Vengeancia (updated December 6, 2013) This essay is inspired by a post I found originally at the site of John Derbyshire. I usually work on my articles over time and update them…dynamic, not static. Check out The Cosmic Joker. Also check out The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol, here. Is Diane Reidy the Last Sane Person on Capitol Hill? Read more. Check out this hateful criticism of Christianity, Jesus, the Jewish Straw Man Worshipped as God at Veterans Today.
“Young Rudyard’s earliest years in Bombay were blissfully happy, in an India full of exotic sights and sounds. But at the tender age of five he was sent back to England to stay with a foster family in Southsea, where he was desperately unhappy. The experience would colour some of his later writing.”Read more.
“Published in October 1919 when the poet was 53 years old, ‘The Gods of the Copybook Headings’ has proved enduringly popular, despite the fact that copybooks disappeared from schoolrooms in Britain and America during, or shortly after, World War 2.
“A copybook was an exercise book used to practice one’s handwriting in. The pages were blank except for horizontal rulings and a printed specimen of perfect handwriting at the top. You were supposed to copy this specimen all down the page. The specimens were proverbs or quotations, or little commonplace hortatory or admonitory sayings — the ones in the poem illustrate the kind of thing. These were the copybook headings.”
“Though the spirit of the proverb had been expressed previously, the modern saying appeared first in James Howell’s Proverbs in English, Italian, French and Spanish (1659),and was included in later collection of proverbs. It also appears in Howell’s Paroimiographia (1659), p. 12. Some writers have added a second part to the proverb, as in Harry and Lucy Concluded (1825) by the Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth:
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.” Read more.
“A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.” Check out The Shining.
“Kipling had lost his dearly loved son in World War 1, and a precious daughter some years earlier. He was a drained man in 1919, and England, with which he identified intensely, was a drained nation. Though he was no atheist, was in fact a Christian of an eccentric sort, Kipling seems to have found little consolation in religion. From Andrew Lycett’s biography:
For spiritual values, Rudyard was still looking for accommodation with Christianity, his instinctive religion. He explained to Haggard [i.e. the novelist Rider Haggard, his friend] in May 1918 that occasionally he felt the love of God but ‘that the difficulty was to “hold” the mystic sense of this communion — that it passes.’ True to form, Rudyard told his friend that God meant this phenomenon of the soul to be so — ‘that He doesn’t mean that we should get too near to Him — that a glimpse is all that is allowed.’ In recording this in his diary, Haggard noted: ‘I think R. added because otherwise we should become unfitted for our work in the world.’ Rudyard’s reliance on Masonry [i.e. Freemasonry] as a prop, as an ‘average plan of life,’ was clear when, that very same month, he, who had taken little active part in Masonry since Lahore, joined the Correspondence Circle of the Quatuor [sic] Coronati Lodge No. 2076.
“At the time he wrote the poem, Kipling was embarked on his two-volume history of the Irish Guards — his son’s regiment — in WW1. The project took him three years, and was, he remarked, “done with agony and bloody sweat. With all this as background, it is hard to disagree with the general opinion that “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” is a clinging to old-fashioned common sense by a man deeply in need of something to cling to…” Read more.
“In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius … is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where it is associated with medicine and health care, yet frequently confused with the staff of the god Hermes, the caduceus. Theories have been proposed about the Greek origin of the symbol and its implications. Read more.
“The three Furies in Greek mythology. The Erinnyes (also spelled Erinyes) were “the Angry Ones”, known as the Furies in Roman. They were the feared avenging goddesses in Greek and Roman mythology who were born from the falling drops of blood of Uranus (Sky) when he was mutilated by his son, the Titan Cronus. The drops fell on Mother Earth (Gaea) and impregnated her.
‘…and Cronus cut off his father’s genitals and threw them into the sea; and from the drops of the flowing blood were born Furies, to wit, Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera.’ Apollodorus, Library and Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer)
“Other versions of their birth claim that they were the daughters of Mother Earth and Darkness, or of Nyx (Night), or the Titans Cronus and Eurynome (and thus sisters to the Moerae, the Fates). One of their famous victims, Orestes, gave them the name ‘Eumenides’, the ‘Solemn Ones’, or ‘Kindly Ones’. More on Orestes below.
