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An orcult a nal ysi~ of the lhrrc (kgrpPI! of the nJu(' Lodge as 1111'Y have been preserve,i
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The WaY$ of the Lonely Ones.

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Cranks and Crankisms as Factors in The Message of the Great Initiates ........ 13
Indigestion .............................................. 3 Letter from Nicholas Calpeper to the
Courage vs. Timidity.................................. 7 Astrological Physicians of England .... 25
Synthetic Sympathy.................................. 28
Abstractions .............................................. 8
The Seven Natural Laws..........................31
OCCULT FICTION Description of Last Month's Plate.......... 18
Brothers of the Shining Robe (Cont'd) Notice to Subscribers ................................ 18
Chap 5, The Blow in the Dark.............. l0
ORIENTAL STORIES MENT ..........................................................19
The Temple of Sin ..................................... 15 ASTROLOGY
The Emerald Tablet.. ................................ 20 The Keywords of Virgo............................ 26
POEM .............................................................. 2 PEARLY GATES GAZETTE. ................... 32
'1he Prison Graveyard
Here 011 the crest of this lonely hill
Where the tangled grnsses and wild weeds creep.
In serried file 'neath whitewashed slabs,
The silent dead of the pri8011 sleep.
All ill vain were their anguished prayers,
In vain were the scalding tears they shed;
They drank the cup to its hitter dregs,
And their forms were laid with the convict dead.

No tender hand to assuage the pain;

No Joving kiss when the end was nigh;
No saddened voice in a last farewell;
And with dirth of these it was hard to die.
No marbled tomb nor sculptured urn
To tell what battles through life they fought,
lust a number less on the prison roll,
A soul effaced from the realms of thought.

And where was the profit, whose the gain

When these wrecks were shattered on the reef?
Ye "holier than thou" with pious mien-
Do these desolate graves bring you sweet relief?
Know ye not that perchance some future day
A boyish hand from thine own may slip,
Never to nestle in thy palm again,
Whose feet to a grave like this may trip?

Were these erring lives all lived in vain,

Whose only goal was a grave of shame?
Were they destined thus by Fate's decree?
Then whose the fault, and where the blame?
Drifting about like derelicts,
With rudder broken and mainmast gone,
Flying a lIignal of dire distres!t-
Fighting the tide that was driving them on.

Theirs were souls in the making yet,

With the deeper lessons of life unlearned;
The chords of their hearts were still untouched,
The passions of youth in their breasts still burned.
They gave no thought to the Universe,
They heard no hint of God's great plan-
By most its thought all their hard lives taught
Was Man's Inhumanity to Man.

May these desolate graves on this lonely hill

Serve as mile posts along the way,
Revealing the needs of our fellowmen,
Guiding us on to that future day
When the Children of Earth, standing hand in hand,
Shall drink at the Fountain of Truth, and see
The Glorious Dawn so long foretold--
The Brotherhood of Humanity.
Cranks and Crankisms as Factors in Indigestion
HERE is that divine state of being

of each person. There is an undisputed fact
into which it is possible for indi- confronting modern science and that is--the
viduals to adjust themselves which average member of the human race is making
humanity knows as harmony and equilibrium. a garbage pail, if not worse, out of his stom-
This is the ultimate to which all creatures are ach by placing in it combinations which would
striving, for balance is the keynote to power blow him to atoms if gathered in a chemical
and success. But how seldom we find it in retort. In many cases not only does the food
our world of affairs! we eat place us in mortal peril but it also
The human race is mostly made up of ex endangers the unfoldment of our immortal
tremists and there is no doubt hut that the spirit. The combinations of food which the
extremes of all problems are well i!lymbolized rank and file of people incorporate into their
as the two thieves between whom the Master organisms in the name of a meal not only
was crucified. The world is filled with people la~k all constructive elements but are often
who live on tangents and die on angles and of such a decidedly dangerous nature as to
whenever a great truth is discovered it always result in spontaneous combustion upon the
gathers around it those who do it more harm slightest provocation.
than good. They are usually people who have Education is needed in dietetics as in all
been atheists all their lives hut are converted physical and super-physical sciences but the
at the eleventh hour and there are none as value of the science depends upon the bal-
hopelessly bigoted in their religious view- ance, common sense and efficiency of the in-
points as those whose conversion is recent. structor. The average dietetic specialist
They are the ones who warn you that unless whose life is narrowed to proteins and car
you go to church regularly you will sizzle hons is not in a position to make an intelligent
eternally in the postmortem state and many a analysis of either food qualities or the needs
man has been damned heartily and eternally of his patient. The ancient philosophers
because he would not agree with someone else were right when they said a man who knows
who has only been "saved" about two weeks. only one thing knows nothing. There is a
These problems are ever with us and now
great deal of difference between a food ex-
dietetics is forming a neutral point around
pert and a crank who claims to be and they
and over which tremendous battles are being
can only be differentiated when we folIow to
The problem before the house is: Resolved some degree the dictates of common sense.
that eating is a dangerous, barbaric, unscien. 111ere is no doubt that a large percentage
tific form of nourishment and should be of our population is suffering from stomach
eliminated or, if still with us, all gastronomic trouble and while much of it is the result of
influxes should be according to science. improper diet. not a few cases are due to the
There is no doubt in the world !bat diete- frenzied notions of specialists along these
tics molds to a great degree the consciousness lines. There are many of these mental, phy-
of individuals, for man is in truth what he sical and spiritual musicians who are playing
eats, but there are other considerations which on one string and trying to produce heavenly
must be taken up and examined in the study harmony when the only sound that issues
of this extremely problem. Each individual forth is a rather hashified discord in which
is building qualities and traits different from the food specialist finally becomes so wound
all other people and these qualities require up in his dietetic outbursts that neither God,
certain elements which differ with the growth man nor dynamite can disentangle him.

The truly great dietetic expert knows that some mental hazard or to be bound down by
there is no magic formula that will bring the the strings of the beans we eat and then have
world health, he knows that each individual some individual-the living incarnation of
is a problem in himseU, and that the food failure, dyspepsia and liver trouble-tell us
qualities which will kill one man will save in a voice rising from the depths of his gou-
another. The true scientist is a specialist in lashes of the damning effect of orange ice if
the analysis of human individuality, the true eaten a la shrimp.
food expert realizes that the diet for each in- The true food expert will never make him-
dividual must he different and that no set self obnoxious for he realizes that when he
series of personally evolved laws will ever docs so he loses all opportunity to be useful
answer the problem of indigestion. either to himseU or his brother man. There
Stomach trouble has two causes. First, is nothing that nauseates an individual more,
ignorance; second, indolence. These two are irritates his gastric nerve so close to the break-
behind practically every human infirmity. ing point, or sprinkles grit in his liver-pins
Under the general heading of indolence are more quickly than one of those who in the
those people for whom it is too great an exer- name of health bring sickness with their very
tion to chew and properly masticate food or presence. And many of our foremost fad-
who are too lazy to exercise sufficiently to dists are more dangerous to general health
create an appetite or dispose of a dinner. The than mushrooms which turn the aluminum
second class, the ignorant group. lists in its green when you cook them.
ranks those who do not know what nor how There is no class of people in the world so
to eat and includes no small percentage of dangerous as fanatics and soapbox orators.
our so-called food experts who generally As long as they will confine their faddisms to
have about as many pains as their patients themselves all goes well for this a free coun-
do. try, but they do not seem to be happy unless
There is no greater cause in all the world they are innoculating the entire neighborhood
for sour stomach than a certain fraternity with their concept~. There is no doubt that
which is springing up among occultists and carbon, proteins, vita mines, starches. carbo-
dieticians. Their slogan is: "Thou shalt hydrates, etcetera, not to mention carbolic
not!" They are forever with us. Every acid, strichnine, turpentine and home brew
time we lift a fork, gracefully balancing a will cause trouble if taken in too large quan-
lucious baked bean, a voice like the Dying tities. We will not dispute the fact that sour
Gaul whispers in our ear: "Thou shalt not or kraut and French pastry have an antipathy
thou shalt die! Beware, brother, there is based upon racial characteristics; lobsters
protein in that bean!" What greater cause with whipped cream may also produce irri-
for stomach discomfiture is there than to see tations and convulsions to the inner man.
these gloomy ones sitting round us at the fes- These gathered together may embarrass us,
tive board munching hour after hour and pre- said embarrassments taking the form of
digesting in mathematical sequence the corner rheumatism, diabetes, uric acid poisoning,
of a lettuce leaf or a handful of cold slaw? toothache, dandruff, glanders, falling arches.
Or to hear that melancholy cadence which rupe and blind staggers; but for some utterly
rises as would-be Methuselahs chew graham wlknown reason the average individual gets
crackers, whole bran biscuits or imported sicker when you tell him this than when he
zweibach-making us feel that our neighbor eats the food.
is gnawing on granite headstones in some out- Few like to be reminded of such conting-
lying cemetery? There is nothing so apt to encies---especially at meal lime. The oc-
bring on indigestion as to find beside us at a cultist must realize that the doctrine he is
pleasing meal that spirit of negation who preaching is of tolerance and where dietetics
whispers that the pickled cauliflower we love does not receive a ready welcome then has
so well will bring on fluttering of the liver or come the moment for the dietetic expert to
involve some nameless nerve in a comprom- gracefully retire. When he ceases to be tol-
ising situation. We hate to be wound up in erant of the desires of others. makes himseU

obnoxious with his personally evolved ideas inside information on tJlis deep inside in-
and runs his fads into the ground he loses all flamation and has applied to several scintil-
his opportunity to be of use, takes all the joy lating exponents of dietetic science.
out of life and SO prejudices people against He has a friend who talks in his sleep,
dietetics that those who do have common wears his hat on one ear, and only shaves oc-
sense and really do know can accomplish but casionally who is an eminent authority on the
little. food subject. He suggested that Ebenezer
Moderation is the keynote to all things and live on alfalfa and goat curds for about three
politeness and consideration for the feelings months after which he was to discard the
of others fonn a very important phase of curds and take up predigested prunes and
philosophy. Those who lose sight of the re- unsalted pretzels. Not feeling capable of
quirements of social etiquette and who go to making the experiment himself Uncle Eben-
another man's house, pick the meals to pieces ezer tried it on the cat who went into convul-
and ruin the appetites of all members of the sions and has had a bleared look ever since.
family, (at the same time eating the con- From that day to this Tabby's tail swells up
demned vitals heartily and with relish)- every time the word "dietetics" is mentioned
such a person has small chance of being listed and can only he found under the back stoop
with the immortal benefactors of humanity. when there are any food experts around.
Ranters, roarers and rearers will never gain From him Mr. Wheeze went to another
any great amount of success; neither will eminent authority on the subject of what to
those who try to force their opinions upon the eat and how to eat it. Mr. Slump is a small
world without giving the other person the man 8bout five foot two, weighs ninety
privilege of declining them. Each has the pounds, has spinal curvature and false teeth
right to do what he wants. If he exercises too but othenvise is a perfect picture of health.
much freedom and becomes too spontaneous Mr. Slump analyzed it as "over-proteins"
in his outbursts of unleashed exurberance he and told Ebenezer that raw cabbage and bran
wiIl be quietly reminded of it-in civil mat crackers had made him what he is today and
ters by the judge, in gastric matters by his would do the same for Ebenezer. Eb was not
stomach and in religious matters by a visit entirely satisfied with the example of the
from the parson. finished product hut decided to try it and in
The great trouble at the present time seems correlation with wild onion honey and some
to be that there are too many people taking new fangled spring water which tasted like
an interest in other people's affairs and after burnt sulphur he went into a state of agony
half a dozen near-occultists have expressed lasting several weeks.
their opinions on our needs we know a great One day a perfect stranger came up to F.b-
deal less than before tJley started. We tear enerer on the street and after measuring him
our hair--perhaps the last one--from our from head to foot willi a small tape measure
head with a cry of dismay and they put new handed him a card bearing the name of a
furniture in our padded celJs. Mter we have well known undertaking concern with a list of
tried to folJow a complete gamut of occult several beautiful plots just his size in a near-
advice our beloved ones gather round, shake by cemetary. The same mysterious stranger
their heads and whisper, "He may get over it also mentioned casually that silver handles
hut he'll never be the same." were being done this year. This decideo.
Ebenezer that the results of his labors were
Now it just so happens that we have a not harmonious with his continued manifes-
friend who has been suffering for many years tation on this plane of nature so he desisted
from acute pandemonium of the pancreas and from hi s d.iet and applied to another "ex-
palpitation of the pneumo.gastr~c nerve pert."
(which information cost Jlim ten dollars to Prof. Theodore Sneezix is now deceased
discover). The name of our poor, suffering having died of convulsions a few weeks ago
fellow countryman is Ebenezer J. Wheeze. as the result of having eaten meat. (He
For some time he has been trying to get the found a red ant in his raw spinach.) His

