Monday, September 22, 2008

The Legend

"It is the lucky man who realizes early on that there is a way in which he, himself, is our Grand Master Hiram Abiff. When revelation of this sublime truth comes to the individual, it may strike him with a great force, making him dead to all that has gone before. We are the myth! And the lives of the great ones who have precedes us, are our lives, if we but choose to have it so! As we seek to walk the path they have walked, we become Adam, we become Abraham, we become Hiram. Their stories belong to us -- and their lives are our lives; for the truth of their lives is the truth of human existence"

(see Joe Steve Swick III, MPS,
"Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols: An Invitation to a Deeper Appreciation of Masonic Teaching,"
The Philalethes Magazine, Vol. XLIX No. 3, June 1996, pp. 74-5)

1 comment:

Stewart said...

Great post brother! So often I think btoher forget that we are on a path to enlightenment. As such the fraternity is more than a bonding of brothers, it is a spirtual journey of the soul.