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November 16, 2019


Golden State College SRICF - Study Group References


High Council Publications

High Council SRICF Items for Sale
Available from the Secretary of Your College:

An Introduction to Masonic Rosicrucianism Pamphlet

An Introduction to the M***** C***** Pamphlet

Historic July 12, 1988 William G. Peacher, MD., IX

The Rose Petal (The 1883 Meyer rituals for the S.R.I.C.F.)

SRIA Study Course (March 2015)

The Art and Science of Alchemy & Lecture Guide


Our Study Group References

The Seven Steps of Wisdom
SOCIETAS ROSICRICIANA IN ANGLIA (SRIA), by Mike Crowson and Thomas Linacre College.

Introduction to Rosicrucians
"A new sect of Philosophers shall rise,
Despising death, gold, honours and riches,
They shall be near the mountains of Germany,
They shall have abundance of others to support and follow them."

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The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians, by Tobias Churton (2009)
He has another book with similar title, but it's NOT the same publication.

Rosicrucian Trilogy, by Christopher McIntosh (2016)
The BEST and NEWEST translation of all three original publications of the Fama, Confessio, and Chemical Wedding.

The One Year Manual: Twelve Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Israel Regardie (2007)
Recommended in an SRICF Study Guide.

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life (2nd Edition, Revised Edition), by Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi (2016)
Course Book for SRIA Study Course.

A Guide for the New Esoteric Freemason by Bro. William Burkle (?)

A View of Masonic Sacred Geometry, by Frater Bailey (2007)
Presented at the Golden State College S.R.I.C.F. Meeting, at Los Altos Masonic Lodge, Los Altos, CA, 8/22/04, Rev. 1. Slightly revised paper as published in the SRICF Annual Review Ad Lucem 2007, pages 53-74, published by the High Counci SRICF.


Submitted by Frater Bailey

The Law of One, by  RA, by Don Elkins and James Allen McCarty (1984)
“I am Ra. The Law of One, though beyond the limitations of name, as you call vibratory sound complexes, may be approximated by stating that all things are one, that there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity. All is one, and that one is love/light, light/love, the Infinite Creator.”

The Book of The Law, by Aleister Crowley (2011)
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!"

Secrets of the Great Pyramid, by Peter Tompkins (1978)
Recounts the fascinating discoveries made by explorers, adventurers, and scientists about the Great Pyramid of Cheops, including the stunning recent assertions that the ancient structure was used as a geometric tool to measure the outside world.

The Great Pyramid - The Casting Stones of the Great Pyramid - In the Light of Archeological Research, by Dr. J. O. Kinnaman (1999)
Describing how the cement used between the original casing stones was made and used. Private copy, 68 pages.

Far Memory: The Autobiography of Joan Grant – by Joan Grant (1956)
Joan Grant's autobiography of her childhood in England and the development of her psychic talents and ability to recall earlier lives. It is a stunning portrait of the difficulty of a free spirit trying to define herself in Edwardian England in the 1920s and 1930s.

Many Lifetimes (Joan Grant Autobiography) – by Joan Grant (1967)
Have we lived before? Are our talents and skills attributes we have worked hard to develop in earlier experiences on earth? Are some of our current problems the result of unresolved conflicts from past lives? According to Many Lifetimes, the answers to these questions is YES! Writing in alternating chapters, Joan Grant and Denys Kelsey approach to topic of reincarnation from different angles...

Winged Pharoah, by Joan Grant (1937)
The story of Sekeeta, the Pharaoh's daughter. The ancient Egyptians reserved the title of "Winged Pharaoh" for ruler-priests who possessed extra-sensory powers. When Sekeeta demonstrates psychic abilities, she is sent to the temple and trained to recall past lives. Upon the death of her father, she becomes a "Winged Pharaoh" - both priestess and Pharaoh - and leads her country with enlightenment. The most famous of Joan Grant's "Far Memory" novels, this book brings the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of ancient Egypt to life. Upon Winged Pharaoh's original publication in 1937, the New York Times called it "an unusual book that shines with fire."

Speaking From the Heart, by Joan Grant (2007)
A new work, presents a selection of unpublished writings, assembled and edited by her granddaughter Nicola Bennett, in collaboration with Grant's dearest friend, Sophia Rosoff, and Jane Lahr.