suggestion was a ten day fast with a half a down the street, tottering beneath the weight
glass of orange juice every other day. Eben- of grey hairs to an untimely grave, supported
~Z?r tried this also but couldn't get the orange by a crutch and a few of his relatives, an old
JUice the last two days---not being able to friend came up and slapped him on the hack,
walk. Henceforward he had a dark brown nearly jarring lose his upper plate and dis-
taste, a rather ashen feeling and a dusty look. connecting his sparkplug, saying:
In other words Ebenezer was slowly return- "Old man, you look down and out. Havel
ing to Mother Matter. At the end of the fifth you been watching your diet?"
month the insurance company raised his rate
88 the worst risk in the office and his great
Whereupon Ebenezer gave a low gurgle,
grand uncle who wanted his old clothes sug- draped himself upon his friend's arms and
gested that he make his will. Mtcr this ex. sinking upon the sidewalk stretched out hil!
periment it took him about eighth months to toes while the crowds gathered announcing it
build up. apoplexy. When he awoke several daY:l
later he was staring into the face of an emi
Life had become just one food expert after
nent food scientist who was feeding him
a~other with Uncle Ebenezer and he honestly
barley gruel through an eye dropper! The
trIed t? follow all their advice. He sharp-
relapse was nearly fatal.
ened hIS fangs on caraway seed, sliced bella.
donna plasters and flaxseed gruel. One At last, a shattered and broken wre<'k, he
month he hung a piece of cuttlefish bone in wandered alone in a heartless world, no
the middle of the room and chewed on that. longer able to eat a square meal because the
~e gnawed on unbaked pie crust, chewed corners scraped against some tender IJil of
hIckory bark, ate raw beets, decked himseU his insides. About this time Eb hund the
out in parsley, tried a strange and mysterious seventh daughter of a seventh !'OIl, address
concoction at the halfbaked bakery, used unknown, age 103, who gave him the secret
grated raw potatoes, ate garlic and limburger of longevity. She advised les~ worry, mod
and as a last resort tried chewing navy beans, eration in all things and common sense. Hope
split peas and unsalted lickerish bars. And returned, for it springs eternal in the human
day by day in every way he grew weaker and heart!
weaker. He tried one meal a day and then After applying this simple recir.e for a
increased them to five a day; he lay down he. short time Ebenezer found that it worked like
fore eating and again after eating; exercised a charm. He excluded things which he knew
while eating by having his dinner placed on were not good for him, ate moderately of a
a shelf and snapping at it; tried funnels and well balanced diet, enjoyed everythin~ he ate
sponges, straws and rubber tubing; chewed and ate nearly everything he enjoYefl but all
each mouthful ten times, then twenty times in moderation and with care. He soon found
and then tried swallowing it whole-until the qualifications of youth retuming. hi~
finally he had experimented with every fallen arches raised and a rubber heel tern
known method of torture conceivable to the perament returned. He could do a hundred
human brain. yards in nothing flat, won the old man '8
At the end of one full year he had gallop.. hurdle race, did eighteen holes of golf, chop-
ing jimjams and a general innocous vissi. ped five cords of wood before dinner and
suitude which threatened to be fatal. Several could pick up the average dietician unde," one
leading doctors gathered and opened a sym arm with his following under the other. His
posium on the strength of his pocketbook an. false teeth took root and he chewed the cor
nouncing as the result of a deeply heated'dis. ner off of Webster's Unabridged.
cussion that Ebenezer was infected with creep. This is the little story. Pure food and the
ing heaves and chronic staggers! highest of ideals plus well balanced cooking
He had been miserable beyond expression, and moderate eating bring with them bealth.
sick unto the breaking point, had developed Our hearts are very strongly with tho~ who
crows feet, a mean disposition, three bunions are fighting so bravely to prevent the murder
and broken up three homes. As he staggered of innocent animals for food and furs- not

just because the meat makes them sick but mystery of the food which man eats. But let
because of a higher regard for our younger all be masters of their sciences rather than
brothers in the lower kingdom. We are heart becoming slaves to them. Help people where
and soul with all who arc seeking to help man they are to see things better but never become
have better bodies and better minds, and a crank or faddist-for to do otherwise will
there are none who have a greater oppor- only list you with the causes of the very
tunity to help than those who labor with the troubles you are seeking to remove.

Courage vs. TimiditY

T must be true that even the bravest that he may do tail.spins and nosedives and
occasionally have those qualms of turn nineteen somersaults on a dime. Cap.
timidity which show out so strangely tain Gasp fully realizes that a broken wire or
from the dun colored atmosphere of every the slightest derangement of the mechanism
day life. We want to present to you a few of his machine would hurl him to an untime
examples of human idiosyncrasie and let you ly end but still he plays with the ether bubbles
judge for yourselves the cause and cure oC in divine unconcern. But then Captain Gasp
ulese conditions. is scared to death of a certain little wart on
Only a few days ago we watched a per the end of his nose and every time anyone
fectly contented workman, a member of the glances at him his face bursts into vari-col
riveters union, eating his lunch half way out ored blushes which stream out as halos of
on the end of a suspended girder ahout two mortification from hehind that tiny wart. He
hundred and fifty feet above the ground. He is so bashful that he doesn't even dare to
was joking and talking to his pal who was look anyone in the face because he knows
sitting in the noose of a rope ahout the same they are making fun of his nose.
height above the street, swinging back and In the same class we find Reginald Glue
forth with a ham sandwich in one hand and a foot the human fly who plays pool with the
boule of near beer in the other. They were brass ball on top of the town flagpole; also
the perfeet picture of contentment in spite of Jimmy Shine, our well known window washer
the mere nothingness that stretched out he who unhestitatingly clings to the window sill
neath them. They showed no signs of either of the insteenth story of the Blazen Fire In
nervousness or worry-to them these excite surance Company. whistling "My Country
ments were part of the routine of life and 'Tis of Thee," while thousands of people
passed practically unnoticed. down below open their mouths in amazement
But :pat has his weak point. He must get just in time to have them filled with suds.
home every night by five p. m. as he is in Now Reginald Gluefoot is a man of af
mortal terror of the wrath of Mrs. Murphy, fairs. He has held on by one finger and
his better haU, who holds more horror for chinned window sills with his thumb nail a
him than sixteen stories oC rarified ether. And thousand times but he will go around the very
his companion with the sandwich is paying picture of misery if his necktie happens to be
Dr. Soakem threequarters of his salary be a little crooked. He has matrimonial diffi-
cause he has a strange pain inside which is culties and heing a man of prominence rushes
frightening him to death. He worries over it in terror to the newspaper offices at regular
day and night hut thinks nothing of swinging intervals praying that they will not air his
at the end of said rope by one hand like domestic problems. He is more afraid of the
some genial anthropoid. newspaper than of twenty.nine stories of abo
In the course of our wanderings we also stracted vacuum; he is frightened to death of
come across Captain Gustave Gasp, a well public opinion and every time anyone even
known aviator, who does all the latest fancy whispers his name he breaks out in 8 cold
areonautics. He is strapped into his machine sweat.

With Jimmy Shine it is different. He is that he went into convulsions and died, his
afraid of neither space nor time and would last words being, "If they had only allowed
as soon hang on to a comet's tail as walk down me to fight ten maneating sharks instead of
Broadway. But Jimmy will not work on Fri- bringing me in to this social swim, I'd have
day the 13th, is scared to death of black cats, been all right."
and all the money in ten kingdoms couldn't Sylvester Slide, the world's famous skii
make Jimmy walk under a ladder or go jumper, jumped two hundred and eighteen
against the dictates of his ruling planet. feet and landed on a track four feet wide
About this time Rebecca McFag goes over where a single slip meant death. He does
Niagra Falls in an eggshell, following this this three times a week for the consideration
with a dive from the fifteenth story of the City
of ten dollars per each. But if anyone sug-
gested that he go out without shaving, he
Hall into a fire net. While she was receiving
wouldn't dare to stick his nose between the
the applause someone told her that she had
a hole in her stocking whereupon she fainted Now, friends, we will ask you once more
from stark horror. why an individual who is willing to swing
Joseph Teasem is a man who was loosened from Ule end of a rope ladder by his toes is
into a brass cage with sixteen ferocious lions afraid to contradict tlle parson? How come's
and glorifed in the experience. This same it that an individual who is perfectly willing
individual however is very bashful and when to take a parachute jump into the Atlantic is
he was loosened among some doting ad- afraid to grow whiskers when his wife says
mirers of the fair sex his terror was so great no? We repeat, why is it?


NE of the greatest curses that con- perpetuation. Our so-called students of new
fronts the student of occult philo- thought pepper their entire phraseology with
sophy is his inability to get any real these abstractions which mean absolutely
information_ He is flooded with concepts nothing to average heathens like us, bu! are
and abstractions but not one of them is cap- used like Latin phrases by the profeSSIOnal
able of solving the practical problem. TIlere people-to conceal the sum of human ignor-
is no greater abstraction on the face of the ance.
earth than the word "Truth ... which covers So we humbly request that these words
every doctrine and misquotation known to only be used in connection with concrete, de-
man. We are told that Truth is the answer scriptive adjectives and that the process he
to the problem but we nre not told what Truth explained along with the nouns in question.
is. Those who claim to have it, demonstrate There is no greater abstraction in the world
only an abstract condition which cannot pos- than to say: "Believe in God." I have nevet
sibly he true because it does not answer any met anyone who has tlle slightest idea of whal
problem, solve any difficulty nor educate the God is and not one in a million knows the
human mind in any practical way. mental alchemy which must be passed through
Such words as "truth," "love," "God," in order to hatch a belief. The average in
"I aw, ""I"Ight" an d" rea I'IzatJon
. " are a II 0 f dividual does not know how to believe any-
them absolutely abstract. We do not know thing. The statement "be good" is first
whetller the light referred to is gas, electric cousin to the above, hut have two individuals
or spiritual; and if spiritual we have no idea ever come to a mutual understanding as to
of its dimensions, power, use, or means or what is right and wrong? Good and had are

relative terms and have no earthly bearing found the "real." Having found it, is he
upon the path of attainment. unable to even tell where it is?
Next door to these two is the emphasis of A party came up to us a short time ago fo
the "1 Am" which we find SO often-such tell us that she was "in Truth." We immedi
statements as "I am God." These phrases ately visualized the molten sea, fed by the
and paraphrases come forth with ease and outpourings of living water, streaming from
fluency but the realization of either the "I the souls of Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna and
Am" or "God" is impossible for the two-by- Confucius. Having three or four questions
four minded person who roBs these bits of we have never been .able to answer, we imme
language so unctuously under its tongue. It diately were filled with a great hope that the
sounds good but it "don't mean nothing." individual who had just arrived in Truth
might be able to illuminate us on some dark
Man can only understand in a hazy way
corners and tear the veil from our mortal
even the first principles of religion and to do VISIon. We started in with an easy one,
so the most careful primer is necessary, one being desirous of knowing just how long the
which garbs every ideal in the most simple Paleozoic period lasted. We received noth-
language in order that any sort of an undf::r- ing but a blank look with a hole in the center
standing may he attained. so feeling that we may have misjudged the
We know people who have "realizations," "ray" we presented our second difficulty,
who are "living in the light" and who are namely, why has the Chinese dragon five toes?
"saved," and when they say these things they The individual addressed took on an injured
say everything for they couldn't explain the expression tIlis time, and we politely refrained
process to save their neck. They have ac from further questioning for fear that we
cepled some mental aphorism or tied them were offending her delicate nerves. But when
selves to a concept an.l use it as this person asked us with all seriousness
the basis of their salvation. We are sorry whether the earth revolved around the moon
for them but they do not seem to be very or nay we began to doubt the source of their
sorry for themselves, so we can do no more. illumination and began to seek the basis of
We humbly suggest that each individual the declaration that they had discovered
analyse his belief and find out whether or not "Truth." We found as usual that they only
he has any foundation other than a concept thought they had-they had paid sufficient
for his phase of religion. When he says, "1 for it to buy a house and lot. It was an ap
know the law" we expect an individual with horism dealing in a hazy way upon the rela-
a Darwinian intellect and a Spencerian tionship between TrutIl and Isness and so of
brogue, a disciple of Platonic reason and it course this put them in the "light"-hut their
master of a priori and a posteriori reasoning children still continue to have whooping cough
to whom the mysteries of the universe are an every winter and they still spend half their
open book and who can tell just how many time under the influence of aspirin.
granules there are in a ham sandwich, etc. It is a sad thing that we should have so much
Instead of this he is some perfectly ignorant ilumination and no light, so much knowledge
individual who doesn't even know that Speno and no wisdom, so much thought and no philo-
cer is sick or whether he passed out some sophy, SO much logic and no reason. But we
years ago. He comes up to us in sublime suppose it is the result of the rapid growth
and colossal ignorance and tells us that he of minds and the tremendous influx of illumi-
knows the law and is saved, when he has never nation. It must probably be that the mind is
even been formally introduced to common growing so rapidly that it is devouring all the
sense. He tells us that he is the "victim" of brain cells. We cannot help agreeing with
a revelation and we listen expectantly for the ancient philosopher who said, "Oh, man!
a continuation of 10hn's divine discourse on the mirror of vanity! he reflects the glory of
Patmas-but nothing follows the first state- the universe but inhales only the empty
ment. He merely infonns us that he has ethers."

