Understanding the 108 yr Cycle (1)
I have had requests to republish my research upon the traditional 108 yr cycle for our Beloved Order. This will consume four or five discussion pages so watch for them. Again, I caution all of you, the future of the Order depends as much upon the hearts of the members as it does upon the Rose-Croix
I. Our Holy Fraternity and the Question
Sep 26, 2016
Today, we undertake a new journey along the hidden pathway of sacred knowledge, as it pertains to the future Esoteric and Mesoteric Work of our Holy Fraternity following completion of the current 108 year cycle of activity. Such completion date being August 12, 2017 (exactly 216 years after the close of the first cycle of activity in Colonial America). August 12, 1909, is doubly significant for our Holy Fraternity, as upon this day, H. Spencer Lewis was initiated into the Invisible Order in Toulouse, France (exactly 108 years after the close of the first cycle of activity in Colonial America). Such Grand Initiation transferring supreme spiritual and functional authority for reestablishing the next active cycle from France to America.
Secondary, to the cycling of our Holy Fraternity betwixt defined temporal periods of public (active promotion of the Order in the mundane sphere) and periods of private (the Order is never silent, but always Working) activity. Such cycling leading to a recurring, perennial question for functioning members of our Fraternity. What exactly is going to transpire around August, 2017?
Will our Holy Fraternity follow the traditional earthly cycle and close its public activities totally?
Will our Holy Fraternity follow the traditional earthly cycle and close its public activities, but continue Lessons to current students?
If the public activities continue, including the Lessons, will the True Initiates of the Invisible Order withhold its full Esoteric Nourishment until 2025?
For such questions are being actively entertained and discussed, privately and in the social media (look at the posts on the Pronaos of the Temple). I have spoken with some of our concerned Members, read the content of what is written, attuned in the Celestial Sanctum with the Invisible Initiates, and am greatly burdened by the intrusion of increasing negativity, despair, and hopelessness into the egregore of our Order (our collective mind and heart).
Yes, Fratres and Sorores, the intrusion of such unfit feelings are contaminating not only individual minds, but the collective mind of our Holy Fraternity. For long ago, I learned of the near absolute power of negativity and egoism in the secular and religious worlds and the childish concept that positive is more powerful than negative. Absolute poppycock. Any one with eyes to see and ears to hear who has served in an affiliate body understands the truth of what I say.
Romans 11:8 Just as it is written: “God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day.”
Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the Lord has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.
For it is a near surety that those Members who be apathetic or believe our Holy Fraternity will cease functioning on the earthly plan shall bear the cross for what they are visualizing.
Rather than selfishness and egoism, all of us should look to Wisdom and actively place all of our psychic energies into visualizing and commanding that the esoteric Work of our Fraternity must not cease in such turbulent times. That each refuses to allow the True Spirit and Flame of our Fraternity to dim upon earth.
So I ask each, who is now beset by the negative arrows of the Deceiver, as to what shall happen at the ‘end of times’ for this active cycle, to recall and put into conscious practice the advice of Lord Jesus when he ordered,
Matthew 16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Mark 8:33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
Put the Deceiver behind you and open your heart to the Silence so to hear the Heavens tell of the Powerful, Secret and Holy Rule sustaining our Fraternity. This Rule was established, even before the Christ came to earth, by the True Initiates of the Invisible Order. Such Initiates promised, one and all, as agents of Omneity, “To so Love this World that They will never withdraw, but for one righteous and just man or one woman who refuses to allow our species to perish.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
1 Corinthians 10:33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
To Be Continued