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For the common people, the existence of the secret organizations has allways produced distrust and animosity.
Today nothing is considered „intimate” anymore.
The mass-media’s slogan: „the public has the right to know”. Actually, the real information is buried in a huge amount of gossip and intimacies.
If Masonry survived (even if there were epochs when it was totally prohibited), that was due to the passage from “operative” to “speculative” and, especially in modern times, due to its opening to the world, where in its ranks were accepted many individuals who, in normal times, would not have a chance of becoming masons without possessing the necessary qualifications.
The fundamental law of traditional symbolism stipulates that not only does a symbol, by definition, accept an indefinite number of meanings, but also it always has two faces, one beneficent, and the other maleficent, since our world is based on duality.
The beneficent meaning could be lost for the evil one. Ex: Saturn, the King, became an ogre; the wolf. The same thing happend to the colour black.
The pentagram was not only a Masonic emblem, but also a Rosicrucian one, symbolizing the initiate, that is, “the perfect man.” The mockery that presents the satanist with a pentagram on his chest is a part of a larger action, a counter-initiatory one, aiming at the desecration of the traditional symbols. We may note that the “adverse” forces, not at all negligible, know only to imitate, their role being to steal the traditional elements and desecrate them in an infernal mode. For the common people, such an action generates an irremediably confusion, and that is what these forces want. There are other examples we could mention. Guénon stated that the apocalyptic number 666, “the number of the Beast,” is also a solar number; as well the lion is, at the same time, Christ and Antichrist’s emblem. The confusion between the luminous aspect of the symbol and its dark side constitutes “satanism”.
What characterizes all this amateurish “literature” that focused upon the Masonic secret is the endeavour to invent something sensational and corporeal, which could represent the “secret.”
Some decades ago a campaign was launched to convince the public that all gods were aliens form another planets.
We may view modern literature from a quadruple perspective, with respect to the author:
there are authors, very few, who possess initiatory data and these are reflected in their works;
there are authors who, unconsciously, transmit in their works unaltered traditional vestiges;
there are antitraditional authors who willingly abuse the sacred symbols and fabricate others, writing a maleficent literature;
eventually, there are authors who, manipulated without knowing by counter-initiatory forces, issue noxious writings.
Nowadays the great temptation is to bring the gods to a human level.
„We must stress from the beginning that, despite the historicist fantasies, the Holy Grail is not a corporeal vessel, hiding somewhere and covering some tenebrous secret. The Grail is a symbol; its sacred meaning alludes to the primordial Tradition, to the Lost Word, and to the divine Knowledge. Finding the Holy Grail crowns an initiatory quest, that is, a spiritual realization that occurs within the being. In the Christian tradition, “the quest of the Holy Grail,” like in Islam, has two components: an external one, regarding the heroic deeds of the knights (corresponding to the “particular orientation” in Islam), and an inner one, when the quest aims at the Heavenly Kingdom within us, that is, the divine presence in the Heart (Emmanuel), Pax Profunda in the center of the being.”
The loss of the Graal represents in fact the loss of the Tradition.
„[…] the Grail signifies, at the same time, two things strongly related to each other: the initiate who possesses the integral primordial Tradition, so reaching an effective degree of knowledge that essentially implies this possession, is indeed, at the same time, reintegrated into the plenitude of the “primordial state,” realizing what the fairy-tales name “eternal youth and life without death.”
What the Grail is considered to be by the modern mentality is purely and simply Anti-Grail.
Jean Tourniac, Principes et problèmes spirituels du Rite Écossais Rectifié, Dervy, 1969.
Jean Robin, Seth le dieu maudit, Guy Trédaniel, 1986.
Jean Parvulesco, La Place Royale, oct. 1986.
30 mai 2005
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