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THE LEGEND OF THE RED MAN OF THE TUILLERIES On July 13, 1793, a young girl, who liad arrived in Paris only the evening before, came to consult the old astrologer. “ Sir,” said she, drooping her eyes for fear that they should tell her tale, *‘a lady of my acquaintance, who is my friend, is to-day going to ask a very great service of one of the most powerful members of the Convention. Interested as I am in the result of this affair, could I possibly obtain, by any means whatever, and without giving you many ex planations, some knowledge of the fortunate or unfortunate chances that await us in the matter?” At the sight of this beautiful young girl, whose per turbed manner betrayed- some internal strife, the thought of Pierre le Clerc went no further than some love affair. “ Mademoiselle,” said he, “no young ladjr ever went forth from my cabinet without carrying with her the smiles of Providence. I do not wish to know your secret, but I will, nevertheless, tell you the truth. Be seated at this little table, far enough from me to prevent me from seeing what you will please write.
“ Take this packet o f blank cards; place on each of them one of the letters which enter into the Christian name of the person for whom you wish to consult m e in regard to the future. “ In the same manner add also the expressed desire of the person, and conclude with the fu ll nam e o f the great man of whom you have spoken, follow ed b y his quality or title. “ I f you have any need to state dates, or numbers, do not employ any figures, but w rite the num bers all in letters. “ You must then m ix all th e cards so as to destroy the sequence of letters form ing the nam es, a n d to hide all sense of what is written. “ In this chaos of letter’s you r secret w ill be hidden, and from this same chaos I shall g ive y o u th e answer to your question, and you w ill take th e cards aw ay w ith you when all is finished. ’* The young consultant wrote in a ra p id hand what fol lows, Pierre le Clerc meanwhile tu rn in g aw ay h is head so as not to interrupt his client $£ “ On the thirteenth o f J u ly , S eventeen hundred and ninety-three, at Paris, Charlotte dte Cordiay d ’Armont de sires to attempt with a dagger th e death o f Jean Paul Marat, Deputy of the N ational C onvention o f the French Republic.” With these letters, am ounting in th e F ren ch to 164, she made what Pierre le Clere called a chaos, b y m eans o f much mixing. Then she crossed her arm s and w a ited in silence. The old Benedictine took up th is m ass o f cards and ar ranged them in several concentric circles, slow ly running his eyes round the outermost of th ese iS Little by little his face began to show anim ation, and, breaking the circle, he gathered in to his le ft h a n d certain of the letters that he chose here and there u n til n o t more than six remained, and these he fou nd to be L , Z, C, R , A , A.
This proceeding occupied the space of ten minutes, the girl following his movements without understanding in the least what was being done. All at once, Pierre le Clerc, in
order to render unreadable the answer which was quite ap parent to him, mixed up the cards again and threw them on the table before him with a gesture of discouragement. “ Mademoiselle,” said he, “ are you sure you have not made any mistake in the writing?” *‘None, ’* said the girl. “ Aih! well,” replied the astrologer, “I am able to give you some prudent counsel. It is that your friend' should abandon' the idea of going to the man of power, for it is a useless task.” “ Why so, Monsieur?” “ I give you an example of prudence in refusing to say why. ’’ As a matter of fact, Pierre le Clerc could not confide to an unknown! woman the sinister result that had been ob tained from the divination. Here is what the girl wrote: “ L e tre ize J u ille t, m il se p t cent nonante-trois. Charlotte de C o rd a y d ’A r m o n t, v e n t ten ter de tear, a Paris, d ’un coup de cou teau , J e a n P a id M arat, depute a la Convention N ation ale d e la B e p u b liq u e F rancaise.”
'And here is what the old man derived from the maize of letters: “ That killing blow, planted in thy breast, ought to de spatch thee at the bath in Paris, livid Marat. The common scaffold is the pedestal whence this heroine martyr will soar above the world.” The six letters, though mute, yet spake in fateful sig nificance—L, Z , C, R, A, A: L iv id Z o n a C ru o ris R u befacit Amplexantam Aquam.
“ A circle of livid blood reddens the water that surrounds, the corpse. ’’ . This fateful sentence refers to the bath in which Marat was struck. Pierre le Clerc was far from suspecting that he had before him the very martyr who was to elevate a mur der to the level of a sanctified' act of devotion. He believed himself the victim of a caprice of the genius
that inspired the oracles, while Charlotte de Corday—for it was none other than the famous heroine herself—regretted upon leaving him th a t she had so fa r profaned her sacrifice as to indulge in the puerile attem pt which had resulted from her visit to this dealer in prognostics. But on the evening of th at day, the first p art of the oracle was fulfilled, and P ierre le Clerc, who had not forgotten the potent of the oracle, was able to reconstruct, letter by letter, the names of Mademoiselle de Corday, those of Marat, andi the statement concerning the vengeful dagger. Some time after the event just narrated, a young man of some twenty-five or twenty-six years, slight and pale, with long locks of black hair and of angular Koman features like those upon the medallions of Ccesar, hurried to the garret of the astrologer. He was clothed in sombre colors, the frock coat which he wore being closely buttoned up about the neck, so that he had the appearance of a soldier of the guards; soft shoes, buckskin gloves, the hat being thrown a little forward over the eyes, another seeming indication of military habits. But lacking more certain indications1 of this identity, it might have been gathered from his attitude and deport ment, the fixed and cold regard! of the eyes, and a certain eager intentness evident to the least observing of persons, that the fires of thought had already bronzed all the fibres of his youth. “ Pardon—I am in error!” said lie, having entered the doorway, whilst instinctively he carried' two fingers to the corner of his hat. “ Whom do you seek?” asked the old man, a little dis concerted by this abrupt and curious utterance. *‘Mons. Pierre le Clerc. *1 “ I am he,” replied the good man, while he thought to himself, “ he does not call me citizen, perhaps he is a young emigrant.” The stranger frowned upon this embodiment of indi gence, who, without doubt, appeared distasteful to him. ,
