho, unto the water of jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from jericho throughout mount bethel, 16:2 and goeth out from bethel to luz, and passeth along unto the borders of arch


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icate into crowley's thelemic magickal ordo templi orientis. to my eventual surprise, i discovered that, not only was this not a simple initiation certificate for the minerval (probationary-lowest) degree, but, to the contrary, was a license for gardner to begin his own chapter of the o.t.o, and to initiate members into the o.t.o. in the document, furthermore, gardner is referred to as "prince of jerusalem" that is, he is acknowledged to be a fourth degree perfect initiate in the order. this, needless to say would usually imply years of dedicated training. though gardner had claimed fourth degree o.t.o. status as early as publication of high magic's aid,(and claimed even higher status in one edition) this runs somewhat contrary to both generally held wiccan and contemporary o.t.o. orthodox

f a revealing nature. though the signature and seals are certainly those of crowley, the text is in the decorative hand of gerald gardner! the complete text reads as follows: do what thou wilt shall be the law. we baphomet x degree ordo templi orientis sovereign grand master general of all english speaking countries of the earth do hereby authorise our beloved son scire (dr.g,b,gardner) prince of jerusalem to constitute a camp of the ordo templi orientis, in the degree minerval. love is the law, love under will. a true history of witchcraft get any book for free on: www.abika.com 17 o witness my hand and seal baphomet x leaving aside the misquotation from the book of the law, which got by me for some months and probably got by crowley when it was presented to him for signature, the documen

still, one wonders. i have a thelemic acquaintance who, having advanced well along the path of kenneth grant's version of the oto, went back to square one with the unquestionably authentic grady mcmurtry oto. a true history of witchcraft get any book for free on: www.abika.com 18 over a period of years of substantial effort, he made his way to the ivo `plus' status implied by gardner's "prince of jerusalem" designation in the charter, and has since gone beyond. i am, myself, a vo member of the oto, as well as a chartered initiator, and can tell you from experience that becoming a companion of the royal arch of enoch, perfect initiate, prince of jerusalem and chartered initiator is a long and arduous task. gardner was in the habit, after the public career of wicca emerged in the 1950s, of d


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m 48. all magick is a revelation of spirits of that kinde, of which sort the magick is; so that the nine muses are called, in hesiod, the ninth magick, as he manifestly testifies of himself in theogony. in homer, the genius of ulysses in psigiogagia. hermes, the spirits of the more sublime parts of the minde. god revealed himself to moses in the bush. the three wise men who came to seek christ at jerusalem, the angel of the lord was their leader. the angels of the lord directed daniel. therefore there is nothing whereof any one may glory; for it is not unto him that willeth, nor unto him that runneth; but to whom god will have mercy, or of some other spiritual fate. from 31 hence springeth all magick, and thither again it will revolve, whether it be good or evil. in this manner tages the f


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o other than the creator and generator bacchus,4 who, being viewed 1 symmach. ep. 10& 61. themist. orat. ad imperat. 2 odyss. z, ver. 207. 3 see pope s odyssey. 4 tacit. histor. lib. v. of priapus 113 through the gloomy medium of the hierarchy, appeared to them a jealous and irascible god; and so gave a more austere and unsociable form to their devotion. the golden vine preserved in the temple at jerusalem,1 and the taurine forms of the cherubs, between which the deity was supposed to reside, were symbols so exactly similar to their own, that they naturally concluded them meant to express the same ideas; especially as there was nothing in the avowed principles of the jewish worship to which they could be applied. the ineffable name also, which, according to the massorethic punctuation, is