The Great Work of the Penetralia - Commemorative Edition - by Earlyne Chaney, Priestess at Astara (1976)
First time available in over 2 decades. Read about the Inner Plane Masters. Learn about the teachings on the rules and disciplines of discipleship. Discover the roles of recurring Mystery Schools. 

Initiation in the Great Pyramid, by Earlyne Chaney (1987)
This book is the story of Dr. Earlyne Chaney’s actual experience in Egypt. Join her as she discovers one spiritual mystery after another, startling truth upon startling truth, memories surging to the surface of her consciousness.

Wisdom from the Angels and the Forces of Light, by Earlyne Chaney (1998)
From Astara's library of mystical classics.

Golden Dawn Magic - A Complete Guide to the High Magical Arts, by Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero, 2019.
[By the Chief Adept of the Florida SRICF College.]


This Is Not A Day Care - This Is A University [Or A College] (2015)
Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic. Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims. Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them “feel bad” about themselves, is a “hater,” a “bigot,” an “oppressor,” and a “victimizer.” I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience.

Stranger in a Strange Land: The Science Fiction Classic Uncut (Hodder Great Reads), by Robert Anson Heinlein (1991)
The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today.

Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe, by Dean Radin (2018)
"Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science."

To Be a Jew – A Guide to Jewish Observances in Contemporary Life - by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin (1972)
“A clear and comprehensive new guide to the laws and traditions of Jewish life especially written for use in America today.” “Immensely helpful to the many Jews who are in urgent need of some practical guidance in the everyday details of Jewish living.”

Caesar’s Messiah – The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus - by Joseph Atwil (2011)
“Was “Jesus” the invention of a Roman emperor? This book reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of Christian origins.” [Who cares, as long as it works!]

The Synchronicity Key – The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You – by David Wilcox (2013)
“Science and Spirit have finally caught up to each other. There is a ghost in the machine. Life on Earth is nowhere near as random or haphazard as many of us think. In this new science, everything is alive…” “This is truly where synchronicity becomes a science… into the world of the global and provable.”

The US Constitution and War and Emergency Powers Act - A Summary Report on the Continuing National Emergency in the United States of America, by Frater Bailey (2013)
Why do we have a "Classified Government and Classified Executive Orders?" Because the United States has already gone “Bankrupt” in March 1933 and has created a “NATIONAL EMERGENCY!” We in the United States are still in a state of “National Emergency” and the US government is now and has been for 71 years in a “State of National Emergency.” Under that “National Emergency” the US Government is being funded solely by the Federal Reserve Bank, and the US Government is acting under the “WAR AND EMERGENCY POWERS ACT”, which can and does supersede the application of the US Constitution and your Constitutional Rights!!! This is "NOT By the People and For The People!" This is "For the Banks Using You as Slaves!"  Presented at the Golden State College S.R.I.C.F. Meeting, at Los Altos Masonic Lodge, Los Altos, CA, 8/24/13.

The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America's Future, by Jonathan Cahn (2012)
Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction – These same nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy. Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days… the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – IT’S REAL.

Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers, by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden (2016)
The real information about Advanced Thechnologies, UFOs, and ETs is classified by the US Government and the US Military as Top Secret Codeword, way above anyting else. Anything that you have heard about these subjects is most probably wrong, lies, and disinformation - including Project Bluebook, The Day After Rosewell, etc. [The US Government is Classified! See the War and Emergency Powers Act above.]

The Ultimate Alien Agenda: The Re-engineering of Humankind, by James Walkden (1998)
Find out the amazingly bizarre "final secret" of the alien invasion... If you read newspapers or watch television, it is hard to avoid the fact that people all over the world are reporting experiences with aliens involving abduction and experimentation. What they don't reveal is the reason the aliens have for such testing?until now.

Divided We Stand - A Biography of New York's World Trade Center, by Eric Darton (1999)
Chronicles the life of this billion-dollar building, using it as a lens through which to view the broader twentieth-century trend toward urbanized, global culture. The book factually and CLEARLY points out that the US Governement and the city of New York and others all wanted the Twin Towers to be destroyed (originally published in 2000).

Inside Job - Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies, by Jim Marrs (2004)
The official story about 9/11 is discredited. That is the sobering conclusion reached by millions of Americans, all across the political spectrum, who have sifted through the evidence uncovered by hundreds of independent researchers. Many honest citizens are now forced, with sadness and reluctance, to make an almost unthinkable inference... [The US Government is Classified! See the War and Emergency Powers Act above.]