“ Enter, if you please, sir,” said the astrologer; “I no doubt appear very poor to you, and that shocks you I per ceive; but poverty is not vice, and my needs are few.” The visitor, being seated, said to the old man: “How long will it take you to mix and dispose your cards?” “ I do not employ cards,” was the reply. “ Oh well, you consult some devil or other?” “ I d*o not believe in the devil.” ‘‘ Then what do you believe in ?” “ The Supreme Reason, eternal and absolute, that with out ceasing creates and transforms all things by numbers, measures and weights. ’r “ Come, that is not so bad; you interest me,” said the young man. “ How long does the operation take you?” “ That is a point in doubt. Two hours for some people, ten minutes for others.” “ \Y(hy this difference?” “ Because there are some destinies as full of events as a quilt is full of feathers, and others as flat as an empty sack.” “ That is so!—and you are sure of your prognostics?” “ You will reply to that question yourself a little later on if you have any memory at all.” “ And can you tell me the past also.” *cI always begin with that. My instrument of divination is a compass, of which one point touches the cradle and the other the tomb.” “ Go on, then.” After having lit a small copper lamp and having raised himself up by the help of the table, the old man placed liis spectacles on his nose and asked his client to cast his eye upon the geometric maze that adorned the walls of the lantern. “ That which you see is my mnemonic aid,” said he. “ Andl your compass, where is that?” “ In my mind’s eye, sir. I look at you, and as you stand
there it would be difficult for you to h ide anything from me that you wish to know .” The stranger made an in stin ctive movement. “ That astonishes y o u ,” con tin ued th e old man, “ yet, look you, sir, there exists, above and beyond the absolute calculations of the divinatory science, a facu lty under the name of ‘Second! Sight* which gives spontaneous per ceptions, sudden and irresistible, and which communicates, to minds endowed like mine, th e thoughts of certain natures. "Well then, looking at you face to face for a moment, I feel m yself moved by the electro-magnetic fluid, of which several ancient philosophers, such as Aristotle, Proclus, Plato, and Jam blichus have spoken, attesting the phenomena without understanding th eir source.** “ What! you read A ristotle and!------ ** “ I have read all, likewise th e book of the heavens! Stay, look at this poor murial sketching, these gross but eloquent lines: there is an entire science wrapped up therein; a science only one has dared to use since it was exhumed from the ancient catacombs; a science which it is necessary to approach with trembling, for it is a light to the few and to others a blasting fire.** “ Light up, then, quickly, or blast away, as you will. Be, if you please, thundering Jove: I w ill be Phaeton.** “ Phaeton!------ ’* “ W hy not, if like him I am able for one day only to drive the chariot of the sun ? The catastrophe would be enormous, but there would be glory in i t ! Proceed, w orthy Kabalist, and if you know all you say you do, I shall be your atten tive audience.*’ “ In what year were you b o m ? ” “ Has the consultation commenced?” “ Yes, sir.” “ In seventeen hundred and sixty-nine.** “ In what month?” “ In August.” “ And what day of that month?” v"V ' *
“ The fifteenth. ’1 “ Well, then, sir, on the astrological sphere constructed by Hermes, the great teacher of Egyptian Magic, many cen turies before the time of Moses, and in accord with the astrological computation of the Julian period,—this date corresponds to the twenty-third degree of the constellation of the lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac. These numbers, twenty-three and five, each contain a mystery and these combinations at the same time go to produce other numbers and other mysteries. But before approaching this work, I perceive an objection on your part.” “ Without doubt. If the numbers contain mysteries, why not study that which I have given you? Why transform it ? Why twenty-three and five rather than fifteen ? Have they some connection with my destiny? In a word1, where do we start and where are we going to?” “ For that matter,” replied Pierre le Clerc, “ if I were to reply to all the ‘buts’ and ‘whys’ of my clients, I should have to engage in a very lengthy and highly complicated course of teachings upon the occult virtues of numbers; and you will understand it is at present neither the time nor the place for such a profound study.” “ It will perhaps suffice you to know that numbers rule all created things. What would astronomy, physics, chemistry, music, in a word, all the exact science be, without numbers? How should be defined our scientific notions of light and sound, however vague they may be, without the use of numbers?” “ Without them, more mathematics.” “ Yes,” continued the old man, “number is of the Divine Essence; you know neither where it begins nor where it ends. Here you call it time; there you call it space. Noth ing exists but from number, and without it all would be one single and self-same substance, from number alone differ entiates and qualifies all thing's. Number is to our soul what the soul is to matter, an incomprehensible agent. Is it a being, is it a breath emaned from God to quicken the
material universe, where nothing ha3 form save by the Divinity which is an effect of number. The mathematician will tell you that infinity in number exists but docs not manifest itself. With regard1 to the method which I use after the manner of the ancient Magis, it is absolute in its rule, and uniform in its applications. Let us confine our selves, if you please, to the results that you await with eo much curiosity.” “ May I ask you, therefore, to admit, at least for this evening, a species of mathematical operation which gives the ‘Point of Departure/ the use and logic of which will appear later on? If the methods I use work out accurately as to results, what need for you to trouble further about them? Is it needful, for instance, that the mysteries of generation should be unveiled in ordor that you may nourish yourself, walk, think, will, and act?” “ Be honest! If you have come without belief in these things and in order ‘to kill tim e/ as the saying goes, ac knowledge that a moment afterwards you would be very angry if one should disabuse you of certain vanities of be lief which little by little have laid hold of you.” “ When will this happen?” said the young stranger. “ Ah well, be assured on that point,” said the astrologer, “ as early as to-morrew you will of your own accord’ believe and be convinced; for I have an element of conviction, at once the most simple and the most incontrovertible, which will compel your belief and command your confidence.” “ So much the better! I only wish for proofs,” replied the young man. “ Proofs! If I should display before you the astrological history of a destiny perfectly well known to all the world; if I should make you acquainted with every sign of the heavens, all the Hieroglyphic Arcana by which this destiny was able to be clearly, definitely and completely perceived and! predicted more than twenty years before its realiza tion ; if I should put you in the way of repeating this mys terious work and of following all the calculations; if, in
