IMG 01: The Secret Chiefs 3 logo. Drawn by Trey Spruance.
IMG 02: The Secret Chiefs 3 logo. Drawn by Mike Bennewitz.
IMG 03: The black stone in the Ka’bah at
-GUARDIANS OF THE
This is the Secret Chiefs 3 logo, so familiar to most of us by now. As far as I gather this symbol suggests a concept known as the ‘Guardians of the Supreme Centre’, especially in regards to the Sons of Seven (beni shaybah) who were the guardians of the black stone that is set into the Ka’bah (Cube) in the centre court of the Great Mosque, (al-Masjid al-Ḥarām), in the heart of Mecca. The function of ‘guardian’ corresponds to a specific kind of initiation, one that can be described as chivalric if we give this term a meaning which is wider than usual assumptions. The spiritual centre is synonymous with the concepts of the ‘
Book M - Page 6: The darkness at the approaches is a wasteland riddled with corpses. Templeisen prevent people of ALL nations from approaching, only one summoned can find the way. Any invader will be reduced.
Book M - Page 7: Our job is to defend the
at all costs. Temple
Book M - Page 8: …the Center in INVIOLABLE. Just remember that the darkness at the approaches to the pole is far more treacherous than even Hell itself. It’s therefore advisable that you don’t go anywhere near the region where M becomes perceptible. If you are in the habit of reducing things to make them, you know, comprehensible, ‘use-full’, the foes you will encounter in the darkness of that region cannot be beaten or outwitted, and they will take you permanently out of the game for approaching that vicinity.
On the one hand, they are the defenders of the ‘Holy Land’ in the sense that they bar from access to it all who lack the requisite qualification to enter, and they constitute what we have called its ‘outer covering’, that, they conceal it form the eyes of the profane. On the other hand, they nevertheless assure certain regular relations with the outside, yet they remain at the boundary of the spiritual centre, taken in its widest sense, or at the last precinct, by which the centre is both separated from the ‘outer-world’ and placed in relationship with it. In the case of the Templars, there is something more to be considered: even though their initiation was essentially ‘chivalric’, as suited their nature and function, they had two sides to their character, being both military and religious; and it had to be so if they were, as we have many reasons to think, among the ‘guardians’ of the supreme Centre, in which spiritual authority and temporal power are reunited in their common principle, and which, as it were, stamps the recognizable sign or mark of this reunion on all that is directly connected with it. In the Western world, where the spiritual takes a specifically religious form, the true ‘guardians of the Holy Land’, insofar as they had any official existence, had to be knights, but knights who were monks at the same time, and in fact that indeed is what the Templars were. If the Templars were indeed what we believe them to have been, in order to fulfill their allotted function concerning the specific tradition, that of the West, they would have to remain attached outwardly to the form of this tradition; but at the same time thy would need to have an inner consciousness of real doctrinal unity so as to be capable of communication with the representatives of other traditions. These considerations make it clear why the destruction of the Order of the Temple should have entailed for the West the rupture of regular relations with the ‘Centre of the World’; and it is precisely from the fourteenth century that the deviation inevitably resulting from this rupture must be dated, a deviation which has gone on gradually becoming more and more accentuated down to our own time. This descent can be no more obvious than in the legend of the white stone which fell from heaven and blackened, synonymous with the fall of Lucifer. The color black designates what is occult, unmanifested, as is the
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