Amidst the dense forests of Ancient Britain – long before the Romans conquered – the Druids presided over a forgotten Celtic culture. Draped in long cloaks and skilled in wisdom and divination, […]
Unlocking the Secrets of Hermeticism: A Journey into the Mystical Tradition
Are you fascinated by ancient spiritual traditions and mystical teachings? Look no further than Hermeticism! This ancient philosophy, based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, has captivated seekers of spiritual knowledge for […]
Killing the Self: Zen Buddhism and Ego Death
Often, when Westerners learn of the practices of Buddhist monks, there is a cocktail of awe and confusion. As we watch their disciplined martial arts or young monks steaming towels on their […]
Is Freemasonry a Modern Iteration of Raja Yoga?
“When the soul sees itself as a center surrounded by its circumference—when the Sun knows that it is a Sun, surrounded by its whirling planets—then is it ready for the Wisdom and […]
A (Very) Brief History of the Order of the Golden Dawn
THE Victorian era saw a proliferation of occult and esoterically inclined orders and society, from new formations of Martinism to the Theosophical Society and its Esoteric Section to Numerous Masonic appellate bodies. Possibly the most well-known, and immediately influential, is the Order of the Golden Dawn. Originally envisaged as an initiatory school of theoretical magic, it because, with its Rosicrucian Inner Order, both a school of initiates and a college of Adepts, practicing both and theurgy. The Golden Dawn existed from the late 19th to the early 20th century in Great Britain and France, and into the 1970s in New Zealand. Its teachings, rituals, and initiations are still influential today.
The MPS Newsletter – April 2021
The April 2021 MPS Newsletter
The Power of Words
Freemasonry reminds us, consciously and unconsciously, that our words matter – that our verbal expressions reflect outwards, radiate with import, and display an image of who we are on the inside.
Symbolism and The Literalists
Fundamentalism is everywhere. Let’s be clear: fundamentalism is strict adherence to the basic principles of any subject or discipline. In most cases, people use it to discuss religious adherence to the “word” […]
The Principles of Confucianism
As new nations arose, and large states crumbled, a period of great intellectual curiosity and intellectual expansion occurred. It became known as the Hundred Schools of Thought. The most prominent schools are still taught today, and the most famous of all is Confucianism.
The Legend of the Emerald Tablets
Whatever the truth, the origins of the Emerald Tablets remain hidden. And perhaps that’s what captures us most of all: an ancient mystery of unknown genesis awaiting our discovery.