$ short, by methods precisely similar, that is to say, employ ing the same signs, the same interpretations, I should place before you a horoscope in which your own destiny could be traced, with equal exactness—what reasonable objections could you oppose to such a demonstration ?” “ Ah, truly, my doubts would be much affected, but so much ingrained are they, I ought to declare, that, for this evening, at all events—we shall meet again, of course—I should prefer that you would work for my own satisfaction; the revelation of my past, for instance, w'ould be a guar antee of your predictions as to my future.” “ So be it! Let us commence then with your own presages. You have already made known to me the date of your birth; will you now please write on this card your name and your family name in the proper order?” “ The devil! are all these documents necessary to the erecting of a horoscope?” “ Absolutely,” said the Astrologer. “ Ah, well, sir, allow me to retire. It is at present im possible for me to satisfy the conditions. I desire that my visit here be kept a secret.” “ Never mind,” said the Astrologer quickly, “stay sir, we can get over that difficulty. In place of writing your name, give me only their numerical values, the results will be un affected thereby. Here is a table of the letters of the alphabet with their several values in figures; put down the numbers corresponding to the letters of each name and then multiply these numbers by the number they occupy in the name, commencing from the right, after the Oriental method; this being done you have only to tell me the total, and that will suffice. In this you will only be saving me a little trouble for I myself should have had to make this calculation.” Some minutes elapsed, during which the consultant made the required calculations. “ Here,” said he to Pierre le Clerc, holding out a sheet of paper, “ here is my personality disguised under numbers;
if that suffices make haste, for I am anxious to know my destiny." The numbers were 135 and 178. “ You surprise me, sir,” replied the old benedictine, “ you will some day become a master of the occult sciences. " “ You were born in 1769, a year governed by Venus, and you already know that th e 15th of August corresponds to the twenty-third degree of the sign L e o on the Theban calendar. Let us form the scale of these numbers: F o r the Lion, the fifth sign............................................ 5 F or the twenty-third degree 2-f-3................................... .5 9 For 135, one name, l-j-3-f-5............................................ F o r 178, the other name, l-f7-f-8................................... 16 The total of which is........................................................ 35 Added to the year of birth...............................................1769 It gives the year............. ........................... .....................1804 “ Eighteen hundred and four!" cried the consultant, “ but what is meant by the total?" “ This total, sir, is both a date and a symbol, it is the pole or meridian of the horoscope as opposed,, to the year 1769. It is the highest or lowest point of the scale of Fortune, upon the summit of which is enthroned the sphinx! In 1804, you will be elevated or cast down; preserve your patience a little!" “ Now, each of these numbers," continued the Astrologer, “ that is to say, 1804—178—135—23—5—1769—when dis posed according to the kabalistic method, and referred to the circle of Venus, which rules over your birth year, will indicate your future destiny and equally your past history. “ Before going further, let me say that the ‘Heart of the Lion/ a star of the first magnitude, rises with the sun on the day of your nativity. Now, dear sir, observe that this star in the twenty-third degree of Leo has the mysterious ap pellation of th e(Royal S ta r/ which indicates a high degree of fortune. The Decan which presides from the twenty-
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“ This Decanate is ruled by Mars, and with the fifteenth point of the Tarot, carries a menace of fatality. The spirit of the third hierarchy which presides over the degree of your nativity is figured in the hieroglyphs as a man with two heads looking in opposite directions; it is the pron-. nostie of a powerful intellect which embraces history and futurity.” “ You flatter me, sir,” interrupted the mysterious young man. “ I only say that which I read in the language of the sacred signs. What interest have I in flattery? I do not know who you are!’’ “ Very well,” continued the Astrologer, “seven days be fore you were born, on the night of the 8th or 9th of August, 1769, a great comet appeared in the skies, towards the end of the sign Aries, and on the day of your birth it entered into Taurus, which in your horoscope is found on the meridian, the place of honor, fortune, (To be continued.) •
IS MAN COMING TO HIS OWN? It seems that at last Masons, at least some of them who have given the subject study, are coming to the conclusion that after all there may be m o r e in Masonry than the mere Ritual. Robert C. Wright, a well-known Mason, in his work “ Indian Masonry,” under the chapter of “Brother hood,” says: “ Man loves man’s company, and solitude is not natural, so he seeks a neighbor, a town, a teeming city, and it is this inborn drawing of man to man that fills him with the desire for secret societies whose object is to bring him nearer to the great Beyond, wThose object is and should be for all
soil of the great Brother, hood, first among themselves, that they may thereafter be fit laborers in the greater field of the whole world. The ancient Egyptian priests had their secret societies which sought the way to the unknown country, and, in modern times, Masonry has striven to fulfill this ancient yearning of man for lodges or societies having their different cults. “Speculative Masonry teaches that there is a Grand Architect of the Universe, and points out that there must be an inner life, which goes on after what we call death or the separation of the soul from the body; that Masonry seeks to bring together all its members in the great brotherhood of man; that it strives after eternal truths. These things are taught by symbols and story from time out of mind, and with them the Grand Orient of France lays stress upon the right of free thought. “And of these, the great brotherhood of man,—what is it? Our Masonry says: ‘By the exercise of brotherly love we are taught to regard the w hole human species as one family, the high and the low, the rich and the poor, who, as created by one Almighty Parent, and inhabitants of the same planet, are to aid, support and) protect each other. On this principle Masonry u n ite s m en o f e v e r y country, sect and opinion and causes true friendship to exist among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance. “ A very nice abstract statement; but go further,—into the great world. An infant, a few -weeks old, is left upon a doorstep by the mother, -who for some reason, Ood only knows, puts it there. She sounds an alarm and is swiftly away, eagerly watching to see if it shall be taken in from the cold blasts of winter. The door opens, the light streams forth and a man with stern, forbidding face, looks upon the bundle curiously, takes it up, hears the little cry 1 Will he or his wife put that little unknown stranger helpless and alone, out into the street and the cold, dark night again* Never. Why? Because the brotherhood of man w ith in members to fa ith fu lly till th e