9/11 Conspiracy Solved (43 Minute Video) (2012)
Operation Hammer, 10 year securities - due on 9/12/01 - which were used to crash the Soviet ecomony in oil and gas, and the Great Ruble Scam. Really Great Documentary Video on 9-11: Who/What/Why/Where/How: 9-11 Solved (43 min)! The events of September 11, 2001 have left lasting scars on the psyche of America and other countries around the world. It set in motion a global understanding of modern terrorism, and sparked an ongoing war that shows no signs of abating. The desire to come to terms with this cataclysmic moment in history has taken many forms over the years - from somber mourning to reignited patriotism to outright rage.

Books On 9-11 - Reference Material - September 11, 2001 - America Under Attack - By Whom?
These are the best reference books on 9-11-01 that I know of: Read. Think. Learn. Apply!


Alchemy -

Al-Kemi – A Memoir – Hermetic, Occult, Political and Private Aspects of R. A. Shwaller de Lubicz – by Andre’ VandenBroeck (1987)
This ”deals forthrightly and bravely… with the history of the modern mixture of esotericism and politics – a ‘dangerous and explosive’ combination.”

Producing Precious Metals At Home: Alchimia - Quod Erat Demonstrandum, by Joe Champion (1994) [Written while he was in prison – guess why…]
From the Preface: "The following text explains the procedures used to effectuate nuclear transmutation of non-precious metals into precious metals. And, the text will provide the procedures to be used to reclaim the precious metals, along with a theoretical explanation of the nuclear pathways."

The Book of Aquarius, Released March 20, 2011, Updated April 25, 2012, By Anonymous – (The Urine Method) Hidden on the internet! [Outdated by the book below!]
Here, at https://archive.org/download/TheBookofAquarius/The%20Book%20of%20Aquarius.pdf

Cracking the Philosophers' Stone: Origins, Evolution and Chemistry of Gold-Making (Quintessence Classical Alchemy Series), By J. Erik LaPort and Dr. Roger Gabrielsson Ph.D., March 31, 2015

GOLD - Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy, 2015.
Where he learns that "Alchemy" is really what you put into your mounth, and not into your mind (not "thinking about it:").

Knocking at the Gate – The White Gold Adventure, A Book on Ascension, By Don Elwood, 1996.
A VERY IMPORTANT BOOK! And - now less than $2.00 on Amazon.com!

Philosophical Geometry, By Andre VandenBroeck, 1987

The Philosopher’s Stone, A Quest for the Secrets of Alchemy, By Peter Marshall 2001

A Compendium of Works on the Philosopher’s Stone, By Anonymous Anonymous, Not dated.

The Elements of the Elements, by Timothy Hogan, 2017.

The Great Pyramid – A Factory for Mono-Atomic Gold, by Spencer Cross, 2013.

Alchemy and the Golden Process: A Brief Guide to the Great Work, By Steven School, 2012

Alchemy and the Ravens Head: The Secret of the Red Mercury, By Steven School, 2012

Alchemy and The Golden Water, By Steven School, 2012

Aurum Solis: Gold Of The Sun (Alchemy) (#9), By Steven School, 2012

Alchemy and the Peacocks Tail: The Degrees of the Fire by Steven School (#3), 2013

Alchemy Survival Guide: The Labyrinth Made Simple, By Steven School (#4), 2012

Sol and Luna the Hermetical Wedding (#5), 2012

Alchemy: And the Tincture of Gold, By Steven School (#8), 2013

Alchemy and The Alembic: by Steven School, 2014

Alchemy and the Elixir of Immortality Revised Edition: Aurum, By Steven School Potabile (#13 outdates #11), 2015

Alchemy and the Green Lion: The Truth of The Philosophers Stone, By Steven School 3/26/16

The Philosopher's Stone Book: Alchemy, By Steven School, 2016 ISBN - 9781532917882

AZOH ET IGNIS THAT IS THE TRUE PHILOSOPHIC WATER AND FIRE OR MERCURIUS PHILOSOPHORUM AS THE SINGLE NECESSARY AND FUNDAMENTAL ANCIENT BEGINNING AND PRINCIPLE OF THE STONE OF THE WISE, by Hermann Fichtuld (Author), Frater David M. Long, VII° SRICF (Translator), pages 93-155, Ad Lucem XXIII, 2017, The High Council SRICF.

