Luneta Park, a Knights Templar Cross or Rosy Cross

Nakikita  mo ba ang nakikita ko sa Luneta Park gamit ang google map.
Isang Knights Templar Cross or Rosy Cross! The largest cosmic cross in the whole world.

See google map.

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@14.5837007,120.9804643,1586m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

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Knights Templars Cross or Rosy Cross Layout of Luneta Park. aligned to Star Sirius Rising every  July  4th , the Independence Day  (old) projecting General Luna St. (Every year the Sun aligns  with the fixed star Sirius  at 14 degrees Cancer).

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Wikimapia Map:

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.584269&lon=120.981445&z=17&m=b&search=luneta%20park

Maraming simbolismo ng masonerya ang ginawa at iniwan ng mga naunang mga kapatid
na Amerikanong Mason sa Pilipinas ang hindi ipinaliwanag at sinabi kung nasaan o kung ano ang mga ito. Madalas ay simbolo na nasa mga parks at streets lamang.

Dahil binalak ng mga Amerikano na gawing estado ng bansang Amerika ang Pilipinas, dinisenyo nila na ang mga importanteng sentro ng lungsod ayon sa tamang coordinates or symbols “as above so below” principle katulad sa Washington DC sa Amerika.

Isa sa mga arkitekto at town planners na nagdesign ng mga lungsod ng Maynila, Quezon City at Baguio City ay si Daniel Burnham, isang arkitektong Amerikano na nagplano ng Bagumbayan Field ( Luneta Park) nooong 1912.  Siya rin ang gumawa ng master plan ng mga city of Chicago, Downtown Washington DC, Masonic Temple Building sa Chicago, at marami pang mga lugal sa Pilipinas at Amerika.

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Masonic Coffin Layout and Clock Tower Obelisk of Manila City Hall aligned the left side of the cross while on the right is the Paco Cemetery , both of which symbolize  death and resurrection mystery ritual.

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Agrifina Circle during 1970 with the skating rink and a globe with water feature , a good representation of the ‘all seeing eye’. The two symmetrical buildings on the left and right are the arms of the cross.

 

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Today, Agrifina Circle now named Teodoro Valencia Circle with Lapu-Lapu statue at the center

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Why Lapu-Lapu, the warrior ??..This is wrong symbol of GAOTU  at the center of the cross..this will attract  war and disharmony. The best representation is the mound be planted with red roses, the symbol of the immortality of the soul, the renewal of life, the goodness of God that will grace the high level of enlightenment to the country and the Filipino people.

From the 18th Degree Knight of Rose Croix of the moral and dogma by Albert Pike;

“The Degree of Rose Cross teaches three things;—the unity, immutability and goodness of God; the immortality of the Soul; and the ultimate defeat and extinction of evil and wrong and sorrow, by a Redeemer or Messiah, yet to come, if he has not already appeared.

The ROSE, was anciently sacred to Aurora and the Sun. It is a symbol of Dawn, of the resurrection of Light and the renewal of life, and therefore of the dawn of the first day, and more particularly of the resurrection: and the Cross and Rose together are therefore hieroglyphical to be read, the Dawn of Eternal Life which all Nations have hoped for by the advent of a Redeemer.”

From Rosicrucian;

Master Rosicrucian  Max Heindel had written, “the blood-red rose shows the passion filled blood of the human race, and the goal to bring the pure and holy state to which man will attain when he has cleansed and purified his blood from desire, when he has become chaste, pure and Christ-like.

Thus we see that in time the present passionate mode of generation will be again superceded by a pure and more efficient method than the present, and that also is symbolized in the Rose Cross where the rose is placed in the center between the four arms. The long limb represents the body, the two horizontals, the two arms and the short upper limb, the head. The the rose is in place of the larynx.

The rose, like any other flower, is the generative organ of the plant. Its green stem carries the colorless, passionless plant-blood. The blood-red rose shows the passion filled blood of the human race, but in the rose the vital fluid is not sensuous, it is chaste and pure. Thus it is an excellent symbol of the generative organ in the pure and holy state to which man will attain when he has cleansed and purified his blood from desire, when he has become chaste, pure and Christ-like.

Therefore the Rosicrucians look ardently forward to the day when the roses shall bloom upon the cross of humanity, therefore the Elder Brothers greet the aspiring soul with the words of the Rosicrucian Greeting: “May the Roses bloom upon your Cross,” and therefore the greeting is given in the meetings of the Fellowship Centers by the leader to the assembled students, probationers and disciples who respond to the greeting by saying “And on yours, also.”  (The Rosicrucian Cosmo-conception; Or, Mystic Christianity) .