him rises to tlie surface, commanding him to keep a human being safely until it can be cared for by others if he will no longer do so. “ A great crowd of pleasure seekers are hurrying home ward, jostling, laughing, tired, cross or good-natured, as it may be. Suddenly, above all the tumult is heard the voice of a little child, crying bitterly in that great crowd, swirl ing and rushing in the city’s street. He is lost, lost,—and as his cry goes up in pitiful tones of agonized fear and sad*ness, many’ spring to the child’s side to find out his grief and help him. In all those thousands, there is not one in liis right mind, no matter how low or vicious he might be, who would deny that child the aid it needs until better cared for. Many would spring to the spot with open arms. Why? ’Tis the power of that great something we call brotherly love which moves foot to foot and with hand to hack. “ George Catlin, the painter and writer, once wrote: ‘Unaided and unadvised, I resolved to use my art and so much of the labors of my future life as might be required, in rescuing from oblivion the bools and customs of the vanishing races of native men in America, to which end I plainly saw they were hastening before the approach and certain progress of civilization.’ More than six hundred pictures and valuable writings arc now safely placed in the SmitliBonian Institution as his monument. It was he who wanted ‘A Nation’s Park,’ containing man and beast in all the wildness and freshness of their Nature’s beauty. He wanted the Redman to have one spot he might call his own. Thus in another way George Catlin felt the thrill of true brotherhood in common with an unfortunate race. “ A Roosevelt and other right minded men of our country are patiently and courageously fighting for ways and means to stop the secret, as well as the open, taking away and hoarding up of this earth and the fullness thereof, by those to whom it belongetb not. “ Men and women with bright, intelligent minds, in
bare their breasts and risk their lives before baro nets and ballets, or risk their liberty for Siberian prison® in order that an autceraev, sitting on its throne for three hundred years, shall be forced to listen to a demand f o r a rightful governm ent. Why? Because all these heard the mighty cry of the com m on people, their brothers, and Russia.
answered it. “ Lew is and Clark never could have reached the Oregon country with th eir small company, if all the Indians on the
wav had been savage and hostile. Why? Because they were spu rred to th e ir task by a sincere intent to treat the Indians as men and brothers, n o t to rob and deceive them. So they had no trouble in finding the friendly Indians, whose help gave us th e splendid Northwest Territory, which shall be greater than even any kingdom Solomon ever dreamed of, in all his g lo r y , as told in the traditions of h istory.
“ifan is bnt a grown-up ehild, and while he still hears th e p ierc in g c r y o f a child, or the forced shriek of an in jured grownup, his brotherhood sense has passed from that beau tifu l keenness of his own childhood into a blunted, dull and selfish, nature, and because of this he is no longer quick to hear the far sadder, still and inmost cry from the sorely . tried and distressed souls of the grown-up children about him, seeking help just as wistfully and needing it quite as much as the little child; To be able to give help in sueh cases, is to have within us the true brotherhood of man. We are told the number five alludes to the five senses, and of these hearing, seeing, and feeling are Masonically con sidered most important. For many yeare philosophers have said there is a sixth sense, and so there is—greater than all the others. When rightly tuned, it h ea rs heart cries which fall unheeded on ears of clay that hear not; it sees the storms of life and signs of distress in a troubled heart, where dull eye of flesh is blind; it f e d s the thrill of desire to battle for justice to the oppressed; and it feels a bound less sympathy stretching forth to encourage the struggling
fighter in life's stream, and sheds rays of light on the sor rowing; while mortal body is unmoved by any touch which will recognize a brother in the dark as well as in the lieht. 0, greater than them all, and all in one 1 Can we. with the grips we now have, raise the deadened master sense to a bright and living perpendicular, or must we look for some other grip we know not and for light we have not received! 0, Masonry, let thy actions, not thy words, tell the world that thou hast light abundantly! ‘‘Brotherhood is a mysterious inner being which moves freely as water; is man's every day need and without which he cannot live or be happy. Like water, always water, whether it be found in fairest flower or fruit, or in terrible poison, in foul or in rotten mass; it spreads in great or little streams throughout all mankind as one. Now sluggishly, ebbing away to lowest depths, where are the swamps or stupidity or slimy baseness with the minds of those unlearned or of gross and beastly nature. Yet cease lessly at work, changing those to whom it comes, purifying and lifting them up. until at last it rises in kindly splendor, like soft and beautiful clouds in the. blue sky, from whence again it gently cometh in all its purity to where mean, rank or coarse growths are found, again to where the waving grains of industry and kindly fruits of charity and truth in valley and plain are seen. Yet again to where rare and beautiful flowers of learned and wise minds may be found. high on the- mountain side of a good life, to be seen aud known in all their worth,—only by the few. Whether we find brotherhood in minds like lofty mountains, joyous, rippling streams, or in ocean s vast depths of wisdom.—’tis ever the same mighty life stream of brotherhood or man, which seeks its way on the level of time and flows thus unto itself again and again, it matters not where or how widely apart man from man may be on this earth, for one touch of it proves all the word is kin.” •What a world this would be if all the Masons throughout this wide Universe were to follow this same grand doctrine
of Universal Brotherhood. A nd yet, w hy should they not? The book of the mysteries is open to them all. "Why then should they not all gradually imbibe the grand truths of their outer philosophy ? Theirs is the opportunity', but will they accept it ? This work by Bro. W right is one of the best that it has been our opportunity to read and we would urge all those interested to secure a copy of it. It can be had from the Tyler Publishing Co., Ann Arbor, Mich. It is seldom that we thus recommend a book, but it is worth it. •
HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD. TEMPLE TALKS.