RAMS Digital Library 2018
Over 10,000 pages of rare Alchemical literature in digital format.
Over 2.1 Gigabytes of data on a DVD disc. $AU54.
and
RAMS Digital Catalogue November 2012 – 101 Pages

The Magnum Opus, DVD, By Steven School

Alchemy and The Athanor Journey into the Fire, DVD, By Steven School

Alchemy And The Green Lion, DVD, By Steven School

Alchemy and the Generation of Stones, DVD, By Steven School

How to make the Philosopher's Stone from Urine (Dry Path)

The Red Lion - The Confection of the Philosopher’s Stone

Art Kunkin 2007: How to Make a Philosopher’s Stone- Video

Russian Scientists Discover Philosopher’s Stone to Make Gold, 7/21/16

The course HOW TO MAKE THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (97 Euros)

The Spagyricus Institute
Classes in Practical Laboratory Alchemy and unique Tinctures Available, By Robert Bartlett
The Spagyricus Institute
818 92nd St. NW
Marysville, WA 98270
spagyricus1@gmail.com


Masonry and the Tarot - Summary References
Southern California Research Lodge
Fraternal Review Magazine September 2019 [9.4.19]

It will surprise many Masons who have never heard of that wonderful pack of playing cards, socalled because the four letters involved, written in a circle, that it may be interpreted “Rota Tora Orat Taro,” or “The Wheel of the Law Speaks By or Through the Tarot.”

Our ordinary deck has an interesting sort of mathematical parallelism — the 52 cards equalling the number of weeks in a year; the 365 spots in the pack, the days in a year; the 4 suits, the weeks in a month; and the 12 picture cards, the months in a year.

     Checking... Middles have 4*(1+2+3...+8+9+10) + Opposite Corners have 4*2*10 + 4 on each Facecard 4*4*3= 4*(55+20+12) = 4*87 = 348... 17 short! Where??? Oops...

     On the other hand, the sum of the numerical values of the cards (Ace = 1 to King =13) is 4*(1+2+...+12+13) + 1 = 4*91+1 = 365 when including the one Joker! Here is the proof.

Since the publication of Levi’s book the analysis has been virtually uniform. From Waite to Wirth, almost every commentator following Levi has adopted the reading of the Hermit card as prudence and has seen in the Temperance, Strength, Hermit, and Justice cards as allusion to Freemasonry’s four cardinal virtues: temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. It is now the universally accepted reading among the vast majority of Tarot enthusiasts. Gebelin, Etteilla, and Levi’s Masonic hunches have now become Tarot law, so to speak, and the influence of Freemasonry will forever be felt, in the strange and fascinating world of the Tarot. For, anything less at this point just wouldn’t seem prudent.

YouTube
The True History of the Tarot
50 minutes, March 4, 2014
HDNet
Some say that a great and ancient wisdom is hidden in the images of the Tarot deck. Recent research does show that Tarot cards may indeed have a mysterious origin and may well have been intended as more than a simple game.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Snkkbr3dp4 no longer works... So I found instead -] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYM7dLP_Ng

The Masonic Roundtable Were Freemasons behind the Tarot?
Episode 265
59 minutes, July 25, 2019
Get out your Tarot decks! This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable discuss whether or not a connection exists between the Tarot and Freemasonry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGEmJXjfexQ

Éliphas Lévi (born Alphonse Louis Constant, 1810 –1875), wrote several books connecting the Tarot to both Masonry and the Kabbalah, the book of Jewish mysticism. Lévi, a Freemason, was a renowned French occultist and author whose works greatly influenced the growing numbers of esoteric and magical Orders of the 19th century.

In many of his books, including Transcendental Magic and The Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum, Lévi associates the Tarot with the Jewish Kabbalah (the book of Jewish mysticism), and the Tetragrammaton (from Greek meaning “Consisting of four letters”), the Hebrew name of God, ( יהוה ) commonly pronounced Jehovah. The word Kabbala ( הל קב ) means “to receive.” It is a body of knowledge that is passed orally only when a student is deemed to be ready to receive. Lévi compared the Major Arcana to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is used to understand and interpret the Tarot. The Tree of Life consists of ten spheres, referred to as Sefirot, which are connected by 22 different paths, expressing different interactions between the Sefirot: Kingdom, Foundation, Victory, Splendor, Beauty, Mercy, Severity, Wisdom, Understanding, and Crown. The paths of the Tree of Life correspond to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The Sephirot are divided into three Pillars. The three Sephirot on the right comprise the “Pillar of Severity,” in the center is the “Pillar of Equilibrium,” and the left is known as the “Pillar of Mercy.” They allude to the qualities of God. The rigor of the right-hand pillar is modified by the benign left-hand one, so that Divine Justice is always tempered by Divine Mercy. C.W. King in his book, The Gnostics and Their Remains, explains the right pillar stands for the Pillar of Jachin and left pillar stands for the Pillar of Boaz. These pillars are labeled “J” and “B” on the High Priestess Card pictured on the next page.