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thout regard to formal classifications. chanting was a popular form of rhythmic induction. the same phrase or phrases wcluld be repeated in a low voice, sometimes for hours, accompanied by rocking motions of the body. we see the same technique employed in modern society by religious groups during prayer. catholics chant on their rosaries. jews chant in their synagogues an da t the wailing wall in jerusalem. muslims chant the verses of the koran. the result is not always the separation of the astral body, but often this type of prolonged chanting induces an elevated mental condition or even an ecstatic state. a less well-recognized induction technique employed by shamans is the use of extended pure tones in the form of whistling. when formed by the lips, the notes are sounded as long as the

extreme cases causing it to be lost from the memory. levitation for the religiously devout, astral projection often takes the form of levitation. ezekiel told how he was lifted up by the hand of god from a lock of his hair "and he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of god to jerusalem (ezekiel 8:3. from the wording of the verse "in the visions of god' it appears that ezekiel realized he had not levitated through the air physically, but only in an astral sense. chapter four: religious bilocation 55 the assertion has been made by numerous witnesses that, on various occasions, prophets and saints of the church have risen up physically into the air. in the case of saints

ns with angels. he was a prominent scientist who in the year 1743 believed that he had received a mission from god to reveal a new doctrine of christianity to the world. he was instructed by angels during astral journeys, and wrote more than forty books on 66. brewer, dictionary of miracles, 310. chapter four: religious bilocation 59 the subject. these books formed the basis for the church of new jerusalem, also called the new church, which was established in london in 1778. swedenborg distinguished several types of astral perception. the state he experienced most of the time was what he called being "in the spirit" in this condition, his spirit was taken to the realms of the angels, and to the spheres of the planets as well. since by the spirit of man his mind is meant, therefore by being

er (isaiah 8:19, as they are so poetically described in the king james bible. the muttering of wizards was a way of saying something without actually voicing it aloud for everyone to hear. it works quite well when you wish to repeat a mantra where others who are sleeping in nearby rooms might be disturbed were it spoken in a normal voice. it was also used in religion. shortly before the temple at jerusalem chapter fifteen: training for soul flight 271 was destroyed by the romans in ad 70, the jewish high priests adopted the practice of speaking the name of god in such a manner that it could not be heard by the worshippers in the temple-in this way the power of the name was released by vocalizing it, but its sacredness was not diminished by revealing it to those who were not priests. symbol


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aton, is written all in capital letters because the name is too powerful and too universal to be spoken as a single word. its letters should always be voiced individually by vibrating the names of the letters, rather than their sounds. the ancient jewish pronunciation of this supreme name of god is unknown. in the fourth century before christ its use was suppressed by the priests of the temple at jerusalem, who kept the occult might of the name for their own uses. sometimes it is pronounced yahweh, but this pronunciation should not be used in ritual magic. ihvh is linked in the golden dawn system with the east and the element air, because the east is the first quarter and ihvh is the primary name that created the world. adonai means "lord" it is the name of god that jews customarily substi


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gic since the dawn of time, none is more mysterious and profound than the ineffable name of god with four hebrew letters, ihvh (717'1, called by the greeks tetragrammaton. by uttering it, god created the world and breathed life into the first man. moses called upon its authority to bring down the ten plagues on egypt. solomon used it to compel the spirits of the earth to build the first temple at jerusalem, then turned it upon them and sealed them beneath the sea in a prison of brass. prophets and exorcists used its fabled might to restore the dead to life, to rule storms and calm the seas, to turn back the course of the sun, and to drive demons out of those possessed. so revered was the name by the ancient jewish priests that they forbade anyone to speak it. after the fall of herod's temp

vx donaltdy son march 21,1994 bedford, nova scotia historoyf the name t etragrammaton, from the greek tetra (four) gramma (letter, is the word used by early jewish authors writing in the greek language to signify the most sacred and powerful name of god composed of four hebrew letters. it appears in the works of philo judaeus, an alexandrian of the first century, and flavius josephus, a native of jerusalem who lived during the same period. the pronunciation of the name was forbidden except to priests of the temple during the benediction of the people (num. 6:22-7) and on the day of atonement, when the high priest spoke it ten times before the assembled worshippers (lev. 16:30. because unpointed hebrew is composed entirely of consonants, it was possible to write the name in the books of the

. i tend to believe it was connected with a growing social gulf between the priest class and the people. the priests reserved the name exclusively as the supreme emblem of their authority, in very much the same way that the catholic church of the middle ages bitterly resisted the translation of the bible into the common tongues of europe. knowledge is power. several generations before the fall of jerusalem to the romans in a.d. 70, the priests had ceased to speak the name openly even within the confines of the temple. under the veil of holiness, they adopted the duplicitous device of whispering it in so low a voice that it was drowned out amid the chants and other sounds of ritual. with the seizing of the temple, the public use of the name in religious ceremonies ceased altogether, but it

