Theoricus

As a Zelator Aspirant of the Second Grade, I was conducted at the center of the Temple and placed before the Ancient of Air which seated behind the Pillar in the cardinal point of the East ruled by the zodiac Libra and the Divinic Deity YHVH.

” Frater Zelator, what do you desire?”

” I desire for more  knowledge to study the constitution of the Universe and the structure of the world and seek to understand the relations that exist between the soul of men and his body, and investigate the sources and effects of the elemental forces”.

Then I was asked to kneel on both knees and invoke the blessing of God.

Afterwards, I was asked to make my vow and promise to study with zeal the mysteries of the art and sciences.

I also gave my solemn promise  to conceal the secret knowledge of this second grade   Theoricus.

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Journey of the Soul

“The ancient Philosophers regarded the soul of man as having had its origin in Heaven. That was, Macrobius says, a settled opinion among them all; and they held it to be the only true wisdom, for the soul, while united with the body, to look ever toward its source, and strive to return to the place whence it came. Among the fixed stars it dwelt, until, seduced by the desire of animating a body, it descended to be imprisoned in matter.

Let us, in order to understand this old Thought, first follow the soul in its descent. The sphere or Heaven of the fixed stars was that Holy Region, and those Elysian Fields, that were the native domicile of souls, and the place to which they re-ascended, when they had recovered their primitive purity and simplicity. From that luminous region the soul set forth, when it journeyed toward the body; a destination which it did not reach until it had undergone three degradations, designated by the name of Deaths; and until it had passed through the several spheres and the elements.

All souls remained in possession of Heaven and of happiness, so long as they were wise enough to avoid the contagion of the body, and to keep themselves from any contact with matter. But those who, from that lofty abode, where they were lapped in eternal light, have looked longingly toward the body, and toward that which we here below call life, but which is to the soul a real death; and who have conceived for it a secret desire,–those souls, victims of their concupiscence, are attracted by degrees toward the inferior regions of the world, by the mere weight of thought and of that terrestrial desire.

The soul, perfectly incorporeal, does not at once invest itself with the gross envelope of the body, but little by little, by successive and insensible alterations, and in proportion as it removes further and further from the simple and perfect substance in which it dwelt at first. It first surrounds itself with a body composed of the substance of the stars; and afterward, as it descends through the several spheres, with ethereal matter more and more gross, thus by degrees descending to an earthly body; and its number of degradations or deaths being the same as that of the spheres which it traverses.

The Galaxy, Macrobius says, crosses the Zodiac in two opposite points, Cancer and Capricorn, the tropical points in the sun’s course, ordinarily called the Gates of the Sun.

Through these gates souls were supposed to descend to earth and re-ascend to Heaven. One, Macrobius says, in his dream of Scipio, was styled the Gate of Men; and the other, the Gate of the Gods. Cancer was the former, because souls descended by it to the earth; and Capricorn the latter, because by it they re-ascended to their seats of immortality, and became Gods. From the. Milky Way, according to Pythagoras, diverged the route to the dominions of Pluto. Until they left the Galaxy, they were not deemed to have commenced to descend toward the terrestrial bodies. From that they departed, and to that they returned. Until they reached the sign Cancer, they had not left it, and were still Gods. When they reached Leo, they commenced their apprenticeship for their future condition; and when they were at Aquarius, the sign opposite Leo, they were furthest removed from human life.

The soul, descending from the celestial limits, where the Zodiac and Galaxy unite, loses its spherical shape, the shape of all Divine Nature, and is lengthened into a cone, as a point is lengthened into a line; and then, an indivisible monad before, it divides itself and becomes a dead–that is, unity becomes division, disturbance, and conflict. Then it begins to experience the disorder which reigns in matter, to which it unites itself, becoming, as it were, intoxicated by draughts of grosser matter: of which inebriation the cup of Bakchos, between Cancer and Leo, is a symbol. It is for them the cup of forgetfulness. They assemble, says Plato, in the fields of oblivion, to drink there the water of the river Ameles, which causes men to forget everything.

This fiction is also found in Virgil. “If souls,” says Macrobius, “carried with them into the bodies they occupy all the knowledge which they had acquired of divine things, during their sojourn in the Heavens, men would not differ in opinion as to the Deity; but some of them forget more, and some less, of that which they had learned.”