“Their home was at the entrance to Tartarus, that infernal place deep in the Underworld where the souls of the condemned were exiled, a gloomy place in Hades as far distant from earth as earth is distant from the sky. Others call their home Erebus, the darkest pit of the Underworld. There, the Erinnyes would screen out those unfortunate doomed who had yet to atone for their sins, relentlessly tormenting them.
“No prayer, no sacrifice, and no tears could move them, or protect the hapless object of their persecution; and if ever they felt that the criminal would escape them, they called in the assistance of the goddess Dike (Justice). The Erinnyes were closely connected to Dike, for the merciless maintenance of strict justice was their utmost concern….
“Portrayed with and without wings, the Erinnyes in time became better known as those responsible for avenging offenses by children against their mothers, and eventually came to be the divine punishers – along with Zeus – of anyone who committed perjury or patricide (killing of one’s father).” Read more.
“The people cried out for mercy and God instructed Moses to make a brass serpent, put it on a pole, and hold it up in the midst of the camp. Those who looked up at the serpent were healed. It was as simple as that. Why not develop medicine? Why not require them to work for a cure? It would have given them all something to do and would have satisfied every natural instinct of the heart to work on behalf of its own cure.
“The fact that they were not told to make a human remedy is indicative of the greater fact that there is no human remedy for sin. Nothing but death awaited them unless God provided the remedy.” Read more. Check out this video from Dr. Wayne Dyer.
“So what are you going to do about it? You can’t live life and you can’t leave it. Advice and religion you can’t take it – You can’t seem to believe it. The peacock is afraid to parade. You’re under the thumb of the maid. You really can’t give love in this condition; Still you know how you need it…” Trouble Child, Joni Mitchell.
“And the Lord said unto him [Moses], What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand and caught it and it became a rod in his hand.”Exodus 4:2-4
“The belief suggested by quantum theory and by reports of synchronous events that matter and consciousness interact, is far from new. Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world.” Read more about Synchronicity.
THE GODS OF THE COPYBOOK HEADINGS
BY RUDYARD KIPLING
As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.
We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.
We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place;
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.
With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”
On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four —
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began: —
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Listen to this poem read aloud. “Is it all a fool’s paradise? Do we really face decades of peace and prosperity in a world dominated by a single free, civilized and reflective superpower with primarily mercantile interests? Shall we and our children live out our threescore and ten in the security of bourgeois triumphalism, free to accumulate money, enrich our arts and advance our sciences?” Read more.
“Debits and Credits is a collection of fourteen stories, nineteen poems and two scenes from a play by Rudyard Kipling. The collection was first published in 1926.” Read more.
THE ENEMIES TO EACH OTHER by Rudyard Kipling: “The story starts by retelling the Eden myth, with some alterations and additions: Azrael, whose destiny as Angel of Death makes him weep over Adam’s new-made body, affecting its composition; the Peacock, who would not smuggle the devil into the garden but advised him to ask the Serpent, and who is punished for this with ugly legs and an ugly voice; and the Mole, who spies on Adam and Eve after the expulsion, hoping to cause trouble, and is punished by losing his sight.
“Adam and Eve are consoled by their children, but lose their sense of humour and begin to worship themselves as rulers of Earth. They quarrel and vie for dominance, but the Archangel Jibrail, helped by the repentant Peacock, persuades them to laugh at themselves and each other and they are reconciled. At the end, they kneel before an altar bearing the Decree of Expulsion: ‘Get ye down, the one of you an enemy unto the other.’ God rules that this shall ‘stand in the place of both Our Curse and Our Blessing.’ ” Read more.
