NIGHT OF THE SUN, OR PRINCE ADEPT-- 28th Degree
Albert Pike writes: [ Editor's notes in brackets. ]
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two. The human unity is made complete by the right and left. The primitive man was of both sexes. The Divinity, one in its essence, has two essential conditions as fundamental bases of its existence--Necessity and Liberty.
The laws of the Supreme Reason necessitate and regulate liberty in God, who is necessarily reasonable and wise.
Knowledge supposes the binary. An object known is indispensable to the being that knows.
The binary is the generator of Society and the law. It is also the number of the gnosis, a word adopted in lieu of Science and expressing only the idea of cognizance by intuition. It is Unity, multiplying itself by itself to create; and therefore it is that the Sacred Symbols make Eve issue from the very chest of Adam.
Adam is the human Tetragram, which is summed up in the mysterious Yod of the Kabalah, image of the Kabalistic Phallus. Add to this Yod [ Phallus ], the ternary name of Eve, and you form the name of Jehovah, the Divine Tetragramn, the transcendent Kabalistic and magical word: [ What follows is ALL sexual foolish talk. ]
Thus it is that Unity, complete in the fecundity of the Ternary, forms, with it, the Quaternary, which is the key of all numbers, movements, and forms.
The Square, turning upon itself, produces the circle equal to itself, and the circular movement of four equal angles turning around one point, is the quadrature of the circle.
The Binary serves as a measure for Unity; and the relation of equality between the Above and the Below, forms with them the Ternary.
To us, Creation is Mechanism: to the Ancients it was Generation. The world-producing egg figures in all cosmogonies; and modern science has discovered that all animal production is oviparous. From this idea of generation came the reverence everywhere paid the image of generative power [ sexual reproduction ], which formed the Stauros [ male organ ] of the Gnostics, and the philosophical Cross of the Masons. [ Thus, the cross of Freemasonry is the male organ. ]
Aleph is the man; Beth is the woman; One is the Principle. Two is the Word. A.'. is the Active; B.'. is the Passive. Unity is Boaz, and the Binary is Jachin. [ This is pure filth, Pike makes Jehovah "One" and the male phallus, and he makes Jesus "Two" and the female vagina, by implication.]
The two columns, Boaz and Jachin, explain in the Kabalah all the mysteries of natural, political and religious antagonism.
[ These two columns are found in all Masonic temples, at the front, on either side of the throne where the "Worshipful Master" sits and receives the initiate.]
Woman is man's creation; and universal creation is the female of the First Principle. [ This is Pike's Jesus Christ. ] When the Principle of Existence made Himself Creator, He produced by emanation an ideal Yod [ male organ ]; and to make room for it in the plenitude of the uncreated Light, He had to hollow out a pit [ vagina ] of shadow, equal to the dimension determined by His creative desire [ divine phallus ]; and attributed by Him to the ideal Yod of radiating Light.
The nature of the Active Principle [ name for Jehovah ] is to diffuse: of the Passive Principle, to collect and make fruitful. [Thus, the male sperm goes from Jehovah to Jesus Christ. It's hard to imagine mature adult men taking this seriously. The fact is most Masons are ignorant of this drivel.]
Creation is the habitation of the Creator-Word. To create, the Generative Power and Productive Capacity must unite, the Binary become Unity again by the conjunction [sexual intercourse ]. The WORD [Jesus Christ ] is the First BEGOTTEN, not the first created Son of God.
SANCTA SANCTIS, we repeat again; the Holy things to the Holy, and to him who is so, the mysteries of the Kabalah will be holy. [This implies that if you see anything here that is sensual foolishness, YOU are unclean.] Seek and ye shall find, say the Scriptures: knock and it shall be opened unto you. If you desire to find and to gain admission to the Sanctuary, we have said enough to show you the way. If you do not, it is useless for us to say more, as it has been useless to say so much.
The Hermetic philosophers also drew their doctrines from the Kabalah [written by pagan Babylonian Jews]; and more particularly from the Treatise Beth Alolzim or Domus Dei, known as the Prtezrmatica Kabalistica, of Rabbi Abraham Cohen Irira, and the Treatise De Revolutionibus Animarum of Rabbi Jitz-chak Lorja.
This philosophy was concealed by the Alchemists [Medieval witchcraft which is still with us ] under their Symbols, and in the jargon of a rude Chemistry, --a jargon incomprehensible and absurd except to the Initiates; but the key to which is within your reach; and the philosophy, it may be, worth studying. [Pike is encouraging occult witchcraft to the Freemason.] The labors of the human intellect are always interesting and instructive.
To be always rich, always young, and never to die: such has been in all times the dream of the Alchemists.
To change into gold, lead, mercury, and all the other metals; to possess the universal medicine and elixir of life; such is the problem to be resolved . . . [If so, Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Calvary was a waste of time and effort.]