"yod-hayvav- hay) in order to more accurately express its compound esoteric meaning and also to acknowledge that the true name is unspeakable. no scholar or mystic of modern times, regardless of depth of learning or profundity of intuition, can be sure that a particular way of sounding the four consonants ihvh is identical to the way used by the high priest in the history of the name 5 temple at jerusalem before the roman conquest. it is equally impossible to be certain that the pronunciation of the jewish priests, though historically accurate, was the correct mystical manner of vibrating the name. merely because it was spoken a certain way for centuries does not necessarily mean that it was spoken rightly. it is much easier to carry on an error than to preserve the truth. presumably mose

f purpose, a quality that makes it highly useful in practical magic. the quaternary is visually embodied in two dimensions by the square, which is a flat representation of the three-dimensional cube, mathematically the square squared, the most material of all symbols. square and cube often occur coupled with tetragrammaton in jewish and occult practice. the holiest of holy places in the temple of jerusalem built by king solomon, where god communicated his purposes to the high priest, was twenty cubits 14 tetragrammaton in all dimensions (1 kings 6:20; the altar itself was square (2 chron. 4:1, as was the breastplate of aaron (exod. 28:16; holy jerusalem described in the vision of st. john the divine is in the shape of a cube (rev. 21:16. all these are places where the power of ihvh is mani

of the path (deut. 27:12-3. it is also possible that the stones form the right and left sides of a single altar,or even a stone circle-gilgal, the place where the stones are said to be piled, is hebrew meaning "circle" it is clear that the real mount gerizim and mount ebal play no part in this passage ritual, since these hills are nowhere near jericho, and in fact stand some forty miles north of jerusalem on opposite sides of a pass through which runs a road. it may be that the stones from jordan were eventually transported to these twin peaks and erected there as a permanent embodiment of the cursing, and blessing, of god. there is some suggestion that they may have been erected as a single altar on mount ebal that represented both hills (deut. 27:4. these piles of unhewn stones act as s


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ponent of magical eroticism or affectional alchemy. in sexual love "he saw the greatest hope for the regeneration of the world, the key to personal fulfillment as well as social transformation and the basis of a non-repressive civilization. xlvi -147- paschal beverly randolph in the course of his wanderings in the middle east, randolph claimed to been initiated by a group of fakirs in the area of jerusalem, which may have been a branch of the mystical order of the nusa'iri- a group long persecuted by orthodox islam because of their alleged gnostic sexual rituals. upon his return to the united states, randolph began to teach a form of sexual magic that would have a profound impact on much of later western esotericism. for randolph, the experience of sexual orgasm is the critical moment in h


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r what circumstances the chosen people were to look for its recovery. it is an expectation for jewish theosophy, as it is for the craft mason. it was lost owing to an untoward event, and although the time and circumstances of its recovery have been calculated in certain texts of the kabalah, there has been something wrong with the methods. the keepers of the tradition died with their faces toward jerusalem, looking for that time; but for jewry at large the question has passed from the field of view, much as the quest is continued by us in virtue of a ceremonial formula but cannot be said to mean anything for those who undertake and pursue it. it was lost owing to the unworthiness of israel, and the destruction of the first temple was one consequence thereof. by the waters of babylon, in th


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iction, command 64: alethia (greek: truth 260: magic sum of kamea 260: tirial: intelligence of mercury 260: grzim: gerizim (deut. 11: 29; josh. 8: 33) 260: sr, sar: ill-humored (godwin) root: all ideas of disorder, contortion; also return, education, new direction 260: vrdim, veradim: roses 260: krm, kerem: vineyard 260: tzmtzm, tzimtsen: to contract or draw together 260: h-mrh, the moriah: i. e. jerusalem (g. g. locks. the land of moriah was said to be the site of the sacrifice of isaac, upon which the temple of solomon was later built (2 chron. 3: 1) 260: monnim, monnim: soothsayers 260: rkil, rekil: talebearer *260: benedictus dominus noster: our blessed lord 2080: theosophic extension of the planetary line 2080: thpthrthrth, taphthartharath, spirit of mercury 2080: artificer's fire (gr


