The history of initiation, 3 courses of lectures

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Leon Hyneman, 1829 - 176 pages
 

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Page 107 - And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Page 103 - I shall put down," says Greaves, " that which is confessed by the Arabian writers to be the most probable relation, as is reported by Ibn Abd Alhokm, whose words out of the Arabic are these : " The greatest part of chronologers agree, that he which built the pyramids was Saurid Ibn Salhouk, King of Egypt, who lived three hundred years before the flood. The occasion of this was, because he saw, in his sleep, that the whole earth was turned over with the inhabitants of it, the men lying upon their...
Page 262 - The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.
Page 9 - Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter ? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries ? either a vine, figs ? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Page 256 - Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; 19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out...
Page 161 - Druid stood before a large itone in the centre. (Turn. Anglo Sax., vol. i.. p. 197.) that astronomical paradox founded on the globular form of the earth, which, continually revolving on its axis, makes the central Sun always at its meridian to some part of its surface. The truth is, that the rites of the insular sanctuary commenced at daybreak; and the rising of their great deity, who was dignified with the appellation of "the god of victory; the king who rises in light and ascends the sky,"i0 was...
Page 112 - TO BE INITIATED. THE FIRST STAGE IS NOTHING BUT ERRORS AND UNCERTAINTIES ; LABORIOUS WANDERINGS ; A RUDE AND FEARFUL MARCH THROUGH NIGHT AND DARKNESS. AND) NOW ARRIVED ON THE VERGE OF DEATH AND INITIATION, EVERY THING WEARS A DREADFUL ASPECT : IT IS ALL HORROR, TREMBLING, SWEATING, AND AFFRIGHTMENT. BUT THIS SCENE ONCE OVER, A MIRACULOUS AND DIVINE LIGHT DISPLAYS ITSELF ; AND SHINING PLAINS AND FLOWERY MEADOWS OPEN ON ALL HANDS BEFORE THEM.
Page 37 - His reflections were interrupted by a voice which called on him to make a formal declaration, that he will be tractable and obedient to his superiors ; that he will keep his body pure, have a tongue of good report, observe a passive obedience in receiving the doctrines and traditions of the Order, and the firmest secrecy in maintaining inviolable its hidden and abstruse mysteries.
Page 98 - A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Page 161 - ... painted with variable colours, with two or three hundred men, women, and children, following it with great devotion.

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