Brothers of The Shining Robe


CHAPTER FIVE great reading lamp and sank into an over-

The Blow in the Dark stuffed chair beside me, his deep black eyes
and slender graceful form seeming strangely
NDER the direction of the Master I out of place among the prostic surroundings

U had been carrying on my work for

several years in London with ever
greater success. The soul-hunger of the
world, long debarred from light, had awak-
of modem London.
"Your work is going well," the Master
spoke in his soft yet deep and over powering
lanes. "You have met the obstacles that
ened in them the desire for further illumina- have confronted you honestly and truly, but
tion upon the intricate problems of life. your ever awakening power and the ever
Each day I came into closer contact with the broadening circle of your work is bringing
souls of men and women who were seeking you before the eyes of many people,-not
in a great darkness for a light which neither all of whom will accept or understand your
theology nor science was capabJe of giving message. There is also in the world not only
them. With these J worked, laboring to give the power of light but the power of opposi-
to them tIle light which poured into me from tion and as surely as the message you are
the grey-robed figure of the Initiate. giving broadens, so surely this growing light
The strange feeling tJlat came over me when invokes the power of the shadow. lust as our
I first met that Great One never entirely van- sacred order has its temple in the heart of
ished but the nervousness and the great chill the Himalayas from which it pours forth into
of his presence slowly left until only an inde- the world its streams of life and power, so
scribable something told me when he was surely there dwells in the shadows of these
near. I did not often see him but sometimes mountain peaks the powers of darkness. Be
upon awaking in the morning I would look ever on your guard, he ever true to the light
for a brief moment into a face which seemed that you have, be ever prepared, for from the
floating in the air before me and which trailed home of the Black Light has issued forth a
off into a nothingness as I went about the rumbling. The work you have done has
work of the day. Within my own being a reached their notice and in a thousand ways
great light was being bonl. I could feel a they will attack you and through many inno-
twisting, turning something in my own body cent people whom they use as tools will seek
as a mighty serpent struggling for freedom to thwart the spreading of this sacred wis
and by this I knew that the light of the Mas- dom. Beware, my son, for they fight not with
ter was slowly developing and nurturing the the weapons of light but with the weapons of
spark of itself witJlin my own soul. Each darkness."
day I came closer to communion with myself, I turned to the Teacher:
closer to the realization of my own work, "Master," I questioned, "What is there to
more and more the unseen worlds opened to fear when you are near? How can the powers
me, until I seemed an inhabitant of many of darkness injure that which is ordained of
planes. But with it all remained that some- the light? What power in heaven, earth or
thing so often 10st-tJle human touch and the hell should I fear?"
mortal simplicity. "Thou shouldst fear nothing, my son, for
One evening as I sat alone in my study, fear is a brooder of demons. Fear not, but
before me a number of manuscripts which I neither be rash. The power of night is ruler
was preparing for publication in European of one half the circle of tJle hours and is
journals, I felt that inscrutable something equal in strength and power with the light of
which I knew to be the presence of the dawn."
Teacher. Surely enough, he walked from The Master and I then talked for several
behind my chair, around to the side of the moments on other problems--of the spread-

ing of the work, of the labor of other Chelas the evening traffic. Here and there a light
in the world-and arrangements were made shone out from some cafe or club, where Eng-
for the cooperation of future work. land's upper set gathered, but soon the cus-
"There is one in London now," said the tomary fog was upon us through which the
Master, "whom you should know, one who lamps shone like haloed stars. I saw the great
passed into the Temple of Caves fifty years lions of Trafalgar go by and old Regent
before you did and was the only one before Circle and slowly we threaded our way out
you came who had entered it in three cen into the residential section where graystone
turies. She took her initiation in the Western fronts and narrow streets spoke of the London
hemisphere but was taken by the Master Qut of centuries gone by. At last the cab stopped
of her physical body, which remained in a and the driver, in his heavy coat and over
state of coma for fourteen days, and carried cape, opened the door and allowed me to de-
over the top of the Himalaya mountains scend under the gleam of a street lamp.
to Sangazi where she was privileged to reo "This is 'im," the cabby remarked, nudging
ceive the benediction of the Lord Maitraya. I at empty space with his thumb. I tossed him
have made the arrangements which are neces a coin and, followed by many polite bows,
sary for this meeting," The Master took headed along the street, my eyes turned for
from the breast of his robe a slip of paper the numbers on the houses. At last I reached
upon which were traced a number of figures. the one shown on the address and looked up
"You know this alphabet and this writing," at a dingy old front of tlle early Victorian
he said handing it to me. "It is the secret middle class which loomed down blankly
cipher of the Adepts. This tells you where upon me. The windows were small and
to go and you are to meet me there at eight checkeredpaned, many of them broken, and
o'clock this evening. Three of the other the whole house seemed shaded with dissolu.
Masters will be there and together we will tion and deatll.
outline a program for the reconstruction of I looked around carefully and then slowly
our beloved world-heavy beneath the weight ascended the steps which led up to the door
of its self-created woes." some dozen feet above tlle street. I was on
The Master rose and walking towards the about the fourth step when a peculiar sensa
wall on the opposite side of the room slowly tion struck me-I felt someone behind me.
passed through it and out of sight. I sat for It was not the presence of my Master but a
several seconds wrapt in thought. The grea' cruel, cold, slimy presence that brought
moment of my life had come--I was to be terror to my soul. I tried to turn. As I did
taken into the circle of Adepts who were the so a blow struck me directly under the
Chelns of the Masters of Wisdom and was to heart. Staggering, and my knees bending
join forces in a conscious way with the up under me, I swayed upon the step. As I
molders of human destiny. A great thrill of did so I had a fleeting glimpse of the figure
fear came over my being-how could I enter who stood behind me, one dimly outlined in
their august presence? And then another the mist of the London fog. It was a tall
thought came-the sweet simplicity of my heavily built form, draped in black robes,
Master had always won my admiration and from whose hands were streaming two red
I felt that the others too would be like him flamed. holts which seemed pounding at my
and was reassured . heart. The figure vanished. in the ethers and
The moments passed slowly until about at the same time something welled up into
seven-thirty and then dressing myself with my mouth-looking down I saw the steps at
the greatest care in order to make the best my feet spattered with blood. Then every
appearance possible, (with a certain element thing grew black and the last I remember
of human vanity that still remained), I called was pitching forward and downward into the
a cab and giving the driver a number, some fog which seemed to rise like clouds of black
few doors from the house where I intended ness around me. A thud-which did not
to go, I sat back in the darkness of the car seem to hurt me-and a choking-many
while we wound our way in and out through lights dancing before my eyes-a confused

sound as of voices and then utter blackness. "Brethren," he said, taking one of the
When my eyes opened 1 found four figures documents and breaking it open, "this is the
gathered around me. I could not see very appointed work which is to be done at this
clearly but they seemed to be three men and time and you four are appointed to do it."
one woman. One of the men 1 recognized as He turned to my Master. "You, as my
the white-robed Master. A soft musical voice brother, are to take charge of this work;
spoke: these three your CheIas, will labor as you
"He is coming to." direct. I am returning to Mongolia to secure
Another voice said, "Yes, but it was a very further instructions from K. When I have
close call." secured these instructions I will mail them
"Who struck him?" asked the musical voice to you with my signet. Accept nothing else."
again . My Master bowed his white turbaned head.
"It is the work of the Black School in "It shall be so, brother, for you speak from
London, 1 believe," answered my Teacher. M. C. which is sufficient."
"Brother H. ha s become too prominent a "Lest there be doubt," answered the pale
figure lately to escape-but I never thought
they would attack him here." faced stranger. And, reaching into his vest
pocket he took therefrom a small object which
Suddenly the four figures broke their he concealed in the palm of his hand. he
group and standing in a row became silent_ turned towards my teacher. A pale glow re-
At the same instant another figure joined flected itself from the face of the Master and
them, his body and the lower part of his face he made a strange sign upon his forehead.
completely concealed by a black broadcloth "It is sufficient," said my Master. "It is
evening cape with high tumed collar. As I the seal of the Mahachohan."
watched him in my lying position I saw tiny
golden flames flickering out from all parts The stranger resumed his cape and then
of his body, which seemed rather small of taking the letters laying upon the table he
hone and fine of texture. He spoke in a turned them over to the Initiate of the Caves.
voice which sounded strangely different-as Rising, he bowed to each in tum who stood
though his larynx were of gold. at his departure. Only my Master remained
"What is it?" Then he looked down at
me and leaning over held out his hand. "Let "It is well, brethren," spoke the stranger,
me help you up," he suggested, and taking taking his hat in his hand. "1 will be in Lon-
my hand in his he drew me to my feet with a don again in November when I shall look for-
strength I had not dreamed he possessed. ward to the report of your labors. This is
the year of the Great Benediction and is an
"Yes, it was a close shave. But come. important one for our work. May the grace
brethern. the Spiritus Sanctus is ready and of God rest upon you, and the power of His
there is work to be done." Motioning me to boly Name protect you." And, quickly draw-
follow him, he entered a door which suddenly ing the folds of his cape around him, he van-
appeared out of the blackness of space and ished as though he had never been.
into a room 1ighted by a glorious carved oil
lamp. The doors slowly closed and be mo As soon as he was gone the Master spoke:
tioned each of us to a chair. Upon the table "He, my son, is one of the great brothers
in front of us law a number of papers from whom we learn the will of Vaivaswati.
and documents, some of them sealed and The plans are laid. the work is at hand. Now
others tied with many colored ribbons and I will explain to you your appointed parts."
cords. Then he in the long cape discarded And, opening one of the documents, he spread
his garment and I saw a pale faced man, out a many colored chart upon the table,
slender and effeminate in form. with hair drawn in bright colored pigments on a surface
rather long and a slight drooping mustache. of gold beater skin.
He kept stroking his chin as though a beard "Behold, the plan."
but there was none that any of us could see. (To be Continued.)

<The Message of the Great Initiates

LL down through the ages since the solar system and the seven centers in the

fi beginning of time great teachers, human body and upon this he taught man to
appointed by the spiritual hier- play the harmony of nature and the music
archies, have come to man to instruct him and of the spheres. This harmonization of the
reveal to him the next step in his endless path centers of consciousness was the redemption
of seU-unfoldment. Each of these great mes. of th~ human soul (Eurydice).
sengers have brought a distinct doctrine and 3. Krishna, the great Indian Christ and
when linked together their teachings form a the most beloved diety of Brahman theology,
golden chain of ideals which the human race is said to have had Love as the keynote of his
must aspire to even though it may not be able teaching. He taught man of the love of God
to fully realize the end or the way. for His creations, the love of the spirit within
For the benefit of the student of occult for its bodies, and the love existing always
philosophy we list below twelve great spir- between the spiritual and the human. He
itual teachers, many of them now regarded taught man to live in peace with his neighbor
as allegorical rather than historical person- and to recognize the fundamental duty of
ages. However the deep student realizes that regard and respect for all other created
mythology is the truest history of the ancient things. Krishna, the Christ-child of India, is
people that we have and that only in folklore symbolical of the sun who is in love with
and legend do we find an authentic record of Radha, Ule East Indian symbol of nature.
the great Light.bringers and their messages The marriage of the sun to nature and the
to man. love of God for His outpourings was the cen-
1. Hermes. This great Atlantean demi ter ground of his divine message to man. He
god, probably if not actually the greatest taught immortality and the nonexistence of
illuminator of mortal man, taught as the key death, that ignorance was the basis of oblivion
of his philosophy-Analogy. The relation and that those who love only the Light would
ships existing between the inferior and the never he in darkness.
superior worlds was the basis of his doctrine 4. Buddha, the world's most eminent re-
and the knowledge of Ule simile was man's former and regenerator of ideals, brought
first revelation. Hermes is often called the man kind the doctrine of Renunciation and
first messenger of God because he is the old- Non-attachment as the basis of immortality.
est that we know and his law of analogical He told man to renounce the temporal for
reasoning is the basis of every philosophy of the eternal, the illusion for the reality, the low-
modern times. The essence of his teaching er for the higher, and the outer for the inner.
was that God and man were made in the same He taught that attachment was the basis of
mold and that all things in the lower world sorrow and that freedom from attachment
and the lesser sphere are made after the same was the basis of peace. Upon his doctrines
pattern as the greater thing in the superior has been based the greatest religion upon the
world. He taught that the realization of this earth at the present time, a creed which has
was the fundamental principle of wisdom. influenced the destiny of half Ule people of
2. Orpheus, the Grecian demigod, taught the earth .
man the law of Harmony and the great work 5. Mohammed . The essence of the faith
of harmonizing the spiritual and material of Islam is the necessity for Obedience and
qualities within his own soul. The seven- man's perfect willingness to leave his destiny
stringed lyre of Orpheus represents the seven in the hands of the Immortal. Mohammed
major rates of vibratio..n known to conscious- taught that the greatest glory was for him
ness at this time. Upon these rates of vibra- who obeyed the laws rather than for one who
tion, which are the basis of form, thought, creates a law; that those who leave their des-
growth and culture, his philosophy was based, tiny with the powers of the Divine and follow
his seventringed lyre representing the those laws in simplicity and trust, obeying