TH E N E W THEOLOGY Concerning the Soul. This is one of those subjects that we can think about. One that we can approach and endeavor to partly compre hend. One that is always interesting because it is the only reality of ultimate being that is a part o f ourselves and at the same time it is not fu lly comprehensible to us in its entirety and in it3 detail on account of our own limitations. Like all psychic problems we shall be sure to lo38 the larger comprehension if we insist upon fine definitions and close drawn determinations, so I therefore bid you look upon it with as extended mental scope as possible, knowing that the broadening out of your conceptions will bring you an increase of understanding. In order to avoid confusion in the use of terms I shall use the words “ individual” and “ individuality” as associated with the idea of “ Being” and I shall use the words “ per son” and “ personality” as associated with the idea of Existence. Anterior to all life attributes, back of Intellect,
Emotion, W ill, back of all manifest action in the Unity of D uality, there subsists Being, Eternal Living Love, from which all m anifestation proceeds and as it proceeds it takes on limitation, hence quality becomes qualities. I shall therefore consider that Being is Eternal and Existence is the vehicle or means, whereby Individual Being is evolved and made m anifest.
I shall associate the idea of individual Soul with the idea of Being and shall consider the personality as the immedi ate environment and vehicle for the soul’s manifest func tions, and in the entire discussion I would have you keep in mind that we are trying to measure and define a “some what” that is immaterial, imponderable and infinite in material terms having a limitation measured by our physical nerve capacity. When yon consider this carefully you will see why there must be a difference of comprehension among students and yon will also see why the subject cannot be discussed ex haustively. In the first place: The soul cannot be described as a “something” for our idea of a “thing” is inseparably con nected with the idea of length, breadth and thickness and these attributes the soul does not possess. In the second place: The soul being immaterial and im ponderable and we being obliged to formulate ideas and conceptions through and by means of a material body or vehicle, it becomes evident at once that the best and most correct conception of our subject will be gained- by a con sideration of the attributes and manifest qualities of the soul rather than by a discussion of its essential nature. This is illustrated by a study of other imponderables. "We recognize a “ somewhat” that we call electricity but we cog nize it only through its manifest quality as exibited in phenomena. We know that it possesses ability to accom plish certain results under known conditions hut there re mains very much that we do not know, owing to our limita tions.
We are able to learn much by analogy and comparison with other forms of energy, for we have arrived at the point of energy in the universe, which is constant although it may be transformed into many special manifestations, all of which are correlated and therefore in harmony. We feel fully warranted in using analogy and corre spondence in our research after truth because we are satis fied that “there is one law and he that worketh is one,” and consequently we feel that manifestation will be filled with analogies and correspondencies which we may study with great benefit. The ancient dictum says: “I f thou wouldst know, thou must interrogate that which contains the answer.” Let us therefore look into ourselves and see i f we can find any thing to aid us in our research. Beginning at the lower, we first interrogate physical man. In this we want facts and science furnishes them. The late Professor Huxley states the position with great clearness and is therefore quoted. In speaking of animal life in general, he says: “The physiological activities manifest by the complex whole, represent the sum, or rather the resultant, of the separate and independent physiological activities resident in each of the simple constituents.” In other words, the personality of man with all his potencies and potentialities represents the resultant, or the sum of all the activities, potencies and potentialities of the units of his physical system. The United States is a nation because each and every in dividual citizen has delegated certain activities, potencies and potentialities to a certain aggregation called Congress. I f it be true that the physical man with all his activities is a composite resultant of individual cell potencies, and if it be true that the mental and psychic phenomena exhibited by physical man are part o f these activities, it then follows: That the individual soul must have its seat in this center of activity. Probably the best and most comprehensive definition of
the humar, soul w ill be found io "The Perfect V,av » £ B o n u s K i n g s fo rd , as follow#: •' ^ “ rVhe im m anent consciousness of all the cells f e n tity, cause b y th e ir polarization, a central unity of Ton piousness, w hich is more than the sum total of all th / consciousness, because it is on a higher plane/* I am aware th a t this view is not accepted hy the Ortl, dox C h u rch a n d fo r th at reason I would kid vou to e^a^nino it very care iu lly .
, • 7 ,. T ~ 80 only a fte r p ro fo u n d consideration. I therefore request vou t m ake a ca re fu l s tu d y o f the line of thought that r hav indicated before y o u go further. W i t h f r a t e r n a l g r e e t in
8 9 2 F u lto n S tr e e t, San F r a n c i s c o , C a l i f o r n i a
T H E N IL E . B Y L E IG II H U N T
I t H o w s t h r o u g h o l d h u s h e d E g y p t a n d i t s sands, L i k e s o m e g r a v e m i g h t y t h o u g h t t h r e a d in g a dream. A n d t i m e s a n d t h i n g s , a s in t h a t v is io n , s e e m K e e p i n g a l o n g i t their e t e r n a l s t a n d s ,— Ca v e s , p i l l a r s , p y r a m i d s , t h e s h e p h e r d b a n d s , T h a t r o a m e d t h r o u g h t h e y o u n g w o r ld , th e g lo r y e x tre m e O f h i g h Sesostris, and that southern b e a m , T h e l a u g h i n g q u e e n t h a t caught the w o r l d ’s g r e a t h a n d s T h e n c o m e s a m i g h t i e r s ile n c e , s te r n a n d s tr o n g , A s o f a world le ft e m p t y o f i t s th r o n g . A nd t h e v o i d weighs on us; and then w e wake, t A nd hear th e f r u i t f u l s t r e a m la p s in g a lo n g T w i x t v i l l a g e s , a n d t h i n k h o w w e s h a ll ta k e O u r o w n c a l m journey on for h u m a n s a k e .
