|Originally posted by Trancer-X |
Anyway, my ego is minuscule when compared to those of the so called 'enlightened ones' of Freemasonry who claim themselves to be the guardians of a vast repository of both material and spiritual knowledge; knowledge which could be used to benefit not only themselves in their material endeavors but also the rest of humanity as a whole, but that's a whole different topic altogether and it would take a lot of time to get into it.
I'm kind of curious, do you know any masons in person? I know/have come across a few, the ones a willing to be a little more forthcoming about it (obviously they're going to be silent on several issue and you can only push the envelope so far with them). As to be expected, they're fairly intelligent people and interesting to make conversation with. Some of them (like first 3 degrees) are actually pretty likeable people. An aquaintance of mine has been through the Golden Dawn order (he talked about it a bit more once I spotted his x degree certificate in his room). I haven't really spoken to any higher degree masons (say 31st to 33rd degree, depending on which branch of masonry they're affiliated with ofcourse, in the south you're going to find mosty Scottish Rite, very few exceptions) for obvious reasons. Just stay the fuck away from OTO people, no good. Some of them actually don't have such big egos, but they do once you prod further into masonry and the more secretive aspects of masonry as opposed the the basic esoteric concepts. I was invited to take an interest (to say the least) in the Golden Dawn... but if I really had a deep interest in the esoteric, and was naive about the nature of most organized societies, I'd probably be a mason.
"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller