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CONTENTSPageIntroduction7

ForewordChapter One

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The Fire Upon the AltarChapter

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Twoof Shamballa....

The Sacred CityChapter Three

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The MysteryChapter Four

of the Alchemist

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The EgyptianChapter Five

Initiate..

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The ArkChapter Six

of the Covenant

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The KnightsChapter Seven

of the

Holy Grail

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The Mystery

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Pyramids

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ILLUSTRATIONSPage

The Cube Altar The Everburning Lamp The MasonicCensor.....

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The Grave Digger's Spade The Candle. .

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The LotusThe Rod That Budded..

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The Philosopher's Stone The Five Pointed StarThe Marriageof the

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Sun and

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The

Pillars of the Temple.....

The Serpent The Masonic Apron

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The Scepters

of Egypt...

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The Sacred Scarab

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Priest before the

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The Rod that Budded, the Pot of Manna, and theTablets of the

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The Stone and the SwordThe Rosicrucian Rose The Sacred SpearCross Section of the Great Pyramid of Gizah

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The InitiatesFewrealize that

of the Flamecivil-

INTRODUCTIONeven at the present stage of

ization in this world, there are souls who, like the

priests of the ancient temples,

walk the earth andthat burn upon the

watch and guard the sacredaltar of humanity.

fires

Purified ones they are,

who havenow

renounced the

life

of this sphere in order to guard and

protect the Flame, that spiritual principle in man,

hidden beneath the ruins of his fallen temple.

As we thinkas

of the nations that are past, of Greece

and Rome and the grandeur that was Egypt's, we sigh

we

recall the story of their fall;

and we watch the

nations of today, not knowing which will be the next to

draw

its

shroud around

itself

and join that great

ghostly

file

of peoples that are dead.in the rise

But everywhere, even

and

fall

of nations,

we

see through the haze of materiality, justice; every-

where we see reward, not of man but of the invincibleOne, the sternal Flame.

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great hand reaches out from the unseen and regu-

lates the affairs of

spiritual

man. It reaches out from that great Flame which nourishes all created things, thefire

never dying

that burns on the sacred altar offire

CosmosIf

that great

which

is

the spirit of God.

we turn again

to the races

now

dead,

we

shall, if

The light had gone out. When the flame within the body is withdrawn, the body is dead. When the light was taken from the altar, the temple was no longer the dwellinglook, find the cause of their destruction.

we

place of a living God.

Degeneracy,

lust,

and passion, hates andlight

fears, crept

into the souls of Greece

and Rome, and Black Magic

overshadowed Egypt; the

upon the altar grew

weaker and weaker.

TheLittle

priests lost the

Word, the

nameout,

of the Flame.last

by

little

the Flame flickered

and as the

spark grew

cold,

a mighty nationits

died, buriedfire.

beneath the dead ashes of

own

spiritual

But the Flame did notthe essence,it

die.

Like spirit of whichit islife,

it is

cannotIn

die,

because

and

life

cannot cease to be.it

some wilderness

of land or sea

rested once again, and there rose a mighty nation

around that flame.ages.

So history goes on through the

As long as a people are true to the Flame, it remains, but when they cease to nourish it with theirlives, it

goes on to other lands and other worlds.this

Those who worshipheathens.Little do

Flame are now

called

we

realize that

we

are heathen

ourselves until

we

are baptised of the Holy Spirit,

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which is Fire, for fire is Light, and the children of the Flame are the Sons of Light, even as God is Light.There are those who have for ages labored with man to help him to kindle within himself this spark, whichis

his divine birthright.

It is

these

who by

their lives

of self-sacrifice and servicethis fire,

have awakened and tended

and who through ages of study have learnedit,,

the mystery

contained, that

we now

call

the "Initiates

of the Flame.

For ages they have labored with mankind to help him to uncover the light within himself, and on the pagesof history they have left their seal, the seal of Fire.

Unhonored and unsung they have labored withhumanity, and now theirtolives are

used as fairy stories

amuse

children, but the time will yet

come when therealize that

world

shall

know the work theyis

did,

and

our present civilization

raised upon the shoulders of

the mighty demigods of the past.stood, withall

We

stand as Faust

our

lore,

a fool no wiser than before,

because we refuse to take the truths they gave us andthe evidence of their experiences.

Let us honor these

Sons of the Flame, not by words, but by so living thattheir sacrifice shall not/BeGn vain.

us the way, they have led

man

to the

They have shown gateway of the

unknown, and therehind the Veil.asit

in their robes of glory passed be-

Their lives were the key to their wisdom,be.

must always

They have gone, but

in history

they stand, milestones on the road of

human

progress.

Let us watch these mighty ones as they pass silentlyby.First,

Orpheus, playing upon the seven stringed

lyre of his

own

being, the music of the spheres.

Then

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i@i=Hermes, the thrice greatest, with his emerald tablet of

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Through the shades

of the past

we

dimly see Krishna, the illuminated, who on the battleof life taught

man

the mysteries of his

own

soul.

Then we

see the sublime Buddha, his yellow robe notit

half so glorious as the heart

covered, and our

own

dear Master, the

man

Jesus, his head surrounded with

a halo of Golden Flame, and his

brow serene with theless

calm of mastery.cius, Odin,

Then Mohammed, Zoroaster, Confuworthy pass

and Moses, and others no

by before the eyes of the student.of Flame.

They were the Sons

From the Flame they came, and to the Flame they have returned. To us they beckon, and bidus join them, and in our robes of self -earned glory toserve the

Flame they

love.;

one great

They were without creed or clan they served but the From the same place they all came, ideal. and to the same place they have returned. There was

no superiority there.humanity.

Hand

in

hand they labor for

Each loves the other, for the power that has made them masters has shown them the Brotherhood ofall life.

In the pages that follow

we will