H ER M ETIC BROTHERHOOD. TEM PLE TALKS.
TH E N EW THEOLOGY. DUALISM. (Concluded.) In order that we may make a practical study of the sub ject of duality, let me sketch an outline for your careful study. In it please traee the progress o f development and see the working o f that great mode of Divine action that we call evolution. Observe that through all changes and transformation the one principle under consideration re mains constant. We will consider the transformation o f that faculty or function of the emotional nature that we call “ Desire.” 1 We will assume that “ w ant” springs from the require ment of the exoteric condition o f our dual nature and that “ desire” springs from the esoteric or interior conditions. Referring to any text book you will find that the lowest forms of life exhibit rudimentary phases o f two primary faculties of consciousness. These are Memory and Desire. Here is a duality that is absolutely necessary to enable the organism to enter into a life of relation with its environ ment; memory to enable it to discriminate and profit by its experience in making choices necessary for the sustentation of life and desire to give it the motive for the attempt to continue its existence. Desire, being of the emotional nature, its effect is to impel the organism in the effort to continue its existence. It is from the universal consciousness that the organism has differentiated and, as a unit o f consciousness, it has begun its independent line of individual effort on the road up ward to the Father of all. In this little unit of the Divine consciousness rests the potency of its hereafter, and the faint recognition of this potentiality by the unit itself, is the fountain head of the materialized emotion that we call desire.
F o llo w in g tliis p r im a r y m an ifestatio n in tlie m ost ru d i m e n ta ry fo rm s o f o rg a n iz e d life , we find th a t desire assumes a f u r t h e r c o n d itio n o f d u a lity , i.e .: F i r s t : N u tr itio n . T h e q u e st a n d ab so rp tio n of th a t w h ich w ill n o u r is h a n d give life to th e organism . S e c o n d : T h e a v o id a n c e o f th a t w hich is d estru ctiv e to the s a fe ty o f th e o rg a n is m . H e r e w e see th e “ p a i r o f opposites” th a t o u r O riental b ro th e rs a c c e n tu a te in t h e i r philosophy. •
T H E L O T U S O F 'W ISD O M . B Y ALFRED NOYES.
"What shaken blossoms from the Tree of Life. In showers of glimmering white and deep dim blue Through strange soft starry twilights here bestrew The breathless borders of the world of strife ! What sound of sighs upon the scented gloom Of Eden where no passionate sorrow comes; What light of cloud-pale breasts and breast-blossoms And weary faces in the lotus bloom ? What sad red parted lips under the Tree Of Knowledge hunger toward the bitter fruit, While all the distance trembles with the bruit Of Time’s wings beating toward eternity’! Wlhat wave of moaning through the frondage rolls When all the fragrant dusk is very still! Why do the branches toss and weep at will As if their sap were fed with human souls? Come, let us go ! Take up thy cross and bind The crown of thorns upon thv "brow again, And we will seek tbe world of endless pain, The tortured stars, the wild tormented wind, The passionate heart-break of the world of strife Where wrapt in Hell the soul looks up to Heaven; Here Knowledge as a bride to Death is given, The lotus blossoms on the Tree of Life.
S elected .
TH E IN ITIA TES. F R E E D O M O F T H E MIND.
Next to th e freedom o f the body, if not first in the role of desirable things, comes the freedom of the mind—soul. F re e d o m of the b o d y is held as a God-given right by practi cally a ll o rg a n iz e d Churches in Christendom. But how does th is affect their creed when applied to freedom of the soul ? T h o se who have climbed the pinnacle of Church great
ness usually in or d u rin g the course of th eir life finally acknowledge the Church an un progressive superstitious hierarchy, and because of the knowledge learn t in the bitter school of experience and from a kindly desire to tell the truth, they find themselves abandoned by th e Church for heresy or some other equally bad sm elling charge. The people uneducated except from an o r th o d o x point of view, these awakened souls find themselves alone, abandoned and a d r if t on the great ocean of hum-an progress, and because of their i n a b ilit y to d o l i t t l e o th er th a n th e work they have ju st been e je c te d from, often early find the world so bitter t h a t s e lf d e s tru c tio n seems the o n ly a v e n u e o f escape. T h o s e w h o have the s h ip o f C hurch in charge can foretell
with considerable accuracy the doom of all who bow not the knee in humble submission even -at th e cost of a wounded co n scie nce , Thus, with the sword in one hand, the cross in the other, the Churches have, fo r m any centuries, been ad vancing their forces of superstition, proclaim ing peace upon earth, y e t destroying the very God o f peace am ongst 'men. The little child scarcely aw ay from its m o th e r’s bosom is taught the blackening tale of an eternal hell, w ithin its pure little m in d is instilled the thought th a t will produce fea r of an unknown nature u ntil its d eath unless perchance Dame R e a so n shall assert her pow er a n d reclaim it to tru e light. I o fte n think it is indeed a w onder th a t m an can stop long enough to le a rn th e s im p le s t o f e d u c a tio n w ith th a t fear d is t u r b in g h is m e n t a lit y . H a p p i l y a ll d o n o t believe in the falsehood
