White Galactic Mirror

White Galactic Mirror

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Tone 8: Galactic – Harmonic Resonance

White Mirror is your Conscious Self – who you are and who you are becoming.

White Mirror represents the Hall of Mirrors, where you can face your own reflection and see the truth about yourself. As a mirror, White Mirror merely reflects what is, whether truth, beauty or illusion. Here you can face unfinished business, the dissonance of difficulties, or charged issues that would keep you from the full expression of your Divinity. Become aware of any illusions or distortions within yourself; your clarity of perception will transform them. Take a moment to see yourself as you actually are, shadow and all, freed from the maze of mental illusion.

Sometimes you may find yourself reacting rather than freely responding to a situation or person. If you have charged reactions such as frustration, anger, fear, judgement or jealousy, look at how you might be projecting these issues onto someone else. The world is the mirror for you to truly see. Any strong reaction to a person or event signals an issue to work on in yourself. Be willing to examine and utilize what you see in your mirrors, in order to transform dysfunctional belief systems, negative thoughtforms, and fixed patterns.

In the Hall of Mirrors there is no good or bad, no right or wrong – there is only the reflection of what is. As you learn to see yourself, you begin to see your emotional reactions as signs indicating where to focus your awareness for growth.

On this quest, come prepared to face White Mirror’s sword of truth and purification. The wisdom of this sword penetrates, exposes, and ultimately heals your illusions. Discrimination is tempered with love cleanly cuts away everything that does not serve your evolution. To the Maya, White Mirror is the flint that hones your sword.

The greatest gift of the sword is the power of forgiveness. A profound freedom emerges from forgiveness, the releasing of the illusion of cause and effect. Use the great gifts offered in this blad of truth and light to forgive and release anything you may judge or see as imperfect.

You are already an Enlightened Being!

The colour for White Mirror is reflective silver. Silver symbolizes the lunar intelligence of intuition and receptiveness, the mirrored illusions of duality and multiplicity. In the larger pattern, all thigns are reflections of the greater reality. Silver offers a glimpse of the Great Mystery, the reflection of things as they really are. To access the qualities and teachings of White Mirror, utilize silver.

White Mirror’s are able to clearly reflect others back to themselves once their own mirror is clear.

White Wind is your Higher Self & Guide.

White Wind is the galactic wind, the catalyzing current, the Spirit that moves through all things. It is the divine breath that gives life to all creation, the unseen essence of solar energy. White Wind is the breath of inspiration, the fertilizing force of the wind. Its essence is the movement of Spirit as it penetrates into form to enliven, purify and inspire.

Receive the gift of White Wind by simply taking a conscious breath. Amidst the seemign complexity, beathe consciously. Allow your life to be more like the wind, free-flowing and open to Spirit.

White Wind represents spontaneity and simplicity. As you experience the truth of the present moment, White Wind leaves you free to move on to the next moment without the baggage of desire, regret or expectation. White Wind is the simple knowledge that invisible forces are always moving in your life, guiding and inspiring.

White Wind also embodies the concept of presence. Presence is an expression of beingness, a creator of intimacy. It has to do with being wise in your simplicity. From simple beingness, your true identity emerges. Presence is being open, aware, and in the now. Presence is ‘being there’ for whatever is.

Think back to a time when someone looked deeply into your eyes, acknowledging your beingness with their full presence. Remember how wonderful and intimate that felt. When you wnat to be intimate with someone, become equally open, aware, and present. When you bring your awareness into the present moment, everything else falls away. When you are fully present, your mind is not preparing responses to what it is hearing while you’re listening and feeling. Drop your evaluating and reactive nature. Trust that your heart will have the appropriate response when the time comes. Allow your mind to be quietly responsive, like a pool of water, natural in its unconditional acceptance of the moment.

Presence is simple. It is like being caught in the moment by the beauty of nature. Presence is your natural state of being. When you are present, your heart feels open, charged, full. When you are present, whether alone or with another, you are loose and relaxed. Time may seem to slow down. You can expand your awareness with ease, allowing yourself to truly see and be seen. You let your feelings speak through your eyes, and the ‘feeling channel’ in you breathes freely, without expectation or judgement.


Blue Night is your Subconscious Self and Hidden Helper.

Blue night is the dark mystery within, the journey into self, that place to which you can always retreat to garner the gifts of your process subjectively. You are being asked to enter into and explore your process subjectively. Blue Night is the immense field of potential found in the depths of human emotion and feeling. The touch of Blue Night is like the moment you crawl into bed and feel yourself surrounded by warmth, darkness and peace.

Blue Night’s abyss holds the potent evolutionary playing field of all possibility. Here, as in the aboriginal dreamtime, there are no distinctions between then and now, real or imagined, dream or dreamer. In this expanded field, all things are not only possible but are constantly in the process of creation. In the framework of dreamtime, limiting constructs of “ordinary reality” such as time, space, and linear causality are freed into an expanded system, with unlimited access to ALL realities.

Dreamtime holds powerful opportunities. It is a field where potential, past, and future are held in the same matrix as the present moment. If such a construct is foreign to you, stretch your mind and entertain the possibility that you could help to dream a different reality into being. Enter into the mystery where reality is actually created.

In becoming a conscious dreamer, you can assist in literally creating a new reality for yourself, as well as constributing to the larger dream that is emerging. By focusing on this creation, your thoughts and intentions are projected at superluminal speeds across the crystal grid network that encompasses universes. This energetic field seeds, supports, and empowers the creation of an unfolding reality.

At a certain point, when a critical threshold of energy has been focused on a clear intent such as world peace, the underlying constructs of reality shift and a new reality begins filtering into human experience. Make no mistake: great change is seeded by conscious dreamers who understand and know that they are co-creating the larger dream.

Among other things, the dreamfield will bring to the surface your psychological polarities and core issues. These are the belief constructs you learn from society and experience, such as likes and dislikes, values and attitudes. You naturally attract the situation that promises integration, but through conditioning and habitual behaviour, you may choose to compensate, staying in a fixed pattern to protect your position. This choice will create only momentary relief, because the issues will keep being drawn back to be integrated. Thus, you may often find whatever is blocked or hidden manifesting into your consciousness through a dream, a body symptom, or a relationship. Often you may resist the new and the unknown. You may avoid going over your “growth edge”, because it may be asking for a shift in your underlying belief structures. Yet profound growth is possible through working with this charged material. Through following it into the darkness, you bring into the dreamfield the light that will carry you to wholeness and fulfillment.