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call them saints. at a later time there were, perhaps, other reasons why women may have been dominant in the cult practice, though, as i point out later, there are quite as many men among witches as women. the bible tells us of the poor persecuted witch of endor, working in secret when all other witches had been driven out of the land. it also tells us of huldah the sorceress, living in state in jerusalem, consulted by the king on high points of religion when the high priest himself could not answer. the unfortunate consequence of the low position of woman in the middle ages, when it was against the general tradition of the church to try and improve her status, or raise it to what it was in pre- christian times, should be remembered. so the church fulminated against haracelsus when he wro

n the olden days they used sometimes to go to big meetings at a distance on horseback, dressed in queer clothes, looking like spirits, shouting and singing to frighten people. can some such rides have started the legend of the wild hunt? possibly the legend gave them the idea. it should be noted that the historical raymond de lusignon married a fairy named melusina from whom the lusignon kings of jerusalem and cyprus were descended, and melusina is one of the names of the witches' goddess. at this time, though the people of the heaths would attend the religious ceremonies, only the priests and priestesses would be initiated, passing the tests and taking the oaths. that is, anyone well affected to the people and the cult could attend these ceremonies. this would account for the stories of m

th were known, much public opinion would have been in their favour. charges are made at times because of a misunderstanding of certain ceremonies, etc. for instance, the romans accused the early christians of being cannibals, because it was said that at their meetings they ate the body and drank the blood of their god! and during the first world war the turkish police raided the english church at jerusalem, tore up the altar and dug up all the floor, because they had heard that the priest in charge had recently made two canons at the altar- canon had only one meaning for them. wearing a cord of heretical significance. to modern writers on the templars this has always seemed a curiously pointless charge at a time when all monks wore such a cord or girdle. but though the inquisitors may have

at other knights had to threaten him with drawn swords before he would do it, and that he only did it to save his life. charge no. 4 seems to point to novices actually being killed who refused to conform, though this point does not seem clearly proved. the shape of the templar churches, circular outside, octagonal within, is peculiar to them. it is said to be copied from the mosque of the dome in jerusalem, which they thought was the temple of solomon, and it is possible that this may have influenced them; but the templars, of all the crusaders, had more intercourse with the inhabitants of palestine; they should very soon have learnt when and by whom that mosque was built; that is, by omar, the mosque always being known as the mosque of omar. so it appears to me that these churches were bu

ctise their arts' as in ireland, they had no objections to lady kyteler's 'dirty work at the cross-roads. actually in those days the courts seem to have believed that there was no harm in witchcraft. there were no particular laws against it. the sites partidas of castille, circa 1260, says it should be punished if it causes harm, but that it is thought valuable for curing diseases. the assizes of jerusalem and the establishments of st. louis and other tribunals held similar views. i have been told of a witch cult in southern ireland practising nowadays, but i have not been able to contact it. the members are said to hold their meetings in a disused quarry where they can work without being disturbed. they wear long black cloaks for protection until they reach the meeting place, where they r


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them. be thou jealous of thine own self when thou seest that it is at ease and thy fellow in distress, that it is in high estate and he is brought low, that it is at rest and he is at labour. selections from: edwin a. burtt. the teachings of the compassionate buddha. new york, mentor (mp380, 1955. p.140. from the old testament (ecclesiastes 1) the words of the preacher, the son of david, king in jerusalem. vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; vanity of vanities, all is vanity. what profit hath a man of all his labour wherein he laboureth under the sun? one generation goeth, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever. the sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth. the wind goeth toward the south; it turneth about unto the nort

en is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. is there a new thing whereof it may be said, see this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us. there is no remembrance of the former generations; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter generations that are to come, among those that shall come after. i the preacher was king over israel in jerusalem. and i applied my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven: it is a sore travail that god hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. i have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. that which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. i

en: it is a sore travail that god hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. i have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. that which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. i communed with mine own heart, saying, lo, i have gotten me great wisdom above all that were before me in jerusalem; yea, my heart hath had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. and i applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: i perceived that this also was a striving after wind. for in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. selections from: the american standard version of the holy bible. 235 sayings of the zen masters (two mice) buddha


