Electric Masonry: Building the Carbon Temple
While the Cosmic Bloodstream is an ongoing feature of the Electric Bridge, a parallel focus can now be placed on the form that is being built and sustained through this fluid, electrical medium.
As is commonly known, the basis of all organic life is carbon, and one of the secrets behind carbon's ability to form long polymer chains and construct organic forms is an inherent magnetic power. Until recently scientific theory deemed it impossible to magnetise carbon at room temperature due to the arrangement of its electrons; the magnetic club was an exclusive one with just a few prestigious members: iron, cobalt, nickel and a few rare alloys. But now, as a result of sophisticated light research, carbon has been officially recognised as part of this group and science and technology are working to bring the two worlds of magnetism and carbon together – something the high priests of alchemy have long been doing.1
Magnetism is an ‘ordering phenomenon’ – to scientist and occultist alike, the latter using it to transfigure the structure of form into a more suitable housing for spirit. Magnetic carbon has a central role to play in this process, carbon being the hidden and long searched for key to the Philosopher's Stone. The relationship between the inner and outer man revolves around the alchemy of carbon and the current research into working electronically and magnetically with carbon has huge implications for the future; it will help humanity transcend the physical plane through new conceptions of time and space and, in the Tibetan’s words:
"We shall see each other and all forms of divine manifestation as light units of varying degrees of brightness and shall talk and think increasingly in terms of electricity, of voltage, of intensity and of power." 2
There are seven fundamental types of electric power that the creative, spiritualised human being can draw upon and seven corresponding types of matter; and the ensuing building work lies at the heart of a future electric masonry where "temples not made with hands" will be constructed. The present discoveries anent carbon and their application in nanotechnology is an exterior symbol of this future spiritual art and science. When humanity as a whole has progressed to a more spiritual state of consciousness, the electrical manipulation of carbon will be widely practised through natural capacities that lie dormant in every individual. Humanity will then start to work consciously as one to transform the earth, and later, the entire solar system, into a living temple. It will be a temple of transfigured carbon with humanity as the diamond-souled kingdom living and expressing itself through it.
The key to initiating this great Masonic enterprise lies in an understanding of "the seventh ray in connection with the phenomena of electricity, through which the solar system is coordinated and vitalised…When the great work is consummated we shall see the Temple of God, the solar system, organised objectively and subjectively; its courts and holy places will then be accessible to the sons of men, who will work then without limitation, and will have free access to all parts of the building. Through the magic of the Word which will then have been recovered, all doors will fly open, and the consciousness of man will respond to every divine manifestation."3
This is not merely an enigmatic, mystical vision, but an intensely practical one, as an understanding of carbon's foundational role in the electric bridge will reveal:
"There is nothing but electricity in manifestation, the 'mystery of electricity' to which H.P.B. referred to in The Secret Doctrine. Everything in Nature is electrical in nature; life itself is electricity, but all that we have contacted and used today is that which is only physical and related to and inherent in the physical and etheric matter of all forms…Future scientific discoveries, therefore, hold the secret."4
The discovery of carbon's magnetic properties and its responsiveness to electrical manipulation is one of these secrets, but there are many more that lie on the border of revelation….