In working with the growth edge in your dreamfield, often it is important to catalyze enough energy to free the stuckness and fixed patterns. By following or amplifying the feeling, your increased awareness will lead to the root of the issue thas has been separated from consciousness. Hidden within the unused channels of your perception are clues to the mystery that will integrate and release the restrictive pattern.

A meditation for Blue Night is, “I am the darkness that is the light and the stillness that is the dancing.” This meditation perfectly describes the paradoxical energy of Blue Night, the place of darkness from which all light emanates, the no-form abyss that contains all possibility. In finding this still point of Blue Night, you can access any expression of the light. The energy of Blue Night simply asks you to be still, to allow that expression to take shape from the darkness. From the darkness of Blue Night emerges the Essence Self. Sit in stillness, embracing the journey of insight and integration.

The colour of Blue Night is black, which represents the womb of the larger self, the receptive condition necessary to receive the light fully. Black is also an access route to the wisdom of the unconscious, the mystery of the abyss where you can tap into the collective dreamfield for insight and creative ideas. Blue Night also includes the shades of gray, symbolic of the merging of light with the darkness. If you wish to work with the energy of Blue Night, visualize black.

Yellow Star represents your Challenge and Gift. With maturity and awareness this challenge will turn into a Focus. This is what you desire to learn in this lifetime.

One shadow of Yellow Star is believing in an exclusive path or that there is only one true or right system to bring you to enlightenment. However, your personal path is unique. Listen and learn from all teachers, but know that it is up to you to integrate their wisdom into your own truth. The wise way show-er encourages you to be open to all teachings, to follow your own heart’s path.

Another shadow of Yellow Star is that your life’s lessons place you in the midst of disharmonious situations. This may be experienced as living and working with people with whom you feel confict or friction. Another aspect of this shadow is the judgement that sometimes follows from holding harmony as an ideal. All the ways you walk your path can be steps in the practice of harmony. Enact harmony through your relationships, emotions, environment, and expanded viewpoints.

The transformation offered in the shadow of Yellow Star is found by becoming aware of the existing harmony or disharmony in your life. Be willing to appreciate or prune where necessary. Call on wisdom and love to facilitate this pruning process. Open more fully to harmony in all aspects of your life. This harmony of self and one’s life becomes the foundation of freedom.

You may also judge yourself because you can’t seem to remember all that you are. Perhaps you are trying to figure out your purpose, awaken to your destiny, or understand why you came here. Simplify. Look at your present gifts and talents. Free your thoughts and your self-critical nature. You are, in this moment, the sum total of all that you are, have been, and the potential of your complete becoming. Simply be yourself, for only this will open you to the magic of your untapped potential.

Unlike the preceding 7 tones, which were seperate and distinct, Yellow Star begins a more complex harmonic series as it completes the preceding octave. On a spiritual level, Yellow Star begins the development of higher being. The fundamental tones that occur in this series are of a more expanded frequency than those of the preceding seven tones. In this new octave, there is alignment in the harmonies of Earth and the harmonies of the stars that are now being sounded on Earth. Yellow Star is the first in a series of star harmonies that evoke accelerated growth of the starseed potential within you.

Yellow Star offers you the ability to hold a greatly expanded focus, a unity of awareness that encompasses aspects of the larger constellation of self. An example of this would be a simultaneous awareness of the desires of the existential self and the truth of the Essence Self. This star harmony encompasses the greatly enlarged perspective of your starseeded self, the part within you that holds the potential of your greatest destiny.


Red Dragon is your Compliment – something that comes naturally to you.

Red Dragon represents the root source of life, the nurturance and support of primary being, and within it are found the primal waters of unity. This is where your deepest roots receive true nourishment. Red Dragon is the energy of form contained within the formlessness of the primordial sea.

Primal trust means making choices with no guarantees, knowing that divine nurturance will provide what is needed for your journey. It means making choices moment by moment, implicitly trusting your innate steering mechanism of heart-knowing. Primal trust implies surrendering to the will of the divine self, letting go of what your ego deems to be control of the outcomes in your life. It means deeply trusting the processes that are at work within your present spiral of evolution.

The energy of Red Dragon asks you to embrace the depth of your receptivity. Perhaps you have been taught that it is better to give than to receive. Giving is a powerful way to learn how to receive, but it is not the whole picture. There is a circuit of completion in giving and receiving that happens within you and in your external world at the same time. If you trust unconditionally in the giving, you are not attached to how the gift is received. When you freely give, you fill your cup with sweet waters, which you can then offern innocently and purely to another. Know, on one level, that your gift is poured out universally regardless of how it appears to be received. However, when the gift comes from the ego, it is limited by expectations and conditions. Love just is. It is neither given nor taken; rather it is simply discovered and allowed.

The universe is an inseparable whole. Red Dragon represents the energy matrix lines that look like a web in the universe, through which all points are connected in time and space. This energetic web of communication is known as the ‘crystal grid network.’ It is a cauldron of creation, a potent field in which all things are not only possible but constantly being created. Within this grid, the linear causality of time and space has been freed into an open system in which all time and all space exist and interact simultaneously. This grid connects the larger holograms of reality with our own. Its energy lines connect all places, times and events – even those that are seemingly unrelated. All phenomena and all actions are part of this larger whole; it is the very foundation for telepathy and synchronicity. Red Dragon embodies unity, in which all things are one with the Source.

 Your Tone is Tone 8 – Galactic

Empowerment, galactic grid, path of the one heart.

Eight is the ray of harmonic resonance, the foundation of self combined with the current of the trinity. It is love made visible. Create the flow of harmony in your life. Enter the spiral frequencies of the greater galactic grid. You are being offered empowerment through your innate resonance with this grid. Be aware of where you are drawn, for there you will find unique opportunities. Discover the harmony of being in this natural resonance with others. Be receptive. You are the diviner of harmony, the meeting ground of physical reality and the infinite.

