The Lord’s Prayer-Hidden Esoteric Truths?

The Lord’s Prayer, which is familiar to all Christians and people of various faiths and traditions may hold deeper wisdom than most would recognize. The version that most of us know is as follows:

Our Father

Who art in Heaven

Hallowed be Thy Name

Thy Kingdom come

Thy will be done

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our Daily Bread

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, forever

Amen

This appears to be a shortened and watered down interpretation of the original. Below is the Aramaic translation (link to the article is below the blog entry), which is much more detailed and seems to be perfectly aligned with the Ancient Mysteries and Hermetic philosophy.

(Abwûn)
Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,
(d’bwaschmâja)
who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.
(Nethkâdasch schmach)
May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.
(Têtê malkuthach.)
Your Heavenly Domain approaches.
(Nehwê tzevjânach aikâna d’bwaschmâja af b’arha.)
Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates)
just as on earth (that is material and dense).
(Hawvlân lachma d’sûnkanân jaomâna.)
Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,
(Waschboklân chaubên wachtahên aikâna
daf chnân schwoken l’chaijabên.)
detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma)
like we let go the guilt of others.
(Wela tachlân l’nesjuna)
Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),
(ela patzân min bischa.)
but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.
(Metol dilachie malkutha wahaila wateschbuchta l’ahlâm almîn.)
From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,
the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.
(Amên.)
Sealed in trust, faith and truth

http://www.thenazareneway.com/lords_prayer.htm

 

As you can see, with this translation, there are many concepts that will be recognizable to students of The Mysteries. Here is some further analysis on the prayer:
-Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,

  • The Breath of Life or Spirit- this idea of breathing life into creation, or filling the material with the Spirit, is present in Eastern religion in the form or Prana and as exercised through the ritual breathing exercises  of Pranayama Yoga. In Western tradition, you can find it in Gnosticism as personified by the Pneumatics (Spirit). The Pneunmatics are the highest form of human, having elevated above the material aspect of being.

who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.

  • The Principle of Vibration in Hermetic Philosophy states that everything we experience, whether it be matter, or spirit is made up of varying levels of vibration. Sound and Light are also comprised of levels of vibration. Modern science knows this to be true of our material world, but has not yet completely embraced the idea that it makes up the entirety of the non-physical world as well.

May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.

  • This idea of the Divine Light within all of us is relevant to all Western Mystery traditions. We know that we are composed of the same base substance (atoms) as everything else in the Universe, but the profane and uninitiated have never been taught to understand, or connect with that aspect of the Creator within each and everyone of us. The Creator has endowed each of us with this divinity, but it is up to the individual to bring forth the divine from within. This is what the Mystery Schools and Esoteric traditions are trying to convey through the betterment of self and the overcoming of our animal-nature.

Your Heavenly Domain approaches.

  • One of the most predominant themes in all religious, and esoteric teachings is that of elevating our Spirit so that it overcomes the shackles of the material realm. Finding and activating the Divine Light within helps the soul to do just this and climb Jacob’s Ladder to the Heavens.

Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates)
just as on earth (that is material and dense).

  • “As Above, So Below.” The Hermetic Principle of Correspondence reminds us that what we have within us is a microcosm of the Universe. Our body is a universe within itself and is connected to the Universal Whole. We are made up of the same substance/vibrations that make up the whole of the material and spiritual universe and that which is above in the Heavens is in essence, the same as what we have on Earth. God’s will is within the universe and the earth and is within everyone of us.

Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,

  • In Freemasonry, Wisdom is one of the Three Pillars (Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty). These are said to be the attributes of the Great Creator and in His Omnipotent Wisdom, all things were created. In connecting with Divine Wisdom, we can bring forth the creative force within ourselves and bring it into manifestation to the betterment of the world.

detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma)
like we let go the guilt of others.

  • In finding true Spiritual Light, we must learn to forgive ourselves and others and find love for our fellow creatures. In forgiving those that have erred against us, we bring ourselves closer to spirit in that we have loosened the shackles of our lower, base-emotions.

Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),

  • We are taught in Freemasonry to “Subdue our Passions” (common temptations) and are Divested of all Metals (materialism). These concept has been carried on through the Mystery Schools for millennia. Overcoming our attachment to the material and superficial, and learning to control our base-emotions are two of the most important concepts to finding Spiritual Consciousness.

but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.

  • Our true purpose is to bring forth the Divine Nature from within us that the Creator has invested us with. Our attachment to the material and emotional is what will keep us from bringing this forth.

From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,
the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.