“The name of Jibril figures in the preparations of charms and appears with the names of the other archangels on the sides of magic squares.” Read more. “It is narrated…He despatched, as is known, the faithful and the excellent Archangel Jibrail to gather from Earth clays, loams, and sands endowed with various colours and attributes, necessary for the substance of our pure Forefather’s body. Receiving the Command and reaching the place, Jibrail put forth his hand to take them, but Earth shook and lamented and supplicated him. Then said Jibrail: ‘Lie still and rejoice, for out of thee He will create that than which (there) is no handsomer thing—to wit a Successor and a Wearer of the Diadem over thee through the ages.’
Earth said: ‘I adjure thee to abstain from thy purpose, lest evil and condemnation of that person who is created out of me should later overtake him, and the Abiding (sorrow) be loosed upon my head. I have no power to resist the Will of the Most High, but I take refuge with Allah from thee.’ So Jibrail was moved by the lamentations and helplessness of Earth, and returned to the Vestibule of the Glory with an empty hand.
“After this, by the Permission, the Just and Terrible Archangel Michael next descended, and he, likewise, hearing and seeing the abjection of Earth, returned with an empty hand. Then was sent the Archangel Azrael, and when Earth had once again implored God, and once again cried out, he closed his hand upon her bosom and tore out the clays and sands necessary.”
“Mother of us all. Place of our birth. How can we stand aside And watch the rape of the world? This the beginning of the end. This the most heinous of crimes. This the deadliest of sins, The greatest violation of all time.” The Rape of the World Tracy Chapman.
“They said no word to the landlord, they drank his ale instead, But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow bed; Two of them knelt at the casement, with muskets at their side! There was death at every window And hell at one dark window; For Bess could see, through the casement, The road that he would ride…..” The Highwayman, Loreena McKennitt
“Upon his return to the Vestibule it was asked if Earth had again taken refuge with Allah or not? Azrael said: ‘Yes.’ It was answered ‘If it took refuge with Me why didst thou not spare?’ Azrael answered: ‘Obedience (to Thee) was more obligatory than Pity (for it).’ It was answered: ‘Depart ! I have made thee the Angel of Death to separate the souls from the bodies of men.’ Azrael wept, saying: ‘Thus shall all men hate me.’” Read here.
“Many miles away there’s a shadow on the door of a cottage on the shore of a dark Scottish lake…” Synchronicity II, The Police.
“The Angel of Death has gone by many names over the centuries, and has always been greatly feared. In all the ages that have passed, the angel has witnessed wars, disasters, plagues and more. Still, after all this time and all those souls gathered, the thing that he finds the most deplorable is the parent who fears death so much that they would give up their own child to go in their place.
“Despite his best intentions, Death was unable to interfere with the corrupt and evil bargains that may have been struck to make such a grotesque thing possible, but he could not help but wonder. Who could do such a thing? What kind of person gives their child’s life in place of their own? Of one thing he was sure…where the final resting place would be for one that would commit such a crime. “A special place in Hell”…mused the angel, and without any other option, and like so many times before, retired yet another soul.” Read more.
“In 1991, I began warning that churches, schools and malls would… have shooters attack them. I gathered this from working with people escaping the Illuminati who talked about their plans. I placed this warning on a page in my Be Wise As Serpents book of 1991. I noticed Bill Cooper also warned of the same thing.” Watch this video from Fritz; watch this video; more here. Learn about the Illuminati Bloodlines in this video from Fritz Springmeier.
ALIENATION: “legal transfer of ownership to another part…alienation from His Grace via another law: transfers ownership of you from grace to law.” Read more.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Matthew 12:30 “The ‘kingdom’ of ‘God’ is not a democracy…” Read more. Check out the video, Meet Your Strawman. Learn more from Kurt Kallenbach. Is a Birth Certificate a Title Deed to the “Land of our Souls?” Read more. Check out this Dean Clifford playlist.