Bring a deeper harmony to the practical circumstances in which you find yourself. Free the ego from its self-centeredness. Embrace the potent energies that are raising the harmonic frequencies of the planet. Breathe easily; you are the song being sun by the new golden octave. Sound the resonant tone of the one heart!

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These excerpts were taken from the amazing book, “The Mayan Oracle – Return Path to the Stars” by Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner

 

Chinese Astrologer at Tainan City Night Market

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Unknowingly, this is the chinese character that i drew when i was asked by the lady astrologer in Tainan  City Night Market to write any chinese character..see the picture..it means “person.”

 

{ The prediction or I should say the computation made by the lady astrologer  on my natal chart at Tainan City Night Market }

 

Its already in my consciousness that whenever i visited new places, i am always fascinated by the mysticism of  its culture and people. In my recent visit in Tainan City, 2oo kms south of Taipe for business meetings with Taiwanese businessmen, in one of the nights,  I have the chance  to see the night market, the food stalls  and experienced the chinese astro reading based on the date of birth and the present positions of the planets.

I happened to take the services of a middle age lady astrologer whom i felt was knowledgeable in this ancient art of computing Bazi Method of Astrology.

“One of the most important areas in Chinese Astrology prediction or Four Pillars of Destiny reading is the combinations of the Heavenly Stems, Earthly branches and their Wu Xing transformation.

Bazi chart Wu Xing combinations and transformations also known as Five Element combinations and transformations. It means a single Wu Xing or more in a Bazi natal chart can be transformed into a different element under certain given conditions. The combinations and transformations can also happen during the 10 years luck cycle or during the yearly cycle. On the other hand the combinations and transformations can be reversed back (break the combinations and transformations) to its original elements state during the 10 years luck cycle or the yearly cycle. The transformation of the Wu Xing makes the Chinese Astrology prediction interesting and challenging.

Without Wu Xing transformation, the Chinese Astrology prediction is too straight forward and dull. After the Wood Element luck cycle, it follows by Fire Element cycle and then Earth Element cycles. It is kind of unexciting. With the Wu Xing transformation in a Bazi chart, an experienced Chinese Astrologer is able to examine and predict the outcomes by analysis the combinations and transformation happening in the Stems and Branches both in the Natal Chart, the Luck pillars and the yearly pillars. In other words, the combinations and transformation are the important aspect to correctly predict a Chinese Astrology Bazi chart. It is because the combinations of the Heavenly stems, Earthly Branches, and transformation of the Wu Xing in a Bazi chart giving conflicts by repositioning,rearrangement, increase or decrease the strength of the Wu Xing. As the result, it makes a static Bazi chart into a dynamic one. Chinese Astrology prediction is predicting the dynamic of our life. The combinations and transformation of the Wu Xing or five elements represents by Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches. They show what is really happening to the owner of a Chinese Astrology Bazi chart.

It was fortunate that a friend https://www.facebook.com/ilduck206 , a Taiwanese interpreted and perfectly translated in English what lady was saying during the session.  I felt satisfied because of many lucky predictions for the coming months {hoping}  for a dragon born, otherwise the 8oo NT$ fee was a ripped off.  {see above interpretation  in chinese language}

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The Third Temple of God

Its conferral week ( May 6 -13 ) again for the Grand York Rite of the Philippines, a bi-annual event for conferring Master Masons who are illuminated to further their study of the biblical lessons in Freemasonry. The lessons consist of the three bodies of the York Rite; the Capitular Degrees, the Council Degrees, and the Chivalric Orders of the Commandery.

Through the untiring  dedication of the Grand Secretary-Recorder Most Excellent Danilo C. Datu, KYGCH, of the Grand York Rite of the Philippines, thirty three  candidates have completed the Royal Chapter Degrees on May 6.

Present also during the conferral were Most Illustrious Evaristo Leviste, KYGCH, Representative of the General Grand Council International for Japan and Philippines, Most Illustrious Jerry Townsend of the General Grand Council International;  Incumbent Most Excellent Grand High Priest Manny Bravo, and other Grand York Rite Officers.

I was so thankful to be part of the conferral team as Master of the Second Veil, the representation drama of the  tribe of Ephraim, the bull, and by the banner color purple.

 

The Tabernacle

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The Tabernacle  “residence” or “dwelling place”), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the portable earthly meeting place of God with the children of Israel from the time of the Exodus from Egypt through the conquering of the land of Canaan. Built of woven layers of curtains along with 48 standing boards clad with polished gold and held in place by 5 bars per side with the middle bar shooting through from end to end and other items made from the gold, silver, brass, furs, jewels, and other valuable materials taken out of Egypt at God’s orders, and according to specifications revealed by Yahweh (God) to Moses at Mount Sinai, it was transported  by the Israelites on their journey through the wilderness and their conquest of the Promised Land.

Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem superseded it as the dwelling-place of God some 300 years later.

Exodus 31 – The Call of Bezallel and Aholiab
 
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.
And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:”
 

The First Temple, the Temple of King Solomon

 The task to build the first temple was given to Solomon, because  David, his father   has shed  much blood and waged so much wars for the house of Israel.
After the death of his father David, Solomon issued the orders for the building of the First Temple to commence:

You know that my father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side until the Lord put his foes under the soles of his feet. (1 Kings 5:3).

The building of the First Temple was a monumental task. Phoenician craftsmen were employed to build the Temple. Construction began in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign and took seven years:

Then King Solomon raised up a labor force out of all Israel – and the labor force was thirty thousand men . . . Solomon selected seventy thousand men to bear burdens, eighty thousand to quarry stone in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred to oversee them. (1 Kings 5:13; 2 Chronicles 2:2).

The stones were hewn from a quarry and brought to the Temple:

And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built. (1 Kings 6:7)

 

Destruction of First Temple Foreseen

The prophet Jeremiah predicted the destruction of the Jerusalem and a seventy year captivity of the people. He also pronounced judgment on those who would destroy her, namely the Babylonians. It was only a matter of time until the times of the First Temple were to come to a sad and terrible end:

And the whole land [of Israel] shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation. (Jeremiah 25:12, 13).

In 587 BCE, the Holy Temple  in in Jerusalem was destroyed  by Nebuchadnezzar II.

