Esoterika

Discussion in 'Recommended Reading' started by David612, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. David612

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    Finally have a copy on the way.
    Really looking forward to digging in
     
  2. Thomas Stright

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    Copy?

    It's all mouth to ear here in TX when learning the work...
     
  3. David612

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    Albert Pike’s book Esoterika is the work in TX?
     
  4. chrmc

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    I think you confuse the esoteric catechism with the book called Esoterika, which was written by Albert Pike.
    We have plenty of written material in Texas just as any other State...
     
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  5. dfreybur

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    I take it that like other Pike books, Esoterika is large enough to be used for resistance exercise. As in physically picking the books up in addition to the mental exercise aspect. Simply as Yoda, if only he wrote.
     
  6. David612

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    I’ll be sure to let you know :)
    While I enjoyed Morals and Dogma I’m hoping to get a bit more from a blue lodge perspective from Esoterika.
    I won’t teach it to you mouth to ear however ;)
     
  7. chrmc

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    You'll get that. Esoterika is pretty good, and much easier to read than M&D.
     
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  8. Thomas Stright

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    Plenty? I know of only one text that is approved by the GLoT.
     
  9. Warrior1256

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    Do let us know how you liked the book, I may be interested in a copy.
     
  10. David612

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    I have to wait a good long while as it makes its way from the Scottish rite mothership.
    I will definitely let you know how I go, as it is I’m currently reading a book on the Kabbalah but I’m struggling with it honestly- really failing to hook me in but it did lead me to see a circumpunct with the Yod in the centre which had my mind ticking over a while-
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    I read Morals and Dogma and it was pure torture!
     
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  12. David612

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    I’m inclined to agree-
    I found it interesting but not the most enlightening as far as freemasonry goes.
     
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  13. chrmc

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    I guess that means what you mean by approved? If you look at the GL Merchandise committee they sell plenty of books. They are not published by GLoTX, but that's not a business they are in.
     
  14. Thomas Stright

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    I was referring to the approved cipher on esoteric work.
     
  15. chrmc

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    Then I don't think you'll find much. There is the authorized cipher, the blue lodge candidate system, the monitor, what TLR have put out and then some things from the committee of Education.
    But I don't think that you in any way can say that just because GLoTX doesn't publish it, that the material isn't authorized work.
     
  16. Warrior1256

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    Same here.
     
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  17. texanmason

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    Thomas, Esoterika is a book about the degree work - specifically, the Scottish Rite Craft Degrees. It is not the ritual.
     
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  18. dfreybur

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    The subject of this thread is a book by Pike so I don't get your point. GLs don't approve or disapprove of books by brothers long dead.
     
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  19. Thomas Stright

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    So this clears a few things up..... Thanks.
     
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