The First Day
On an evening before Easter-day, I sat at a table, and having (as my custom was) in my humble prayer sufficiently conversed with my Creator, and considered many great mysteries (whereof the Father of Lights his Majesty had shewn me not a few) and being now ready to prepare in my heart, together with my dear Paschal Lamb, a small, unleavened, undefiled cake; All on a sudden ariseth so horrible a tempest, that I imagined no other but that through its mighty force, the hill whereon my little house was founded, would flye in pieces. But in as much as this, and the like from the Devil (who had done me many a spight) was no new thing to me, I took courage, and persisted in my meditation, till some body after an unusual manner, touched me on the back; whereupon I was so hugely terrified, that I durst hardly look about me; yet I shewed myself as cheerful as (in the like occurrence.) humane frailty would permit; now the same thing still twitching me several times. by the coat, I looked back, and behold it was a fair and glorious lady, whose garments were all skye-colour, and curiously (like Heaven) bespangled with golden stars, in her right hand she bare a trumpet of beaten gold, whereon a Name was ingraven which I could well read in but am as yet forbidden to reveal it.
The First Day
People like to hide things. We all have secrets and the better hidden the secret the safer it is. What if you have secrets that you need to share with others though? Long before computers and their high tech 256 encryption methods, there were ciphers. Seemingly bizarre symbols reconstituted into an almost verbal language. What would you do if you were part of the largest Fraternity with secrets in the world and needed to share info with higher ranks? Why, you would use a cipher of course.
The Freemason’s have long been held as an organization out to rule the world. However if you ask any Mason they will say they don’t have any secrets and you can find any alleged secrets on the internet. This is true but there was a time when they did keep things hidden. Otherwise why would they have a cipher?
The last organization I was able to find that related themselves to the White Brotherhood was, The Brotherhood of the White Temple. This Brotherhood claims to again have it’s origins from mystical and divine sources. Their teachings are based upon the translations of _ The Emerald Tablets of Thoth_. Not to be confused with The Emerald Tablet of Hermes.
The tablets were translated by Dr.Doreal. Dr.Doreal has a connection with the Great White Lodge or mystic masters that presumably exist upon the ethereal planes. The tablets themselves are said to be created by Thoth the atlantean from a substance made from alchemical experimentation.
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