King Nebuchadnezzar II  (634-562 BCE) was the greatest king of ancient Babylon, succeeding his father, Nabopolassar.  He married Amytis of Media (630-565 BCE) and so secured an alliance between the Medes and the Babylonians (Amytis being the daughter or granddaughter of Cyaxerxes, the king of the Medes) and, according to some sources, had the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built for her to remind her of her homeland in Persia.

Upon ascending to the throne, Nebuchadnezzar spoke to the gods, in his inaugural address, saying, “O merciful Marduk, may the house that I have built endure forever, may I be satiated with its splendor, attain old age therein, with abundant offspring, and receive therein tribute of the kings of all regions, from all mankind” and it would seem the gods heard his prayer in that, under his reign, Babylon became the most powerful city-state in the region and Nebuchadnezzar II himself the greatest warrior-king and ruler in the known world. He is portrayed in unflattering light in the Bible, most notably in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Jeremiah.

 

The Second Temple

as rebuilt by the first Grand Council Zerubbabel as King, Joshua as High Priest, and Prophet Haggai as Scribe.

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In the year 587 BCE the Temple of Solomon was razed and burned to the ground by Nebuchadnezzer—King of the Chaldeans—the faithless Zedekiah—the last of Judah’s kings—was made sightless and cast into a dungeon in Babylon. The Holy Vessels—the famous brazen pillars—and all the treasures of the King’s house-of his palaces and of his princes were carried away. Judah lay waste. The Temple of God was desolate.
The remnant of the people—except the very poor that escaped the sword—were made captives in a foreign land.
Forty-eight years after the destruction of the first Temple—in the first year of his reign—Cyrus-King of Persia issued an edict—granting permission to the captives to return to their own land and to rebuild the Temple of their God. He appointed Zerubbabel—a Prince of the House of Judah—Governor of the people. Under his guidance and direction the rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem was begun.
But owing to the poverty of the people—and the hindrance by their enemies-very little was accomplished until eighteen years later—when Darius the King issued an edict—that the Jews should no longer be hindered or impeded in the noble and glorious work of rebuilding the House of the Lord. Darius also caused the Sacred Treasurers to be sent back to Jerusalem—and by royal command directed that the expenses of rebuilding the Temple should be paid out of the King’s Treasury.
In the year 520 B.C. under the stirring appeals of the prophets—Haggai and Zechariah—Zerubbabel once more began rebuilding the House of the Lord. It was completed in the year 516 B.C.

The Burning of Second Temple by the Romans

On the 10th of August, in A.D. 70 — the 9th of Av — in Jewish Calender, the Temple was burned again. Titus, the Roman Emperor, took the city and put it to the torch, burning the Temple.

The destruction of the Temple caused the beginning of the scattering of the Jews throughout the world.  For the next 1900 years the Jews would have no authority in the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Constantine and the “Christian” Roman Empire

In A.D. 324 Emperor Constantine and his mother Queen Helena were converted to Christianity. Aelia Capitolina was renamed Jerusalem and the title of “Holy City” was restored to her. It was now, however, considered the Holy City of Christianity, not the national capital of the Jews. The pagan temple Hadrian was destroyed and the church of Holy Zion was built on the Temple Mount. These conditions lasted under A.D. 362 when the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate permitted the Jews to return.

A Plan to Rebuild

There was one occasion after the destruction of the Second Temple when the Jews were able to formulate plans to rebuild their temple. The man behind this project was the Roman Emperor, Flavius Claudius Julianus, a nephew of Constantine – also known as Julian the Apostate because of his opposition to Christianity. Julian planned the project in the last year of his reign in A.D. 363. Julian rescinded all the anti-Jewish laws that his uncle Constantine had instituted. He issued an edict that the Temple be rebuilt in Jerusalem. This caused a great deal of excitement among the Jews. From far and wide, Jews came to Jerusalem to help in the rebuilding work. Julian supplied the necessary funds and appointed Alypius of Antioch, the Roman Governor of Great Britain, to carry out the project. Jews from all over gave from their wealth upon the projected work of rebuilding the Temple. The roads to Jerusalem were filled with multitudes of Jewish men and women who had hopes of seeing a Third Temple built.

Then sudden tragedy struck. The foundations of the Second Temple were barely uncovered when flames of fire burst forth from under the ground. The flames were accompanied by large explosions. The cause for the flames were probably the result of noxious gas in the subterranean passages catching fire. The workmen fled and the building was stopped, never again to be restarted. Many believed that the explosion and fire were a demonstration of the anger of God.

With their hopes dashed, the Jews were then driven into Exile and became wanderers in foreign lands. They were people without a homeland. For some eighteen centuries they would be dispersed and persecuted. Throughout time their thoughts were of the Temple which once stood in Jerusalem and prayers for its restoration.

 Cursed of God?

In the early years, the Christians looked upon the Temple Mount as a place that God had cursed. As Christianity gained foothold in the Roman world the Temple Mount was left to become a desolate rubble heap. In A.D. 534, over the site of Solomon’s elaborate palace, the Emperor Justinian built mighty substructures as foundations for the New Church of St. Mary. While other holy sites in Jerusalem were explored and identified, the Temple Mount was neglected.

 

The Building of the Third Temple
 
Spiritualizing the Temple of God.
 
Starting at the end of the quote from the Temple Illustrated Edition Bible, above, we read:

“… In all the rich symbolism of Ancient Craft Masonry two symbols, or symbolic themes, predominate. One is the search for light; the other is the labor of building. The source of light is the Holy Bible, and the grand representation of the builder’s art is King Solomon’s Temple …. It was natural that imaginative stone Masons, long before the development of anything like our modern fraternity, should have felt a kinship with the great builders of all ages. It was natural also that they should have acknowledge a peculiar attraction for the most famous and glorious of all building enterprises, King Solomon’s Temple and Citadel. Interest and attraction for the wonderful structure on Mt. Moriah have increased rather than diminished … until today the Temple of Solomon is the spiritual home of every Mason.” [Masonic Holy Bible, Temple Illustrated Edition, A.J. Holman Co., 1968, p. 11-14]

A short while later, these authors explain: “King Solomon’s Temple was the perfect architectural expression of the religious faith of a people.” [P. 25] “Perhaps Masonic interest also increased from a more or less incidental notice of the Temple to a final preoccupation with it as a symbol of spiritual man. [P. 29; Emphasis added]