them to the letter, shall never want for the 11. Hiram Ahiff, the great Masonic idol
treasures of the eternal. and ideal, taught in his unspoken life the
6. Moses taught the children of Isreal and doctrine of human Regeneration. Hiram,
the ancient world the omnipotence of Law; representing the spiritual essences in the
the justice without mercy of law, the imper' human body, redeems himself and is re-
sonality of law and that those who would deemed through the path of the Masonic
break law are themselves broken upon it. He mysteries. Only in transmutation lays the
delivered tIle tablets of the ten laws to the path of immortality, and every human quality
children of Isreal, teaching them tllat law is must be transmuted into a divine and eternal
the voice of God and that those who keep His thing.
laws are tIle ones He blesses and preserves. 12. Jesus. The one teacher who is best
7. Zoroaster, the great founder of the known to the Christian world, but whose doc
faith of the Parsees and the Fireking of trines are the least understood of any of the
Persia, taught tIle doctrine of Light and said great world teachers, is the Master Jesus.
tIlat the sun and flame were the most precious The key to his philosophy is Brotherhood and
things in tIle universe. He taught the build his ideal was a new faith built out of the
ing of that Fire within the soul of the indi- mutual understanding and common interests
vidual; that the fire that burns in man is the of all of the others. He sought to unite all
eldest of all Oames; that man is dependent wisdom into one simple creed and also sought
upon fire and that this fire is the divine es- to show man the one simple labor which all
sence of God within himself. In other and creation is trying to achieve, each in its dif
simpler words, he taught the indwelling pres ferent way. Only those who have found har-
ence of the Divine. mony and are living in a state of brotherhood
with other living things will ever know the
S. Confucius, tIle great unapothesized message of the Master Jesus for he synthesizes
saint of China, a god made so by the love of a11 the previous world religions--for those
his people, taught that Morality was tIu; who have the eyes to recognize that fact.
greatest of all virtues and the most accept-
These qualities, if you will analyze them
able quality in the universe; that the salva-
closely, you will find are absolutely depen
tion of man depended upon his relationships dent one upon another. There has never
to his fellow creatures; that purity, chastity been a complete revelation up to date but all
and fraternity were the greatest of all quali-
the revelations of the past gathered together
ties and that religion in essence rested upon
build a monumental temple which is the ex
practical works rather than theoretical pression of all known wisdom. This is the
temple whose door is open to the student of
9. Plato. Plato's doctrines were based the Wisdom Religion when he has learned to
upon the principles of Logic and he taught forsake dogma and creed, worship God in
his disciples the orderly creation, the logical spirit and in truth rather than in clan and
creation and the reasonable in the universe. group.
He taught a geometrical base of all growth The message of the Wisdom Teachings to
and instructed his followers that the universe, the modern world is, briefly, one of impart
God, man, and nature are mathematical iality in which the student worships God in
units capable of exact analysis. His many.fold expressions rather than his
10. Odin. This great Initiate who illum- own crystallized concept of divinity which
inated Scandanavia and the Teutonic coun has so long been the basis of his faith. Only
tries, had as the basis of his teaching the doc- in the universal realization of the one truth,
trine of Courage. He taught the necessity of the one Light, the one path, can the student
stamina and daring; that those who aspired hope to make progress.
to reach the footstool of light must dare all The Light.bearers are incidents and can
things, must battle against all opposition; and receive our respect and veneration but the
tIlat reward comes to the victor in the battle Light is the thing which we should worship
and not to the one who remains at home. and not the One who brings it.

The T empie of Sin

N the heart of Mongolia, that un- as those barren mountains and withered lands

I known land of magic and sorcery, that surround the temple. They say that this
stands a strange building, pagoda- spot is shunned like death for since the be
like in structure and painted red and yellow. ginning of time it was only meant to be
It is concealed in the wastes of a mighty range visited by the sinners of the world.
of mountains where white men seldom travel The old Chinaman. with his hands crossed
and exists as only a myth even to the natives in his sleeves, was walking softly up and down
themselves. From the comers of this gro- behind the lattice work of hand carved teak
tesque building hang strange lanterns of gilded with lillies and wondrous chrysanthe.
bamboo and silk, bearing upon them Oriental mums. A faint odor of incense was born
designs and crude Chinese characters. A great outward by the gentle breeze, filling the air
flight of granite steps lead sheer up from the with the pungent aroma of burning sandIe-
valley below, winding between the great pil. wood, while now and then the dull boom of
lars that form the gate and at last ending in a temple gong told that the services of the
gods were not forgotten and that the priests
a latticework door gloriously carved and were gathered to pray. Suddenly the old
laquered in dragons and strange birds. On man held up a long finger, its nail encrusted
either side of the gate of this lonely temple with gold and curling some six inches beyond
stands a great dog made of wonderously col. the finger tip; his wizened slanty eyes opened
ored porcelain. and on the base of each pillar widely and their whites. long yellowed with
where they stand is written one word. The age, shone out like pi~es of amber.
dog upon the right carries the name Mirth "Some one is coming over the Pass of
and the one on the left Wrath. For many Dea~" he whispered. pointing to the hills
years these two animals. with their shiny which surrounded the little vale in which the
porcelain bodies and heads maned like lions, temple stood. As he spoke the priests in the
their sharp gleaming teeth and great staring yellow robes gathered around him and looked
eyes. have stood guard at the entrance to the where his finger pointed. And true enough,
Temple of Sin-one of the strangest of the
a thin line of dark forms could be seen in the
mysterious remnants of forgotten ages. distance, winding in and out among the hills.
This temple is served and upheld by a The aged Oriental looked long and earnestly
small group of priests who stand finnly and his old eyes seemed to gaze far beyond
among the tottering creeds of ancient days the mountain tops.
guarding with fanatical faith this temple built "He is a white man." he said after a while,
by the hands of the gods to mark the place "and he comes with a pack. train. He is seek
where the first man sinned on earth. The ing rugs, rare silks and precious curios. Be-
High Priest of this temple is a strange char. ware, lest he rob the temple! Close all the
acter whom you must become better ac doors save one and let the dogs of porcelain
quainted with. A tall. gaunt Chinaman of watch his passing." The monks bowed silent.
angular and sinister frame. dressed in robes ly and folding their anns in their sleeves
of yellow broadcloth ornately brocaded with vanished like shadows in the temple passage
flowers and trimmed with a crimson border, way.
he wears upon his back a great Chinese sym The old priest, upon his head a helmet of
hoI which means when translated "Immortal gold hung with tinkling bells and jangling
ity Forever," and upon the chest of his gar- ornaments, turned and entered the shrine
ment another which says "Mortality Un room. Passing over the floor, soft with furs
broken." No one knows the age of this Chi and precious rugs. he opened the doors of a
nese priest but legend says it can he counted tiny shrine and there before him, clasped in
in hundreds of years and as you look at his the claws of a teakwood dragon, stood a tiny
wizened face, dried. seamed and browned, mirror. It shone and gleamed with a depth.
you can well believe that he really is as old less light and in its burnished surface were


reflected the many little flames of oil that seeking here for I have nothing to harter. to
burned in sockets on the wall. The old priest buy or to sell. I am a servant of God and
hunched his back and his cue, braided with not a silversmith."
silken cords, fell over onc shoulder. "Aw, bosh and nonsense!" exclaimed
"Oh Mirror of Quang Ke-Creator of all Hank, "I've heard that before. How many
that is-first Being of all earth! There comes yens for the whole damn temple and every-
one over yonder desert whom my soul whis- thing it it--except you? I'm lookin' fer
pers is seeking to desecrate Thy shrine'" He antiques and curios but don't want anything
raised his thumb which bore upon it a great as funny as you. Come on, Chinky-move
ring of jade and closing the doors placed move aside and let's see what you got."
upon the crack where they joined a soft wax The Oriental bowed patiently and stepping
pellet upon which he stamped the signet of to one side allowed the exponent of Brooklyn
the Emperor by means of the thumb ring. diplomacy to enter. Hank stood in the inner
"By the jade of the First Dynasty! May doorway, arms akimbo, and viewed the sur-
the Emperor of gods protect tlle shrine of this roundings with an air of complacency.
sacred mirror! May the five-clawed dragon "I'll get a half a million for this on Broad-
twine himseU around this altar that the de- way!" he announced confidently, "how much
filer may not enter, for it is not the will of the Chinky?"
gods that the Mirror of Sin shall be stolen!" "I have told you, white man, I have noth
Then turning, he passed from the room as ing to sell."
silently as a yellow spectre and out into the Hank pressed with his toe against a rug
courtyard of the temple. before him.
"That's a fine rug, Chinky-Iooks like a
piece of genuine Thibet silk. You've got
At about the same time Hank Nicholson, some good teakwood here too-I'll have some
buyer and importer representing one of our of my men come right in and pack it up."
largest Fifth Avenue stores, put his foot on The Chinaman bowed with great servility
the lowest step of the temple. Hank Nicholson but there was a wicked glint in his beady
was a "bad" man but he always thought he black eyes. "I must remind the white man
was worse than anyone else did. He undipt of what 1 said before. This is a temple of
his revolver holster and with a hitch of his God and not a curio store. God will defend
belt headed up the steps towards the porce His temple."
lain dogs, one of which grinned while the The American laughed. "A fine bunch of
other leered in stony salutation. Hank spoke gods you got, Chinky! 1 own three of them
fairly good Chinese in several dialects and that I lise for bootjacks in Brooklyn and they
soon made himself understood. haven't answered me back yet. Don't get
"I'm looking for rugs and curios-any sentimental with your religion now, because
good teakwood, ivory, hammered brass or when Hank Nicholson wants somethin' he
idols that you may have around. Sabbee?" gets it, see?" and Hank pulled out his re-
Hank held up a string of Chinese money and volver and nestled it against the Chinaman's
shook it under the nose of the aged OrientaL short ribs.
The Chinaman, in whose eyes was a strange The Oriental looked down mildly on the
glint. kept perfectly poised as he gazed into gun and replied:
the flat face in front of him and surveyed the "Three times have I enjoyed white man's
stock of red hair that was Hank's crowning civility and alas it has always been the same.
glory. He then spoke slowly: The first white man I entertained stole my
'1'his is no place of merchandise, of gold jades; tlle second robbed me of my temple
or silver. or of ivory. This is the temple of a maiden; and you, honorable sir, would take
true God and has been known for ages as the the building and all. I fear you must come
Chapel of the First Sin. Here I live with a to China and learn manners:'
small group of priests, having no intercourse Hank stood nonplussed for a moment and
with the wor1d of men. There is no use your tllcn turned back to look at the room. Gaz

ing around, his eye rested upon the shrine between them and stood before the hand
bearing on its closed doors the seal of wax. carved wooden grating. An ancient Chinese
"What's that?" he demanded. lock protected the door but this he quickly
"In yonder shrine," answered the China- opened and passed as silently as a ghost into
man, "is ule Mirror of Sin made upon the the inner shrine. The little oil lamp still
eyeball of the God of Light. It is the most lighted the room dimly. With an expression
precious thing in all China and rests in the of diabolical greed on his face Hank rolled
claws of the sacred dragon. Those who have up rug after rug and his itching fingers played
suffered great agony come from all parts of lovingly over the rare porcelains and carv-
the world to pay homage to this mirror for as ings. At last his eye rested on the shrine
they gaze into its depths they can see the and something irresistible drew him over ta-
reason for their suffering and they know the wards it.
sins for which they arc accursed. So they "So the old Chinaman says," muttered
come to pay homage to its shrine." Hank, "that whoever looks into that mirror ,
shall sec pass before him all the sins he ever
"Oh.hh," said Hank, "s mirror with a committed-that's a fine story but I'll wager
story like that would bring ten thousand dol- it won't show up some of the little private af.
lars on Broadway!" fairs of my life."
"I do not know what your wide avenue is," He looked at the seal of wax for several
answered the Chinaman, "but if it be a place seconds and then taking hold of the two lower
the mirror shall not rest there. In my hands handles drew open the door, breaking the
I carry the temple gong. If you do not leave seal. In the alcove stood the mirror-a
this holy place at once I shall ring for my gleaming mother-of-pearl held between the
priests and if so order them they will slay claws of the great dragon like some diamond
you where you stand and cut you into as many in a Tiffany setting. A pale glow radiated
pieces as yon chrysanthemum has petals!" from it and the American gazed into Ule
Recognizing the flint in the old man's voice, depths of its surface in spite of himself. As
Hank decided U18t discretion was the better he did so he shrank back in amazement-.
part of valor, so he passed silenUy down the scene was unrolling itself before him!
steps and out of the temple. But in his mind It was a lonely hill covered with clouds
a plan was formulatin~-a plan such as hAC; and seemed deep beneath the weight of ap
thrilled the hearts :'If practic.tlly ever) robher proaching slorms. As he watched he saw
developed by Western civilization. himseU. He was dressed in the yellow armor
Drawing off a little distance, the American of bygone days and there swung from his
camped and t11e coolies unpacked their shoulder a cape upon which was stamped the
burdens. As evening fell and shrouded the signet of Rome . He stood leaning upon a
temple with its mystic lattice work a tiny spear with his helmet hanging by a leathern
gleaming spark a few hundred feet away thong from his arm. As he stood there a rift
marked the resting place of Hank Nicholson, broke in the clouds and Ulen at his feet lay
buyer-and his packtrain. Slowly the monks the shadow of a cross.
filed out of the temple and into the little huts Suddenly Hank Nicholson gave a scream
among the rocks where they slept and prayed. and covering his eyes with his hands dashed
And lastI y the old priest, swinging together madly from the room howHng like a mad
the temple grating, passed also like a phan man.
tom from U1e shrine. There was no moon "No! No!-God not that!" And his
that night but t1le stars shone down and hurrying footsteps sounded on the steps of
lighted the earth with a million fires. the temple walk while the grated door closed
As Ule chill blast told of coming dawn, silent1y behind him.
Hank unrolled his blanket and in the darkness From the gloom which bordered the edge
crept across the sand among the rocks towards of the room there emerged a silent figure, his
the gate of the Temple of Sin. The two porce- hands clasped in the sleeves of his coat. The
lain dogs looked down in silence as he passed (Continued on page 24)
trtusque 0 1 .
In duo Voluminafecundum COSMI differentiam diuisa
AVTHORE ROBERTO ELUD ali a, tL FlufEibu.s,Armyuo.
&' mMciLcma. Docc,o.rc g;co1Ulfl .
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Dc Mauocqfmt H if7.oria in diuiJa


