7 years of silence

Discussion in 'History and Research' started by William Beals, May 17, 2020.

  1. William Beals

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    Now if I recall, this is the minimal amount of time that one would have to keep his mouth shut and only speak when it was necessary before receiving the ritual and becoming an MM. Now...lets see if I can touch base on the reason for said events and why it was required to be silent for seven years(or whatever the official time frame was). I hope I don't "Choke".

    I would like to start with the obvious reason which would through assumption be a test of loyalty and to see if you could be trustworthy enough to keep your trap shut about the inner workings of the fraternity.

    Then there is another option. The opinion that it would be a lesson in calming ones self to be able to understand and learn the ritual.

    Then it could have been a time for Pythagoras(or whom else at the time) could be better known to you to assure that you were what was required to better strengthen the fraternity.

    Then there is my personal favorite which I would rather not disclose for safety reasons (I believe some here may participate, but what do I know). It being and odd assumption I cant believe that it is not a practice performed by members of the lodge but attempting certain practices without proper preparation and guidance is what I do best and this one is still my favorite. Also I would not want to hinder any practices that may be allowed to only certain individuals in the lodge. I myself am only about a month in practice and can safely say that I believe this to be the true meaning of silence that was passed from the ancients.

    Where this curious knowledge comes from and how it falls to my to my tongue to speak I haven't a darn clue. You know I was "thinking" not long ago and I tried to call upon a certain individual to guide me in thought. I mean who else could guide me into the Masonic world if not Mr. H.A. himself. At the time I was all too ignorant to call upon god to guide me and I wanted only the next best thing( lol and I believe I got it). To call upon the one that is trusted most among the lodge. A man that was killed by men. Men that sought that which could not be given in said fashion. How it hurt to read of this tragedy told in a different manner. How undeserving and ignorant of me to even request such an event. What a truly magnificent individual he must have been. Then it all unfolded as he came to me and it seems that I love him more now that I can see. But That is getting way off topic. The reason of silence except for these obvious reasons eludes me. I ask if any here can verify that last reason, please do speak....do not hesitate to lift your tongue and Let her rip!;)
     
  2. JamestheJust

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    I used to live in a spiritual community where periodically we would take in groups of about 20 applicants for membership. These people loved to talk - partly because for years they had lacked an understanding audience, and partly because they were so pleased with their progress to date.

    This was very wearing on community members so we would put the applicants into 3 month workshop with half day sessions every weekday and the other half day working in the usual community tasks: gardening, maintenance, office work, construction etc. During these sesssions they wore out each other and gradually came to understand that they had not progressed nearly as far as they thought.

    Silence is golden.
     
  3. William Beals

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    I find silence(in the sense of the word) to be almost entirely out of reach. Stilling the tongue is an achievement that I need to accomplish one day(The sooner the better). Having so much time to think due to the virus situation, given knowledge and understanding only brings more and more and more and more questions and reason for words. I can't even imagine how these answers could be given if I can not silence the mind long enough to receive an answer. I've even gave myself the excuse that " I wasn't ready yet.". I admit that I know I've lied to myself when I told myself that.

    If not an issue (of topic change) I would like to go a little further back from Pythagoras to his predecessor's predecessor if i am correct and chat a bit on the man known as Hermes and of how he gained knowledge. Now what he learned was truly amazing, yet who he learned it from was what I considered to be almost mind blowing at first. I've only had the time to read his book 1 and 2 and 15 more to go but these and a couple others that I've gotten lately along with the Proverbs(thanks to an uninvited guest's recommendation that was upon his unbusy work schedule and decided to approach me with his concerns over the virus as I sat outside watching my sons play) has been my daily guide.

    As I continue on in my studies, one book connects to the other, one God connects to the other and I find that as was mentioned in one of our other post that things that I believed was turned upside down and was not what i was taught in church. This is no longer an issue for me for i long to have everything flipped upside down to word it exactly as i mean it. As I continue on it all makes more since and some confusions leave as others enter. Becoming a student has always been an issue for me as I gained so much schooling only after being thrown out of school. I find myself desiring a teacher on topics that interest me now yet the opportunity of being taught seems to exists not as of yet.

    Here I was with the new love of my life, seeking only silver and now I'm told that there is Gold in them hills. "The rush is on!" lol
     
  4. JamestheJust

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    The silence is not only physical, it is also mental. In the silent mind can be felt the movement of Spirit as it leads the thinker towards experience of the unity of Existence.
     
  5. William Beals

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    Experiences? Such as this taste that comes at random and the smell that soon follows off and on all day everyday? It's almost as a fresh cut wood smell. I've only tasted this taste one time at an early age during a bad decision that was with a few of those "friends" and it is a taste that I would have never forgot. Now it comes and goes as it pleases since the feathers flew so close to my face. Not knowing what it is, is almost petrifying. I know this occurred immediately during a meditative state and the taste /smell has me dumbfounded and I'm hoping that I didn't destroy something in my head, well any worse than it may have been from before hahaha. I'm preparing as best as I can for any and everything and I feel as if I have just started and everything that I think I know is a load of complete bull. Except for the fact that One god loved another and she went behind his back and well ....can I continue? One member of the lodge once told me that i can ask anything and that he can openly speak with me about things providing he did not speak of in lodge material, word, sing or grip. I wasn't not sure how that works so I was hesitant. Also I would like to inquire about something on a more personal note. I should have screen recorded and made a video but i was lazy. Sorry for that. I did not wish to question the moral fiber of this gentleman(or his membership) but it seemed too inviting, if that makes any sense at all. Just because I love masonic researching shouldn't allow me access that promptly....right? lol
     

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  6. JamestheJust

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    In the attachments you ask about healing your root chakra. This is a compex area. In human males, the root chakra does not properly function until after the inner 3rd initiation - the first stage in enlightenment. Female humans that have given birth naturally, usually have a reasonably functional root chakra that connects them to cosmic energies proper to the human birth process.

    In your case there is an adverse intelligence actively interfering with your root chakra and a similar entity standing by. The flame in the heart (light in the body) exercise is probably safest for the next few years.
     

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