My first impressions of the ancient science and practices I was taken back by the plethora of books, manuscripts, prestigious philosophers and fanciful claims masked in allegory and written with the up most caution. The precious material intentionally masked that lay within its contents would not be brought to the surface by the layman but only by the most dedicated pupils of the Great Work. I must admittedly confess that when first reviewing allegorical equations like the flame of existence, the water of femininity or change, the air or conciseness of our microcosm, and the daughter of both Fire and water that is Earth I was taken back. At first glance this meant very little other then the literal meanings that the example alluded to by suggestion. Little did I know that I was about to embark through the Darkness like the Hermit of the Major Arcana in search of wisdom, communion and marriage. I soon became very aware that this was not a subject for the slightly curious or dabblers. Without a firm grasp of multiple subjects, the disciple would never truly discover the blessing that flows through the cosmos in the great River of Collective consciousness, to use a C. G. Jung analogy. This dissertation is not to attempt to obtain admittance in the Mystery Schools but to shed Light on my understanding and thesis of what is to be accomplished.
This has been constructed under the premise that the reader himself has also been enchanted with self-discovery so I will not waste time giving definitions and detail explanations throughout but only when necessary for clarification. To my Masonic affiliations I must give the Highest Regard; for if I had not been drawn to the steps of Masonry I might not have found The Acacia in all its glory and its intellectual flame that assists in igniting one’s own lantern for discovery.
Nous communes us; the Supreme Goodness, for the qualities of the Supreme Good are the only divine power that is duly qualified to be described as Good. Spoke the word of The Absolute; originating from the fire of Divinity. Nous is the All; the All was before darkness but came from darkness and gave birth to offspring. The Vessel that is capable of the Senses: Audio and Visual, one must contemplate those which are perceived by and come to know, that is the Word of the Absolute. Nous is all that is good, the sire, the Begetter. The Word and Nous are not Independent for their Union is Life, the wisdom to extinguish isolation, the Purpose. The unprincipled are warned for the Absolute is the Gatekeeper and those who are dishonorable will not be omitted and that Microcosm will then cease to exist. For the more Empirical and scientific minded the literature of Mr. Carl Gustav Jung is most appropriate when describing the participants psyche. From birth we are subject to the external phenomena and worldly stimulants. That collection begins to form what is known as the Mask or Personality that governs of the unconscious. The Unconscious being the administrator of task, such as breathing, blood circulation and other bodily functions that are definitely being managed but are not always fully aware of in our wakened consciousness, the means. More paradoxical solutions like, where did our consciousness and unconscious spark from; I cannot begin to explain without crossing into religious theology which is not my intent. Moving on, the mysteries are the collection of events and realm from which they dwell that can be both beneficial and otherwise is referred to as the Anima or the events that have created red flag warnings that now mold your psyche and the actions that follow when presented with a similar situation. If a practitioner can attempt to confront these demons of one’s past and dissolve the personality he can partake from his true self. This has been a practice or the purpose of Psychology and the studies of Mr. C. G. Jung and Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical psychology. The Diagram is a depiction of what was just described shortly but not by any means to its extent. I will leave with a gift and thus is given; from above fire descended through the Abyss of darkness, under earth to the watery substance that darkness became. From this watery substance infused with Fire, the Word was begotten; All of which consumed by Air and circumscribed by Ether. No beginning but without end, yet the beginning. Truth is founded in the seal of solemn.
This has been a collective debriefing of some of my research: Frater. R.L.M.E.