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THE

MURDER

OF HIRAM

(See Chapter

VIII,

THE

HIRAMIC

LEGEND)

From

the original

painting

by

A.

J.

Knapp,

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lished,

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Philosophical

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THE LOSTW-ORD ITSHIDDENMEANING   A CORRELATION OF THE ALLEGORY AND SYMBOLISM OF THE BIBLE
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THE LOSTW-ORD ITSHIDDENMEANING

THE LOSTW-ORD ITSHIDDENMEANING   A CORRELATION OF THE ALLEGORY AND SYMBOLISM OF THE BIBLE
 

A

CORRELATION

OF

THE

ALLEGORY

AND

SYMBOLISM

OF

THE

BIBLE

WITH

THAT

OF

FREEMASONRY

AND

AN

EXPOSI-

TION

OF

THE

SECRET

DOCTRINE

GEORGE H. STEINMETZ

 

WITH

k FOREWORD BY

 

MANLY

PALMER

HALL

 

ILLUSTRATIONS.

 

(not

otherwise

credited)

 

By

JOSEPH

KRIEGER’

MACOY

PUBLISHING

AND

MASONIC

SUPPLY

COMPANY

 

NEW

YORK

  By JOSEPH KRIEGER’ MACOY PUBLISHING AND MASONIC SUPPLY COMPANY   NEW YORK
  By JOSEPH KRIEGER’ MACOY PUBLISHING AND MASONIC SUPPLY COMPANY   NEW YORK
  By JOSEPH KRIEGER’ MACOY PUBLISHING AND MASONIC SUPPLY COMPANY   NEW YORK
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DEDICATION To the MASONIC RESEARCH GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO who ape striving to hasten, the
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To the MASONIC RESEARCH

GROUP

OF SAN

FRANCISCO

who ape striving

to hasten, the

day

when the chrysalis

ITUAL

MASONRY

of that living,

pulsating,

SPIR-

shall

emerge from the cocoon

of the “Dead School,” which now entombs it, and assume its rightful place in the affairs of men in- tended by the Supreme Architect.

School,” which now entombs it, and assume its rightful place in the affairs of men in-
School,” which now entombs it, and assume its rightful place in the affairs of men in-
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FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being
FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being
FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being
FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being
FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being
FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being

FOREWORD

FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being enriched

It

is good

to know

that

the

literature

of philo-

FOREWORD It is good to know that the literature of philo- sophical Masonry is being enriched

sophical

Masonry

is being

enriched

by

sincere

and

thoughtful

scholarship.

The

wisdom,

strength,

and

beauty

of the Masonic

rituals

and symbols,

the mag-

nificent

traditions

of

the

Craft,

and

the wonderful

heritage

of moral,

ethical,

and spiritual

values which

it brings

to these troubled

times deserve the admira-

tion

and respect of all practical

three centuries

idealists. Free and Accepted

For nearly

Ma-

sons, as individuals

Fraternity,

ceasingly

Everywhere

and as members of a world-wide

together and builders

faithfully

of human

to progress,

have labored as architects

they

and un-

society.

and

have contributed

have

dedicated

their

lives,

their

honor,

and their

worldly

goods

to

the

twofold

cause

of

Universal

Brotherhood

and Universal

-Enlightenment.

The he-

roes and martyrs

of Masonry

have builded

well,

and

have bestowed

upon

their

successors a Master

Plan

and the tools and instruments

for its accomplishment.

Through the Scottish

the rituals

and lectures

of the Degrees of

Rite,

the modern

Mason

comes to know

ix

accomplishment. Through the Scottish the rituals and lectures of the Degrees of Rite, the modern Mason
accomplishment. Through the Scottish the rituals and lectures of the Degrees of Rite, the modern Mason
accomplishment. Through the Scottish the rituals and lectures of the Degrees of Rite, the modern Mason

X

FOREWORD

X FOREWORD and to appreciate the great teachers of the past, the noble philosophers, the inspired
X FOREWORD and to appreciate the great teachers of the past, the noble philosophers, the inspired
X FOREWORD and to appreciate the great teachers of the past, the noble philosophers, the inspired

and to appreciate

the great

teachers

of the

past,

the

noble

philosophers,

the inspired

seers, and the

illu-

minated

mystics,

whose

lives

and

teachings

have

contributed

so largely

to

the

essential

progress

of

mankind.