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Why Luneta Park is a  harmonious place for religious and important events.

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Standing from Quirino Grand Stand, you are facing a mystical cross with the Light coming from the All Seeing Eye  shining from the south east portion  aligning General Luna Street where several religious structures like the United Methodist Church, Latter Days Saints, Praise of God Church, Paco Cemetery ( Church),  the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, Little India,  Paco Church are located.

Marami nang gumamit ng Quirino Grandstand facing the cross na nagbigay ng matagumpay na hangarin.. Pope Francis, Pres-elect Digong Duterte the latest  during the campaign rally, and many others..

 

The Cross

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“Cross-shaped object is ancient symbol to represent the four physical elements. Here each arm is colored to represent one element: yellow, blue, black and red to represent air, water, earth and fire. These colors are also repeated on the bottom portion of the cross. The white on the upper portion of bottom arm represents spirit, the fifth element.

The cross can also represent dualism, two forces going in conflicting directions yet uniting at a central point. The union of rose and cross is also a generative symbol, the union of male of female.

Finally, the cross’s proportions are made up of six squares: one for each arm, an extra one for the lower arm, and the center. A cross of six squares can be folded into a cube.

The Rose

The rose has three tiers of petals. The first tier, of three petals, represents the three basic alchemical elements: salt, mercury and sulfur. The tier of seven petals represents the seven Classical planets (The Sun and Moon are considered planets here, with the term “planets” indicating the seven bodies that appear to circle the earth independently of the star field, which moves as a single unit). The tier of twelve represent the astrological zodiac. Each of the twenty-two petals bears one of the twenty-two letters in the Hebrew alphabet and also represents the twenty-two paths on the Tree of Life.

The rose itself has a myriad assortment of additional meanings associated with it:

It is at once a symbol of purity and a symbol of passion, heavenly perfection and earthly passion; virginity and fertility; death and life. The rose is the flower of the goddess Venus but also the blood of Adonis and of Christ. It is a symbol of transmutation – that of taking food from the earth and transmuting it into the beautiful fragrant rose. The rose garden is a symbol of Paradise. It is the place of the mystic marriage. In ancient Rome, roses were grown in the funerary gardens to symbolize resurrection. The thorns have represented suffering and sacrifice as well as the sins of the Fall from Paradise. (“A Brief Study of The Rose Cross Symbol,” no longer online)

Inside the large rose is a smaller cross bearing a another rose. This second rose is depicted with five petals. Five is the number of the physical senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, and it is also the number of man’s extremities: two arms, two legs, and the head. Thus, the rose represents humanity and physical existence.”

From Societas  Rosicruciana

http://www.sricf-ca.org/paper3.htm

The Symbolism of the Rose-Cross

The basic rose cross symbol is that of a rose appended to the junction of the two lines of the cross – the center point. But the traditional Rosicrucian symbol is a cross of 6 squares whereon is a red rose of five petals. The cross is of 6 squares for a number of reasons. It relates the cross to the number six which is the number of the Tree of rife Sphere to which it corresponds, (See the Tree of Life diagram in the appendix) that is, the Sphere of Tiphareth (Beauty) also known as the Sphere of the Sun. The cross of six squares is also the unfolded cube of six faces. The perfect cube has been used to represent the Holy of Holies since Old Testament times. We know the tabernacle was 10 cubits in length, breadth, and height. The Sanctum Sanctorum of Solomon’s Temple likewise was cubically shaped using the measure of 20 cubits. In Revelation (21:17-18) the New Jerusalem is likened to a perfect cube of pure gold. Gold is related to the cube, cross, and Sun sphere for a number of reasons. Gold is the metal associated with the sun. But also Qabalistically, the cube unfolds to a cross of six; this means that the units around the cross (the perimeter) add up to 14. The Hebrew word zahab means gold and the letters of the word add up to 14 (Zain + Heh + Beth or 7 + 5 + 2 = 14). In addition, all these symbols that correspond to six correspond geometrically to the hexagram.

The rose is, as mentioned before, related to the number 5 and the pentagram. It is the flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love. Also as mentioned before, it is a sign of secrecy (Cupid, Venus’s son, is sometimes represented holding his finger to his lips as was the Egyptian Harpocrates.) Being the number five, it also is related to the hypotenuse of the 3-4-5 right triangle.