Indeed, Masonic leadership has spiritualized the meaning of the Temple in the life of each and every Mason. Albert Mackey explains: “To the Master Mason, the Temple of Solomon is truly the symbol of human life … it becomes a fit symbol of human life occupied in the search after Divine Truth, which is nowhere to be found … Such is the symbolism of the first Temple, that of Solomon, as familiar to the class of Master Masons.” [“Encylopaedia of Freemasonry, Mackey, p. 774; Emphasis added]

However, while Solomon’s Temple is the symbol of mortal human life to the Master Mason, a higher class of Masons ascribe a different interpretation to yet another Temple. Listen to Mackey explain:

“But there is a second and higher class of the Fraternity, the Masons of the Royal Arch, by whom this temple symbolism is still further developed. This second class, leaving their early symbolism, and looking beyond this Temple of Solomon, find in Scriptural history another Temple, which years after the destruction of the first one, was erected upon its ruins; and they have selected the second Temple, the Temple of Zerubbabel, as their prominent symbol. And, as the first class of Masons find in their Temple the symbol of mortal life, limited and perishable, they, on the contrary, see in this second Temple, built upon the foundations of the first, a symbol of life eternal, where the lost truth shall be found, where new incense shall arise from a new altar, and whose perpetuity their great Master had promised when, in the very spirit of symbolism, he exclaimed, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up’.”

“And so to these two classes or Orders of Masons the symbolism of the Temple presents itself in a connected and continuous form. To the Master Mason, the Temple of Solomon is the symbol of this life; to the Royal Arch Mason, the Temple of Zerubbabel is the symbol of the future life. To the former, his Temple is the symbol of the search for truth; to the latter, his is the symbol of the discovery of truth; and thus the circle is completed and the system made perfect.” [Ibid., Pages 774-775; Emphasis added]

The Temple is so very important to the Mason that he took the final step to spiritualize its meaning. Master Masons look upon Solomon’s Temple as their symbol of human life, while Royal Arch Masons consider the inferior Temple of Zerubbabel as their symbol of eternal life! The two symbols, taken together, form a spiritual circle, thus “perfecting” the Masonic symbolic system!

 The Tribe of Dan and Freemasonry
 
 “Dan was the fifth son of Jacob and his mother was Bilhah the handmaid of Rachel.Rachel was very envious that her sister Leah had given Jacob four sons. Rachel told her husband to give her children or else she would die. Jacob was angry with Rachel, his favorite wife. Rachel gave her handmaid, Bilhah, to Jacob as his wife. Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore she called his name Dan.”(Genesis 30:1-6).
 
The Tribe of Dan
Although we do not take the myths of the “Ten Lost Tribes” of Israel seriously, it is interesting to examine the strange maneuvers of the Tribe of Dan. Their disappointing performance seems to have been anticipated, enigmatically, by Jacob on his deathbed as he prophesied over each of his sons:Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

Genesis 49:17

This identification with a serpent was changed by Ahiezer, the leader of the Tribe of Dan during the Exodus, to an eagle with a serpent in its mouth as their tribal ensign.

When the conquest of Canaan was completed and the tribes received their land allocations, the Tribe of Dan was given the land west of Benjamin, placing them between Jerusalem and the Philistines. (Even though Dan was one of the largest tribes, it received one of the smallest – and most troublesome – allocations.)

The primary hero of this tribe is, of course, Samson. Although the subject of several colorful episodes, he actually accomplishes little of practical value. His riddle involving bees resulted in an additional identity idiom for his tribe.

After Samson’s death, the tribe was unable to adequately deal with their Philistine adversaries and sought an alternative location, which was ultimately found in the North.

It is interesting that in the “Song of Deborah,” commemorating the victory over Sisera, Dan is chided for his distancing himself from the perils of the emerging nation:

Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.

Judges 5:17

Dan’s descendants apparently became skilled sailors and migrated north and westward to seek their own futures. It is remarkable that Moses had previously anticipated this in his prophetic summary:

And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Deuteronomy 33:22

How could he “leap from Bashan” (the Golan Heights) if he had been officially allocated the area west of Jerusalem? This prophecy by Moses anticipated his relocating to the North!
The Bee Identity

When the tomb of one of the earliest Merovingian kings was unearthed, a treasure including 300 tiny gold bees was discovered. These bees are regarded as a symbol of the Tribe of Dan, linked with Samson’s riddle.11

When Napoleon was crowned, he insisted that his coronation cloak included the 300 bees embroidered into it, apparently evidencing his desiring an identity with the Merovingians and the Tribe of Dan. When he married Marie Louise Habsburg, he insisted that these same bees be embroidered into her wedding gown.

The Merovingian legends – and the Magdalene heresy – are taken seriously by many of the royal families in Europe and among some of the powerful activists behind the European Union today.

(It is also interesting that the Mormon Church accepts the Magdalene heresy and that the state symbol of Utah is the bee.)

The Eagle Identity

It is also worth noting that the ensign of Israel’s enemies always seems to be that of an eagle: Herod, the Romans, the Germans, the Czars, et al. (It is interesting that even Sparta and Troy may have links with the Tribe of Dan!)

It disturbs some to note that the symbol of the United States is also, of course, the eagle. The apparent Masonic symbolism on the Great Seal of the United States also disturbs many (look at your dollar bill and consult these images: 1,2,3,4):

The 32 feathers of the right wing are said to represent the 32 degrees of the Freemasonry. The 33 feathers on the left wing include the honorary 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite. The nine tail feathers are said to highlight the Council of Nine when the Illuminati merged with the Freemasons on May 1, 1776.

The ostensible occultic significance seems even more pronounced on the reverse side: the All Seeing Eye (the “Open Eye” of Egypt and the “Mind’s Eye” of the Gnostics) and the Latin phrases “Annuit Coeptis” (announcing the birth of) “Novus Ordo Seclorum” (New World Order).

 
 
The Age  of Aquarius  2160AD – 4230AD  shall be the period when the Ark of the Covenant would be restored in the form of computers, emf generators, atom smashers, wormhole transport facilities and ultimately smart device like signet that serves as individual data storage , biometrics , and radiates the Spirit of God handled by Humanos Luminus or Illuminated Human.
Present day craftsmen are programmers, scientists, physicists, alien like engineers who understand the dimensional  law of the universe and perfecting the reality of  the Godlike particle.
 