The wonderful

work

of that

most learned

Sovereign

Grand

Commander

of the Ancient

and Ac-

Sovereign Grand Commander of the Ancient and Ac- cepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of

cepted Scottish

Rite

for the Southern

Jurisdiction

of

the United

States,

General

Albert

Pike,

has greatly

advanced

the philosophical

side of modern

Masonry.

His

tion of esoteric Masonry.

indebted

scholarship

has pointed

the way To his genius

to the restora-

the Order

is

for a broader

and deeper vision of the origin

the Order is for a broader and deeper vision of the origin and destiny of the

and

destiny

of

the

Fraternity.

Through

him

the

modern

Brother

comes to realize

the place

of Free-

masonry

in

the descent

of the sacred Mysteries

of

antiquity.

It

is most important

that

the scholarship

of

Ma-

sonry

along with

should

grow

and unfold,

deepen

and

enrich,.

The

the physical

prosperity

of the Order.

and enrich,. The the physical prosperity of the Order. true strength of the Craft is measured,

true

strength

of the

Craft

is measured,

not

in terms

of material

accomplishment

alone,

but

in

terms

of

personal

dedication

to

the

service

of

those

eternal

truths

veiled

by the luminous

symbols

of

the

Craft.

To

deny

the spirit

of Masonry,

to ignore

its philo-

sophical

footings,

or

to

reject

its

esoteric

doctrine

would be to deprive

the Craft

of its greater

Masons

today

should

support

and sustain

glory.

in every

esoteric doctrine would be to deprive the Craft of its greater Masons today should support and
esoteric doctrine would be to deprive the Craft of its greater Masons today should support and
esoteric doctrine would be to deprive the Craft of its greater Masons today should support and

FOREWORD

xi

FOREWORD x i way those Brothers and the Word. efforts creasing, fruits who are inspired to
FOREWORD x i way those Brothers and the Word. efforts creasing, fruits who are inspired to
FOREWORD x i way those Brothers and the Word. efforts creasing, fruits who are inspired to
FOREWORD x i way those Brothers and the Word. efforts creasing, fruits who are inspired to

way those Brothers

and the Word.

efforts

creasing,

fruits

who are inspired to seek the Light

their

generous

and untiring

Masonry

is in-

like

the first

Through

the literature

of the harvest,

of philosophical

and each new work

to

is brought,

the altar

of the Great Archi-

each new work to is brought, the altar of the Great Archi- tect of the Universe.

tect of the Universe.

brought, the altar of the Great Archi- tect of the Universe. Masons, encourage your Brothers in

Masons,

encourage

your

Brothers

in

their

search

for the deeper truths.

Masonry

is a spirit,

and those

who

would

truly

understand

its mysteries

must

ap-

proach

them

in spirit.

Masonry

is a quest-an

eter-

nal

search

for

the

answer

to

the

riddle

of

life.

eter- nal search for the answer to the riddle of life. M a s o n

Masonry

is a university-

a college built

without

the

sound of hammers

or the voice of workmen,

Masonry

stands

for universal

education,

and

is itself

a House

of Universal

Education.

All

knowledge

leads

to

the

a House of Universal Education. All knowledge leads to the D i v i n e

Divine

Presence.

Never

forget

that

the

Lodges,

whether

they

be on

the

tops of mountains

or

in

the

depths of valleys, wing.

is with

are under

the shadow

It

the deepest and sincerest

of a mighty

pleasure

that

I have examined

this manuscript

by Brother

George

H.

Steinmetz.

Having

written

considerably

on Ma-

sonry

and related

subjects,

I know

his problems,

and

share his dreams

and convictions.

I

know

that

this

book will

be well

received,

and that

Masons

every-

where will

welcome his research and findings

and will

be well received, and that Masons every- where will welcome his research and findings and will
x i i FOREWORD gain new inspiration are timely, true his endeavors. for their own
x i i FOREWORD gain new inspiration are timely, true his endeavors. for their own

xii

FOREWORD

x i i FOREWORD gain new inspiration are timely, true his endeavors. for their own studies.

gain new inspiration

are timely,

true

his endeavors.

for their

own studies.

is

His words the. spirit

and consecrates

but

even more

valuable

of

‘Pllasonry

which

shines through

their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
their own studies. is His words the. spirit and consecrates but even more valuable of ‘Pllasonry
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the
PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the

PREFACE

PREFACE “This eternal teaching of Yoga, spake I unto Viva- swat, whom men call the Sun-the

“This

eternal

teaching

of Yoga,

spake I

unto

Viva-

swat,

whom

men call

the Sun-the

Lord

of Light.

 

And

he in

turn

communicated

it

to Manu,

the reign-

ing spirit.