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mystic philosophy as the previous volumes which treated of alchemy, in the hermetic arcanum, hermetic art, euphrates and aesch metzareph; the dream of scipio and the golden verses of the pythagoreans, the pymander of hermes and egyptian magic. i have added in this edition many notes on the notions of the rabbis of israel, both from those who contributed to the mishnah and gemara of the talmuds of jerusalem and of babylon, and from the rabbis who made a special study of the kabalah. only a few talmudic treatises have as yet appeared in the english language, and hardly any kabalistic tracts, except three from the zohar or book of splendour, viz, the siphra dtzenioutha, the idra rabba and the idra suta. many talmudic and kabalistic quotations may, however, be found in j. p. stehelin s rabbini

om a tripod, as is related of the oracle at delphi. with regard to music, 3 is said to be mistress, because harmony contains 3 symphonies, the diapason, the diapente, and the diatessaron. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott ezekiel xiv. v. 14 mentions 3 men who saw a creation, destruction and a restoration; noah of the whole world, daniel of the jewish world jerusalem, and job of his personal world. note the hindu trinity of brahma, who consists of brahma, vishnu, and siva; creator, preserver, and changer. in india, each has still a special sect of worshippers, who mark themselves with particular emblems; the vaishnavas are much the most numerous. the living were of old called the 3 times blessed (the dead 4 times blessed. there were three cities of r

ion of a cone circle, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola and triangle. agathe tuche, that is good fortune, is the old title of astrologers for the 5th house (succedent) of the heavens, as shown in an astrological figure and which refers to offspring, success in hazardous schemes of fortune or pleasure, and wealth. joshua hanged 5 kings on 5 trees, they were found hidden in a cave, and were the kings of jerusalem, hebron, jarmuth, lachish and eglon. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott every important measurement of the jewish tabernacle was 5 or a multiple of 5. the hebrew letter h, heh, 5, was in occult kabalah always deemed of female potency. there were 5 principal parts of solomon s temple. david blesses the lord 5 times in psalms ciii, civ. the talmud sa

raiah, maasiah, jeremiah, hilkiah, hannemeel and shallum. note also that huldah the prophetess was the grandchild of rahab. 87. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott the last 8 verses of deuteronomy, the mosaic law, the pentateuch, were written by joshua. bava bathra, 14. i. rabbi nathan states that there were 8 sects of the pharisees, but both of the talmuds (jerusalem and babylon) name only seven. it is prophesized that the harps, which will be played on earth before the messiah, will have 8 strings. erachin, 13. 2. as seven was the number of the original creation, so 8, says w. f. shaw, may be considered as the day of regeneration. eight souls were saved in the ark of noah, and noah was the 8th in descent, his name was nvch=8 times 8=64. 888 is the s

ts and 9 knocks are used. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott the mahometans have 99 names of the deity. some jews have taught that god has 9 times descended to earth; 1st in eden, 2nd at the confusion of tongues, 3rd at the destruction of sodom, 4th to moses at horeb, 5th at sinai, 6th to balaam, 7th to elisha, 8th in the tabernacle and 9th in the temple at jerusalem; and that his 10th comes as the messiah will be final. 91. the ancients had a fear of the number nine and its multiples, especially 81; they thought of them of evil presage, indicating change and fragility. at the 9th hour jesus the savior died. nine is also the earth under evil influences. john heydon in the holy guide, and j. m. ragon, in his maconnerie occulte, thus associate numbers

e square number of 16 and the oblong number 18. 18 was deemed a protection against thieves. 18. isaiah made 18 denunciations against israel. at 18, years of age a girl should go to the nuptial colony. the golden candlestick of the temple was 18 handsbreadths tall. there are 18 blessings in the hebrew liturgy. there were only 18 high priests during the existence of the first or solomonic temple at jerusalem. 19. the number 19 is famous as being the number of years in the metonic cycle. the cycle of the revolutions of the moon, after which she returns to have her changes on the same day of the solar year. meto lived 433 b.c. he was an athenian. he published his discovery at the olympic games in the above year. the exact period is, however, 18 years and 10 days. the calippic period of four cy