Author and researcher Mark Hitchcock asks in this video, Who is the Antichrist? He asks in this video, Is America mentioned in the Bible? In my opinion, We are the Antichrist – all of the people who consent to stand under the so-called “law” of the Corporation dba the United States, or any corporation, for that matter, that is claiming to do the “will of mankind” without our express consent, by presumption through fraud. Check out this recent interview with Alex Jones and Infowars from Jordan Maxwell:
“An occult description of the Caduceus of Hermes (Mercury) is that the serpents may represent positive and negative kundalini as it moves through the chakras and around the spine (the staff) to the head where it communicates with MIND by intellection, the domain of Mercury [wings].” Read about the difference between the The Caduceus and the Staff of Asclepius (Asklepian), here.
Two Gods Allegory: Enmity (Law) or Friend (Grace) “Law and grace are contrary things, and contrary things cannot coexist in peace. The point: “he taketh away the first, that he may establish the second”: Hebrews 10:9. The law was given (first) by Moses, but grace came (second) by Jesus Christ: John 1:17.” Read more.
“Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of the dead god Telm, who mated with mortal women, and who imprisoned the Beast Agon in the Underworld. Armed with a connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld and a scroll bearing Telm’s powerful dying words, he is tasked with ensuring the god’s vital legacy…” Read about the book, The Call of Agon.
“An important point that I like to make is that the Bible never specifically says anywhere there is going to be a cashless society in the future. But, in Revelation 13 the Bible says that this “beast coming out of the sea” whom we call “Antichrist” — this final world ruler — when he comes on the scene is going to have a man who is kind of his second-in-command and propaganda expert. This “beast coming out of the earth,” I call him the “World Economic Czar.”
In the Bible he is also called the “False Prophet.” He is going to set up a system where everyone in the world is going to have to worship the Antichrist and take his mark in order to be able to buy and sell.” Mark Hitchcock. Check out his video, The Coming Cashless Society.
“A copybook is a section of code written in a high-level programming language or assembly language that can be copied (from a master) and inserted into several different programs (or multiple places in a single program). It is often used to define the physical layout of program data, pieces of procedural code and prototypes. The term “copybook” may have originated from use of COBOL on IBM mainframe operating systems:
COPY is the COBOL keyword for this, and the master item was stored as a “book” within a larger library of source code.” Read more.
Personal and Professional Conduct in the Hippocratic Oath, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 51 (1996) 406-408. Find it here.
1. i. I swear
ii. by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius and by Health and Panacea and by all the gods as well as goddesses, making them judges [witnesses],
iii. to bring the following oath and written covenant to fulfillment,in accordance with my power and my judgment;
2. i. to regard him who has taught me this techne as equal to my parents, and
ii. to share, in partnership, my livelihood with him and to give him a share when he is in need of necessities, and
iii. to judge the offspring [coming] from him equal to [my] male siblings, and
iv. to teach them this techne, should they desire to learn [it], without fee and written covenant, and to give a share both of rules and of lectures, and of all the rest of learning, to my sons and to the [sons]of him who has taught me and to the pupils who have both make a written contract and sworn by a medical convention but by no other.
3. i. And I will use regimens for the benefit of the ill in accordance with my ability and my judgment, but from [what is] to their harm or injustice I will keep [them].
4. i. And I will not give a drug that is deadly to anyone if asked [for it],
ii. nor will I suggest the way to such a counsel. And likewise I will not give a woman a destructive pessary.
5. i. And in a pure and holy way
ii. I will guard my life and my techne.
6. i. I will not cut, and certainly not those suffering from stone, but I will cede [this] to men [who are] practitioners of this activity.
7.i. Into as many houses as I may enter, I will go for the benefit of the ill,
ii. while being far from all voluntary and destructive injustice, especially from sexual acts both upon women’s bodies and upon men’s, both of the free and of the slaves.
8. i. And about whatever I may see or hear in treatment, or even without treatment, in the life of human beings — things that should not ever be blurted out outside –I will remain silent, holding such things to be unutterable [sacred, not to be divulged],
i.a. If I render this oath fulfilled, and if I do not blur and confound it [making it to no effect]
b. may it be [granted] to me to enjoy the benefits both of life and of techne,
c. being held in good repute among all human beings for time eternal.
ii. a. If, however, I transgress and purjure myself,
b. the opposite of these.
