Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Passionless State

"The soul that at any time improved as regards the knowledge of virtue and increase in righteousness should obtain an improved position in the universe, pressing onwards at every step to a passionless state, until it comes to a perfect man, a preeminence at once of knowledge and of inheritance."

St. Clement of Alexandria

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Cunning Man

"And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father."

2 Chronicles 2: 13-14

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Sun and the Moon

"God set these lights in the heavens, not merely as lamps unto our physical feet by night and by day, but in a far deeper sense to keep us mortals enlightened by their astonishing revelation of our cosmic and spiritual history. For the sun and moon together trace in the open book of the skies each month and each year the entire narrative of our inner experience."

Alvin Boyd Kuhn, Spiritual Symbolism of the Sun and Moon

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Opening and Closing

"The openings and closings are regarded as but so much casual formality devoid of interior purpose or meaning, whereas they are ceremonies of the highest instructiveness and rites with a distinctive purpose which should not be profaned by casual perfunctory performance or without understanding what they imply."

Walter Leslie Wilmshurst, On the Opening and Closing of the
Lodge, from The Meaning of Masonry

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Seen of Cephas

"And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:"

1 Corinthians 15: 4-5

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Winchester Cathedral

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