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Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Soheil, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    Well you don’t need to be a mason to read books, they are all there for your consideration-
     
  2. Soheil

    Soheil Registered User

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    hmm..

    (in my mind) most of the books im looking for, they are not public,
    if they are public , then where I can found them ? :)
     
  3. Elexir

    Elexir Registered User

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    What books exactly are not in public?
    The only secret masonic books are books that are linked directly to the rituals and only contains a mixture.

    Look up Jakob Böhme, Thomas Karlsson, John Dee, AE Waite as a start.
     
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  4. Soheil

    Soheil Registered User

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    thanks for aware me of that,books im looking for are in public

    I will look up,them,
     
  5. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Amazon.
     
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  6. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Self-study...hmmm...

    If you're only interested in the esoteric aspects of what Freemasonry points followers toward, ritual acts as a road map to just that; when you understand its archaic hyperlinks.

    Hyperlink Example: One lecture references "a point to a line to a superficies to a solid... ". It's a direct allusion to Plutarch's "The 'E' at Delphi" (among others). The reference is an 18th century "hyperlink".

    There are thousands of them! When you follow these hyperlinks, the world of scholarship opens up for you.

    However, if you're studying ritual and Freemasonic writings thinking the esoteric gems are in themselves the value you seek, you're going to be sadly barren in your results. The hidden gems have no value to you other than to say to others, "look what I found!". That's superficial. The true value is in developing the skill set to find, understand and apply these gems to life.

    Keep this solidly in your frame of thought: Freemasonry points to Masonry. When you understand the distinction between the two, you get an entirely different understanding of what is before you and which path will enrich your soul best.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

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    Exactly and well said.
     
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  8. Bloke

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    Not 100% correct - there are Regular GLs in South America which are "Grand Lodge of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite" which confer the first Three Degrees only in the AASR - Chile is an example. When I first saw a certificate from there, I thought it was Irregular... not so. Apparently Chile is not the only one like this in South America..
     
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  9. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Also Puerto Rico, and a very few rare US lodges.
     
  10. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    In the USA too ? I did not know that. Could you tell me which ones in the USA confer the First Three Degrees in AASR ?
     
  11. Keith C

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    There are several Lodges in Louisiana that confer the Scottish Rite EA, FC and MM Degrees.
     
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  12. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    Germania 46 does in Louisiana. I believe that all of the lodges in their 10th district near New Orleans still do.


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  14. Elexir

    Elexir Registered User

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    They are still organised under a GL. You cant just jump into the degrees.
     
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  15. Soheil

    Soheil Registered User

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    hi again, Im back, and I actually find the what I was looking for,
    and it was `mysticism` same subjects as I found in kabbalah writings....

    thank you all for the your valuable comments-leads
     
  16. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    As you may have realized, each set of spiritual disciplines exists within the energy field of a sponsoring intelligence. Intelligences that are well intentioned towards humans should release those that are ready to move on.

    For example, the intelligence that manifested the Piscean Age, holds humans that have not learned the lessons of Pisces and releases those that have. Of course some humans like to cling to the past and they may remain with Piscean beliefs and mysticism long after they are ready to graduate.

    The Intelligence that manifests the kabbalah and related spiritual sciences was most relevant to Earth humanity until about 1000AD. Some time later the Intelligence behind the Renaissance introduced new qualities into human culture.
     
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  17. Elexir

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    The problem with your reasoning is that if it where true then about 75% of all mystical orders be useless. The problem is that they arnt. The currents flow trough the ages and still hold potential.
     
  18. JamestheJust

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    >if it where true then about 75% of all mystical orders be useless.

    The over-lighting entities have indefinite lifespans.
     
  19. Elexir

    Elexir Registered User

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    And thus nothing changes but our perception.
     
  20. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    >thus nothing changes but our perception.

    Perhaps there are cycles in the unfoldment of planetary patterns and purpose
     

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