I'm Blue Lodge (PM), York Rite (EHP, OHP, YRSCNA), and OES. I tried to go through the Scottish Rite this last May, but my work schedule didn't allow me to take the two days off that I would have needed.
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The problem with organisations such as the O.T.O. and its predecessor the Golden Dawn is that many would hold that they are little more than a gimmick.
At the meetings of the mightily famous Golden Dawn many of the initiates couldn't refrain from laughing at the proceedings. And after their solemn initiation and after great anticipation of receiving a wonderous secret, the initiates were simply shown the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and asked to memorize them!
It isn't a wonder therefore that the organisation split apart then disbanded after just a few years?
And this organisation recruited from among the ranks of the Freemasons! As if they were going up in the world...........
As for the OTO which was founded by Aleister Crowley it surely must be more of the same. The only difference is Crowley was a little on the shady side as he was known to have summoned the odd demon or two............
Can the same be said of Freemasonry? Is it little more than a parlour game and are they taking themselves far too seriously?
I live not that far from Glastonbury these days and at this New Age meeting place courses are offered in shamanism, astral projection, past life regression etc, etc.
Is this really what the Freemasons are preaching to its initiates?
Can't the TWO OF YOU find a Freemason Lodge some place where you can talk about your Freemason BS amongst each other in that LODGE where you seem to spend most of your time anyway with your MALE brethren and get close and personal with one another there cause it truly is a turn off for the rest of the members of CC to have to watch the two of you kind of like, ah, masturbate with one another.
Thanking you in advance,
It is called human interaction, and we are well within our rights to socialize.
Do you feel threatened by Masons? Why all the hostility? You are a moderator, so shouldn't you at least *try* to act like one?
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