The h a rm th a t ha:s been rendered the human family by these incongrous, inconsistent doctrines is past measurement and deplorable. The theologies of our Churches mostly consist in a vain attem p t to reconcile the impossible with the known and im m utable laws of God. Thus m uch of the first history of creation interpreted by them from th e Bible would have us believe God created the w orld; th en a fte r H is creation, which was good, changed the laws so th a t a serpent (wisdom) could destroy His own handiw ork, or in other words, could, from the start, set aside H is im m utable laws. Now I cannot, wfith thousands of others, see how one can rem ain entangled in such a mess of incompresensibles, when n a tu re about us speaks in such beautiful tones of the true object of creation on this as well as other spheres, unless this blindness is traceable to an etiology of bread and butter. B u t it is n o t the work of the societies working for Uni versal B rotherhood of man to quarrel with those who are old enough to see the errors of their ways. The mystic societies w orking for this universal end know the attempt to show them light is worse than thrown away. On the other hand it is our duty, in addition to our own rig h t living, to free as many minds as come within our reach seeking light from fear, cowardice and superstition, instead teaching them the great immutable truths so strangely stam ped on each product of the Divine Creator, and when qualified give unto them those things that will make them workers in the great vineyard of the Master. I t is our duty, afte r doing what lies in our power to free the m ind, to endeavor to promote healthy thought, pro gressive research, into the great volumes of nature, the unfoldm ent of the tru e meaning of evolution, past as well as present and future. Thus the proper conception of N a tu re ’s laws will lead them to see the true light and the necessity of a universal brotherhood of man. In thus moving apace, though silently, with our otherwise
disinterested organizations, we will eventually prove our true worth and turn the eyes of all to the avenues wherein truth is found pure and unadulterated. While I have at tached my life and work principally to one organization, vet there are others in which I can plainly see the ova rapidlv becoming an embryo that will eventually give birth to that end. Thus from it I can see in the horizon of the misty present a ray of pure light arising as though from the dead, the sun whose mantle of kindness, charity and protection will once more upon this earth give to man that tranquility of mind arising out of freedom from thoughts of error that now seems to cloud this intended vision. Let us, each and every mystic society that has the good of the masses at heart, strive as never before to teach poor humbled man his rightful mission upon this earth. Yours in Virtue, Piety and Immortality, •
Dr . Ir a L. Ke pe r l in g .
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T H E H E R M E T IC BRO THERHO OD. T h e H e r m e tic B ro th erh o o d considers itself a portion °r sectio n o f a g e n e ra l m ovem ent, working in the visible, w a r d th e e n d s com m on to all societies that make for good; c o n s e q u e n tly a k e y n o te of ch arity and kindly thought ^ e x te n d e d to a n y a n d a ll persons and societies, working i11 a n y d ire c tio n , te n d in g to altruistic and advanced thought n n d to th e c u ltiv a tio n o f th e finer forces. "We believe our selv es to be sim p ly o n e sm all departm ent used iu the great sch em e f o r th e ad v an c em en t of the race. T h e m o v e m e n t w as inaugurated early in the eighties, n e a r ly sim u lta n e o u sly , first by Doctor Wm. P. Phelon. in C h icag o , 111., a n d la te r by Mrs. Anna Bonus Ivingsford, in L o n d o n , E n g la n d . F o r certain reasons, now explainable, th e w e s te rn in a u g u ra tio n took precedence and the eastern te r m in a te d ; also f o r explainable reasons Doctor Phelon, as h e a d o f th e o rd e r, m oved the headquarters to the Pacific co ast w h e re th e y a re now located in San Francisco. There a r e c e n te rs i n d iffe re n t portions of the United States and in d iv id u a l m em b ers scattered through the United States C a n a d a a n d E n g la n d . T h e o r d e r is p rim a rily distinguished from others work in g a lo n g s im ila r lines by insisting that its members begin to c a r r y o n a n d co n tin u e a course of self-instruction and d isc ip lin e h a v in g f o r its object the development, growth a n d p e rm a n e n t u p -b u ild in g of what may be known as the “ h i g h e r - s e l f / ’ w ith in themselves, as distinguished from (he lo w er a n d m o re so rd id physical nature. In this education a n d d is c ip lin e no doctrines arc taught, each member bein» in s tr u c te d to seek tr u th on all planes of consciousness and to a p p r o p r ia te such as will most perfectly tend to ace,mi. p lis h th e o b jec t sought. A c a rd in a l p rin c ip le of the order is contained in what we c all th e “ T e n e t of Silence.” T h is m a y be in te rp re te d practically as? follows: Each m em b er w o rk in g w ith himself, through himself and by him.
self striving to attain the accomplishment of so tr a n s fo r m ing his character th a t its sp iritu al n atu re shall become uppermost and dominant and the lower n atu re p r a c tic a lly silenced through and by means of th is transformation. The process of transform ation not being carried on by suppression but rather by substitution, the m e t h o d being to substitute the finer for the more coarse and t h u s b y p e r s is te n c e in well doing to bring the higher into d o m in a n c e and the lower into silence. When we say that we have no doctrines tve mean that we have no standards of belief to "which we require our mem bers to subscribe. All our members are positively p l e d g e d t o p r e s e r v e an attitude of sympathetic charity towards the individual be lief or opinion of each and every other member, recog nizing that there is good in all and that by m u t u a l inter course and sympathetic unity good can be obtained from all.
There is, however, among our members a g en era l con sensus of belief. We believe that through the exercise and cultivation of certain finer and inherent forces, in telligen t communication can be had with individuals of the unseen world and that aid, instruction and guidance can be re ceived from advanced members therein. This we designate as our “ Unseen Section” and the two sections, visible and invisible, work together in harmony We have ample and trustworthy evidence that in the socalled “ Unseen Section” there are entities of great power and wisdom who are in the possession of vast accumulated experience and insight, who are guarding, influencing and sustaining our work. In general the line of study pursued by our members tends toward the inductive system of philosophy as dis tinguished from the deductive. We recognize Buddha, Zoroaster, Pythagoras and other great teachers, but we are more particularly distinguished from the Oriental cults by our recognition of Jesus of Nazareth as, to us, pre-eminently the M aster.