  • Here again, we find Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty. The Wisdom to bring forth the divine within ourselves, the Strength to act upon this divine will, and the Beauty that which with we will adorn the temple of our world with by living by the tenets of the Ancient Mystery schools and esoteric traditions.

Sealed in trust, faith and truth

  • The closing of the prayer, like all good religious ceremonies and rituals, indicates that we must live with trust in our Creator, faith in the love of our Creator, and in doing so, we will discover the Divine Truth that our Creator has bestowed within each and every one of us.

 

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The Emerald Tablet-What is it?

The legend surrounding the Emerald Tablet is that it is a tablet that was made/created by Hermes thousands and thousands of years ago and were said to be made of a crystalline substance that was indestructible . It is said to have existed before the great deluge and is also said to have contained the keys to the great Alchemical tradition. It was kept protected in the Pillars of Hermes or some say the Pillars of Enoch which also contained sacred items and manuscripts. These ancient teachings were stored in these pillars to protect them against disaster and were said to survive the great flood because of this. These same pillars can be found throughout the ages in various traditions. The pillars of Freemasonry (the pillars on Solomon’s Temple), the pillars on the High Priestess tarot card, and the pillars on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, to name a few. The contents of the tablet and other sacred manuscripts made their way into various esoteric and mystical writings throughout the ages and have been kept alive by various mystery traditions to this very day.  In the linked article, the author delves into the contents and history of the Emerald Tablet. Hope you enjoy!

The Emerald Tablet

 

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Consciousness Rising

Despite the seemingly bleak situation in America after the surprising victory by reality television icon, Donald Trump. Our collective consciousness is rising. Throughout Trump’s entire campaign, he made no secret of his bigotry, sexism, racism, and xenophobia. There is a contingent of Americans that unfortunately ate this up and found him fit to vote for. In an election year where there really were no good or viable candidates, the worst outcome was inevitable. The mass consensus was that everyone wanted change and wanted someone who didn’t have political baggage. They also wanted someone who was not a Washington insider. Disillusioned by the supposed “liberal” Democratic party and it’s failure to address many of the real problems that America faced, a lot of voters turned toward the outsider.

The great awakening of human consciousness has been happening for a couple of years now, but is really ramping up. People are hitting the streets and standing up for equality in the face of adversity and are finding a connection to the divine by supporting love in the face of hatred. The consensus is that people are not happy with the state of our world. Some are voicing their displeasure by rallying behind those that are being made victims of this horrifying presidential choice. They are standing in solidarity with the groups of people that have been targeted by Trump’s hateful rhetoric. Others, are choosing to celebrate in their own hatred, and are bringing their hatred out into the public eye. This, despite it’s horrific appearance, may actually be a blessing in disguise. It is much easier to fix the problem when it becomes visible and is no longer veiled from public scrutiny.  As humanity accelerates into this new age of Aquarius, there are bound to be some growing pains.

This shift into a new Golden Age will see an end of our old way of life and the beginning of a new way of life. One that promises great change in our world. It is up to the individual if they want to come along for the ride and embrace change, or if they want to stay trapped in their old-world way of thinking. Those who have decided to embrace positive change and are working to spread love in the world have ascended up the vibratory scale and are now dwelling on the cusp of a spiritual and humanitarian breakthrough. These individuals are still somewhat residing in their animal-nature, but are on the cusp of rising above it into spirit. This vibratory shift is the step in ascension right before the lid comes off and we enter the spiritual-based half of our consciousness. These individuals who are working to spread love in this time of chaos and hatred will not be left behind when the sweeping wave of ascension comes. On the flip side of this coin, however,  you have fear-based consciousness that this election and the state of the world have really brought into the light of day. Individuals who choose to embrace this way of thinking will remain stuck in their animal-nature, with little possibility of rising above it. They are in threat to be left behind and are will continue falling further into material consciousness and suffering. With their hatred and bigotry they are promoting materialism, and animal-passion that threatens to drag others down with them. They are being driven by ignorance and are powered only by their fear and a fight-or-flight mindset. This has created a great spiritual imbalance in our world.