Description of Last Month's Plate

This picture is a companion piece to the moon or the blood of the red lion and the
one of last month and is taken from the writ- gluten of the white eagle.
ings of Henry Kunrath the great medieval The ancients said that their immortal stone
alchemist and kabbalist and supposed mem- was made of moonstone and gold in certain
ber of the ancient Rosicrucian brotherhood. proportions, absorbed by the universal vine-
The figure represents Hercules the andro- gar of the prepared mercury. This alchem-
genous Man Christ strangling the serpent of ical process of transmuting the base qualities
evil and exalting the serpent of wisdom . and perversions of power into spiritual at
At the top of the drawing is represented tributes, accomplishments and qualities is the
the divine name Jehovah, the male-female key to the sacred wisdom of the ancients.
third aspect of the Logos and the God of ma- This is attained through the upright triangle,
terial growth. From him pour out the arche- symbolizing the upturned flame of the spinal
types of the ten Sephira or the original ten fire which performs in the marrow of the
signs of the Zodiac and powers of cosmic bone the mystery of alchemy. Among the
impetus. All things first exist in archetype Masons, Mahabone has been given as a sub-
or cosmic plan before they are concreted in stitute for the unspeakable and unknowable
matter. Material substance is poured like Word. Mahabone means the marrow in the
molten metal into the superphysical mold in bone and the secret of alchemy lies in the
the creation of bodies. In this diagram is marrow of the spinal canal which contains
concealed the Sacred Name. The upright within itself all mystery and is the staff of
triangle is an A. and means Adonai the Fire- Brahma which supports the universe and all
flame. The broken circle of the border forms that it contains. '
the U. of the Universe, while the cube of mat- In this issue is a very special plate, the de
ter crystallized within it is the M. of the scription of which will appear in next month's
Manus worlds. edition, being the frontispiece of the great
Again the drawing is that of man with the work "Microcosm and Macrocosm" by Robert
spiritual triangle, the mental hook or U. and Flurr, the great English Rosicrucian and
the bodily cube of M. TIle ability to alchem- Freemason.
ically combine these three superior elements
is the key to occultism and the philosopher's
stone. The book sealed with seven seals rep-
resents wisdom unlocked by the seven keys
of' the occult schools each one of which is a
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ing of tile seals in which he learns to connect
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The little figure in the center has two heads
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itual marriage and the completion of the
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head the soul; in other words, the sun and Thank you.

What is the soul? who mentally, spiritually or physically
prostitute power will pay for it as we see
Ans. The soul is a body built by the
thoughts, actions and desires of human so often in the world today.
life which weave a garment according to 1/ an employee is obliged to lie lor an
their own quality. Later this garment be employer whcu is the penalty?
comes the vehicle of consciousness for the Ans. If a person finds Qut that he must
spirit, for within it is incorporated all of lie for his salary it is a very excellent time
the growth of the lower bodies. to find a new position, for if he consciously
Does our life belong to us? does it for gain to himself the penalty will
Ans. In many ways our life belongs to be as heavy as though he were doing SO of
us--in fact in the Great Plan it does so his own free will.
entirely. But owing to the fact that in the What is meant by the Word?
past we contracted certain debts. our free Ans. The Word is a center of conscious-
will is mortgaged in favor or people to ness around which negative particles gather
whom we owe certain actions and quali. and forms are built. It is not in the last
ties. Therefore in com ing into incarnation analysis a sound but a rate of vibration.
certain things we must do whether we want It is the Life producing and manifesting
to or not because of sacred obligations we through [ann.
have made in the past.
What are visions and what causes them?
What is free will? Ans. Two causes. First, temporary at
Ans. God alone has free will. Man
has the power of choice. Ignorance is Ule
tunement of consciousness, either positive
or negative, with superphysical planes:-
limiting factor in free will. The greater the result of fine spiritual growth or a gen

number of things we know the greater is eral run down condition of the body. The
our area of choice until as gods, knowing first is safe and the second very dangerous.
all, we have the choice of all. Excitement, worry, grief and so forth, will
Are all individual deplete the system and produce this result.
experiences preserved? Third grand cause and the most common
Ans. Yes. They are the basis of soul -late eating.
growth and are stored up in the centers of
bodies until we have built the necessary
Should we use our astrology colors? I,
Ans. We should use everything we can
faculties to read them. but not spend too much time hannonizing
What cenler of CQnsciouJnesJ vibrations, etc. If we do we will have no
iJ man working on now? time left for work and labor produces
Ans. Man is at the present time labor- much better growth than color hannony.
ing especially to unfold the mind. with its Never use any such means, however, as
fortynine centers of sense consciousness. astrology, talismanic magic, etc., to gain
That is the work allotted to him during the over other people in financial, spiritual or
earth period of evolution. material matters. To do so is Black Magic.
Why do spirits return as Please explain lhe cruci{LXion.
deformed, idiOIJ and cranks? Ans. The word crucifixion means 1\ ,
Ans. Those things are the reward of crossing. The crossing of spiritual and
the abuse of mental and spiritual faculties material currents forms bodies and these t
in previous lives. Abuses of nature bring bodies crucify and seek to destroy the life
with them terrible karmic debts and those which is within or hanging upon them.

The Emerald Tablet

WO camels, bearing upon their backs eyes shone out from a face chiseled like that
vari-colored houdahs, were coming of a Greek god and locks of shiny brown hair
swiftly over the yellow sand, the oc hung upon his forehead. He was dressed in
cupants of the swaying platforms shaded a simple, white robe and his feet were san
from the hot desert sun by curtains and net- daled in leathern thongs. His eyes and head
works of silk and wool. One of these mighty were also shaded f rolp the sun by a canopy
desert ships was a gigantic black dromedary but the plain awnings showed no decoration
while the other was a tan colored camel much and he guided his beast with a simple braided
smaller than his companion. Seated all the cord.
great black Nubian was a strange figure-a Slowly the two great beasts, carrying their
slender yet fierce looking mun wme forty- so varied burdens, mounted a great rol1ing
five or fifty years of age, his face swarthy dune and before them as far as the eye could
and tanned by the desert slin and its lines reach stretched an endless waste of desert
accentuated by a jet black beard which forked sand. Far off in the blue haze it seemed
in neatly trimmed points. Over his head was that strange mouJltains rose in purple and
a fold of white cloth held in place by a gray but of living thing or growing shrub
twisted band of many colored cords. He was there was no sign as far as the eye could
robed from head to foot in white save for his command.
boots which protruded as tips of red leather "Where are we bound, master?" asked
as he sat cross legged upon the cushions. the brown haired youth turning to the mighty
Thrust into his wide, white sash was a scimitar figure that towered above him on the back of
oC pure Damascus steel while a long Arab rifle the dromedary.
inlaid with mother.oC-pearl and gold swung The swarthy faced companion pointed his
at his side, its long barrel protruding far over finger, studded with rings of gold and silver,
the side of the camel. out into the deep haze of the desert.
Seldom has such an animal appeared be "There," he answered in a voice deep and
fore the world as that great black dromedary. yet strangely mellow and inspiring.
Its short glossy hair seemed to shine with the The youth gazed in the direction that the
sheen of the desert sun and it was draped other pointed but saw only a vague haze rest-
from head to tail in cords and bangles, many ing on the desert.
of the purest gold. TIle driving reins were "What is that place?" he asked.
fringed with tinkling tassels of metal and the "That," came the answer, "is the Land of
stately beast placed its feet upon the sand the Mirage where there still floats in the ethers
with a slow, methodical dignity which was the temples of races long gone by, where great
uncommon even in a land where dignity and seas of water lure the dying traveler to his
grace predominate. At the very top of the end only to vanish again in the limitless hori
houdah gleamed a star of solid gold from zon. There across the sky wandered cara-
which streamed the many colored awnings vans who passed this way before the silent
which hung downward in trappings nearly kings were laid to rest in their tombs along
to the ground. Altogether, in a land of pic- the Nile. Still in the floating lights they pass,
turesque people, this figure stood out in gleaming and twisting in the ethers. There
splendor and glory. stands also that wondrous building amidst
His companion, on the other hand, was as whose domed arches and lofty pillars is
simply mounted and auired as one could hidden the knowledge that you have come to
imagine. Plainess and simplicity marked seek, for in that shining place are the lost
him as again an extreme in the land of ex- libraries of the dead and we are now pass
tremes. His camel was .abollt as good as the ing along !l way where once the caravans
average, its trappings were few and its rider wound out of Egypt carrying with them the
was unarmed and of a different race from his papyrus scrolls, the Chaldee tablets and the
companion. His skin was white and two blue Phoenician stones, bringing them to this their

present resting place. Here stand today the their weighty loads; streams of camels, glor.
terra colta cylinders of Baby]on, the history iously caparisoned, carried riders to and fro
of lost races, the accounts of empires now un or in endless train vanished among the hills;
known . From the Western land you have now and then a great elephant, carrying on its
come, properly recommended to seek these hack a gilded tower. passed slowly by, its
treasures of an ancient people and I have tusks inlaid with gold and its great smooth
come from the City of the Mirage to take body painted in colored pigment~. Onc~ a
you to them. Come!" chariot dashed through the street with cruel
And with a word to the dromedary, who curved sword blades upon its wheeb to cut
seemed to understand his every word, the and destroy all who stayed its prog:rcs~ .
strange figure forged ahead, swinging and The youth gazed at the scene in amaze-
swaying in his moving palaquin as thou.,gh he ment for such a thing 89 this has not heen ir.
were in a small boat on a stormy sea. The tl.e world for thousands of years.
youth urged his camel forward also and as the "Is this all an illusion?" he gasped.
hours passed they moved with a rapid pace "No," answered the guide. as he rested his
over the sand dunes into the heart of the arm on the long barrel of his gun. "this is
desert from whence no man has ever come part of the mystery of Akasha in whose subtle ~
alive. essences lives eternal all things that have ever
Suddenly the figure on the great black been. This great city of living light, this
dromedary raised his hand and the intelli- dream palace of the past. floats all over the
gent creature stopped as though it had read surface of the earth in the ever-changing
its masters thoughts. The youth drew up ethers of nature. These are the mirages of
alongside and haIted also and gazed out into the desert and as the eyes of men grow dim
the haze of the desert. As he looked he saw from gazing at the shining sand. and the life
forming out of the mist a stran~ city of is slowly burned away by the blazing desert
marble and sandstone. Great obelisks carved sun, these visions come to him Boating on the
in birds and beasts rose from amid groves of endless horizons and lure him on to drink
ancient palms whose branches swayed as of water which lips can never taste, to rest
though by a gentle wind. Mighty arches, in shade which can never shelter the body.
hearing upon their beams the sun.globe with For as you come nearer to this city it sinks
his many wings, appeared-~trange shimmer away and though you followed it to the ends
ing lights amid the haze that filled the desert of earth you could never reach it. . .
air. But come, I have been appointed out of this
Slowly the sand before them changed into city to show you things which you have come
sparkling water with wondrous boats carved across the world to see. I am a mirage like
like birds and swans floating upon it. The the rest for I belong to a race that is no more.
papyrus with its bushy heads grew from the You see me with the eyes of a dying man,
marshes on its shore and great herons with you see me with the senses of the shadow.
their crimson breasts stood like statues in the But here. let us pass over the bridge and into
shallow places. Before them stretched a a citadel that was a ruin five thousand years
great avenue of sphinxes with the water lap. before the coming of your Christ."
ping at the feel of their pedestals and in the They urged forward their steeds but instead
distance rose the plumed pillars of a mighty of the city vanishing hef are them. they
temple such as that whose ruins still stand mounted upon the arched bridge and passed
like gaunt skeletons at Carnac. Fleecy white slowly across into the City of the Mirage.
clouds seemed to 80at in the ethers and a They were in the same sort of hustling town
scene of w('lndrous beauly took the place of which dots the Orient today-tiny shops and
the arill !-and h,lIs (11 til(' de!oCrt Flam the narrow streets, laughing people and busy
gates of the ancient city. over the bridges tradesmen. The grim mystery lay in the fact
across the water, great caravans were passing that all these things were shadows. unreal and
to and fro. Gloriously robed figures on non.existing. The life which sold the wares
Arabian stallions dashed in and out; heavily or bartered for the merchandise had left those
laden donkeys and oxen plodded beneath labors ages hef ore. but still in the ethers it

