The First Journey : The five senses
It was during his first journey to the future mate is
called to meditate on the five senses. Equipped with a mallet and
chisel he holds in his left hand, he made a tour of the temple by
making the right hand the sign of the apprentice. Arrived in the west,
at the end of the journey, he stopped at the beauty column and reads
the cartridge which is inscribed : sight, hearing, touch, smell and
We need to develop our senses to know and to remove our shortcomings. From what I know so far of the ritual of the blue masonry, passing fellow is the only case where mention is made of the five senses. However, we can not say that the implicit reference is also non-existent. It is « his signs, words and touching » that recognizes a Mason « signs are for sight words on hearing, touching the touch ».
The order of words corresponds to the cartridge read in front of the beauty column. It seems that the picture is deliberately placed in one direction before the hearing. This focus on the view can probably be explained by the nature of Freemasonry where the accession to the knowledge symbolically understood as receiving light. The eye in the center of the light delta confirms once again the primacy accorded by the freemasonry within the meaning of vue or touch. In lodge is Revered agrees that light and sight and therefore, while the speaker agrees hearing (he was the last to speak, he is the one who listened to the end).
Finally note that both ways are particularly neglected in the ritual : the taste, which comes into play after the first degree, upon absorption of the drink and the bitter smell, which does is not required for what I know of the ritual. Ways to approach reality, the five senses are paths leading to knowledge ; self-knowledge, knowledge of others, knowledge of the external world. Organs are receivers of information capable of informing us about the shapes, volumes, colors, etc., and thus to understand the reality of a thing or a being by giving us various characteristics. With the development of intelligence, the man tends to release the raw data provided by the senses. They are aided and gradually shaped by reason and by sociocultural factors. The mind operates as filter and interprets messages from the sense organs. Instrument of knowledge, the five senses also enable communication with others. The sensory information is often loaded with a dose of affection. The senses lead the way of aesthetic emotion, love, faith.
The beloved is simultaneously a nice visual image, a scent, a sound harmonious voice. It occurs between sensory reception and translation at the intellect dialectical path that says that if the value judgments are often formed from the evidence of the senses in turn the opinion that we have built the subject to retroactive physical representation of our senses. That someone we love for its beauty and find it beautiful because we love it. There is a correspondence between the five traditional senses, and some faculties of the human mind.
- As to the view in the physical sense of the term is
often clairvoyance. There visionary but shortsighted reasoning.
Knowledge tools and instruments of communication,
meaning can therefore be valuable aids for the seeker of truth.
Identically, in the exercise of the
spiritual life, it is not uncommon to make mistakes due to irrational
sympathies, intuitions uncontrolled hasty conclusions. The senses are
misleading because they belong to the realm of appearances. That is why
it is perhaps to balance perception and reasoning in us, experience and
In order to develop the acuity of the
senses, sometimes processes found in Muhammad as in Jesus. -Young
Observed the use of natural techniques, loneliness, darkness are other
employ artificial techniques such as the Verlaine called his absinthe
green fairy. Its beings will develop a new sense which includes both
the traditional five senses and we simply called the sixth sense. They
say that these individuals are symbolically with a third eye.
|Translated from French by P\ B\ - Date 04/11/2014|
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