Notes On Freemasonry Considered As A Moral School

The true soul of Freemasonry must be depicted not according to the men enrolled under its banner, but rather according to the Tradition it claims to hold62. 61 Stanislas de Guaita, most notably, in the Serpent of Genesis (t. II). 62 We borrow these masterly definitions from the book - no longer in print - of C. Chevillon The True Face of Freemasonry. This Tradition has unfortunately been altered during the course of time, as is all work of human origin. This was almost inevitable, given the...

The Ark Of The Covenant

The ultimate question still remains what was engraved on those Tablets The agreement, the pact between the invoked Intelligence and the Magician is manifest by the former communicating its magical seal, and the revelation of its name. These are the two principal elements of the ritual of evocation. And this revelation is the testimony of trust which is afforded to the aforementioned Magician. The magical possession of the Name and Sigil is, for the Magician, the key ingredient of his success....

Rd Additional Note

It is possible that the almond branch, which Eliphas Levi associates with the Great Key of Solomon (the Hexagram in a pantacle), in Theurgic Operations cited in the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, and the Ritual of Avignon (the Illumined of Dom Pernetty), is actually a mistake, coming from a poor translation of Scripture. In fact, in similar Ceremonies, Martinez de Pasqually and the ritual of the Elus-Cohen proscribes a Sword or Wand, requiring instead the use of a wax Candle. In the Book...

Various Notes On Theurgy

From an examination of many manuscript rituals dating from the XVIIIth Century, it seems that the majority of the heads of the Orders had drawn from a common source, usually Judeo-Arab, and limited themselves to adapting these theurgic traditions, giving them a Judeo-Christian feel. Thus Martinez de Pasqually drew all his operative rituals from the prescriptions of Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Occult Philosophy, in the first three books rather than the fourth, which is generally considered to...

About the Angelic Summons

The day following the consecration of the altar, before dawn, get up early. Do not proceed as usual, with lustral ablutions. Dress in Vestments of mourning, and, barefoot, enter the Oratory. Take some coals from the Censer from the previous evening and mark the forehead and hair with ash. Now place fresh coals in the Censer then, returning to the threshold, prostrate yourself, face to the ground, fists crossed beneath the head, which is covered with a black veil. Here the ritual of Abramelin...

Elohim Hethegods

We know that the word Elohim literally signifies He-the-Gods. This word evokes the great esoteric Tradition expressed in the Kabbalah, that of the Ten Names corresponding to the Ten Sephiroth. One also knows that the God of Israel is triple, for he said God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob each of these Gods corresponding to a different Divine Name. The sum of this occult Tradition is expressed in the following Kabbalistic Tetractys Here are a few notes on the supreme God, considered to be the...

The Cosmogony

The aim of the Operations of the Cult to use the favorite expression of the Elus Cohen is to allow Man to do two things a to the Individual Man, to reintegrate into the Archetypal Man b to the Archetypal Man once restored , to regain the Realm from which the fallen Entities had turned him out in making him fall through his own fault , and retake possession of his first glorious Nature. Paragraph a correlates to a material regimen purification of the material human Aura through abstinence from...

Swiss Rectified Rite Profess Grade

This appears to confirm the role of philosophical catalyst, or syncretic agent, played by Freemasonry. called the Master of Prodigals., if Apollonius of Tyana hadn't been dissuaded from it. Let us not labor under an illusion, J.-B. Willermoz was certainly not a credulous or naive mystic, as certain biographers would have us believe He was full of good sense, both commercial and Lyonnais This is why, in condemning the ritual splendours of the High Grades, he later said on 22nd May, 1767 I am...

Elus Cohen Dagger

Agla Martinism

This might be a misprint if he received the Charter in 1738 as the previous paragraphs asserts, he would not need to be in London in 1728 - PV. Agla was an esoteric society in the Renaissance period, grouping together apprentices, companions and masters of Guilds associated with Books librarians, engravers, printers, stationers and book-binders, as well as card makers who created the first playing cards and the first Tarots. The collective glyph of this vast association was the four. It...