bought and sold, gave and exchanged the echoed as though it were a hell of solid gold.
wondrous rugs of Bagdad, the steel swords of Slowly the great gates parted and the youth
Damascus, and the glorious papyrus scrolls of watched ten Nubian slaves turning the mighty
tlle Nile. The makers of perfume dispensed fulcrum, their clanking chains echoing in
their sweetscented wares and the gold and rythm with the falling cogs. Beckoning the
silver smiths hammered their metals, and the youth to enter, the older man stepped in after
priest in his pleated robes walked along the him and the gate swung to again. The visitor
rutled streets deeply grooved by the wheels of found himself in the strangest room that he
passing chariots. All in the mist-all in a had ever seen, stranger far than even his
world that can never be again. dreams could have created-a great ampi
The strange guide led the youth through theatre of feathered papyrus columns, each
aU these streets and by-ways, where howling one carved with the face of a god. Far up
dogs and yelping curs sought to stay their near the ceiling humed twelve ethereal fires
way, where little red children played among that sent ghastly shadows in and out, causing
the rutted cobblestones, where flashing color the stone eyes of the gods to blink as though
and deepest 61tll mingled in true Oriental in life. The roof of the temple. great slabs
cosmopolitanism. Then before them rose a of solid sandstone tinted to the blue of the
temple, not with the domed minarets of the sky, was covered with suns, moons and stars
Turk or the fluted columns of Greece but a and the planets of our chain which seemed to
great temple of angles and squares. Its dome twist and revolve like living things. Before
was a many-sided pyramid and a path of Ulem sat a mighty figure, upon its head a
obelisks and banners upon poles of cypress crown of lunar crescents. Like the Memnons
lined the way. Great gates of bronze con- of the desert it rose to a colossal height, sit-
fronted the wanderers, at the side of which ting upon a throne of Alexandrian marble.
was a mighty wheel to be turned by ten slaves Upon its hrow was the ureus of serpents, and
that they might open. Upon the surface of in one hand the Book of the Breaths of Life
the temple was carved strange figures, painted while in the other was the croix enseter-the
with pigments drawn from human blood, promise of Egyptian immortality. Between
which last eternal because of their subtle its feet was a door leading into some unknown
qualitie~figures of gods and goddesses, and mystic vault.
winged globes, and fiery demons, carved by Of living occupant there was no sign in
the two-dimensional eye of Egypt's ancient this mighty room of gloom and shadow but
artisans. All these confronted the wanderers as they stood there a strange chant broke the
as they pressed forward into a city of the silence as of many voices singing together:
dead. "Glory, glory, glory, mighty Lord of the
"What is this?" asked the youth. Seven Lights! Glory, glory, glory! Osiris!
"This is the Temple of tlle Three Fires, the Prince Hegent of the earth! Oh Child of the
shrine of the Thrice Magistat, Thoth Hermes Hawk, glory, glory, glory! Oh, Isis, Mother
Mercurius, the king of of heaven, earth and of Nature! Glory, glory, glory! Oh Isis,
heU," answered the white-robed guide as his Keeper of the Seals, Mother of Creation!
camel knelt beside the steps. Slipping grace- Goddess of the Nile! Glory be to Thee!"
fully from the cushions he held out his hand
and the beast vanished as though it had never As this chant sounded a dull glow lighted
been. the mighty statue which proved to he that of
"See?" he said turning to the youth, "part Isis the mother goddess of the ancients.
of the mirage has already left. The rest will Around the statue dim forms kept circling
follow when its work is done." like monster vampire hats and the guide
The brown haired man descended, but more turned to his companion and whispered:
awkwardly, from his camel and followed the "These are the griffins and the demons
figure that mounted the stair, rutted by the who stand as watchful sentinels over the
footsteps of the faithful. Drawing his sacred things. You are in Ule temple of the
mighty scimitar the Egyptian pounded with it Mother of Mysteries, Isis the Virgin of
upon the brazen gate which echoed and re- heaven. Come."

They pressed forward together and reach. the four corners of the aperture by golden
ing the little door at the base of the statue cbains and was set in a massive setting of gold
they passed in through a veil of fine silk, and jewels. The great tablet was nearly
which parted at their coming, and entered square and upon it in letters of green fire
into a mighty room shaped as a cuhe---bare were traced many lines of strange characters
of all fumishings--its endless evenness in a language long forgot.
broken only by the joints of the stones. A "And what is this?" whispered the youth.
door of granite closed behind them and they howing in awe hef ore the living stone.
were in a living cube of solid stone. "This sacred thing that you look upon,"
The guide raised his copper colored hand answered his guide as the room grew green
and, pointing one finger to heaven and with with the light "is the Tabula Smargadina. the
the other hand to the earth, said solemnly~ Emerald Tablet of Hennes Trismagistu~
"Behold! the measure of a man." the oldest re1ic in the world and God's first
The youth did not understand hut gazed revelation to man."
around him in awe and amazement. "What does it say in those strange letters?"
asked the youth eagerly.
"Where am I?" he asked.
"Read," answered the stranger as he
"You are iu the Holy of Holies, the secret pointed back to the stone.
chamber of lilt' Thrice Magistar. the Lord of As the youth gazed he seemed to remember
Light and the Threefold Essence of the something-somewhere, sometime, he had
Flame. Beneath your feet is a chamber the known that language. Slowly as it became
depth of which no man may know. In that dear to him, these words shown out in green
rock hewn chamber are hidden the glories of fire and etched themselves into his very soul:
the world. Far above your head rises a "Behold, the secret work of Hennes Thrice
mighty pyramid upon whose crest burns the Magistar, One in essence but Three in aspect;
fire eternal." He look three little objects the work of Chiram Mercurius, the universal
from the folds of his robe and, tossing them agent and nameless power, one in spirit but
upon the ground, said, "Behold, the keys of three in expression. This it is true: this is
wisdom." no lie: ulis it is certain and to be depended
The youth looked and saw three tiny geo upon: The Superior above agrees with the In-
metrical forms of some precious stone shin- ferior below and the Inferior below agrees
ing at his feet. The first was a little green with the Superior above. Know this to effect
cube, the second a little red pyramid, the the one true and perfect work:
third a transparent shining globe of translu "As all things owe their existence to the
cent whiteness. Will of One Thing, so all things have their
"Behold the sceptres of the king and the origin out of One Thing. The Father of that
key to the riddle of the universe," said the Thing is the Sun, its Mother the Moon, the
white-robed man as he pointed to the 1iule Wind carrieul it in its wings, and its nurse is
forms. "But now I will show you the mys the Spiritual Earth. Only One Thing, after
tery of them all-the pact that was made of God, is the Father of all things of this uni.
God to man in which the spirit of Hermes verse and those to come. Its power is perfect
Mercurius is tied forever to the soul of man. and to everlasting end after it is one with the
Beho1d!" As he spoke he faced the Western spiritual earth. But you must separate the
side of the temple and as he did so the great spiritual earth from the dense or crude dirt
central stones broke away and, sliding out by means of this gentle flame with great at-
upon runners of solid granite hung suspended tention: Then it ascends from the earth up
in the air, left a great opening some ten feet into heaven and descends again new-hom as
square upon the surface of the walls. In this dew upon the earth. And the Superior and
great opening hung a stone of the most clear the Inferior are increased to greater power
and brilliant green. It gleamed, glowed and by the dew of life.
glistened until it was surrounded by an auriel "By this thou wilt partake of the honors of
of flames that seemed to light the darkest cor- the whole world and darkness and ignorance
ners of the recess. It was suspended from shall fly from thee; this is the strength of all

power, with this art thou the master of all darkness which grew heavier and heavier
things, with power to transmute all that is about him.
fine such as gold and all that is coarse such Then a voice sounded low in his ear, the
as metals. In this manner the world was voice of his guide:
created. The arrangements to follow this "Behold the City of the Mirage! for it is
road are hidden. For this reason I am called vanishing in the desert air! Somewhere upon
Chiram Mercurius. Telat Meschasol. One in the face of tbe earth it will ever he and now
spirit hut Threefold in manifestation. In my it is passing over your land and the home of
Trinity is hidden the wisdom of the whole your birth. I cannot come with you for I am
world. part of the great illusion-but you have seen
"I have spoken and it is ended now-that -remember that which you have seen."
which I have said concerning the effect of the A mighty crash shook the air and the youth
Sun. Thus endeth the Tabula Smaragdina of felt himself falling-he struck something
Herm~s Thrice Magistar." and rolled over and with a crash the light
broke upon him.
The lights gleamed and glowed upon the
emerald and the youth stood gazing in awe
and admiration. Suddenly the silence was He was sitting in the middle of the floor
broken by a noise like a clap of thunder and in his own little room and in his hand was an
a great shadowy form hovered in the alcove. ancient book on the mysteries of Hermes
On its head it wore the head of an Ibis, the which he had bought in a bookstore the day
sacred bird of Hermes, and in its hand it before. The sun was shining cheerily
carried a tablet and a stile. For a moment tllrough the window as he rose sheepishly to
it stood like a phantom shadow with the emer his feet, realizing with a certain feeling of
aid for a heart-the room swayed and twisted disgust that he had just fallen out of bed. He
and turned, the mighty rocks creaked and still tells the story of his adventure and one
splintered and a great darkness fell upon the never knows just what to believe. Think it
earth-the youth staggered and reeled in the over for yourself.

The Tempie of Sin

(Continued from page 17)

old Chinaman's eyes followed the American temple and a gleaming light reflected itself
as he dashed from the room and then kneel from ule great porcelain dogs that guarded
ing before the mirror he muttered: the temple steps. He suddenly stepped back
"None there are who can gaze into the in amaze. Hanging in the air, clenched he-
Mirror of Sin unafraid. None can desecrate tween the teeth of the porcelain dog who was
called Wrath, was tlle figure of the American
the holy temple of God and escape."
From out the night a great moaning howl And there it remained until the vultures
broke the stillness--the cry of a great dog came. None knew how it happened to be
sounding weirdly and eerily in the stillness. there-held tightly by the great fangs of the
With it came a scream of mortal agony and image, but to this day they tell the story. And
then all was silent. the great dog with the red blood stains upon
The priest, carrying a little oil lamp in his its mouth and teeth still stands as the silent
hand, passed out from under the gates of the guardian at Ule gate of the Temple of Sin.

To the Astrological Physicians of England

A selection taken from the rare writing,
Semeiotica Uranica, dated London 1671.

Nicholas Culpeper wisheth Peace and Pros- Question erected upon the fight of the Urine,
perity in this World, and Eternal Beati- of which I have now added a compendious
tude j" that which is to come. treatise; yet this is my judgment at present:
Dear Souls: That next the Nativity, the Decumhiture is
the safest and surest ground for you to build
To you all, and to you especially that your Judgment upon; and you shall always
heard these Lectures, do I dedicate them, and find it by experience.
present them to you, not to look upon only
Excellent and true was that Motto of
(for then I had as good have sent you a pic-
Hermes Trismagistus: Quod est superius, est
ture, and as much it would have pleased your sicut inferius; and this will appear to the eye
eye.) Man was made not only for Specula- of every one that deserves tile name of rea-
tion, but also for Practice; Speculation brings sonable Man, if he do but consider: That his
only pleasure to a man's self; it's Practice body is made of the same materials that the
which benefits others. And I hope I need whole Universe is made of, though not in the
not tell you that Man was not born for him- same form; namely, of a compdsition of con-
self alone. TIlcse rules will serve (if heed- trary elements. There is scarce a man
fully ohserved by the eye of Reason) to bal. breathing that knows his right hand from his
ance your Judgment in sailing through the left, but knows that if you set bottles of hot
Prognosticsl part of Physick, that so you may water to a man's feet it will make his head
steer your course by the Card of Truth, and sweat; and the reason is, the mutual harmony
not Boat unsettledly upon the waves of Error, of one part of tile body with another; why
Ignorance, or Opinion. To you (rather than then as weB should not the actions of one part
to any that I know) belongs the Practice of of the Creation produce as well effects in
Physick; and that Practice may be perfect. another, that being also one entire body, com
Judgment ought to be sound: and to make posed of the same Elements, and in as great
judgment sound, is required an exquisite harmony? What's the reason that a man
Knowledge. Judgment is perfected by wiJI do more for his brother than he will for
Knowledge, Knowledge by Experience: a stranger? Is it not because he is formed by
whence it appears, that the more communi- the blood of the same mother, and begotten
cative J(,lowledge is so much the more excel- by the seed of the same father? Why then
lent it is. Of all the men in the World, I . should not the Celestial Bodies act upon the
hate a Drone most, that sucks the sweetness Terrestrial, they being made of the same mat-
of other men's labors, but doth no good him- ter, and by the Finger of the same God? He
self; and will as soon teach Physick or As- that will not believe Reason, let him believe
trology to an Oak as to a creature the center Experience; he that will believe neither, is
of whose actions is terminated in himself. little better than an Infidel. I confess this
way of Judicature hath been desired by many,
Surely, surely, if God had not made the
promised by some, but hitherto performed by
nature of Man communicative he would not
none; which was the motive cause I then took
have made one Man to stand in continual the task in hand myself, which 1 have now
need of anotller: But we see the contrary, and enlarged. In performing whereof, in many
the Sons of Wisdom know how to pick out places I corrected the failings of my Author.
the meaning of God from it. What was frivolous I left Oul. Il~ being un-
. I have given you here all my Prognostica- willing to blot Paper and trouble your brains
tIOns from the Decumbiture of the sick party: Witll impertinencies; where he was too large
and altllOugh I ingenuously confess the great- I abbreviated him; and where he was defici-
est part of them will hold true in a Horarie ent I supplied him both with precept and

example. If there be any failings, consider: perience will bring them more; he's but an
1. Nemo sine crimine vivit. apish Physician that builds all his practice
That Man nev'r breathed yet, nor never upon other men's foundations. Man was
shall, born to look aIter knowledge, and in this par-
That did all well, and had no fault at ticular you are set in the way how to find it,
all. by one that desires to be a friend to all honest
and ingenious Arts.
2. My failings (if any be) were not in- Thus have you what I have done, and you
tentional but accidental. know for whose sakes I did it. What now
Together with this Astrological ludgment, remains, but that you labor with might and
I have also given you the ludgment of Hippo- main for your own good, and the increase of
crates. and others. The Rules whereof are your own knowledge to make experience of
drawn from the Person of the Sick; which alA them? For as the diligent Hand maketh
though they have been often Printed before. rich, so the diligent. Mind increasetk knowl.
yet I have compared them with the Original edge; and for my own particular, never fear,
Copy, and brought them into a plainer method but during the time I am amongst the living
so that you may desire at one single ingress. If I shall never cease to do you good in what I
you make use of both these ways together in mayor can.
judgment of the disease, witbout a miracle you NICH. CULPEPER.
can hardly fail. If any find fault with the Spittle fields
shortness of my Rules, let them learn to walk next door to the
worthy of those they have first; their own ex Red-Lyon.