One of the earliest depictions of the rose and cross is in the manuscript titled the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians (Geheime Figures der Rosenkreuzer aus dem l6en und 17th Jahrhundert), published in 1785. (Again, see appendix) Around the upper part of the cross is written: “This is the Golden and Rosy Cross, made of pure gold, which every Brother wears on his Breast.” The Rose-Cross Lamen of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn may be derived from this figure as they have very many common elements as will be seen upon comparison. I have included the Golden Dawn Rose-Cross lamen in the appendix in both black and white and in color (the approximate correct colors). Also given is a front view and the back view. Let us examine the Rose-Cross lamen in some detail.

The lamen is a cross with each arm representing one of the four elements: Fire – red, Water – blue, Air – yellow, and Earth – citrine, olive, black and russet. Each arm is depicted with an upright pentagram crowned with Spirit representing that he who wears this is Master of the Four Worlds. This is confirmed by the glyph of the hexagram surrounded by the planetary symbols with the sign of the sun at the center.

The ending of each arm of the cross is triple with each segment assigned to one of the three alchemical principles: sulphur, salt, and mercury. The three segments upon the four arms allude also to the 12 signs of the zodiac. At the center of the cross is the rose of 22 petals. The rose is divided into 3 petals at the center, 7 petals in the second circle, and 12 in the outer circle. They are depicted in the appropriate Hebrew letters and colors as such: the three so-called Mother Letters in the primary colors (yellow, blue, and red), the 7 double letters in the secondary colors, and the 12 single letters in the chromatic color scale. Of course they also represent the 3 elements (the fourth being an admixture), the 7 planets of the ancients, and the 12 zodiac signs. In the midst of this rose is another rose-cross. Behind this Rose-Cross lamen are rays of white light with the signs of L.V.X. and I.N.R.I. written thereon.

In order to strengthen the connection of this symbol with our Society’s aims and teachings it might helpful to go over some of the correspondences and qabalistic allusions. First let us consider that in the Rose-Cross we are looking into the Mysteries of the Pentagram and the Hexagram. The Pentagram is a symbol that relates the 4 Ancients or Elements in a proper perspective to the Spirit. The elements are depicted by the symbol of the fixed signs of the Zodiac which relate to each one. That is the following:

    Fire          Water             Air            Earth
    Leo           Scorpio           Aquarius       Taurus
    Lion          Eagle             Man            Bull
    5th Sign      8th Sign          11th Sign      2nd Sign
    Yod (10)      Heh (5)           Vav (6)        Heh (5)
    Atziluth      Briah             Yetzirah       Assiah

(As an aside: Each side of the Vault is 8 x 5 or 8+5+8+5 = 26 which equals the Unpronounceable Name of God = Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh = 26) The hexagram represents all the cosmic forces because it not only depicts the planets but also the zodiac. But we must also consider that the planets depicted are also symbols of more esoteric doctrines. Some of the correspondences are as follows:

    Planet    Metal    Angel         Chakra         Location
    Mercury   mercury  Raphael       Sahssrara      Pineal gland
    Moon      silver   Gabriel       Ajna           Pituitary body
    Venus     copper   Anael         Vishuddha      Pharyngeal
    Sun       gold     Michael       Anahata        cardiac plexus
    Jupiter   tin      Tzadkiel      manipura       solar plexus
    Mars      iron     Kamael        Svadhisthansa  prostatic
    Saturn    lead     Tsaphkiel     muladhara      sacral plexus

At the end of the arms of the cross we have the alchemical symbols which mean much more than their mundane meanings. Their associations are as follows:

     Mercury            Sulphur            Salt
     Superconscious     Self-conscious     Subconscious
     Kether             Chokmah            Binah
     Sattvaguna         Rasguna            Tamasguna

It should be apparent that great care was taken in the design of this symbol. And it should be clear how this lamen synthesizes the entire First Order teachings as well as embodies that of the whole Rosicrucian Fraternity as well. It contains the Kabalah, numerology, the elements, the pentagram taught in the Zelator degree, the four worlds , the Hebrew Divine Name, the color symbolism found in the Theoricus grade, the alchemy taught in the Practicus grade, and alludes to the esoteric connections of the world religions, ancient philosophies and the deep mysteries of I.N.R.I.