The Doctrine Of Martinez Of Pasqually And Masonic Esotericism

Willermoz tried to express as overtly as possible, in regular masonic ritual and in creating a spiritual Obedience for which the climate was eminently favorable, the essence of the doctrine received among the Elus-Cohen. In that, he showed without possible argument, that unquestioning faith he had for the teachings of his master Martinez of Pasqually, and for the cogency of his work. In that, certainly, he effected the instructions he had most probably received as...

Jeanbaptiste Willermoz And The Chevaliers Bien Faisants De La Cit Sante Knights Beneficent Of The Holy City

Jean-Baptiste Willermoz, son of Claude-Catherin Willermoz, merchant haberdasher, himself a native of Franche-Comt , was born in Lyon, on the 10th July, 173056. He entered apprenticeship at the age of fifteen, in an enterprise in the silk industry. From 1754, at twenty-four years of age, according to him, we find him established in Lyon. However, at the start he only has a rudimentary education, having left Trinity College at the age of twelve in order to help his father in business. Coming from...

The Unknown Superiors Of Louisclaude De Saintmartin

Louis-Claude, Marquis de Saint-Martin, was born in Amboise, in the Touraine, on 18th January, 1743. His mother having died a short time after his birth, he was raised by his step-mother and father, both strongly pious people. He pursued his studies at the College of Pont-Levoy. Destined for the robe, he studied law, and quickly became a barrister in the courts at Tours. This profession, with all it included in those times, with its worries and idle pettifogging, quickly disappointed him and, on...

The Passes

The active side of the Theurgy of the Elus Cohen consisted by the Operations of exorcism, the purification of the Earth's aura. The passive side of this Theurgy consisted of the obtaining of passes, the appearance of luminous glyphs or many different types, which carried to the Operator a tangible manifestation of the celestial Powers evoked outside of the Operating Circle, and whose presence was brought into concrete form through the symbolic wax candles, true luminous effigies. The...

The Rites

The Theurgy of Martinez de Pasqually, traditional in its principles, nevertheless possesses some very specific characters. We note the main ones here 1. - His magic circles raise more of the theory of figuration of a place or a hyperphysical domain , than that of protection ordinary magic . These are, in reality, the psychic batteries'25 of the World, the spatial effigies, in and on which the Operator tries to be able to act. 2. - His luminaries wax candles are less sources of decorative and...

The Theurgy Of The Elus Cohens 1 The Order

We would note first of all that even the name of the theurgic Order founded by Martinez de Pasqually is subject to an esoteric interpretation. In fact, anagrammatically, and according to Kabbalistic usage, the Elus Cohen are also the Elus d'Henoc, not worrying about how one writes the name, under any one of three forms Enoch, Henoc or Henoch. Who was Enoch, the personage who Martinez de Pasqually particularly emphasized in his Treatise on the Reintegration of Beings In our opinion, this is the...

Martinez De Pasqually The Knightelect Cohens Of The Universe

Martinez Pasqually

Among the various Rites which, from time immemorial, have interested those Masons who are the best educated and the most imbued with the intimate conviction that their adherence to our Works must increase the sum of their knowledge, and bring them to the High-Sciences, the Rite of the Elus-Coheri is the one which has won over the most pupils, yet carefully preserved the secret of its mysterious works Such is the definition given by the Order of Illuminist Masonry, which we found in the...

The Masters Of Martinez De Pasqually

The question of the initiators and the instigators of Martinez de Pasqually has remained one of the most hidden points of the Martinist problem. We are going to try, if not to resolve it completely and definitively, at least to bring some unpublished elucidations. It is strongly probable that Martinez de Pasqually invented the story about his grandfather, member of the Tribunal of the Inquisition, and because of this the holder of documents seized from the hands of Jewish or Arab heretics....