The Masonic Tracing Board

 

 

 

 

 

The Masonic Tracing Board

The Tracing Board is for the Master to lay lines and draw designs on, the better to enable the Brethren to carry on the intended structure with regularity and propriety. The Volume of the Sacred Law may justly be deemed the spiritual Tracing Board of the Great Architect of the Universe, in which are laid down such Divine laws and moral plans that, were we conversant therein and adherent thereto, would bring us to an ethereal mansion not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

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The Main Reason Masons and the Church Disagree

 

In the Gnostic work Treatise Resurrection, ordinary human existence is described as spiritual death whereas the resurrection is the moment of enlightenment and reveals what truly exists. Whoever grasps this idea becomes spiritually alive and can be resurrected from the dead immediately.

The Gospel of Philip says those who say they will die first and then rise are in error, they must receive the resurrection while they live, which is in agreement of what Jesus taught.

This is in direct conflict with the church that believes, only those who have had direct access to Christ, or their representatives have direct access to resurrection, all others must go through them.

Most Gnostics view Jesus, not as a God, but as the man who illuminated the pathway.

Whoever sees the Lord through inner vision can claim his or her own authority equals or surpasses that of the apostles and their successors.

In other words, they don’t need an intermediary to communicate with God.

The concept of gnosis (knowledge) is the exact opposite of the Church’s concept of faith, and it is the type of thought process that fits well with masonry,

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Masonic Laws of Nature

 

 

The world is changing and changing rapidly. Old values and traditions are falling as new ones take their place.

Without a doubt, many old customs need to fall by the wayside, however, we need to be careful and not throw the baby out with the bath water. Too many of the values that have supported and guided mankind throughout the ages are also being questioned and many times discarded like yesterday’s fish dinner.

If mankind is to survive and evolve through the ages, there are certain universal truths that can never be discarded. The “Universal Truths” are set in stone and often referred to as God’s Laws”, or the Laws of Nature, or “Nature’s Laws”, these laws are based not only in common sense but on the laws of physics as well.

Most look upon God’s Laws as only those mentioned in the Bible or some other spiritual text. The laws of nature refer to not only these laws but to all actions that determine and control all human life and endeavors. They refer to not only such teachings as the Ten Commandments and the golden rule but to such things as the law of gravity and the laws of actions and consequences.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

Is There A Connection Between Mood Altering Drugs and Transgenders

 

Recently an associate mentioned to me that when kids are given mood altering drugs such as Ritalin, it not only alters their mood but in reality, puts them in a continuous stupor.

The mind altering drugs such as Ritalin can also dull their sexual drive, as a result, some, when reaching their teenage formative years then resort to cocaine and other drugs to lift them up and make them feel good.

In today’s world, there seems to be an awful lot of people, even teen, who are resorting to becoming a transgender. 

Is is possible that because of the drug use, both legal and illegal, that their minds are being altered in such a way to make them confused about their own sexuality? 

Just a thought and I’m sure the medical community will disavow this, but maybe sometime in the future, the truth will come out.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

An American’s Creed

 

American’s creed

I do not choose to be a common man, it is my right to be uncommon.

I seek the opportunity to develop whatever talents God gave me, Not security.

I do not wish to be a melt citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk to dream and to build. To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my duty for a handout.

I will never cower before any earthly master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid, to think and act myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say this with God’s help, I have done all this.

This is what it means to be an American.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Laws of Nature, or Nature’s God

 

The laws of nature influence every phase of human existence.  Like it or not we are all governed by them in all walks of life. But that doesn’t mean we are held captive to what God thinks, we all have free will, we are controlled by our actions as it relates to our future. When we act in a certain manner, it will determine what we experience in the future.

This influences every aspect of our life. We sow what we reap.

If we treat others badly or spend foolishly, it will come back to bite us sooner or later, it’s a law of nature, there is no getting around it. Some call it karma.

In this day and age, many think they can do or say as they please and there will be no consequences.

In this live and let live society, many think there are no consequences for their actions and others just have to deal with the improper actions they perform, they just have to get over it.

Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. Sooner or later, the chickens will come home to roost.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Mysterious Egypt

 

 

Written By: Gary Wonning

Dating back to the land before time, Egypt continues to be a land of mystery and intrigue. Egyptians are still farming and earning a living today much the same way they did in ancient Egypt almost ten thousand years ago.

Many are still seen today farming and tilling their crops, using irrigation water from the Nile River via the same irrigation canals that were used many generations ago. Not much seems to have changed in this ancient land. Viewing the ancient Egyptian pyramids and temples, it almost seems as though their civilization has digressed over time.

Observing the gigantic pyramids of Egypt and the modern day mud houses at the same time, one wonders how the same peoples could be responsible for constructing both types of edifices. Buildings and homes built over 1500 years ago are very similar to the ones being constructed today, not much seems to have changed in this ancient land.

Standing high on the plain overlooking Cairo are the pyramids of Giza, of the nearly one hundred pyramids of Egypt, these three are the most popular and well known. Reputed to be nearly five thousand years old, but in all probability are much older than that, these three landmarks have been the topic of many books, movies, and legends. Nothing can prepare someone for the first time they are seen “live” and in person.

Rising three hundred feet above the plateau which is itself nearly three hundred  feet above the Nile River Valley, they are quite impressive.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome