Then, still further in the Masonic Legend, we are
told of a “stone,” and “this ‘White Stone’ knowl-
edge would even enable the person to lift the veil
of invisibility and meet the superhuman Hierarchs,
who work in the world with a potency undreamt of
by the masses."
And we gather more details on this precious
'stone' in Teachings of an Initiate. Thus, at his bap-
tism, Jesus became 'a Son of the Dove,' and was
recognized by another, 'Simon Bar-Jonah,' (Simon,
Son of the Dove). At that recognition by the sign of
the dove, the Master calls the other 'a rock,' a foun-
dation Stone, and promises him the 'Keys to
Heaven.' These are not idle words nor haphazard
promises. They refer to phases of soul develop-
ment which each must undergo if he has not passed
What then is the 'sign of Jonah' which the Christ
bore about with Him, visible to all who could see?
It is the 'House from Heaven' (another word for the
Soul Body) wherewith Paul longed to be clothed:
the glorious treasure house wherein all the noble
deeds of many lives glitter and glisten as precious
pearls. Everybody has a little 'House from
Heaven.' Jesus, holy and pure beyond the rest,
probably was a splendid sight, but think how inde-
scribably effulgent must have been the vehicle of
splendor in which the Christ descended….
We find that these 'Stones' for the 'Temple made
without hands undergo an evolution or process of
preparation. There is first the Petros or 'Stone', the
diamond in the rough, so to speak, found in nature.
When read with the heart, such passages as 1st
Corinthians, 10:4—“And did all drink the same
spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock
[Petros] that followed them: and that Rock was
Christ”—are illuminating in this connection.
Gradually, very gradually, we have become
impregnated with the 'water of life' which sprang
from the Great Rock.
We are becoming polished as 'lithoi zontes' (liv-
ing stones), destined to be grouped with that 'Great
Stone' which the builders rejected; and when we
have wrought well to the end, we shall finally
receive in the Kingdom the diadem, the most pre-
cious of all, the 'psiphon leuken,' (the white stone)
with its New Name.
There are three steps in the evolution of 'the
Stone of the Sage': 'Petros', the hard rough rock;
'Lithon', the stone polished by service and ready to
be written on; and 'psiphon leuken', the soft white
stone that draws to itself all who are weak and
heavy laden. Much is hidden in the nature and
composition of the stone at each step which cannot
be written: it must be read between the lines.
And this is the reason why, in the Mysteries of
the Great Operas, Max Heindel tells us that
It is exactly the mission of the Rosicrucian
Order, working through The Rosicrucian
Fellowship, to promulgate a scientific method of
development suited particularly to the Western
people whereby this wedding garment may be
wrought, so that we may hasten the day of the Lord.
And the Holy Scriptures give the same piece of
information, however in a more "veiled" way. In 1
Corinthians 15:37-38, 40 we read:
"And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not
that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may
chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God
giveth it a body as it has pleased him, and to every
seed his own body… There are also celestial bod-
ies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the
celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is
In 1 John 3:9, we read: "Whosoever is born of
God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in
him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."
The Bible Teaching enables us to become aware
of the fact that Christ must be born within. We
have also to understand very clearly that the Christ
which is born within us is our true Saviour, and not
the Cosmic Christ, that is to say the Christ without.
The Christ without, or the Cosmic Christ, helps us
in the task of having Christ born within; however,
it is our task to form the Christ within.
The Christ within, or Soul body, is the vehicle
mankind will need to live in the Sixth Epoch or
THIS IS THE MESSAGE BROUGHT TO US
BY CHRIST, THE DIVINE MESSENGER.