Virgo the sixUI sign of the Zodiae is known Melancholy Unfortunate
as the sign of service and from it come those Feminine Commanding
who labor the most unselfishly for the good Southern Night house and exal-
of aU-that is of course, when they have Nocturnal tation of Mercury
taken themselves out of the picture and have Speaking Long Ascension
reached the higher and more beautiful ex- Changeable Fall of Venus
pression of the sign. Virgo is in many ways ESlival Detriment of Jupiter
the protector, also the harvester, and repre- General Characteristics:
sents those functions in nature which nourish
The better side of Virgo is charitable and
and protect human life. It is a mystic sign
humanitarian but raUIer depressing; intel
and its symbol is purity, for the word Virgo
lcctual, not very emotional, and not usually
means Virgin which is a word in every Ian
guage which stands for undefiled. very good looking but often radiating a great
beauty from internal, spiritual sources.
Briefly considered the keywords of Virgo They are ingenious Pleasant companions
can be classed as follows: Thrifty unless blue
Virgo the sixth sign 01 the Zodiac: Economical Not altogether trust
Witty worthy in lit t ] e
Cold Common Studiou!I things
Dry Barren Fickle minded Oratory powers good
Earthy Human Love travel

Phy.!ical Appeararu::e: Countries Under Influence of Virgo:

Authorities do not entirely agree on this European and AsiaticGreece
point but WiUiam Lilley states that the native Turkey M rica
is seldom handsome but usuaJly suffers from Mesopotamia Southwest FranCe!
irregularities of feature. Cn;te
Middle stature Cities Under Control of Virgo:
Slende'r but compactly built Paris Padua
Dark ruddy complexion Jerusalem Toulouse
Small round face Rhodes Basil
Lyons Heidelberg
Dark brown hair
Small shrill voice when afflicted Colors:
Blacks Black and hlue
Health: Blue speckeled
According to Ptolemy the stars in the head
The health of Virgo is rather undecided
of Virgo and in the top of the southern wing
but most of the diseases gather around the in-
are like Mercury and somewhat like Mars.
testieal regions and the stomach. It is most
The other bright stars in the same wing and
subject to disorders of:
those about the girdle resemble Mercury in
Abdomen their influence, also Venus moderately. The
bright star in the Northern wing called Vin
demiator is of the same influence as Saturn
Diaphragm and kindred parts of body
and Mercury. That called Spica Virginis is
Obstructions in digestive system like Venus and partly Mars. Those in the
Subject to headaches points of the feet and the bottom of the gar-
Nervousness ments are like Mercury and also Mars mod
Vital impediments erately.
Worry and the "hlues" According to Agrippa, Virgo governs: of
the Twelve Orders of Blessed Spirits, the vir.
tues; of the Twelve Angels over the Twelve
DomeJtic ProbleTnJ: Signs, Hamaliel; of the Twelve Tribes,
Virgo is not noted for happiness in domes- Simeon; of the Twelve Prophets, Micha; of
tic problems, although those who wish to may the Twelve Apostles, Andrew; of the twelve
rise above all of the unpleasant and undesi;- months, August 20th to September 20th; of
able phases of the horoscope. Man either the twelve plants, the calmint; of the twelve
rules his planets or they rule him and anyone stones the emerald; of the twelve principle
can be happy, anytime, anywhere, jf they members, the intestines; of the Twelve De-
themselves do what is right. Virgo often grees of the Damned, the airy powers and
marries more than once. spirits of the clouds.

How can a consciousness be lost? What is meant by the loss of 'he soul?
Ans. Consciousness is lost upon any A ns. As the soul is the fruit of our
plane of nature when the vehicle upon that work here and our evil deeds cannot be
plane is destroyed. We may lose this con come immortal, if our lives be filled with
destructiveness their fruits must perish
sciousness by abusing a vehicle after it is under karmic reaction; if the soul is built
built or by not building a proper one in of evil it will be disintegrated-only good
the beginning. can be eternal.

Synthetic Sympathy
"The quality or mercy is not strain'd; It is an attribute to God Himself;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven And earthly power doth then show Iikest God's
Upon the place beneath; it is twice blest; When Mercy seasons justice . . .
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
'Tis the mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes That, in the course of justice, none of us ,
The throned monarch better than his crown; Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy,
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The attributes of awe and majesty The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
But mercy is above this sceptered sway; Which if thou follow, this strict court . . . .
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant bere."
BIS wonderful oration delivered hy ing merciful to personality which is ever hut

O Portia in the court of Venice is one

of the most beautiful expressions of
occult sentiment that has appeared in litera-
ture. Shakespeare, that master genius, knew
an instrument in the hands of principle.
Among the ancients many of the things which
we allow to pass unheeded were deadly sins
against which was launched the wrath of gods
well how to clothe his ideals of nature with the and men, while many things which we con-
personalities of his players, each one of his sider as being improper were looked upon as
characters a living natural law played out virtues that should be cultured and nurtured.
upon the stage of the world. And there is no Mercy is hom out of the realization of the
more truly occult thought than the doctrine plan. The ages that have passed were not
of compassion and mercy and it well befits known for their mercy; their law was "an eye
the occult student even better than the crown for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But in-
of reason. somuch as mercy takes the place of the so-
In the biological analysis of human emo- called moral code, to the same degree will the
tion, mercy, compassion and sympathy are kingdom of light he furthered upon the face
divided into three distinct divisions. The of the earth_ The victor who shows mercy
student of spiritual law, having reached that in the battle wins indeed, and no greater proof
point where the transmutation of the emo- have we of power than to find within the na-
tional nature is imperative, must find a leg- ture a human heart.
itimate channel for the expression of his ever Of Compassion, we would say that it is the
increasing vital and astral forces. '11le suf- transmutation of passion in which the fire of
fering and uncertainty which fills the Jives of lust and greed is transmuted into a deep un-
many students is the result of the existence derstanding, a deep calling from the soul, a
of powers and energies which they have gen- great love born of the lesser love, a great un-
erated by their asceticism but for the ex- derstanding born of a lesser understanding.
pression of which they have provided no These things are the parents of compassion
legal and proper channel. These three divis- which is the only emotion that is justifiable
ions form the expressions on the spiritual for the initiate.
plane of the emotions of man. They are the The third is Sympathy which is in itself a
opposites of those emotions which at the pres- betrayer of mercy and compassion. There is
ent time hold man a slave to the animal
nothing more at fault in aU the universe than
sympathy. Sympathy is the lullaby of en-
First, Mercy .. Mercy is the transmutation
deavor, it is the death-rattle of opportunity
of selfishness, arrogance and that ever present
and those who use it as a power play havoc
instinct in the human soul which condemns un-
heard. The student of occultism must learn with the plan. Where others sympathize with
to flavor knowledge with mercy, at the same us we continue in our errors, fostering them
time not permitting that mercy to exhibit instead of destroying them, nursing them in-
symptoms of weakness. The student must stead of removing them. Mercy and com-
follow the plan of attacking principle hut he- passion, united with true spiritual under-

standing, build for the soul and for perma- world how sorry they are and making the rest
nent growth but sympathy builds for nothing. of tlle world sorry too; the other group are
The world loves the person who will sym- called heartless because they have no word
pathize with its ailments, hut those sympa. of sympathy to offer, and yet in their heart-
thetic ones have never done the world any lessness they are humanity's truest friends.
good. Sympathy breeds into the soul self- Instead of singing the emotional lullaby of
pity and the world is filled with people who the ' soul this second group takes the weak-
are sorry for themselves and who feel that kneed person who is crying for sympathy
for some unknown reason that they are hav- and with firmness, yet mercy and compassion,
ing a hard time which they do not deserve. shows them the way and tells them to walk it,
This is a false concept and those who breed to forget that they are abused and march
it in the minds of others breed falseness. straight on to the path of light. They are the
Man must he inspired in his efforts instead strong characters and man will never grow
of being sympathized with in his ailments. strong while he seeks to justify his mistakes
The philosopher of old never sympathized and soothe his conscience with the sympathe
with the crying child but sought to teach him tic words of others. The gleatellt mercy in
the lesson of his fall. There is seldom if the world is to tell the truth for while it may
ever a time when sympathy really answers hurt today, in eternity it brings its blessing.
the question. It is a false narcotic, which, While today it may be harsh. tomorrow it
while it eases the pain for the moment, leaves will be appreciated. Those who spend their
the ultimate as far off as before. lives trying to justify the thing that is
Occult students want to learn to stop sym- not as it should he and who weep with you in
pathizing with people for into the sympathe- your infirmities go down forgotten in his-
tic ears of the world a~~ poured all its woes tory's pages. The friend who raises you is
by individuals who live only to tell their the true friend; the one who weeps with you
troubles to a sympathetic listener, said lis- is just another fool. The more sympathy we
tener in turn consoling them and saying how get the more we want until all the uncertainty
sorry be is that it is so, bow sad it must be to and unbalance of the ages rests upon our
suffer so, and so forth and on and on into shoulders, placed there by our friends whose
nothingness. This brings into the mind of sympathizing kills out our own incentive to
the other person the belief that they really do better. Our worst enemies weep with us
are terribly abused, badly off, and hopeless- while our true friends weep for us as they see
ly mistreated. This course of procedure de us nursing our meanest temperaments and
stroys the work of the Wisdom.Religion greatest weaknesses with friends around to
which is seeking to prove to man that he is weep and wail with us.
responsible for his own troubles and suffering When a great prince of Egypt died they
and that he must labor himself for the repair- hired mourners to weep at the tombs and
ing of his own temple, digging out of the de- great processions of white-clad figures howled
bris the ruins of his own dreams. But he will and wailed behind the funeral cortege for so
never attain with the assistance of those who many pieces of silver a day. The richer the
sympathize with him for they build in noth family of the departed, the more weepers
ing but negative and willy-nilly things. The were hired so that when a great dignitary
one who is truly the friend is not the one who died the streets literally ran with tears which
says he is sorry and how terrible it must were paid for at 80 much per. A pair of
be but is tlle one who instructs and enlightens lachrymal glands, capable of overflowing at
and takes the suffering of a life to show the the slightest pretext, was worth a great deal
workings of the divine powers. of money in the days of Egypt's glory. To-
There are two kinds of people in the world: day it would be ridiculous for us to conceive
one is the kind who are always bewailing, the of rows and rows of sobbing, mourning peo
other is the group that is eternally trying to pIe who didn't even know who had died hut
find a real reason for the ever-changing con- whose value rested upon their sob power; hut
ditions of life. The first group sympathize nevertheless the weepers of Egypt have rein
with everyone and everything, telling the carnated with us, we firmly believe, as our