 The Prophecy of Prophet Haggai  ( Present Days before Year 2160 AD), the Building of the Third Temple
 
  From the  fourth chapter of Exodus:”And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe in the two former signs, thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land; and the water shall become blood upon the dry land.”  This is an allegory of the scarlet (blood) color of the banner, the transformation of the old earth by wars, man made calamities, weather manipulations before the realization of the New Temple or the New Earth.
  1. All Nations Will be Shaken
  2. The Heavens and Earth Will be Shaken
  3. The Past and Present Building of the Temple
  4. The Instruction to Build the Temple

1. All Nations Will Be Shaken

“For this says the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, says the Lord of hosts” (Hag.2:6-9 KJV).
It is clear from the scriptures that there has never been a time in history when God has shaken the heavens, the earth, and all the nations. But, this is what he says he will do just before Jesus returns as King of kings at the end of this age. See also Heb.12:26.
2. The Heavens and Earth Will Be Shaken
“Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day, says the Lord of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you as a signet: for I have chosen you, says the Lord of hosts” (Hag. 2:21-23 KJV).
Clearly, this is an end of the age prophecy. Here, we see that God shakes the heavens and the earth, overthrowing the kingdoms (nations) of the world. “In that day,” is a reference to the end of the age (Isa.2:17-21; Zeph.1:7-10, 12-16; Joel 3:9-18; Zech.14:1-8,13,20). And as we will see, it is also very clear that God gives the prophetic end-time Zerubbabel great power and authority to represent him and proclaim his good news message to the world.
3. Past and Present Building of the Temple
“And now, I ask you to consider from this day and forward, from the time before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord” (Hag.2:15 Para.).
“Consider now from this day and forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, consider it”(Hag.2:18 Para.).
Both of these references about laying the foundation and construction of the temple refer to a past and a future fulfillment.

 

—A Compilation of Research Material

 

Masonic Cipher

A geometric simple substitution cipher, which exchanges letters for symbols which are fragments of a grid. The example key shows one way the letters can be assigned to the grid. ( From Wikipedia)

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Example:

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Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.

I came along,
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called “Yellow”.

So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all yellow.

Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
Do you know,
You know I love you so,
You know I love you so.

Ang Mga Aral ni Haring Saturno

“Alam kong wala kang kasalanan. Huwag mo pagtakpan ang brod mo. Nakisama ka lamang. Nagpauto ka lang.” ang sigaw ni Senador sa  senate inquiry na napanood ko sa telebisyon.  Tungkol ito sa panunuhol sa dalawang Assistant Commisioners ng Immigration.

May halong awa at paninikip ng dibdib ang aking nararamdaman habang pinapanood ang ginagawang pagtatanong sa opisyal sapagkat matagal ko rin naman siyang kakilala at kasama sa paglalakbay patungong silangan para marating at makita ang liwanag. Isa siyang mabuting tao, mapagmahal sa pamilya, sa mga kaibigan, at maipagmamalaki ng samahan dahil sa angking talino at pinag-aralan. Mahigit na limang taon na rin ang nakaraan ng matanaw niya ang liwanag.

Dangan nga lamang at hindi ko siya nakikita nitong mga nagdaang mga buwan , marahil  abala sa trabaho sa bagong posisyon sa gobyerno , pero sa aking palagay  kung may pagkakataon ay bigla na lamang susulpot at makikipag kumustahan sa mga kapatid.

Pagkaraan ng ilang buwan ay nagulat na lamang kami dahil nasasangkot sa anila ay pangingikil o corruption.  “Bakit ganon ang nangyari? Bakit hindi nagtuloy-tuloy ang kanyang swerte? Bakit biglang nagbago ang nakalaang magandang hinaharap na buhay?  Anong kapalaran ang nakatadhana sa promising young man na bago pa lamang nagkakaroon ng magandang kinabukasan.  Napaka misteryoso ang mundo  na ito.  Hindi malaman ang tamang daan na tatahakin.

Planet Saturn Aspect

Bigla kong naisip na baka may epekto ang mga bituin at planeta sa taon ng kanyang kapanganakan  kaya mayroong pinagdadaanan ang buhay niya sa kasalukuyan – lalo na ang epekto ng paglalakbay ng planetang Saturn na apektado ang oras, araw, buwan at taon ng isang tao . Matindi ang galaw ni Haring Saturno o Kronos – mabigat ang mga disiplina na pinapagawa sa buhay para matutuhan ang mga aral nito lalo na kapag ito na nakatumbok o nakatapat sa posisyon ng  Araw.

Ayon sa Astrolohiya, hindi madali ang aspeto ng Saturn sa buhay ng tao. Siya ang nagtuturo ng seryosong pagtratrabaho, disiplina at responsibilidad.  Saturn ang nagkokontrol ng oras, ng mga limitasyon kung paano natin magagawa ng tama ang mga gawain. Tinuturuan nya ang tamang daan ng isang tao ayon sa kabutihan at ikakabuti ng kanyang kaluluwa. Parang isang ama, dinidisplina niya ang kanyang mga anak ng tamang kaisipan sa matuwid at tamang kautusan. Walang nakakaligtas sa mga turo ni Haring Saturno. Lahat tayo ay dadaan sa disiplina kapag dumating ang panahon na nakatapat ito sa araw ng kapanganakan na tumatagal ng 2 hanggang 3 taon.  Nagkaka iba nga lamang ang mga aral na ituturo sa mga nilalang sa mga panahon na ito.  Umiikot ang planetang ito sa loob ng 29-30 taon sa araw. Mararanasan ito ng bawat nilalang ng dalawa o tatlong beses kung mahaba ang buhay.

