Blavatsky

Azoth( Alch.). The creative principle in Nature, the grosser portion ofwhich is stored in the Astral Light. It is symbolized by a figure which isa cross (See “Eliphas Lévi”), the four limbs of which bear each one letterof the wordTaro,which can be read also Rota, Ator, and in many othercombinations, each of which has an occult meaning (Blavatsky)

AZOTH: Nombre del Doble Mercurio alquímico. Comprende la primera y última letrade los alfabetos griego, latino y hebreo, simbolizando “de principio a fin de todouniverso”, la letra H simboliza al sol H = Helios (Sol), símbolo de la Gran Obra; este producto nace en cada sublimación y es el único protagonista de nuestra obra. (Puche Riart)

“Freemasonry is the continuation of very ancient secret societies and brotherhoods. 

The Masonic square was found in many temples, and also appears in the great pyramid. 

It is said that it was used symbolical­ly for squaring conduct, perfecting of the personality. To build on the square was to build for ever, according to the teachings of ancient Egypt; and in the Egyptian Hall of Judge­ment Osiris is seen seated on the square while judging the dead.

Thus in the macrocosm, the square came to symbolize the foundation of eternal law, that reflected in the four bodies of man; and the columns - were the symbols of the aspects of the law: Osiris, Father ; Isis - feminine aspect; and Horus - the as a star of Monad - at the culmination of the ladder.

The two pillars at initiation, there supposed to stand at the entrance to the other world, and the various experiences through which the candidate passed were intended to symbolize those which would come to him when he passed out of this physical world into the next stage. 

In the Lodge room is symbolized a temple of humanity, and as such it may be taken to symbolize a man lying upon his back.

In this position the three great supports correspond to important centers in the human body. : 1.head, two part of the brain; the sun and the moon are the symbols of divine, of origin - East.

All the western nations look to the east as the source of their wisdom. 

3 corresponds to the heart, anciently regarded as the seat of the affections.

Middle column 2 correspond to to the generative organs, symbols of strength and virility, the solar plexus.; reflection of deity in matter.

The three powers of consciousness appearing in man as the spiritual will, the intuitional love and the higher intelligence, which are the root of all human will, love and thought.

The three columns, as a divine aspects, representing wisdom, strength and beauty, were stated to stand round God’s throne, which was the altar itself, which signify love.

Divine Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are one Universal God in whom everything exists, whether it be animate or inanimate, for there is nothing but That.

But in Their separate appearances, the Holy Ghost is the maker or builder of the outer world, - objectivity; and the Son is the life in all beings, the “light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world”- subjectivity.

The pillars also represent once more the two great laws of progress, karma and dharma, the former providing the environment or material world, and the latter the direction of the self within - ” the ladder"; by the union or harmonious working of these two laws a man may attain the stability and strength required for the occult path to become a blazing Star.“

- C. Leadbeater - The Hidden Life In Freemasonry

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Sayings from the walls of the ancient Egyptian Luxor Temple:

“Your body is the temple of knowledge.”

“The kingdom of heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.”

“Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion" 

and from the Bible:

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” - 1 Corinthians 3:16

“Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.”

- Madame Blavatsky

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was a fascinating woman, with a brilliant mind. If you don’t know her writings, be sure to check them out!

What is Kabbalah:

The word comes from the Hebrew קַבָּלָה, meaning “to receive”. 

Kabbalah is a systematic overview of how existence functions, on every level, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic.

The Kabbalah is also the science of numbers. 

The Kabbalah expresses the mathematics of all creation.

The Kabbalah is comprised of symbols which expresses the structure of creation. For Example the Tree of Life Diagram that I’m sure you all are familiar with.

Understanding the Tree of Life, one can understand the structure of the universe around us and within us, for it maps the macrocosm and the microcosm and everything in between.

“Organized groups do most of the thinking for the populace at large. In a natural antipathy to thinking, which is hard work, practically every person depends upon some organization to do the thinking for him. The individual seldom knows where he gets his so-called facts; along with opinions, they are absorbed either through the columns of a newspaper habitually read, or are jammed into consciousness by the insistent radio. This reduces individual opinion to something largely made up out of hearsay, or propaganda, which is organized hearsay.”

- Manly P. Hall, "Ten Dollars for Health.“ Horizon (August 1941) Vol. 1, No. 1: p. 21

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“Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.”

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

“The followers of Pythagoras delivered their knowledge to pupils, fitted by selection and by training to receive it, in secret; but to others by numerical and mathematical names and notions. Hence they called forms, numbers; a point, the monad; a line, the dyad; a superficies, the triad; and a solid, the tetrad.

  • Intuitive knowledge was referred to the Monad type.
  • Reason and causation was referred to the Dyad type.
  • Imagination (form or rupa) was referred to the Triad type.
  • Sensation of material objects was referred to the Tetrad type.
Indeed, they referred every object, planet, man, idea and essence to some number or other, in a way, which to most moderns must seem curious and mystical in the highest degree.“

- Numbers Their Occult Power And Mystic Virtues
By W. Wynn Westcott

“Numbers are a key to the ancient views of cosmogony— in its broad sense, spiritually as well as physically considered and to the evolution of the present human race; all systems of religious mysticism are based upon numerals. The sacredness of numbers begins with the Great First Cause, the One, and ends only with the naught or zero—symbol of the infinite and boundless universe.”

- Isis Unveiled, vol. ii.