“Having no hand in its creation, the intellect can only try and come to terms with and assimilate the God-image into its conception of the world. The God-image is a self-produced image spontaneously blossoming from the psyche as a whole that simultaneously reflects and effects what is going on within the very psyche which produced it. The God-image is not a static entity but a living, dynamically evolving process, which is the core archetype, the supreme symbol of the collective unconscious.” Read more from Paul Levy.
Check out this video from Jamie Burtoff, Tri Vesica Piscis and the 432 HZ Tone, here. “A large square measures 180 feet across while an inner circle spans the same diameter. Several smaller squares, about 20 feet wide, appear to have been etched in the landscape along with an assortment of strategically placed holes….” Could it be an image of the New Jerusalem? Read more about the Nazca Lines.
A Legend of Truth
ONCE on a time, the ancient legends tell.
Truth, rising from the bottom of her well.
Looked on the world, but, hearing how it lied.
Returned to her seclusion horrified.
There she abode, so conscious of her worth.
Not even Pilate’s Question called her forth.
Nor Galileo, kneeling to deny
The Laws that hold our Planet ‘neath the sky.
Meantime, her kindlier sister, whom men call
Fiction, did all her work and more than all.
With so much zeal, devotion, tact, and care.
That no one noticed Truth was otherwhere.
Then came a War when, bombed and gassed and mined.
Truth rose once more, perforce, to meet mankind.
And through the dust and glare and wreck of things.
Beheld a phantom on unbalanced wings.
Reeling and groping, dazed, dishevelled, dumb.
But semaphoring direr deeds to come.
Truth hailed and bade her stand; the quavering shade
Clung to her knees and babbled,’Sister, aid!
I am-I was-thy Deputy, and men
Besought me for my useful tongue or pen
To gloss their gentle deeds, and I complied.
And they, and thy demands, were satisfied.
But this-’she pointed o’er the blistered plain.
Where men as Gods and devils wrought amain-
‘This is beyond me! Take thy work again.’
Tables and pen transferred, she fled afar.
And Truth assumed the record of the War…
She saw, she heard, she read, she tried to tell
Facts beyond precedent and parallel-
Unfit to hint or breathe, much less to write.
But happening every minute, day and night.
She called for proof. It came. The dossiers grew.
She marked them, first, ‘Return. This can’t be true.’
Then, underneath the cold official word:
This is not really half of what occurred.’
She faced herself at last, the story runs.
And telegraphed her sister: ‘Come at once.
Facts out of hand. Unable overtake
Without your aid: Come back for Truth’s own sake!
Co-equal rank and powers if you agree.
They need us both, but you far more than me!’
“Freehold property is ‘absolute in possession’ that is, wholly owned by the person who has title to it, by contrast with, for example, copyhold property.” Read more.
“The official record of the transfer of copyhold land was written up in the manorial court rolls. In addition, the steward of the manor wrote out an official copy of the court roll entry, which was kept by the tenant as their proof of title. This is where the term ‘copyhold’ comes from. These documents often survive in family and estate collections.” Read more.
“Hermes was identified with the Roman god Mercurius… Accordingly forthwith he bestowed upon Aesop the art of fable called mythology, for that was all that was left in the house of wisdom, and said: ‘Do you keep what was the first thing I learnt myself.’ Aesop then acquired the various forms of his art from that source, and the issue was such as we see in the matter of mythology.” Read more.
The Frogs, who lived a free and easy life (As in the ancient fable) Though not quite clear from internecine strife, Fancied they were well able To do without a King.