The Tree of Life can be seen as acting in or through four worlds: Atziluth (Archetypal World), Briah (Creative World), Yetsirah (Formative World) and Assiah (Manifest World). The suits can be further refined as one of the four elements,
Tarot Suit Element Kabbalistic World
Pentacles Earth Assiah (Manifest World)
Swords Air Yetsirah (Formative World)
Cups Water Briah (Creative World)
Wands Fire Atziluth (Archetypal World)

This was how the Tarot was explained for divination: for example, Assiah is the Manifest World, corresponding to the element Earth; the Six of Pentacles corresponds to Tifereth in Assiah. Tifereth is the sefira of balance and beauty, and Assiah the manifest, material world; hence the Six of Pentacles in the Tarot deck has meanings associated with putting money to good use, generosity, nobility and deserved success.

In his book, The Book of Ceremonial Magic, Waite describes the Kabbalah and Ceremonial Magic. Ceremonial Magic uses symbols to convey ideas and stories. He says symbolism “is treated either as a barren mystification, a collection of supremely absurd treatises, in which obscure nonsense is enunciated with preternatural solemnity, or it is regarded as a body of theosophy, written chiefly in the form of symbolism.” The Kabbalah is “a storehouse of symbolism, the inner sense of which is or may be of importance.”

In his book, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Waite states the “Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits [sic] of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all, though they have not passed into express recognition by ordinary men.” The pictures, icons, and symbols of the Tarot present ideals and truths universal to man, regardless of culture.

The emblematic picture cards of a tarot deck, the Major Arcana, or “series of the twenty-two trumps, will give a ‘connected sentence’ which is capable of being read thus:--The Human Will (1) enlightened by Science (2) and manifested by Action (3) should find its Realisation (4) in deeds of Mercy and Beneficence (5). The Wise Disposition (6) of this will give him Victory (7) through Equilibrium (8) and Prudence (9), over the fluctuations of Fortune (10). Fortitude (11), sanctified by Sacrifice of Self (12), will triumph over Death itself (13), and thus a Wise Combination (14) will enable him to defy Fate (15). In each Misfortune (16) he will see the Star of Hope (17) shine through the twilight of Deception (18); and ultimate Happiness (19) will be the Result (20). Folly (21), on the other hand, will bring about an evil Reward (22).”

[Paraphrased and quoted from S.L. MacGregor Mathers, The Tarot, Its Occult Significance, Use in Fortune-Telling, and Method of Play, Etc., 1888, https://www.sacred-texts.com/tarot/mathers/mtar02.htm -- accessed 8/6/2019.]


Submitted by Frater Prestage

The Essential Kabbalah by Daniel Matt (2009)
This book is by the same author of the translation and commentaries which Frater Gregg submitted above, and may serve as a great introduction to the studies of the Kabbalah and the Zohar.

The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology, and Rituals of an Esoteric Order, by Christopher McIntosh and Colin Wilson (1998)

Rosicrucian Trilogy: Modern Translations of the Three Founding Documents: Fama Fraternatis, Confessio Fraternitatis, The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz, by Godwin, McIntosh & McIntosh (2016)

The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason: Eighteenth-Century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and Its Relationship to the Enlightenment (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Christopher McIntosh (1992)

The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World's Most Mysterious Secret Society, by Tobias Churton (2009)

Invisibles: The True History of the Rosicrucians, by Tobias Churton (2011)

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life, by Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi (2016)

The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, by A. E. Waite (2011)

Mysteries of the Kabbalah, by Marc-Alain Ouaknin (2000)

The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism, by Daniel C. Matt (2009)

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, by Joseph Dan (2007)


Submitted by Bud Ramsey

The Return of the Prodigal Son - by Henri J.M. Nouwen (1994)
"For all who ask, 'Where has my struggle led me?' or for those 'on the road' who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read."