Dragged down by the heaviness produced by this inebriating draught, the soul falls along the zodiac and the milky way to the lower spheres, and in its descent not only takes, in each sphere, a new envelope of the material composing the luminous bodies of the planets, but receives there the different faculties which it is to exercise while it inhabits the body.

In Saturn, it acquires the power of reasoning and intelligence, or what is termed the logical and contemplative faculty. From Jupiter it receives the power of action. Mars gives it valor, enterprise, and impetuosity. From the Sun it receives the senses and imagination, which produce sensation, perception, and thought. Venus inspires it with desires. Mercury gives it the faculty of expressing and enunciating what it thinks and feels. And, on entering the sphere of the Moon, it acquires the force of generation and growth. This lunary sphere, lowest and basest to divine bodies, is first and highest to terrestrial bodies. And the lunary body there assumed by the soul, while, as it were, the sediment of celestial matter, is also the first substance of animal matter.

The celestial bodies, Heaven, the Stars, and the other Divine elements, ever aspire to rise. The soul reaching the region which mortality inhabits, tends toward terrestrial bodies, and is deemed to die. Let no one, says Macrobius, be surprised that we so frequently speak of the death of this soul, which yet we call immortal. It is neither annulled nor destroyed by such death: but merely enfeebled for a time; and does not thereby forfeit its prerogative of immortality; for afterward, freed from the body, when it has been purified from the vice-stains contracted during that connection, it is re-established in all its privileges, and returns to the luminous abode of its immortality.

On its return, it restores to each sphere through which it ascends, the passions and earthly faculties received from them: to the Moon, the faculty of increase and diminution of the body; to Mercury, fraud, the architect of evils; to Venus, the seductive love of pleasure; to the Sun, the passion for greatness and empire; to Mars, audacity and temerity; to Jupiter, avarice; and to Saturn, falsehood and deceit: and at last, relieved of all, it enters naked and pure into the eighth sphere or highest Heaven.

All this agrees with the doctrine of Plato, that the soul cannot re-enter into Heaven, until the revolutions of the Universe shall have restored it to its primitive condition, and purified it from the effects of its contact with the four elements.” …From Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike.

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Macrocosm and the Microcosm

Man is composed of Body, Soul and Spirit. The body is formed from the material world, the spirit from the Divine World of God, and Soul  from  Celestial World that dwells in the body.

To further explained the mystery, the ancient philosophers spoke of the Macrocosm consists of the created Universe, the Sun, Moon, Planets , Stars. while Microcosm was the soul of man influenced  by the heavenly bodies.

Example:

My Natal Chart

Astrologers compute the location of the stars and planets based on the time and day of birth in the form of a sphere indicating the constellations and position of the luminaries. The outer ring is composed of the 12 zodiac signs using the glyphs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. The inner wheel is the 12 zodiacal houses with planet symbols and  degrees; numbered 1 to 12 starting from the east or the left side generally called ascendant. The middle circle shows the relation of the planets with respect to each other. As regard to elements and modality, these are specifics necessary to analyze the alchemical elements of the body and soul- the macrocosm and microcosm.

 

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Planets          Zodiac               House          Elements           Modality

Ascendant    Sagittarius          1                 Fire                     Mutable

Sun                 Sagittarius          1                  Fire                    Mutable

Moon             Libra                    x1                 Air                      Cardinal

Mars              Aquarius             111                Air                      Fixed

Venus            Aquarius             11                 Air                      Fixed

Mercury        Sagittarius         x11               Fire                    Mutable

Jupiter           Taurus                v1                 Earth                 Fixed

Saturn           Libra                    x1                 Air                      Cardinal

Neptune       Libra                    x1                 Air                      Cardinal

Uranus          Cancer                v111             Water                Cardinal

Pluto              Leo                        1x               Fire                    Fixed

North Node  Aquarius            111               Air                      Fixed

There are corresponding meaning appertaining to the influences of the planets and fixed stars like star sirius, arcturus, etc which are quite long to detail the effects of its transit and progression.

By mere looking at the vitasphere,  and if someone understands the elements of nature, the location of these celestial bodies is a path to determine one’s character and the destiny related to it.