All of the great Mystery Traditions teach the process of overcoming the lower-self and our animal nature, and embrace a return to our Divine Nature. Religious and mystical teachings allude to the fall of humankind from a divine, spirit-balanced nature to an earthly, material-based imbalanced nature, and the need for us to raise our collective vibration back up. By doing this, we can reunite with our spirit-balanced nature that we have lost touch with. The goal of the Mysteries and of all true religious teachings is to overcome this imbalance and to live in a way that is in harmony with natural law and is driven by love. This can be done with betterment of the self through self-mastery and taming of our animal nature. This is known as “The Great Work”.  Though it is easy for many of us to become angry and frustrated with the state of our world and those who promote hatred, we must overcome these emotions and counteract them with love and mutual acceptance of all types of people. We must cast out our judgement on others and know that everyone walks a hard road in life. The Hermetic Principle of Polarity states that everything is dual and is polarized. To counter-act the strong polarization of the animal-self that our global consciousness is pulling toward right now, we must put forth our Divine Selves. Anything we can do to help our fellow creatures and the less fortunate is a great first step. We must stand in solidarity with love and equality so that we don’t all get washed away in the coming wave of ascension!

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Alchemy and Astrology-The Divine Union

In the following article, the nature of Alchemy and Astrology are discussed. Their paths interwoven with spiritual and philosophical teachings for the seeker of Divine Wisdom. As the two schools of thought are intertwined and understood, a student will come to realize the connection they have to all of the other paths of the Western Mystery Traditions. Hope you enjoy!

 

Astrology and Alchemy

 

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Anti-Masonry. Where did it come from?

Secret societies have a way of falling under public scrutiny. Why would the activities of a society be secret from the public unless it was doing something sinister, right? This way of thinking is usually the general consensus. People tend to feel that when something is kept from public knowledge that there must be something dark and possibly even evil going on. While that might be the case for some groups (C.I.A., I’m looking in your direction…), it isn’t the case for all groups.

What people fail to understand about the secrecy within secret societies is that it serves a deeper purpose. Freemasonry, among other secret societies is the care-taker of the Ancient Mysteries. These mysteries have been passed on through various traditions since very ancient times, and have always been passed on from lip to ear. They have always included taking obligations, or oaths of secrecy.

This is due to various reasons. In more ancient times, it was done because the Church ruled with an iron fist and anything done outside of the orthodox method was considered blasphemous and punishable by torture, if not even death. Secrecy was also used to protect trade secrets.Since Freemasonry evolved from the original stonemason guilds, trade secrets were kept so that stonemasons could teach other apprentices their craft without divulging their secret methods of stone cutting and construction. Many trade secrets are still used within various labor unions to the present day. Secrecy was also used as a method of testing the initiates will power and trustworthiness. In order for someone to be trustworthy of receiving the Ancient Mysteries, they had to prove to be trustworthy with powerful knowledge.

Despite the countless sources of good information on Freemasonry, it is still considered by many to be deeply rooted in the evils of society. Anti-Masonry sprung up early and often and still exists to the present day. With the advent of the internet, the conspiracies have grown ten-fold. In the following article, the veil is lifted on these anti-masonic conspiracies and the truth can be laid to rest once and for all. Read this with an open mind and know that Freemasonry has had it’s name dragged through the mud for millennia. Know that knowledge is Light, which is what Freemasonry is providing through it’s teachings. It is a tool for good, not for evil.

 

An Inquiry into the Accusations of Luciferianism which present day, Continually Affront the Fraternity of Freemasons

 

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More News on Anti-Masonry 

Anti-Masonry loses long time supporter

It appears that a long-time anti-masonry supporter has passed away. Jack Chick was an evangelical Christian from California who wrote multiple mini anti-masonic comic books among other blatantly misguided pamphlets. He was responsible for perpetuating the whole Baphomet/Satan/Freemasonry connection that haunts the Craft to this day. It’s sad to know that any religious person could put so much effort into spreading hatred and misinformation to the masses.

Jack Chick passes away

 

The Swastika-the most misunderstood symbol of all time

The swastika is an ancient symbol that is found all over the world in ancient traditions. It’s true origin is lost to antiquity, but it is found in many Eastern religions. The word Swastika is derived from Vedic Sanskrit and essentially means “good health or good fortune”. It often thought of as representing the universe, the sun, or the four elements, or four seasons. It wasn’t until the Nazi party adopted this symbol and perverted it that it came to be known as it is today.  It was never meant to be an evil symbol and was looked at as a sacred symbol in the ancient world. In this short video, the swastika is looked at for it’s origins rather than it’s sinister association.

Baphomet-the greatly misunderstood

The Templars were accused of heresy for various spurious reasons, including the supposed worship of the being, Baphomet. This baseless accusation is still being against Freemasons to this very day.  Derived from the Greek words for baptism and wisdom, Baphomet is a symbol that can only really be understood by delving deeply into the Mystery traditions and Gnosticism. The fact that Satanism adopted the Baphomet image has caused further confusion and damage to the Brotherhood. This short, but sweet video helps provide some clarification on the issue.