And

of

he in turn

transmitted

it to Ikshwaku,

 

the founder

the

solar

dynasty.

And

from

him

it

was passed on from

higher

to lower

degree, until

e

it

was known

to the Royal-Sages.

“But,

know,

0

Prince,

that

as

the

years

have

passed by, this

noble

teaching

hath

decayed

and

its

light

hath

grown

dim.

Almost

lost hath

become its

hath grown dim. Almost lost hath become its inner spirit, and men know naught but its

inner spirit,

and men know naught

but its letter.

Such

is ever

the fate

of Truth

among the race of men.”

How

truly

this

describes

the

origin

state of Freemasonry

those who love Masonry

is only

too well

more for Her

and present

recognized

by

Great Hidden

Truths

than

for

Her

Ritual

and

ethical

teaching.

This

in

the

hope of clearing

away

book has been written some of the rubbish

of the Temple,

that

the

seeking Craftsman

may discover

those “precious

jew-

els” which

there lie buried.

1 The

Bhavagad

Gita.

Part

IV.

Paragraphs

II

and

III.

those “precious jew- els” which there lie buried. 1 The Bhavagad Gita. Part IV. Paragraphs II

x111

those “precious jew- els” which there lie buried. 1 The Bhavagad Gita. Part IV. Paragraphs II
those “precious jew- els” which there lie buried. 1 The Bhavagad Gita. Part IV. Paragraphs II
those “precious jew- els” which there lie buried. 1 The Bhavagad Gita. Part IV. Paragraphs II
those “precious jew- els” which there lie buried. 1 The Bhavagad Gita. Part IV. Paragraphs II

xiv

PREFACE

x i v PREFACE The primary purpose is to delve into the SECRET DOCTRINE IN FREEMASONRY;
x i v PREFACE The primary purpose is to delve into the SECRET DOCTRINE IN FREEMASONRY;

The primary

purpose

is to delve

into

the SECRET

DOCTRINE

IN

FREEMASONRY;

to seek out and

examine

those deeper aspects which

are of interest

to

the

serious

student

of

Masonic

philosophy

who

is

earnestly

searching

for “more

light.”

 

With

such a purpose

paramount,

this

work

is

of-

fered as a continuation

of Freemasonry

Its

Hidden

Meaning.

The concept

of Freemasonry

therein

pro-

mulgated

will

not,

therefore,

be repeated,

on the

as-

sumption

that

those

who

read

herein

are

already

familiar

with

that

thesis.

Rather,

we shall

proceed

to take

another

“regular

step forward,”

toward

the

East

of

Masonic

Enlightenment.

 

It

is

my

sincere

wish

that

you

who

read may

do

so “with

pleasure

(and

profit)

to yourselves,

and

honor

to

the Fra-

ternity,”

the glory

and beauty

of whose philosophy

can at

best

but

be feebly

grasped by the finite

mind.

glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite

G. H.

S.

glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
glory and beauty of whose philosophy can at best but be feebly grasped by the finite
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS good for his carte blanche permission to quote as desired from his published works
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS good for his carte blanche permission to quote as desired from his published works ;

good

for his carte

blanche permission to quote as desired from his published works ; the use of certain illustrations

(which are individually credited), taken from the fine collection of the Philosophical Research Society Library of Los Angeles; his helpful suggestions and counsel, and especially for his contribution of the foreword.

Our deep appreciation friend and mentor Manly

is expressed

Palmer

Hall

to

our

Our indebtedness

is acknowledged

to the splen-

did research Library of the San Francisco Bodies

No. 1 Ancienteand Accepted Scottish Rite of Free- masonry where much of our research was done.

to

mention the cooperation of our Illustrator, Brother Joseph Krieger, for his sympathetic understanding of exactly what was desired and his excellent ex- ecution of design. In a work of this nature the necessity is present to quote from many sources. We are grateful to the several publishing houses who so kindly granted their permission to quote from the volumes listed in the bibliography.

We would

indeed

be remiss were

we

to

fail

G. H.

S.

.

permission to quote from the volumes listed in the bibliography. We would indeed be remiss were
permission to quote from the volumes listed in the bibliography. We would indeed be remiss were
permission to quote from the volumes listed in the bibliography. We would indeed be remiss were
TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD . PREFACE ix * x111 . . . ,
TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD . PREFACE ix * x111 . . . ,

TABLE

OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages
CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages
CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages
CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages

CHAPTER

I

CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages the

Introduction

CHAPTER I Introduction I N comparison of the Orient with the antiquity of the languages the

I N comparison

of

the

Orient

with

the antiquity

of the languages

the English

tongue

is young

and

lacks sufficient vocabulary

aphysical concepts. The same difficulty in clearly

expressing themselves is encountered by most writers, using English as the vehicle, when discussing these

adequately

to express met-

subjects.