So mote it be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Death

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                                           coffin, sprig of acacia, setting maul, shovel

“Kailan kaya ang ending ko sa mundong ito?” ang malalim kong  iniisip habang nagkakape.  Napaka morbid pero kapag ang edad mo ay more than 62 years old, the thought of death is just normal and the fear of leaving this world is just a shiver on ones shoulder, no fuss. After spending years of studies in various philosophies of the ancient mystery schools, the meaning of death is just part of the ritual and form part of the ladder for the perfection of the human soul.

Araw na naman ng mga Patay or the Day of the Dead. Its a feast day to commemorate the dead, the love ones and relatives who rested in peace. Ito ay isang selebrasyon na itinuro ng Katoliko Romano sa mga Pilipino (Roman Catholic Church), na isang pagan tradisyon na galing sa Western Europe na ginaya lamang ng Roma.

(Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. At Samhain, it was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left outside for them. The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes seeking hospitality. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. Mumming and guising were part of the festival, and involved people going door-to-door in costume (or in disguise), often reciting verses in exchange for food.

In the 9th century AD, Western Christianity shifted the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls’ Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ merged to create the modern Halloween.)

Understanding Death

Ang masonerya ay maraming simbolismo ng kamatayan. Kamatayan ito ng katawang tao, the end of human life on earth. But, the soul is on a continues death and rebirth to attain perfection and be freed from the bondage of earth lessons. Immortality of the soul plays an important belief in masonry. Mula kay Osiris, the ancient Egyptian God of death and rebirth, ipinaliwanag nya sa kapatid nyang si Typhon ang continuous journey and immortality of the human soul.

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Ang mga pyramid sa Egypt ang monumento na nag- uugnay mula sa kalupaan at sa kabilang buhay . Nakatapat ito sa mga stars halimbawa sa belt of Orion o sa bituin Sirius.

Sa Greek Mythology, si Hades ang God of the Underworld who controls wealth and money, at si Thanatos naman ang God of Death.

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Hades and Persephone

Sa Kristianismo, itinuturo  din ng simbahan ang kahulugan ng buhay sa pamamagitan ng pag aaral sa birth, death and ressurection of Jesus Christ. Kaya lang ang duality of life ay nakakatakot. Dalawa lang ang pamimilian ng kaluluwa pag namatay, ang mapunta sa langit o kaya naman ay sa impierno ng apoy. Pero kung nakahingi ka indulhensya ay sa purgatoryo na mainit-init lamang.

Samantalang sa Ancient Egypt, parang maganda yata yong prinsipyo in Osiris na patuloy kang mabubuhay at mamamatay para matututuhan mo ang tamang leksyon ng buhay at sa kahuli-hulihan ay maging Isa ka ng Diyos. Ito rin ang lesson na itinuturo sa Masonerya. Isang ritual sa Masonerya ang dapat ay simbolikong mamatay muna ang katawan ng isang tao para malinis ang katawang lupa para sa panibagong pagkabuhay. Tulad ni Lasaro sa Biblia na para maging kapatid ni Kristo ay binuhay siyang mag-uli.

The Planets of Death

Dahil isa akong Astrologer, alam ko kung kailan ako mamamatay sa pagtingin ko lamang sa 4th, 8th and 12th Houses of my birth chart. Having natal Uranus retrograde in the 8th house of the cusp of Cancer, death would be sudden probably caused by the water element. However, fame will come after..hehehe..weird analysis. Transiting Planets Pluto (Hades) and Saturn(Kronus) shall be the culprit..grabe talaga itong mga Greek Gods..walang patawad.

Timetable?..its a secret..yan ang turo ng masoneya.  Dahil nagkakape ako ngayon at may halong tubig ang kape.. naku po!!. delikado.

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Journey of the Soul

Ancient philosophers regarded the soul of man as having its origin in heaven, its sojourn here below and its return after perfection. The earth is not its home but its place of exile. The soul dwelt upon the stars, was seduced by the desire of uniting a body that it descended to be imprisoned in matter.

