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The Grand Man – Chapter Two

The Before the Beginning

By JC Collins

Thoth, the god of learning in the Egyptian Mysteries, considered the pineal gland to be the source of twenty-six thousand books.  In the first chapter of this series we reviewed how the brain is an embryo attempting to become.  The pineal gland is the center of this embryo, and represents the only singular part of the human brain, which is found in the center between both halves.

The alchemical mystery of regeneration, or becoming, is deeply connected with the pineal gland.  The regeneration of man, or the becoming of the grand man, is dependent upon the process of accessing this gland, and extracting the nectar of both the visible and invisible worlds of nature.  The reconciliation of both is a function of the pineal gland, the place where spirit and matter meet, and represents the alchemical process of turning base metals into gold.

The esoteric function of the pineal gland is not recognized or acknowledged by modern medicine and science.  But some interesting characteristics of the pine cone shaped gland can provide the abstract thinker with an extraordinary understanding of its deeper function.

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The Grand Man – Chapter One

The 47th Proposition of Euclid

By JC Collins

PROP. XLVII. The human mind has an adequate knowledge of the eternal and infinite essence of God.

– The Ethics, or Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata, by Benedict de Spinoza, 1677


When I was a child my father taught me how to square walls and build things.  Not mastering the square part I built things anyway.

One of the most widely read works of the ancient world was called Elements, a series of 13 books written by the Greek mathematician Euclid.  The work was completed in Alexandria in 300BC, and covered the major mathematical and geometric concepts of the time.  One of the problems, or propositions, is number 47, and covers the Pythagorean Theorem which postulates the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

The 47th Proposition of Euclid is important in the masonic mysteries as it is the method by which the true square of the square is determined.  The square, a tool used to ensure matters are square, is the perfect tool to reshape the rough-hewn corner stone into a perfect stone which can then be laid perfectly.

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