How the occult name originates for every person
Q: unfortunately I already guessed what I read in your
message. But I was waiting for something to change in the highest degrees. Now,
if a considered Master tells me actors know their part like children learn poems…
I stay speechless!
A: I imagine that people consider a top to be real in every
aspect. But it’s quite never like that, because careerists’ political
“talent” is always the same, in every occasion. Ambition and social
climbing are the most evident aspects of careerism that, at the same time, joins
and opposes “men” belonging to politics, religion and corporations.
And Freemasonry, in its exoteric aspect, is a corporation.
But beyond criticism (proper anyway, I think) there’s more to do. A
single man, for instance, even in his singularity, should avoid doing that kind
of mistakes usually silenced by the heads of masonic institutions, in order
not to follow their example or pursue intellectual, ethical and philosophic
models that are alternative to those belonging to little red tapes of the Palace.
This attitude could appear to be innovative, but it’s actually just
a “coming back to how it should be”. By doing this, people give
up the present conformism that levelled the meaning of Initiation and made it
a formal representation with no real meanings.
These behaviours find their justification in the fact that, despite every
strong request, man remains a very relative and fickle-minded entity, because
emotionally unstable and fluctuating. The result is that as no believer can
define himself as a representative of religious absolute, in the same way no
mason can imagine to be a real Freemasonry representative. The truth is that
every representative can only represent himself and those who gave him a delegation.
Therefore, unless considering the possibility of a miracle (no sign of that
until now) a representative is just the top of the base where he stands, but
he can’t represent any principle going beyond the relativity of his own
Thus, only ideal can represent itself, and pureness of the teaching that “reflects”
it remains the only term of comparison joining the abstract looking of idea
to the disciple’s physical mind. That’s no mediators can exist between
Idea and man, but only capable guides.
That’s the right use of Freemasonry. It is like a lighthouse guiding
the pilgrim in the fog of profanity towards his aim to “rediscover himself”.
That’s how everyone can recognize Freemasonry for what it really is: a
container of ancient symbolic teachings veiled by metaphors. And the inaccurate
utilization of its “messages” doesn’t often come from teachings
rightness, but from the blindness of bad apprentices.
But even bad apprentices can be useful to truth. It is sufficient to upset
(mental diamagnetism principle) all profane aspects of their masonism to find
again the right configuration of the initiatory ones.
This overturning shows the exoteric sense of Black and White hidden by the
Temple floor “symmetries”. Black and white, light and shadow, are
phenomenal aspects of the same Cause that is, however, neither Light nor Shadow.
Whoever wants to know the “primary cause” creating light and shadow,
should go beyond “material” aspect and look forward to the metaphysical
side, a side that even Freemasonry shows us and keeps close in the shadow of
its metaphors. I’m talking about allegories that ordinary masons believe
as true and, moreover, they’re not able to understand. Without penetrating
into their meanings, symbolic representations and metaphors become just false
appearances. This could explain the saying who feeds on appearance becomes
To penetrate shapes appearance and reach the idea inside them, it can be useful
an exoteric inquiry. But before developing this approach we must take a choice,
deciding to stay protected by the shade of evident and exoteric culture, or
pass the border of “promiscuity”. But if we decide to stay “grabbed”
to common inconsistency, we can only be recognized in that way and avoided from
the most improved. This is not for regrettable pride, but for a simple operative
The need of privacy comes from the rule: by recognizing you’ll be
But, apart from every obvious interpretation, there’s “something
esoteric” to add about this Rule
Everything a man recognizes and chooses (because he likes or needs it) will
become a distinctive sign of him by exciting his mind or desire. A sign that
will become the occult name of who has recognized and decided. Here’s
how virtues, but even passions or vices, become the distinctive sign and the
occult name of every individual.
It is to be said, if it comes to be not clear, that occult name is a metaphor
of the meaning that everyone wants to give to his life.
Anyway, I think that going beyond the shadow line of conformism should be
possible, and more, to be hoped and due for a serious beginner. And experience
teaches us that when leaving the shadow line behind us, everything will be clearer
and our path easier.
Esonet Editorial Staff