sympathetic friends who weep on our shoul- When Abraham Lincoln was passing
ders at every misfortune, tell us how sorry through the critical moments of his admin-
they are for us, how abused we have been, istration he was surrounded by one of these
how neglected we are and what a shame it is groups of ready weepers, consolers and ad-
-finishing up with a chain of condolences visers. He hore it bravely for a time until
enough to drain the consciousness of the in- finally, raising his hands to the heavens and
dividual addressed until he really believes tearing at his bushy hair, he cried out in des-
everyone of them. Listed below are a few peration:
of the modern remnants of Egyptian beati- "Ob Godl deliver me from my friends."
tude as found among our sympathetic friends: Every time we see a black edged letter go-
"You poor, abused darling!" ing through the mail, every time we see the
"Sob-soh, I know just how badly you must hand of mourning and every time we see a
feel now that John is gone! You know I lost train of automobiles in front of an undertak-
my husband last year." ing parlor, a mental prayer passes through
our 80ul&--001 for the dead hut for the living
"Blub-blub! how you must have suffered!
Blob blob," -for we cannot help but visualize some be-
reaved one surrounded by a dozen living he
"Scscsclish! I've been through it myself, I reavements with roses, pigeons and black
know just what it means, sniff-sniff'" edges to make the parting twice as hard as it
"Be brave, dear, I know how you loved was before. We cannot help but build fond-
him'" ly in our minds the pictures of the old country
And then the grand closing hymn: "It's a at the time of a well regulated funeral when
shame the way you've been treated'" the most beloved of the deceased was the first
These choice sentiments pollute our atmos- to go under the table at the funeral dinner.
phere whenever misfortune enters our circle The dead must have a wonderful idea of us
and thousands of people who never knew us when their last memory of earth is a duet of
before and who we have never heard of come weeps played to the tune of Saul's death
to us in the moment of disappointment to re- march. With this choice musical program
mind us incessantly of the thing we are most we launch the ego back into the infinite who
trying to forget. At every door we find them probably starts crying tears of ether out of
while we are seeking desperately to bury the sympathy for those who haven't sense enough
memories that haunt us, until at last as the to see that for them life is just begun.
tears flow freely, we join in, believing that As our backs twist up with rheumatism we
we must be the most pitiful objects in the want no friend to collapse on our shoulder
world because no one can get near us with- out of sympathy. When our
out a wet handkerchief. commits suicide or our uncle's thirteenth
This is modem sympathy. It means abso- cousin gets run over, we are quite heartless
lutely nothing but it doubles the grief of in the eyes of the world because we do not
every sorrow, multiplies every affliction and express our regrets or sing a few choice dirges
destroys whatever of stamina there is left. If from the hymnal. (It is quite a remarkable
there is one especially warm place in hell, we thing what a sympathetic series of individuals
want it saved for those individuals who do must have written the hymns. Every one of
nothing but remind us of the gloom of the them are tuned to a long, quiet sob.) We al-
universe and who look at every sunrise prom- ways believed that the gods were merry and
ising rain befOl"C night. One true friend with have never had it in our soul that the gods
a silent handclasp or one who comes and like to see us miserable. But who can sing
shows us the lesson, helps us to see the rea- three verses from the average hymnal without
son, and shows us the good fruitage of our remembering every funeral in the family for
sorrow is more of value to us than a score of the past fifty years?
relatives, friends and acquaintances who If we were privileged like Omar ](hayyam
come with tears in their eyes to say that they to change the calendar system or to make
are with us in spirit, making each adversity some little improvements as Lord Varian
three times its nonnal size. (Continued on page 31)

The Seven Natural Laws

escape from it in any realm of nature where

HERE are certain natural laws which
are the basis of occult wisdom and energy is expended. If he labors, he must
a thorough understanding of them rest; if he rests he must labor. And the
will give the student a finn foundation upon same is true among gods as among men.
which to build his superstructure of reason S. The Law of Alternation. Everything
and logic. Man cannot safely think at ran- alternates between its poles. In successive
dom hut must first of all base his philosophies births man alternates in his forms from posi-
upon some rock of immortal truth. And for tive to negative for the laws of nature de-
the occultist this rock is Natural Law: mand that we receive and benefit by the ex-
1. The Law of Evolution. Everything in periences of both the positive and negative
the universe is at some siage of an endless paths. Every seventh swing in human evolu-
path leading from absolute nothingness to tion we have a perfect type of a male or
perfect omnipotence. Everything in the female form for these are the two extremes
universe is greater today than yesterday and of the pendulum.
will be greater still tomorrow; all things have 6. The Law of Harmony and Rythm.
within them the opportunity for perfection. Nature's divine plan is Harmony and inhar-
The law of Evolution is that gradual process mony is the friction caused by bodies out of
in nature which brings about this realization place. Harmony for man is the adjustment
of the ideal. Evolution of consciousness and of his life with the Plan of Being.
of form is the keystone of the plan and those 7. The Law of Reincarnation. This is the
who reject it never study occultism intelligent. hardest doctrine for most people to accept,
ly. The law of Evolution applies to every- but everywhere in nature we see the necessity
thing from the smallest electron to the Cosmic of it. It is the only law we can find which
God himself and to the occultist God is an explains the inequalities of temperament and
evolving Diety rather than a creating God. the degrees of intelligence which we find in
2. The Law of Compensation or Karma- the world and at the same time retain a just
"As you sow, so shall you reap." Every theology. Either this law must be an actual
cause you start in motion, every thought, fact or else the divine plan lacks the prin-
every aClion, good or bad, has an unavoid- ciple of justice, and human inequalities and
able result and reaction. The position of the suffering must have other cause than the
individual on the wheel of life and death de whims of deity. This law is taught in three-
pends upon the works done and the works quarters of the world religions.
undone. The law of Karma says: no man These are the seven laws with which occult
stu~ents must deal in their daily life and with be greater than his works. Eternal jus
tlce works through this great spiritual law. whICh they must learn to familiarize them-
selves that they may adjust their Jives to con-
3. The Law of Polarity. Everything in cepts in harmony with them. And the only
the universe expresses itself through two man or woman who is at peace is the one who
pole~positive and negative. The law of
is hannonious with ule plan of his heing.
Polarity teaches that the work of man is to
establish himself at a neutral point exactly
between the two poles. which position is the Synthetic Sympathy
place of balance--hence omnipotence. (Continued from page 30)
4. The Law of Periodicity. The law of made in London, we would place a penalty
P~riodicity demands that after every expen- of fifty years on the rock pile with hread and
dIture of energy there must be a time of re- w~ter diet upon each of our sympathetic
pose fo~ ~he restoration of the lost power. fnends so that they might get together and
Y'e ~ It In the periods of sleeping and wak- sympathize while transmuting houlders into
lng, winter and summer, life and death and gravel, for it would he much better for them
governs action and repose and th~re is no to break stones in jail than to hreak hearts in
the Days and Nights of Brahma. This law the world.
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will open a factory here in the produced Il number of very inter-
near future, as soon as he ia able get their marriages annulled be-
to get the patenta out on his esting dl8coveries which may in- fore they died. The city is in-
feather-lined Ford Ihnos!ne with terest the general public. Out of vestigating this critical condition
the aeraphim radiator cap and everyone hundred people in heav- very carefully and il preparing to
arch-angelic bumpers. He is open- en at tho present time only about pass very rigid laws against flap-
ing in competition with the flrm pering on the part of the younger
which at present ia supplying three profess the Christian faith. angels. It is now generally ad-
heavens elite. He is expected to The mapority of the inhabitantll mitted that it was one of the
build a large factory jUlt a little of this world have been kicked out younger ftapper angels who
distance out from the Milky Wa y of religion somewhere along the vamped Nicodemul and broke up
and it is rumored that be has a family of nearly two thousand
found a device to run the cara on line. We have quite a numbo-r of years of amicable understanding.
luke warm milk, large supplies of Buddhists and our brownstone It is said that these angels secure
which have been found up bere. front row on Etheraide Drive has the desired effect in vamping our
Henry has an option on the entire four Mohammedans, two Greeks, stolid citizens by ftappering their
Milky Way for use in his cars. twelve Chlnese, four Fiji blanders, wings.
Other papers please publish. tbirty-two heretics, nineteen .ag-
nostics and one Christian. A
private wire to hell tells us that The Pearly Gates Gazette wishes
MONTHLY Wm E the Devil found quite the reverse to announce that the rival paper
FROM HELL when he made up bil Infernal Di- (the Heavenly Hash) is no good
rectory for t he year 1924. There but Ipends all ita time copying
are only two Brahmins, one Budd- our deeply original editorials. The
The Devil is reported to have hist and one Chinaman on record Heavenly Huh is paper cater-
taken cold from being over heated down thl're and they are tlo good ing entirely to capitalism and is
last nigbt. Two men committed tbey are about to be sent up here entirely in the hands of a group
suicide in a lover's quarrel on on parole. Nell.rl), nil the rest of angela who spend all their time
earth and arrived there in a per- claim to be follower" of the Chris- feathering their own nests out of
fect fren,;y. The natural wmper- tian faith. Hi, Satanic Majesty other people's wings. If you want
ature is a~o degrees Fahrenheit lends condolenrC!. In thEl same the latest news be sure and get the
but thele two arguing Romeos wire, Satan "sked t hat we lend a Pearly Gates Gazette. We don't
brought the temperature up to couple of dozon good hodcarriers, want to say anything about t he
6400 wbereupon the Devil tainted coal truck drivers and woodchop- Heavenly Hasb, but it's a rotten
from over heat and is now being pers down below al he il having paper.
taken care of by several eminent difficulty keeping the fire hot
physicians wbo are in hell because enough to roast to the proper
of their lli$'htly irr1!:gular practice pitch the large n umber of new ar- A special delegation from Earth
on earth since prohibition. He is rivals from the planet Earth. The came up to beaven last week to
at the mouth of Hell at the pres- poor Devil is alway. getting the ask the Lord to change a few
ent time and the doetora say they worst of it. laws. It was beaded by Prof.
will pull bim through. His son,
who was engaged to a European -- Barnacle and Matilda Mummy.
They asked the Lord to rearrange
princeSI, is said to be hurrying FOR SALE natural law because they did not
home. Two phonographs, a player believe the univerae was properly
piano and an accordion are for run. The Lord was taking bis
An epidemic of ro up has broken sale in the family of Col. Mars. morning shower bath and declined
out among the angels, and several He is selling them because his to be disturbed. The delegation
of our leading society flowen are neighbors object to the jazz craze went away in a huff. Peculiar
drooping sadly and have had to which Man has been perpetuating how these people down on eath
resort to pasting feathen on their for several yeara. Mercury wellt are always trying to tell the Lord
wings because the natural ones all into convulsions as the result of how to run tbings. He gets a
fell out. Madame Blaze, our Col. Mars and his three lonfJ jazz_ thousand lettera a day on how to
beauty expert ,is preparing a se ing the Sextet from Lucia and run the universe by people who
ries of false wings to be slipped syncopating the Symyhony in C. can't run themselves. He is mas-
on over the original bv those anl!:- Minor. Several sma I asteroids ter of the situation, however, hav-
els who have tallen beneath this bave decided that Mars will have ing the lpecial privilege to burn
unusual epidemic. to sacrifice hia musical equipment. I the mail unopened.
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@reat ~apingl) of jSubbba

"lLong is tbe niRbI to bim wbo is' awake; long is It mile to !Jim wbo is: firth;
long is: lift to tbe foolhrlJ b.1bo tlo not know tbe trut taw,"
".m:s tbt bee colletts nectar IInb boner anb btpadit witbout injuting flje flower

or its' color or stcnt. 50 let tbt sage bbJetl among: bte: fellowmen."
"(farnts:tntS5 is: tbe patti of lImmodalitp. tboug~tlts:s:nt5s' tbe palb of :zBtatb.
1n:bost b:lf)D art in carnest bo not bit. tbost \ubo art tbougutle5S: art btab IIlrtabp,"
"Uti no man tIing to wbat is plea.lfant or to tubnt is' unplellsant. ..ftot to
set tubnt is pleasant is: pain anb it is: pain to set fbi" lDbldJ is unpleasant; Itt.
tlJtre(ort, no man lobt anrtbing for !be 1055 of tbt bdobtb is: tbil. 1!:bose tuba lobe
Rofbing anb bntt notbing babe: no fdters, j1rom plClUSUft comu' gritt. from
pleasure COmt5 frat, JOe wbo is free from pleasure. be knows neitber grief nor

"~IJtte is no fitt like pa~~ion. !bert il no Ibnrit likt bn!reb. !bert is no .mllrt
Iikr follp. tlJert is no lomnn! like greeb."

",m- man is not an tiber hetaUle bis beab is IJfAp: bls age map be ripr but be
is rnlltb 4!Dlb in '\Tain. 1!)e in wborn tberr is trutb. birlur. pill.'. restraint. rnoberil-

tion; br \Dbo is free from imput'itp anb is wise---br is ,alltb /In elbet." .

"m:s a IJrn6"s blabe. if bablp grasptb. cuts tbe banb. 10 \Dilbom. babI!, prnt M

fierb, leabs to bell."

"1!br gobs eben enbl? bim wuose senlel. like borses broken in bl? tbe briber.
U/lue betn subblleb. \Dbo is free (rom prabe. /lnb free from appetites. ;tutb a one
\Dbo bors big; butp is tolerant like tbe eadb. or like il tbreg;boIb; be il like a fahe
wilbont mub; no nebl birlbg; are in start for bim. 'Ql;bere il no luffering for bim
bli)o bas finisbeb t1}e iournep anb abanboneb IIrief, blbo bas trteb bimselt on an
sibtS". tudJ !bro\Du off aU fetterS"."

"Sill tbnt ble are i.e: !be result of IllfJat ble bnbt tboulIiJl, it is founbeb on our
tbougbts. it is mnbe up of our !boulIbts. Jf a man S"ptnits" or adS" blitb an ebil
I1)0uWJt. pain follows bim as !be blbttf toHobls tl}t fool of tlJe ox l!Jal bmws !be