Transit Saturn Opposition natal Sun in Taurus

Tama ang hinala ko. Matapos kong malaman ang date of birth, nakonpirma ko na ipinganak sya sa buwan ng Taurus, first week of May. Ang aral na gustong ipaabot ni Saturn ay ngayon nararamdaman at natutupad. Sa panahon ng opposition, ayon sa mga Astrologers, makakaramdam ng depression ang isang nilalang sapagkat ito ang pinakamababang emosyon ng isang tao, pakiramdam na walang direksyon, ang paghihirap sa mga material na bagay, pakiramdam na napakabigat ang mabuhay, pakikipag-away, hiwalayan ng mag-asawa, pagiging laging may sakit  na kung minsan ay tuluyan ng humihiwalay para maging espirito. Sa mga pagkakataon  na ito,  ay maitatanong mo sa iyong sarili kung bakit nangyayari ito, lahat ng gawin ay mali at may mga balakid. Malalaman mo rin sa mga panahon na ito

Ang dapat gawin ay maging matatag lamang at umasa na may darating na magandang yugto ang buhay. Huwag kontrahin ang aral na ipinahihiwatig bagkus ay maging positibo ang pagsalarawan sa kinabukasan. Maging totoo at sundan lamang ng tapat ang nasa puso, sapagkat walang makakatulong kung di ang sarili lamang.  Tumawag sa Diyos at taimtim na hanapin ang tamang kasagutan sa problemang hinaharap.  At kapag nagawa ito ay siguradong hindi magkakamali o mapapahamak at darating ang nakalaang magandang bukas.

Sa aking analysis, malalagpasan niya ang crisis sa buhay na nangyayari  sa kasalukuyan.

My Personal Experience

Naranasan ko rin ang aral ni Haring Saturno. Taong 2001 noong ang planetang Saturn  ay nagkaroon ng epekto sa aking buhay. Ibang klaseng aral nga lamang, apektado ang 7th house of my birth chart o tungkol sa relationship ng marriage. Mabigat ang naging aral na marami ang nawala sa aking buhay – na katulad sa  Book of Job  ng Bibliya ay patuloy na pinagdadaanan.

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(Isa sa mga bahay namin bago dumating ang mga pagsubok  ng tadhana)

Marami akong mga librong binasa at pinag-aralan para magkaroon ng kasagutan ang aking mga katanungan. Ginugol ko ang sarili sa pagbabasa ng mga libro ng positive mind books, astrology books, pumasok sa masonerya para maintindihan ang mga libro at sekreto nito, nagbasa din ng mga articles and write-ups ng mga like-mind writers, atbp..

Book of Job

Ang Aklat ni Job ay kasaysayan ng isang mabuting tao na dumanas ng katakut-takot na hirap. Namatay lahat ang kanyang anak, naubos ang kanyang kayamanan at nagkaroon pa siya ng nakakadiring sakit sa balat. Ipinaliwanag ng mga kaibigan ni Job ang kanyang paghihirap ayon sa kanilang kinagisnang paniniwala na ang laging ginagantimpalaan ng Diyos ay ang mabuti at pinaparusahan ang masama.

Dahil dito, lumilitaw na si Job ay nagkasala. Ngunit para kay Job, hindi siya dapat patawan ng gayong kabigat na parusa sapagkat buo ang paniniwala niya na siya ay matuwid. Hindi niya maunawaan kung bakit pahihintulutan ng Diyos na mangyari sa isang tulad niya ang gayong mga paghihirap. Kaya’t buong tapang niyang hinamon ang Diyos. Hindi nanghina ang pananampalataya ni Job. Gayunman, hangad niyang siya’y ituring na walang sala sa harap ng Diyos at mabawi ang kanyang karangalan bilang isang taong matuwid.

Hindi sinagot ng Diyos ang mga tanong ni Job, subalit tinugon niya ang pananampalataya nito sa pamamagitan ng isang matulaing paglalarawan ng kanyang kapangyarihan at karunungan.

Hinamon ng Diyos si Job ng kapamahalaan at kapangyarihan kung ihahambing sa Kanyang sarili. Tinanong ng Diyos ang mga sumusunod na serye ng mga katanungan upang ipakita ang kahinaan ni Job. Isa ito sa mga sagot,

Job 38:31-32

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

Sa ganoon, buong kababaang-loob na kinilala ni Job na ang Diyos ay marunong at dakila. Kaya’t pinagsisihan naman niya ang mabibigat na salitang nasabi niya.

Nakasaad sa bandang huli ay kung paano ibinalik si Job sa dati niyang kalagayan. Higit pa ang naging kayamanan niya kaysa dati. Pinagsabihan ng Diyos ang mga kaibigan ni Job sa kakulangan ng kanilang pagkaunawa sa pagdurusa ni Job. Tanging si Job lamang ang nakadama at nakaunawa na higit ang Diyos kaysa anumang uri ng paglalarawan sa kanya ng kinaugaliang relihiyon

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Sa aking pag-iisa at sa aking pag-aaral ng mga impluwensya ng mga bituin at planeta, nakita ko kung bakit ako nabuhay sa mundo na ito,  ano ang ambisyon ko, saan ako pupunta, ano ang dapat gawin  para  matupad ang tamang daan sa hinahanap kong liwanag para maging ka isa ng Dios.

I Ching , the Book of Changes

12th December 2016  is the 64th year of my existence having born in year of the Chinese Water Dragon, month of black rat, the day of the black dragon, and the time of the black tiger. Dragon sign runs in the family. My mother was born 1928 under earth dragon sign while a grandson is a water dragon born in the year 2012.  Chinese tradition says,  to be born  a dragon ,  hold the beneficial power of heaven. Dragon is the only fictitious and deified animal that doesn’t exist in the world.  It is one of the four most revered animals of ancient China.

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I refer to the old treatise of the ancient Chinese art of divination to predict the next move  or  at least have a glimpse of the next event in my life.  Many people are using this art as practical guide to decide important issues, to gain deeper insights and to widen their mental horizons about  life status and relationship.  This was the first Chinese metaphysical studies  I’ve learned thirty years ago together with the different branches of chinese astrology, Ming Shu, Zi Wei Dou Shu or the Purple Star Astrology  of the great bear constellation.

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The I Ching  or Classic of Changes, is an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. Possessing a history of more than two and a half millennia of commentary and interpretation, the I Ching is an influential text read throughout the world, providing inspiration to the worlds of religion, psychoanalysis, business, literature,  art , and understanding Eastern thought.

The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers. Four numbers, 6, 7, 8 & 9  are turned into a hexagram, which can then be looked up in the I Ching book, arranged in an order known as the King Wen sequence.

