“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Übermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarī, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Emblematic Hermetic Cross of Manly P. Hall

The Emblematic Hermetic Cross of Manly P. Hall. This cross was designed by Manly P. Hall in the summer of 1923. The cross represents a composite of the emblems and figures of the various Mystery Schools gathered to form one harmonious pattern, thus signifying the unification of all religious and philosophical doctrines into one perfect and beautiful unit- a condition which must first come to pass before the ideals of Universal Brotherhood can be realized. This cross was given to Walter Stewart, who was Manly P. Hall's last ministerial student in the Church of the People, and is currently protected by CIRCES International and the Ordre Souverain du Temple Initiatique on behalf of the Church of the People. An oil painting was made of this cross by Armenian artist Mihran K. Serailian and then made into posters by the Philosophical Research Society in 1962. The cross is made of diamonds, platinum, gold, and enamel.

From: Society of Unknown Philosophers.

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