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The Kabbalah As Primordial Tradition In Russian Secret Societies

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This chapter presents an overview on the ritual, tradition and revelation. No religion can do without cult and ritual. There is joy and sorrow for events and causes. Events are the occasion and cause of ritual behavior, in this sense a ritual can be the celebration of an event. In Western religions events and revelations are closely connected. It may be reported by the revelation that the Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai. In the history of Freemasonry of the 18th century there was a remarkable institutional dynamics. The ritual was a constitutive part of the Masonic practice. Kircher's allegory of the myth of Isis and Osiris equally serves the classification of Egyptian wisdom in the history of salvation concept of perennial philosophy. Above all, he connects the Adamic wisdom with an image theory.

Keywords: Adamic wisdom; freemasonry; Masonic practice; perennial philosophy; revelation; ritual; tradition; Western religions



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