As many of the followers of my Facebook page, Immortal Light, and this blog know, I, as well as many other Mason’s, believe that Freemasonry’s secret is, in fact, in finding the hidden knowledge of Immortality. As such, along this line of thinking, I will now discuss the Seven Deadly Sins and their relationship to the Masonic quest for Immortality.
1. The first sin is Lust, which can be defined as an uncontrollable passion or longing, especially in relationship to sexual desire; yet it may also relate to other uncontrollable desires.
It is important to understand that the quest for longevity (Immortality) has countless rules and even suggestions. Yet, the important issue to understand with most mortal behavior and activity is moderation; this certainly includes sexual desires, which as most people probably already know, may cause some people to do unspeakable and even illegal things to gratify mortal pleasure. When a man allows his passion to overtake his logic, he has given into his mortal desires. The difference between humans and other animals is his ability to think and use logic to evolve our status in life.
More specifically, as Dr. George Carey suggested in his book, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh (1920), there is a direct relationship to sexual activity and Immortality. In short, the male genitalia (sexual organ) is directly connected to the spinal cord, which is connected to the Thalamus, Cerebellum, Cerebrum, Pituitary and Pineal Glands, Claustrum, brain stem, etc. He stated that there is an oil that flows between these components that should not be wasted for carnal purposes:
The upper brain is the reservoir of this Or and is the gray matter or “Precious Ointment” or Christ. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. All things were (or is) created by it” etc., etc.
The “Lost Word” is a symbol of the generative or animal thought eating the fruit of the Tree of Life thus destroying or losing the gold, “or,” of the body.
Hiram means “high born,” or the seed destined to reach the pineal gland and “Single Eye.” Tyre means a rock. By the conservation and transmutation of the sex substance the pineal gland becomes firm and hard and is, in the fable, called rock (Tyre).
“The wise man built his house, Beth or body, upon a rock.”
So here we have the explanation of Hiram Abiff. Abiff is derived from the word Abid month. Hiram Abiff (there are some who will understand) was resurrected during the delay caused by searching for his body: in other words a month passed and another seed was born which the candidate for initiation is admonished not to slay (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 124).
This does not mean a man must not engage in sexual activity, certainly not; but it does mean that sex must be purposeful, and not for pure physical gratification or pleasure. Rather, it is intended to be used for either procreation or intimacy and love and assurance. The only time semen should be released is for procreation. In fact, the art of non-ejaculation during sex is a common practice for those seeking an Immortal state; this allows one’s partner to understand that he still enjoys the companions affections, etc, but he does not release the vital Immortal oil, which is needed for longevity.
To help with excessive desires, consider physical and mental exercises in self-control; possibly even chastity for a while. As an Immortal aspirant, one must learn to channel and control all excessive passions, which will allow one to leverage that energy for the good of others.
2. The second sin is Gluttony, which can be defined as an excessive and ongoing consumption of food. It is clear, the ancients believed that excessive consumption of food would shorten one’s life. In fact, Dr. George Carey wrote that overeating causes the buildup of toxins in the body, which, if not digested, would result in a shortened life:
The lower portion of the torso, bowels, etc., is called “hell,” a “grave or lake,” many times in the Scriptures. Sulphur is a product of brimstone. There is more or less sulphur in all foodstuffs. Over eating results in an over supply of sulphur, i.e. brimstone. Overeating causes acidity. A portion of the food, failing to digest, ferments, and acid results. The acid, uniting with sulphur causes heat, fire, fever; hence hell, fire and brimstone are chemical statements…
“Let the wicked man forsake his ways” (cease to eat of the fruit of the tree of life), “and return unto the Lord who will abundantly pardon,” and thus save his soul. All who bodily die lose their soul, for, says Job, “As the soul of a beast goeth downward, at death, so doth the soul of man.” Certainly, for “The wages of sin (ignorance) is death” (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 124).
The only cure for Gluttony is temperance, which is the practice of moderation and self-control. One of the most important Immortal lessons one must abide by is eating smaller and smaller portions. Yes, it is difficult to do; but with practice it can be done. The best way to look upon eating is to look at each meal as a snack, as opposed to a meal. Use the smallest plate in the cabinet, not the largest. Eating two or three snacks a day will surely have you dropping weight by the pounds in no time; thereby increasing your longevity. Portion control is a great habit to practice, especially if one desires Immortality. Think about all the monks who simply live on a handful of nuts to survive; they do this for a reason.
3. The third sin is Greed, which is an excessive pursuit of material possessions. It perhaps goes without saying that Greed will have a profound effect on how the human body reacts to this negative stimuli. In fact, Dr. George Carey wrote about how such negative behavior destroys the oil or claustrum that flows up and down the spinal cord:
The physiological results of having plenty of good oil thus circulated constantly in the body we have demonstrated to be: First: Destruction of all semblance of nervousness, irritability, greed, fear and unrest (God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 79)
Needless to say, it is this oil that, if not protected, will dry out and result in death; however, if this oil is protected through good behavior, diet (elixir), prayer and exercise, extending one’s life is certainly probable beyond what most people think today. Dr. George Carey once again confirmed this way of thinking and how it may hinder or even help one’s longevity:
Of enormous importance is another fact regarding this oil. It is extremely affected by mental states, and by the states of consciousness… This is an effect of mind upon matter… Restoration of youthful vigor and prevention of all frailties of old age (God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 79).
The only cure for greed is charity, which helps align your own bodily functions, thereby protecting this vital oil. And of course, it goes without saying that the term, “Faith, Hope and Charity“ is at the forefront of our Masonic instruction for a reason.