The

orthodox

Christian

thinking

of most

Western peoples in general and English

ples in particular also contributes to the difficulty.

Their basic understanding of the words necessarily

associations

speaking peo-

employed

is so rooted

-in

their

orthodox

speaking peo- employed is so rooted -in their orthodox that the subtle changes in meaning are

that the subtle changes in meaning are not readily ac-

cepted by the mind. There being no equivalent

the English language for many Oriental metaphysical terms presents yet another obstacle. The definition

of certain common words and expressions

be used in this book becomes essential, as they

NOT be employed to attributed to them in

every-day

in

c

which

will

will

convey

the SAME

use.

MEANING

1

essential, as they NOT be employed to attributed to them in every-day in c which will
essential, as they NOT be employed to attributed to them in every-day in c which will
essential, as they NOT be employed to attributed to them in every-day in c which will
essential, as they NOT be employed to attributed to them in every-day in c which will
2 THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING Bony-Pertains to the physical body of man. INTUITIor+--That which
2 THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING Bony-Pertains to the physical body of man. INTUITIor+--That which

2

THE

LOST

WORD-ITS

HIDDEN

MEANING

2 THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING Bony-Pertains to the physical body of man. INTUITIor+--That which is

Bony-Pertains

to the physical

body of man.

INTUITIor+--That

which

is “known”

without

the

aid of any of the senses or usual intellectual esses.

 

proc-

MATERIAL-That

is discernible

to

the

per-

ception

by

which one or more

of the senses.

 

PHYSICAL-Pertains

and to things

to the physical

body

of man

physical.

PHYSICAL

MAN-The

“animal

man”-the

ani-

mated

body

without

reference

to

the

“self

con-

sciousness”

of the individual.

 

PSYCHICAL

MAN-The

physical

man to whom

has

been added intellect

and self consciousness.

SEL&--The

psychical

or mental

man, not the body,

but

that

to which

one refers when

he says “I.“’

SELF CoNscIousNEss-The ability to be conscious

from mere consciousness

of Self as distinguished

of existence or simple consciousness as exhibited

in

the

animal

kingdom.

Awareness

of SOME-

as exhibited in the animal kingdom. Awareness of SOME- THING within oneself. The totality of con-

THING

within

oneself.

The

totality

of

con-

scious states.

SouL-The

Psyche. Strictly to be confused SYNONYMOUS,

Christianity.

pertains

with

to the mental

which

is

be correctly

by

and not

NOT

used interchangeably

orthodox

“spirit,”

and cannot

“soul”

with

as is done

which is be correctly by and not NOT used interchangeably orthodox “spirit,” and cannot “soul” with
which is be correctly by and not NOT used interchangeably orthodox “spirit,” and cannot “soul” with
which is be correctly by and not NOT used interchangeably orthodox “spirit,” and cannot “soul” with

-IPiTRODUCTION

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-IPiTRODUCTION 3 SPIRIT-When used in connection with man, the immortal “SOMETHING” which is Life
-IPiTRODUCTION 3 SPIRIT-When used in connection with man, the immortal “SOMETHING” which is Life
-IPiTRODUCTION 3 SPIRIT-When used in connection with man, the immortal “SOMETHING” which is Life

SPIRIT-When

used in connection

with

man,

the

immortal

“SOMETHING”

which

is Life

itself.

SPIRIT-When

used in connection

with

Deity,

the

same “SOMETHING”

(which

is

as close

to

same “SOMETHING” (which is as close to definition to refer or plane but psychical as finite

definition

to refer

or plane

but

psychical

as finite

a state

mind can come).

or plane

When used

that

state

directional,

and

the

to

of being,

(not

physical

of existence

ABOVE

the

qualitative)

BOTH

planes.

SPIRITUAL MAN-He

who

has attained

LLCosmic

Consciousness” -“Spiritual

consciousness”

or

LLCosmic Consciousness” -“Spiritual consciousness” or the “LOST WORD” whether “within or with-

the “LOST

WORD”

whether

“within

or with-

out”

the physical

body.

GOD----Mention

‘(God”

before one hundred

persons

and one hundred

gods that

instant

are created.

Each

one hearing

the word

immediately

inter-

prets

it

according

to

his CONCEPTION

OF

GOD

and

each such concept

is different.

To

quote

from

that

great

source

of

wisdom,

the

Bhavagad

Gita:

“Each

man’s

God-his

con-

cep tion of Deity-is

himself

at

his best,

magni-

fied

by

infinity.”

Used

here,

reluctantly,

for

want

of

a better

short

descriptive

word,

“God”

will

be understood

to mean

that

SUPREME,

will be understood to mean that SUPREME, IMPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE which we credit with being the

IMPERSONAL

INTELLIGENCE

which

we

credit

with

being the directing

force of the

Uni-

verse.

In Freemasonry

this handicap

is partially

we credit with being the directing force of the Uni- verse. In Freemasonry this handicap is
THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING   overcome for us by the descriptive phrase:
THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING   overcome for us by the descriptive phrase:
THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING   overcome for us by the descriptive phrase:

THE

LOST

WORD-ITS

HIDDEN

MEANING

 

overcome

for

us

by

the

descriptive

phrase:

“SUPREME

ARCHITECT

OF

THE

UNI-

VERSE?

Analysis

of the words “supreme”

and

“architect”

in their

full

implication

reveals the

comprehensiveness

of this description,

insofar

as

the finite

mind

can attain

an understanding

of

the Infinite.

mind can attain an understanding of the Infinite. Occult philosophy conceives man as a special crea-

Occult

philosophy

conceives man as a special crea-

tion

of the Deity,

composed of the material(

the phys-

ical

body),

the psychical

(the

self conscious

mind)

and the spiritual

(the

living

Something,

the

spark,

immortal

man,-

THE

GOD

WITHIN!

).

Material

science postulates

man

as a part

of the general

crea-

tion,

having

evolved

to his present

self consciousness

from

a lower

form

of

life.

The

Hebrew-Christian

Bible

is in accord

with

the ancient

philosophy

( from .

which

it derives)

in claiming

man to be a special crea-

tion.

The Bible

is not at variance

with

ancient

teach-

ing,

when

properly

understood,

but

is an abridged

edition

of that

philosophy;

it

does not

resort

to the

lengthy

detail

of some of the Eastern

Sacred Books7

but it in no wise contradicts

it

making

withstanding posed of Body,

those details. Orthodoxy,

and ‘%pirit,”

thereby

but

the Bible not- man com-

is true,

has confused

“sou1”

man in effect TWO-FOLD,

refers to the THREE-FOLD

Soul, and Spirit.

Bible not- man com- is true, has confused “sou1” man in effect TWO-FOLD, refers to the
Bible not- man com- is true, has confused “sou1” man in effect TWO-FOLD, refers to the
Bible not- man com- is true, has confused “sou1” man in effect TWO-FOLD, refers to the

INTRODUCTION

5

INTRODUCTION 5 The study of Masonry necessarily compels a study and understanding its importance tion of
INTRODUCTION 5 The study of Masonry necessarily compels a study and understanding its importance tion of

The study

of Masonry

necessarily

compels a study

5 The study of Masonry necessarily compels a study and understanding its importance tion of the

and understanding

its importance

tion

of the Bible, in the Masonic

the “Holy

for none can question

Lodge.

Light

The

declara-

is made that

Bible

is the Great

I

of Masonry”

and Masonry’s

initiates

are admonished

to:

“With

reverence

study

and obey

the laws

which

Thou

hast

given

us

in

Thy

Holy

Word.”

is given

Freema-

.sonry

proclaims

: “The

Holy

Bible

us as the

rule and guide

of our

faith

and practice.”

And

sol-

emnly informs

its candidates

 

that:

“The

Bible is ded-

icated

to

God because it

is

His

inestimable

gift

to

Man.”

And

that,

“so should

we

*

*

*

endeavor

to

erect

our

spir&ual

building

in accordance

with

the

designs laid

down

by the Supreme

Architect

of

the

Universe

tion,

tle Board.”

in

the

Great

Book

of Nature

and Revela-

which

is. our spiritual, ’

moral and Masonic Tres-

Revela- which is. our spiritual, ’ moral and Masonic Tres- Lest any misunderstanding arise in the

Lest any misunderstanding

arise

in the

mind

of the

reader

because of

these repeated

references

to

the

“Holy

Bible,”

it should

be noted

that

substitution

of

the “Holy

is

Bible”

for the ‘Volume

of

a

modern

adaptation

the

of the Sacred Law”

English

speaking

Lodge.