Batrachian wisdom Disdains the rule of fogeydom and quizdom, And Frogs as soon would take to bibs and corals, As ask a “King who might inspect their morals” From Jupiter. Then ’twas Juventus Mundi; The true King-maker now is—Mrs. GRUNDY, And she insisted that our modern Frogs Should have a King—the woodenest of King Logs. At first this terrified our Frogs exceedingly, And, sometimes passionately, sometimes pleadingly, They grumbled and protested; But finding soon how placidly Log rested Prone in the pool with mighty little motion, Of danger they abandoned the wild notion, Finding it easy for a Frog to jog On with a kind King Log. But in the fulness of the time, there came A would-be monarch—Legion his fit name;
A Plebs-appointed Autocrat, Stork-throated, Goggle-eyed, Paul-Pry-coated; A poking, peering, pompous, petty creature, A Bumble-King, with beak for its chief feature. This new King Stork, With a fierce, fussy appetite for work; Not satisfied with fixing like a vice Authority on Town and Country Mice, Tried to extend his sway to pools and bogs, And rule the Frogs!
…But modern Frogdom, which had champions able, Had read old-Æsop’s fable, And of King Stork’s appearance far from amorous, Croaked forth a chorus clamorous Of resonant rebellion. These, upreared On angry legs, waved arms that nothing feared; King Log defending. Great CRAUGASIDES, Among batrachian heroes first with ease, With ventriloquial vehemence defied The long-beaked base usurper. At his side
His fond companion, PHYSIGNATHUS swelled Cheeks humorously defiant; The ruddy giant CRAMBOPHAGUS, as tall as is a Tree, Flouted King Stork with gestures fierce and free, Sleek CALAMINTHIUS, aper deft of eld, Against the foe a pungent dart impelled;
HYDROCHARIS too, (Most Terryble to view), Fared to the front, whilst smaller, yet as brave Tiny batrachian brethren, dusk of hue, PRASSOPHAGUS, PRASSOEUS, staunch and true, Webbed hands did wildly wave With the frog-host against the beaky bird—
“He be our King?” they loudly cried. “Absurd! Not Mercury, nor Jupiter we beg For a devouring despot, lank of leg, Of prying eye, and frog-transfixing beak; Though singly we seem weak….
United we are strong to smite or scoff.
Off, would-be tyrant, off!!!”
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, March 21, 1891, by Various, here.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
“The creative force used by God to bring a solar system into manifestation, and the force used by the divine Hierarchies to form the physical vehicle of the lower kingdoms over which they rule as group spirits, expresses itself in a dual manner as WILL and IMAGINATION, and is the same as the UNITED creative force of the male and the female which results in the creation of a human body.” Read more from The Philosopher’s Stone: What it is and How it is Made, here. Also, check out Articles from the Masonic Trowel, here.
Law or Grace?
“A handy way of thinking about the message of the Bible, or what Christianity is on about, is that the Bible tells a story of the history of the universe that revolves around four basic facts. These basic facts are: God, creation, sin, and salvation. Put another way, this gives us the following four basic facts: Generator, generation, degeneration, and regeneration.” Read more.
“One of the reasons the doctrine of regeneration is so important is because the doctrine of generation is so important. God fashioned man out of the dust of the ground in the first place, but it was the breath of God that established us after His image….There were two steps here. First God formed, and then God breathed….In some sense, the sons of God became sons of the devil.”
“But because God did not surrender us to the devil entirely, but rather reserved a seed for Himself, this resulted in two lines. There was first generation, then degeneration, and then, for the elect, regeneration. But all who are regenerate are so as a result of a gracious salvage operation conducted on the wreckage of the once glorious human race…..
“A denial of the need for a foundational heart change is therefore messing with the narratival arc of the whole story. Because we live in a fallen world, we have a constant tendency to ask the wrong question.
In the pro-life debates, for example, we ask “when does human life begin?” which immediately lands us in the ontological categories so beloved by Hellenists everywhere.
We should ask a simpler question, as one of our deacons recently did on a survey at a local university campus — that question being “when does fatherhood begin?” This is a potent question because it does not seek to define human lives apart from their relationships.
When did we become sons of God? We were generated in His image when He breathed the breath of life into our first father. When did we become objects of wrath, children of the devil? When our first father took the fruit that had been forbidden to him. When were we born again, when were we regenerated? When we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ in truth, moved by the Spirit to do so, and God the Father became our Father once again.” Read more.