Volume 10, Issue 7, page 14

ING FIRE, master of all forces, greatest of
all elements, reducing all substances to
incandescent gas, was naturally the leading symbol in all the ageless wisdom of
the fiery Creator of the Universe.

After the proud temples were demolished
and the priceless scrolls were destroyed by
the army of the newly-established Roman State
Church to obliterate the ancient knowledge,
the precious fragments thereof lay buried for
centuries beneath the rubble of the ruined
cities in which the flaming torch of King Fire
had been so gloriously hailed by all the people for thousands of years as the blazing symbol of the Lord of Fire.

Fire and light were regarded by the masters
as the leading elements. The pantomorphic fire
was considered by them as the creative power,
and was called astral light. Hence, it was
logical and consistent that all ancient religions regarded fire as a direct manifestation
of the Creator, deeming the Sun the Universal

Fire to produce heat in some degree is absolutely essential to every manifestation of
life. Without tire, all would be cld and lifeless.-At absolute zero (minus 273' C.), scientists say that all manifestation ends, the atom
then being entirely at rest.

Fire is the mysterious "unknowable reality"
of modern science. It is an aspect of divine
radiance, a manifestation of the Creator.
Wherever there is fire, there the Creator is
in manifestation.

The living fire, the vital breath, was held
by the masters to exercise its creative action
thru the Sun as its focal point during the
Sun's revolution along the signs of the Zodiakos, with which signs unite the paranatallons
that modify their influence and concur in finishing the symbolic attributes of the great
luminary, which rules and regulates all creation and all created phenomena, and is the depository of all creative forces.

The Bible says: "Ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with
fire unto the midst of heaven, with clouds and
thick darkness. And the Lord spoke unto you
out of the midst of the fire; ye heard the
voice of the words, but saw no similitude;
only ye heard a voice. ...For the Lord thy God
is a consuming fire." (Deut. 4:11, 12, 24).

Clymer wrote: "Fire appears as the chosen
element of God. In the form of the flaming bush
He appeared unto Moses. His presence was denoted by torrents of flame; and in the form of
fire He preceded the Israelites by night thru
the dreary wilderness."
"By fire we can alter solids; part them,
powder them, melt them, drive them out to more
and more delicate and impalpable texture -- firing the invisible molecules, or imponderables,
into clouds, into mist, into gas; out of seeing into smelling; out of smelling into nothing" (Jennings).

The Bible further says, "There went up from
the earth (under the influence of heat), a mist
and watered the whole face of the ground, and
the Lord God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life, and man became a living soul,"
"This mist," wrote Curtiss, "was caused by
heat (fire), making the water to evaporate and
moderating the cold. Hence, only as fire entered as a third constituent of the earth,
could (the body of) man be made of the 'dust
of the ground'.
"Since to manifest in each world (terrestrial and celestial), the soul must necessarily have a vehicle or body composed of the
substance of that world. To manifest on the
earth, a physical body must be formed, composed
of the same material as the earth is, or literally 'of the dust of the ground', ere the
soul can function on the terrestrial plane.
Since man then contained (within himself) all
the elements of manifestation, he became a
microcosm or cosmos in miniature, 'As above,
so below'. And thus it is that heat (fire)
completes man. No creation can be completed
until the force of heat (fire) has done its
perfecting work."
The first age of the earth was the Solar
Age, requiring approximately 60, 000, 000 years
for this flaming globe to cool down to its
present temperature. And so the first religion
of which we have any accurate knowledge was
the fire philosophy of the ancient Atlanteans,
as we have said.

That was an absolutely philosophical religion, when science and theology walked hand-inhand as perfect brothers, dual expositors of
the cosmic unit, and men knew they manifested
within their bodies the creative fire of the
universe, the mysterious power which characterized the masters who raised themselves up
by celibacy to the angelic plane, high above
the animalistic kingdom (Mat. 22: 30).
(Continued in the next issue)
-- By EVA WOODFORD. Lost Creek, W. Vs.
"Tourists taught me this trick. A bigger split,
or I cut the rope and leave you up there." 14