There are two methods to conduct the I Ching, the simple and easy method is the 3 coin method, while the yarrow stalk counting is a little bit complex  but have an accurate reading for beginner.

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Table of Hexagram

The Coin Method

1. Hold the coins loosely in your hands, shake them briefly, and then toss them, all the while contemplating your query. The line you record is determined by assigning numerical values to heads and tails, then adding the total. Each heads is a 3, and each tails is a 2.  So, if you cast one heads and two tails (3+2+2), your starting line would be = 7

2. Collect the coins and toss another five times, recording the numerical values and the corresponding line each time, building your six-line hexagram from the bottom up.

The hexagram you’ve just created can be called your “present hexagram.” In order to produce a “future hexagram,” just change all the lines marked with an ‘x’ or an ‘o’ into their opposite. Any broken lines (Yin) marked with an ‘x’ flip into their opposite—a solid line (Yang)—and solid Yang lines marked with an ‘o’ turn into the broken Yin lines.

The Yarrow Stalk Method

1 – Take a single stalk from the bundle of 50 and lay it crossways in front of you. This symbolizes the Wu Chi – the unchanging ground of being.2 – Divide the remaining stalks into two piles. Set down the pile in your right hand.3 – Take one stalk from that right-hand pile and place it between the 4th and little fingers of your left hand (while still holding the left pile in your left hand)

4 – Count off the left pile by fours, setting the fours in a pile separate from the right-hand pile. When you have 4 or fewer left from the original left pile, tuck them between the 3rd and 4th fingers of your left hand.

5 – Now put the right-hand pile into your left hand and also count it off by fours until four or fewer sticks remain.

6 – If you counted correctly (ie. got fours not threes or fives each time you removed stalks) you now have a total either 5 or 9 sticks in your left hand. Think of 5 as a small number, equivalent to heads or yang in the coin method, and think of 9 as a large number, equivalent to tails or yin in the coin method.

7 – Lay these 5 or 9 stalks across the one you removed in step #1.

8 – Repeat steps 2 through 7 twice more. You will get either 4 or 8 stalks each time (not 5 or 9 as in the first time).Here 4 is small, yang or heads; 8 is big, yin or tails.

9 – Now look at the three piles that are lying across the single stalk. There are only four possibilities:

All are small (4 or 5 stalks) — This is a changing yang line — solid becomes broken
All are big (8 or 9 stalks) — This is a changing yin line — broken becomes solid
Two are small and one is big — This is an unchanging yin line — broken
Two are big and one is small — This is an unchanging yang line — solid

This is the first (bottom) of the six lines in your hexagram – remember it or write it down.

10 – Pick up all the stalks except the single one from step #1, then repeat steps 2 through 9 five more times.

Example of the reading using the 3 Coins Method

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After tossing the 3 coins six times, here’s the reading of Hexagram 23 – Unstable Foundations

 

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Then changing the broken yin line to yang solid becomes:  Hexagram 52- Keeping Calm

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Memento Mori

” Participate!”  ang sigaw ni Kumander habang ang lahat ay may hawak na kopa ng alak sa kanang kamay.  Kasunod niyon ay ang pag tungga nito at sabay sabay din na sumagot ng ‘participate’.

Napaka solemn ang ritwal ng Knights Templar na isinasalarawan ang communion and toasts during the initiation ceremony para maging knights na kailangang dumaan muna sa pagiging pilgrim, pilgrim warrior at pilgrim penitent . Ito ay ginagawa noong unang panahon sa Holy Land during the time of the Crusaders para pangalagaan ang mga Kristiyano na galing Europa na gustong  bumisita sa lugar na kinamatayan ni Hesukristo..

Matagal ko nang ginagawa sa conferral ng knights templar commandery – ang pagiging Warden. Mula sa Chamber of Reflection na kung saan ang simbolo ng ‘memento mori’ na nagsasalarawan na ang tao ay hindi maiiwasan ang kamatayan na  lahat tayo ay pupunta sa ganong kalagayan. Mula pa ito sa kapanahunan ng mga Romano para ipaalala na ang tao ay mula sa alikabok at sa alikabok din magbabalik.

 

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Symbol of ‘ Memento Mori’ in the Chamber of Reflection

{ Memento mori means “remember that you must die” in the language of Latin. It serves to remind us of our own mortality, of our mistakes and failures, of the inevitable transformation of life into death..from wiki.}

Habang nakaluhod at taimtim na nanalangin ayon sa Gospel ni  St. Matthew , Chapter 5 Verse 13  – 17.

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15  “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.

History of the Knights Templar

{“The Knights Templar were formed in the 12th century for the noble purpose of escorting Christians on their pilgrimages throughout the Holy Land during the Crusades. After inventing a system which is widely recognized as the forerunner of modern banking, the Templars grew exceedingly wealthy to the point that the powers that were, i.e., the crown and the tiara, sought to relieve them of their riches, and in 1307, a statement was issued by the debt-ridden King Philip IV of France declaring the Templars to be heretics. A great many of them were subsequently arrested, interrogated, tortured, and executed – their wealth then claimed by the greedy King Philip.” }..

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{In the Knights Templar degree the initiate drinks 5 symbolic libations (or toasts) during his Templar Order initiation ceremony. The first 4 are taken out of a goblet; the libations being to the memory of (1) King Solomon “our ancient grand master” (2) Hiram King of Tyre; “our ancient grand master” (3) Hiram Abiff “the widows son, who lost his life in defence of his integrity”) (4) Simon of Cyrene, “the friend of our Saviour, who bore his cross, and fell a martyr to his faith.” (5) The fifth, and supreme, Knights Templar libation is made unto ‘the unknown’ and is performed in the vilest manner imaginable; an actual human skull-cap is placed in the hand of the candidate and he is caused to sup the content of such from this mystic cup. The candidate is told, “Pilgrim, the fifth libation is taken in a very solemn way. It is emblematical of the bitter cup of death, of which we must sooner or later, taste.”} ..from the web

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Katatapos lang ng Knights Templar initiation ceremony, the 2nd  for this year,  last Saturday, Oct 8, 2016  sa SRT at tulad noong mga unang panahon na seremonya ay ginawa din nila ang nasimulan nang tradisyon – para sa pagpapala ng Diyos.

Congratulations mga Sir Knights!