4. The fourth sin is Sloth, which is excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one’s talents. Therefore, the Freemason is ever mindful that work is a virtue, while laziness will hold back society and man himself from advancing:
Then will humanity realize that the same force that is manifested in war and brutality may be transmuted and used in numberless ways for the benefit of humanity. If mankind would use the same amount of force and energy in doing constructive, instead of destructive work, we would soon see Mars through rose-colored glasses, instead of those colored blood-red (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 82).
Furthermore, the concept of work (the opposite of sloth) goes well beyond physical activity; it also involves spiritual (mental) work, like that of the work of an Immortal existence:
“The wise man rules his stars,” all, all are seeking to span the awful space that yawns between the neophyte and the Promised Land of immortality in the body, where “in my flesh I shall see God,” and when and where he can truly say with the regenerated Job, “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee.” Man must work out his own salvation (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 99).
Therefore, diligence, zeal and hard work are the only cures for slothfulness; to do otherwise will only result in harming your Immortal body.
5. The fifth sin is Wrath, which is an uncontrollable anger and hatred toward another person. It must be stressed that if one is seeking an Immortal status, a balanced state is paramount. The philosophical work is based on temporal happiness and bodily health; and if attained, God willing, may lead to earthly fortune, but this should never be the first goal of an Immortal. God will grant wealth if Immortality has been attained, because a certain amount of wealth is a necessary component of an Immortals existence – for it is needed to survive. Yet, one must be cognizant of his own behavior; he must drive away all hatred (Wrath) and sorrow, for such things are ailments of the body and the spirit of man. One must prevent evil words and thoughts from even entering one’s mind and body:
A wondrous closing and finish of philosophical work, by which are discovered the dews of heaven and the fastness of earth. What the mouth of man cannot utter is all found in this spirit. As Morienus says: ‘He who has this has all things and wants no other aid,’ for in it are all temporal happiness, bodily health and earthly fortune. It is the spirit of the fifth substance, a fount of all joys (beneath the rays of the Moon), the supporter of Heaven and Earth, the mover of Sea and Wind, the outpourer of Rain, upholding the strength of all things and an excellent spirit above heavenly and other spirits, giving Health, Joy, Peace, Love; driving away Hatred and Sorrow, bringing in Joy; expelling all Evil, quickly healing all diseases, destroying poverty and misery, leading to all good things, preventing all evil words and thoughts; giving man his heart’s desire (‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things shall be added unto you’ Bible), bringing to the pious, earthly honor and long life, but to the wicked who misuse it, eternal punishment (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 114).
The only known cure is to practice patience in words, thoughts and action toward others and even oneself.
6. The sixth sin is Envy, which is the intense desire to have an item or experience what someone else possesses. Envy, like that of covetousness, will destroy the life-seed and corrupt the blood; it has no redeeming value and hinders the growth of the spirit:
Envy, hatred, ambition, covetousness, will destroy the capsule that contains the seed and thus corrupt the blood, as surely as sexual contact. Alcohol in all its deceptive forms is the arch foe to this life-seed and seeks by every means known to the enemy of man to destroy it. No drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven” because alcohol destroys the redeeming substance that enables man to understand or think in his heart the thoughts of the Spirit. Alcohol cuts the capsule that holds the Esse born every month in Bethlehem. Alcohol eats the fruit of the tree of life (Dr. George Carey, God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 138).
The only cure for envy is to place the desire to help others above your own desires. In short, the more you give, the more you will receive.
7. The seventh sin is Pride (ego), which is an excessive view of one’s self without regard to others. We now see that the sin of pride or ego resides in and operates from the cerebellum in the brain. In short, such behavior damages the seed within man (Jesus); it eats the fruit from the tree of life, so man (Jesus, Adam) cannot rule or become the master of himself; a deficiency or a wasting away of the gray matter of the brain occurs; or as was mentioned below, “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body:”
“If a man cannot rule his own house, how can he take care of the church of God?” The Ego resides in and operates from the cerebellum, a house or beth, and is in direct communication with the upper brain, the FATHER, not only by means of the connective tissue partition of ganglia, but also by the wondrous lever, the pineal gland, the “Root and the stem of Jesse.” Jesse means “a traveler from Bethlehem” the very same as Jesus, the seed.
The pneumogastric nerve also commences in the medulla oblongata, against the cerebellum, and reaches down to the plexus, branches, in Bethlehem.
The thoughts of the Ego in its home in the cerebellum (called “heart” by the Greeks “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”) may operate in the lower or Adam man, or in the “Lord God from heaven” realm.
This operation is clearly and startlingly set forth in the ancient, thrice-told parable of the prodigal son, who thought it best to take his portion or substance and waste, or “eat it,” in riotous living. The Ego thus ate of the fruit or bread of the tree of life, so that he did not rule or master himself. The natural sequence to this failure is a deficiency or wasting away of the gray matter of the brain, for the seed that should lift up one-tenth (tithe) every 29 1/2 days has been eaten in Egypt and Sodom, “Where our Lord was also crucified.” “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”
The only cure for pride or ego is humility, for it removes one’s ego and boastfulness, which replaces it for the attitude of service.
Next month, I will be writing about the Claustrum Oil, or Christos Oil, which aligns with the details of the lessons mentioned in this post. In short, the body produces an oil, which, if saved and utilized properly, will enable a human to attain an Immortal status; but more on that next month.
So Mote It Be!
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