Obviously

ANY

Sacred

Book

is meant,

for

many

jurisdictions

using the term

“Holy

Bible”

rec-

ognize jurisdictions

where

the Koran,

Hebrew

Bible

the term “Holy Bible” rec- ognize jurisdictions where the Koran, Hebrew Bible 1Masonic Manual of Missouri.
the term “Holy Bible” rec- ognize jurisdictions where the Koran, Hebrew Bible 1Masonic Manual of Missouri.

1Masonic

Manual

of

Missouri.

the term “Holy Bible” rec- ognize jurisdictions where the Koran, Hebrew Bible 1Masonic Manual of Missouri.
the term “Holy Bible” rec- ognize jurisdictions where the Koran, Hebrew Bible 1Masonic Manual of Missouri.
the term “Holy Bible” rec- ognize jurisdictions where the Koran, Hebrew Bible 1Masonic Manual of Missouri.
THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING (Old Testament only) or the Vedas are regarded as the
THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING (Old Testament only) or the Vedas are regarded as the

THE

LOST

WORD-ITS

HIDDEN

MEANING

THE LOST WORD-ITS HIDDEN MEANING (Old Testament only) or the Vedas are regarded as the “Sacred

(Old Testament

only)

or the Vedas are regarded as

the “Sacred Volume.”

only) or the Vedas are regarded as the “Sacred Volume.” Certain conclusions must be reached by

Certain

conclusions

must be reached by the Mason

who devotes even a little

inent position admonitions

it;

serious thought

nut

to the prom- The repeated

just

READ

‘lGREAT

of the-.Bible in Masonry.

to STUDY

this book,

that

it

is declared

to

the fact

be the

LIGHT”

and the “RULE

AND

GUIDE”

of one’s

“faith

and practice”

indicates

an importance

far be-

yond

its moral

and ethical

and ethical enlightenment

teachings. its only merit

Were moral to the Free-

mason, he need not

the Bible as a guide to morals and ethics is contained

“study”

it.

The entire worth

of

‘in

the Idecalogue,

the

“eleventh

commandment”-

of ‘in the Idecalogue, the “eleventh commandment”- “‘love thy neighbor Rule”- “And as thyself” 2 and

“‘love thy neighbor

Rule”- “And

as thyself”

2 and

the

“Golden

as ye would that men should do to you,

do ye also to them likewise.”

3 These

could

easily

have been incorporated

into the Masonic

Ritual,

sav-

ing the initiate

self, for what more can one, learn of morals and ethics

the labor of seeking them out for him-

of morals and ethics the labor of seeking them out for him- throughout taught of them

throughout

taught of them throughout

the whole

of the Bible,

and what more is

of Masonry? the Mason

is

the whole

that

Logically,

it must be concluded

expected to,.discover “something”

in

the Bible

which

far transcends this moral and ethical

teaching,

great

the Bible which far transcends this moral and ethical teaching, great 2Matthew XXII: 39. 3Luke VI:

2Matthew

XXII:

39.

the Bible which far transcends this moral and ethical teaching, great 2Matthew XXII: 39. 3Luke VI:
the Bible which far transcends this moral and ethical teaching, great 2Matthew XXII: 39. 3Luke VI:

INTRODUCTION

7

INTRODUCTION 7 as it may be; that Masonry has a specific purpose in viewinits admonitions to
INTRODUCTION 7 as it may be; that Masonry has a specific purpose in viewinits admonitions to
INTRODUCTION 7 as it may be; that Masonry has a specific purpose in viewinits admonitions to

as it

may

be;

that

Masonry

has a specific purpose in

viewinits

admonitions

to “STUDY

WITH REVER-

ENCE that

(as

well

Book which

moral

is the Mason’s

Masonic

SPIRITUAL

Trestle-Board.”

as),

and

Taken

in conjunction

with

the instruction

to the

En-

tered Apprentice

to “Ask,

Seek, and Knock,“together

with

the

statement

that

“ALL

THE

LIGHT

OF

MASONRY

CANNOT

BE

CONFERRED

 

IN

A

LODGE

OF

MASTER

MASONS”

a discovery

is

made.

That

discovery

is

that

one must

“ask

and

seek” within

the Bible

where he shall

attain

to that

light

which cannot be conferred

Therein

is discovered

that

in the Lodge. which

“SOMETHING”

it

is

in-

tended shall be discovered:

the truth

of man himself,

the reason

for

his existence,

his ultimate

goal,

and

instructions

for attaining

it.

The Bible

verifies,

con-

firms and elaborates

the truths