If Koot Hoomi is Batman, who is Bruce Wayne? K. Paul Johnson’s treatment of the secret identities of the Theosophical Mahatmas is a fascinating piece of sleuth work, and terrifically useful for students of occult history–both in his particular findings and in the acuity of his premises.
A manual for Masonic Lodgemasters. Of particular interest are the chapters on “Setting the Craft at Work,” “How to Stimulate Lodge Attendance,” “Some Ideas on Programming,” and “How to Improve Your Memory.” [via]
“The Masters of the Temple are now introduced; they are inhabitants, not of this desert; their abode is not this universe.
They come from the Great Sea, Binah, the City of the Pyramids. V.V.V.V.V. is indicated as one of these travellers; He is described as a camel, not because of the connotation of the French form of this word, but because ‘camel’ is in hebrew Gimel, and Gimel is the path leading from Tiphareth to Kether, uniting Microprosopus and Macroprosopus, i.e. performing the Great Work.” [via]
“Living in a time when technique and imagination are continually perfect and complete, because they no longer strive to bring fire from heaven, we forget how imperfect and incomplete they were in even the greatest masters” [via]
“this could best be done by purifying one’s mind, as with a flame, in study of the works of the great masters, who were great because they had been granted by divine favour a vision of the unfallen world from which others are kept apart by the flaming sword that turns every way” [via]
“In the Fable of Adam and Eve is this great Lesson taught by the Masters of the Holy Qabalah. For Love were to them the eternal Eden, save for the Repression signified by the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Thus their Nature of Love was perfect; it was their Fall from that Innocence which drove them from the Garden.” [via]