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ted erasure and the decoding thereof by the kabbalist, who comprehends that eternity is the elongation of time s rotating wheel, the curvilinear withholding of what is extended forward, instigated by the illumination of malkhut by ein sof and the consequent ascent of the former to the latter. again, to cite dov baer: the matter is as it is said eternity (1 chron 29:11) this is the construction of jerusalem304. for the construction of jerusalem in the future will be eternal in time [nishi bi-zeman] without any cessation at all, for the aspect of the kingship of david and the messiah in the future will also be eternal, as it is written, that it may be firmly established. now and evermore (isa 9:6, as it said, king david shall live everlastingly, 305 as it is known concerning what is written

t is the conclusion of emet, which is both the signet of god and one of his epithets. god responds that despite these merits, tau is not worthy enough. two reasons are given, although i think it possible to view them as two versions of one explanation. the first reason is related to the vision in ezekiel (9:4 6) where the men who groan and moan because of the abominations committed against god in jerusalem are marked on their foreheads by the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist. the individuals so inscribed are instructed by the angelic man to slay all those who are guilty. compliant with the biblical text, the mark (tau) empowers the faithful so that they may participate in the dispensation of divine judgment. the second interpretation attested in zohar, by contrast, i

re is neither truth nor freedom. 8 by contrast, the correlation of time and truth i have elicited from the jewish esoteric tradition presumes a rupture in being s center, a tear that opens the prospect of retrieval, restoration, return to a world that is eternally coming from the origin secreted in the terminus of its expos .9 the visions of eternity, wrote blake in the second chapter of his epic jerusalem, by reason of narrowed perceptions/ are become weak visions of time& space, fix d into furrows of death/ till deep dissimulation is the only defence an honest man has left. 10 in the furrow of death the crevice of being, to borrow the poeticizing language of benjamin is the center of the interval, the womb of time, whence the self radiates outward, the countermovement of things in the ti

on of the sefirot as a dialectic process whose thesis and antithesis begin and end in god. biale, gershom scholem, p. 137, already noted that scholem s repeated use of the word dialectical and the philosophical account he gives to the kabbalah suggests his explicit assumption of a nities between the kabbalah and dialectical philosophies such as hegel s and schelling s. see scholem, from berlin to jerusalem, p. 113, where the author acknowledges having learnt about kabbalah from philosophie der geschichte oder ber die tradition, a work written by molitor, a pupil of baader and schelling. the influence of romantic kabbalah on the youthful scholem is discussed by kilcher, sprachtheorie, pp. 331 345. wasserstrom, religion after religion, pp. 5, 39, 39, 54 56, 159 160, expands the claim, tender

contraction is found as well in oetinger s writings, which, in turn, influenced hegel. see magee, hegel, p. 173. 250. schulze, schelling, pp. 154 166. scholem, major trends, p. 412 n. 77, comments on the similarity between a statement of schelling and the lurianic notion of simsum. see idem, kabbalah, p. 134, and the comment from the scholem archive in the jewish national and university library, jerusalem, cited by kilcher, sprachtheorie, p. 26. interestingly, scholem repeated this point in the last lecture he gave in berlin, several months before his passing in 1982, on the place of kabbalah in european intellectual history. see scholem, explications, pp. 328 329. for a more comprehensive study of this topic, see schulte, zimzum, pp. 21 40. the similarity between lurianic kabbalah (as pr

alter benjamin: selected writings, pp. 15 16. on benjamin s rejection of a progressive view of history and the implied linear conception of time, see tiedmann, historical materialism, pp. 175 209, esp. 176 181. notes to pages 176 177 261 bibliography of works cited primary kabbalistic and rabbinic sources abulafia, abraham. imrei shefer. ms munich, bayerische staatsbibliothek 40. printed edition, jerusalem, 1999. abulafia, todros ben joseph. osar ha-kavod. satmar, 1926. osar ha-kavod ha-shalem. warsaw, 1879. sha ar ha-razim. edited with introduction and annotation by michal kushnir-oron. jerusalem: mosad bialik, 1989. albo, joseph. sefer ha-iqqarim. warsaw: isaac goldman, 1877. asher ben david. r. asher ben david: his complete works and studies in his kabbalistic thought. edited by daniel

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