All soul remained in position in Heaven and of happiness so long as they are wise enough to avoid contagion of the body and to keep themselves free from any contact with matter. But those who from lofty abodes have looked longingly toward the body and towards which we call life and conceived for desires for inferior regions of the world, little by little, removed the perfect substance that surrounds itself, descends thru the several spheres to an earthly body; and the number of degradations or deaths being the same as that of the spheres which it traverses.

The Galaxy crosses the Zodiac in two opposite points, Cancer and Capricorn, ordinarily called the gates of the sun. Through these gates, the soul descends to earth and re-ascend to Heaven. Cancer was the Gate of Men because the soul descended by it to the earth;  and Capricorn, the Gate of Heaven because by it they are re ascended to their seats of immortality, and became God.

The journey of the soul on earth came the legend of the Labor of Hercules beginning from the sign Aries, Taurus…and finally Pisces, the consummation to totality; the division of heaven by the zodiac; also the characteristics assignment of Jacob to his 12 sons as written in the Holy Bible or in Royal Arch Masonry.

Esoteric astrology also explained the mysteries of the journeying of the soul through the spheres, in the Egyptian mysteries of initiation as well as in the secret ritual of the Freemasonry.

Matter Being, stained the purity of the soul, and so to restore to its natural dominion, men should learned the mysteries of the ancients; fasting, meditation, lustrations, expiations, and above all initiations. The effect of initiation was meant to be the same as that of philosophy, to purify the soul of its passions, to weaken the empire of the body over desires.

To speed up the return of the soul to its place of origin, it must exercise the practice of virtue. It must flee from everything sensual. Those who remain enslaved, subjugated by their passions will re ascend to Heaven, only after they have been purified through a long succession of ages.

The Twin Soul  (excerpted from twin soul article based on the philosophy of Plato 2,500 years ago.)

The moment your soul was created it possessed male-female, ying-yang polarity and energy  The two halves of one soul have been called twin souls, twin vibrations, twin rays or twin flames.

Soon after our souls were created we left the joy and bliss of the Absolute to enter and experience the physical universe, in which we currently find ourselves. Originally we were ONE complete soul, one family, one Being. There was no separation, just complete joy and unspeakable bliss. However, when we left the Absolute to enter our universe of duality and opposites, all of that changed.

The ONE Soul, which was originally whole, began to separate and divide into smaller and smaller fragments of Itself over the ages. This occurred so that we could eventually relate to one another as races, nations, and families, or as individuals while in the physical universe of opposites.

As the splitting of the ONE occurred, relationships were born. And it is through relationships that we create opportunities to know ourselves, to remember our divine origin, to seek reunion and oneness with one another and eventually return to our Source. The twin relationship plays a very important role in all of this, as part of the divine, cosmic plan.

At the end of the cycle of division, our individual souls made one final and very painful decision. We separated from our twin, the other half of our soul-self, when we lost our way on planet Earth and became physical man and physical woman. We did this for a reason. As part of the divine plan, separation had to be experienced at all soul levels. This included twins within the same soul, so that we could initially experience and feel what separation was like. Then, when the time was right, we would reverse the entire process and experience the ecstatic joy of reunion.

Over the ages, and throughout our many lifetimes, the experiences and feelings of separation constantly reminded us of our yearning and craving for completion with our Source and with our twin. That inner hunger for wholeness is why we search for romance and relationship. That is why we have families. That also is why we seek God. We are trying to re-create the same oneness we felt in the beginning.

Once twins begin to think and feel this way they are setting the stage for reunion. And once reunited, the twins will still have to work at their relationship to make it a lasting and rewarding one. Twin reunion by itself does not guarantee happiness. It simply sets the stage for it. Bringing a powerful spiritual awareness and a strong sense of Self into a newfound twin reunion will provide the sustenance and glue for its balance and longevity.we have roamed around in this incomplete, unbalanced state of being looking for soul completion. We’ll continue to experience life after life and relationship after relationship until we decide we’ve had enough separation from our other half and want something more fulfilling.

Over many lifetime, soulmate  relationships prepare us for lasting twin reunion. They are a very important part of the process and should be blessed as such. Most often, soul mate unions will last longer and be more rewarding than the electrifying, but often stormy, twin pairings. Twin soulship is a very highly charged partnership and the two must be spiritually ready for it to last. When they are, their union will transcend all others