W e sy m p a th ize w ith a n d adopt many of the teachings of tlieosopliv, p a rtic u la rly th e doctrines of “ K arm a” and “ R e in c a rn a tio n ,” a n d we also sympathize with and recog nize m a n y o th e r societies and teachers of what may he classed as “ a d v an ced th o u g h t.” I n o u r stu d ie s we use books w ritten by learned minds th ro u g h o u t th e w o rld , b u t we use them as vehicles, not for th e e x tra c tio n of dogm a, b u t for the procurement of what seem s to u s essential esoteric tru th . A s w ill be seen, th e order is somewhat unique and does n o t a p p e a l to th e ta s te of the great mass of seekers for new th in g s.
I t is y e t in its incipicncy and naturally its growth
is slow, b u t y e a rs have passed and each year has brought ad d ed s tre n g th a n d we now feel that the order has come to sta y as a p ro m in e n t factor in the aggregation of forces that m ake fo r good. W e look fo rw a rd to the time when the general advance m en t in know ledge by the groat mass of humanity shall be such th a t it w ill req u ire the gathering up of many forms of relig io u s b elief now dispersed throughout the world .and th a t o u t of th e aggregation of this consensus of belief there shall come a re-statem ent of spiritual truth, that shall be in harm ony, not only w ith itself, but with all modes of Divine action on ev ery p lane of manifestation, and we trust that w hen such tim e arriv es th a t we may be able to contribute o u r sh are a n d do our portion in such a great work. W e a re distinctively a religious society, without creed or dogm a, w ith o u t discipline, without church government. O u r only req u irem en t being that each member shall pre serve a k in d ly attitu d e of charity toward each other mem b er a n d th a t he shall do his best to discipline and govern him self a n d observe practically, the Tenet of Silence. A n y one in sym pathy with this line of endeavor will be welcome to become a member.
L IF E IS D E A T H . TH E LOTUS CROSS. A rt thou brave to ren d the Veil, Seek the aw ful glories th ere; Greet the B rethren w ith a “ h a il! ” E nter where the Holies are ? Wouldst tell all thou seest above— Tell it all in one short b reath ? Love is Life, and L ife is Love, Death is Life, an d L ife is D e a th ! f
MASONIC LITERATURE. Masonic literature has of late moved to higher ground. “ Higher citicism” has been at work in the ancient craft. The fables and legends so long accepted as truth are being estimated at proper value. The history of Masonry is as suming coherence and meaning, while the wonderful symbolry inherited from a remote past is giving up long obscured secrets. In this work of rehabilitating the institu tion, of bringing it into touch with the present, of making Masonry a real world force, one American, periodical stands pre-eminent. TTe refer to the American Tyler-Keystone, published at Ann Arbor, Mich. VThere other craft journals are content to retail lodge gossip, this semi-monthly maga zine aspires to deal with the broadest issues and problems of the fraternity. Is a growing evil to be exposed, there is no fear of consequences in the discussion. The clearest
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N aim s w ere also th u s op e ra to il; in s tr u m e n ts w h ich received a n d tra n s m itte d th e voice a n d im a g e o f th e sp e a k e r to any distance w ith o u t w ires. S e v e ra l o f th e a u th o r s * prophecies have a lre ad y been v erified . S in c e th e book w as written, th is sam e N airn h as been p a r t i a l l y re -d isc o v e re d , as well as th e X -R ay, a n d W ire le ss T e le g ra p h y w h ic h w ere all known an d in use on A tla n tis a t t h a t tim e . H e r e t h e re a d e r may find auth en tic a n d in c o n tro v e rtib le te s tim o n y fro m a lofty a n d noble soul, who h a s p a s s e d th r o u g h a ll of the ex periences o f e a rth -life d u r in g th e la p s e o f Jong aeons that have passed over its re -in c a rn a te d p e rs o n a litie s, and1 has now a ttain e d suprem e k now ledg e o f a ll t h a t h a s been, that is, and m uch o f th a t w h ich w ill be, b o th in th is world- an d in th e higher spheres; a n d w ho h a s a tta in e d th e supreme tran sfig u ration in to a p u r e s p ir itu a l b e in g , a s described fu lly by him, a n d w h ich e v e ry so u l m u s t fin a lly a tta in , and procrastination fro m w hich, c au ses a g es o f unnecessary suffering and sorrow . T h e s to r y is s a d b u t b e a u tif u l; the p ity is th a t m an w ill n o t t u r n a sid e fro m seek in g after pleasure, and his b elief in th e illu sio n s a n d m isconceptions of th is w orld and its false te a c h in g s, a n d fro m h is gros3 m aterialism , th a t he m a y com e in to a n u n d e rs ta n d in g of these great principles. A tla n tis a t t h a t tim e , 12,000 years ago, was a t the h eig h t o f h e r g lo ry , h e r c iv iliz atio n , an d her pow er; the g reatest th e w o rld h a s e v e r seen, th e destruc tion of which a few c en tu rie s la te r is g ra p h ic a lly described. To the scientist th is book sh o u ld su p p ly , th e m issin g links to m any heretofore unsolved problem s. T o th e so u l seeking to know whence, w hy, a n d w h ith e r, th e a n sw e r is here plainly w ritten fo r him w ho wdJl a c c ep t a*nd u n d e rstan d . It is a hook th a t should be re a d by e v e ry one w ho seeks to know the solution of those g re a t q u e stio n s, w h ic h have occupied m an ’s th o u g h t since h is a p p e a ra n c e u p o n this planet. The most im p o rta n t fe a tu r e o f th e book is the extreme high source of its a u th o rity . It w as d ic ta te d by a powerful soul which has passed th ro u g h th e e n tir e cycle of hum an existence, is vividly conscious o f e v e ry p h ase and
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