The principal use of these globes, besides serving as maps, to distinguish the outward parts of the earth, and the situation of the fixed stars, is to illustrate and explain the phenomena arising from the annual revolution and the diurnal rotation of the earth around its own axis. To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken thence, and with my body burned to ashes, and the ashes thereof scattered to the four winds of Heaven, that there might remain neither track, trace nor remembrance among man or Masons of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should be, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Master Mason. Not that they necessarily associate with such beasts; but they and the beasts occupy the same stratum, even as men and beasts are both to be encountered on the earth. In your present condition, what do you most desire? They also allude to the three principal supports in Masonry, namely, Wisdom, Strength. And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? Some say it this way, viz.
Worshipful Master - one ---I; Senior Warden - one ---I; Junior Warden - one ---I. That is not possible, save as a Christian heretic or apostate which denies the divinity of Jesus Christ. Senior Deacon - then turns about, and stands at a point opposite Worshipful Master's pedestal and about three paces from it, facing South He places his feet at right angles, heal to heel right foot pointing West and left foot pointing South. Strength lies in Union; but unwise union leads to disaster. Such a neophyte attempting to enter the astral plane not only arouses those friendly to his visit, but also may arouse certain classes of astral beings who have a violent antipathy to man.
Conductor--Brother, we will pursue our journey. For your information I will go through them, and you will afterwards copy me. Geometry or Masonry, originally synonymous terms, being of a divine moral nature, is enriched with the most useful knowledge; while it proves the wonderful properties of nature, it demonstrates the more important truths of morality. What do they collectively allude to? The attentive ear receives the sound from the instructive tongue; and the mysteries of Freemasonry are safely lodged in the repository of faithful breasts. This conveys the idea that he has partly removed the shackles of sense and seeming by obedience to the laws of both generation and regeneration, but has not yet entirely freed himself from material limitations. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
Consequently we find that a lodge of Fellowcraft Masons may be opened by five officers; a Master, two Wardens, and two Deacons. If given to a Mason he will immediately return it; they can be given by any company unobserved, even by Masons, when shaking hands. You are not to palliate or aggravate the offences of your brethren, but in the decision of every trespass against our rules you are to judge with candor, admonish with friendship, and reprehend with justice. The lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance, and the devastations of war have laid waste and destroyed many valuable monuments of antiquity on which the utmost exertions of human genius have been employed. This point resolves itself to a point within the head. And as the physical body and the etheric body cannot exist on the astral plane, which is the region where the soul functions immediately after death until it has evolved sufficiently to pass to the spiritual plane, man on the astral plane has a fivefold constitution. The reader will, however, do well to recollect these hints, as they are particular points.
The Master here shows the candidate these tools, which are generally made of rosewood. More spiritual types of information can be acquired only on more spiritual levels of the astral world. Senior Deacon - instructs Candidate to give and hold Sign of Fidelity and ensures he does so. Junior Warden - guiding Candidate, makes a clockwise wheel and conducts Candidate direct to North of Senior Warden's pedestal Here he wheels Candidate clockwise so as to face East and releases hand. I will suffer you to pass on to the Senior Warden's station in the west. According to the Hermetic System of Names and Numbers see Course 6, The Sacred Tarot , the fifth Hebrew letter, which was omitted from the password by the Ephraimites, denotes the feminine principle in nature, and applied to humanity it denotes woman.
Differences between Masonic and American pledge of allegiance: Hand centered in middle of chest, not diagonal to shoulder Wrist turned down in unnatural position forming an 'angle' Bottom of hand thus 'Level' to the 'Perpendicular' 'Getting a Grip' with gloves. The name of the pass-grip of a F. It may be but the harmonious blending and mutual exchange of magnetism between husband and wife, an interchange of vital energy beneficial to health and accompanied by exalted feelings. To suspend or suppress any natural function is a violent shock to the astral body that will usually react unfavorably on the physical body also. Conductor—The pass grip of a Master Mason.
John, do hereby and hereon most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, that I will always hail, ever conceal, and never reveal any of the secrets, arts, parts, point or points, of the Master Masons' Degree, to any person or persons whomsoever, except it be to a true and lawful brother of this Degree, or in a regularly constituted Lodge of Master Masons, nor unto him, or them, until by strict trial, due examination, or lawful information, I shall have found him, or them, as lawfully entitled to the same as I am myself. As you are yet uninformed, your conductor will answer for you. Next, he was impressed with the idea that the foundation for the new order of the ages had been laid in 1776 but that it would be completed only under the eye of the Great Architect. The arms are then lowered in three distinct motions to the sides. Senior Warden - rises, faces Candidate and offers hand. Tubal Cain, Pass Grip of a 'Master' Mason: Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor FreePress-FreeSpeech Banner Tubal Cain, Passgrip of a 'Master' Mason: Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor Sacred-Texts.
~ Third Degree: Master Mason Secret word: Mahabone W. John the Baptist and to St. Conductor here takes off the hoodwink and removes the cable-tow, and all around the altar place their hands in the position of the duegard of a Master Mason. Give me the pass-grip of a Master Mason. At this stage the word is halved. Velocities which are in excess of those approximating light belong to the astral plane.