A detailed elucidation of the significance of those words has been provided in this short article, in order to make the earlier Article complete. Please read on. Its meaning is not always apparent, although its alchemical origin is well known. The word is actually composed of the initials of a Latin sentence:.
I AM THAT I AM
He immediately finds himself in the middle of a gloomy and obscure scenario — a small table with a skull and crossed tibia, a lit candle, a sand clock about to stop, and a few suggestive wall inscriptions complementary of everything he was forewarned prior to stepping into such a perturbing enclosure. Truly, this is a chamber of reflection. He cannot help feeling like an unfortunate detainee of ancient times, locked in a dungeon awaiting his sentence. On the small table there are also a cup of water, a small piece of bread, and some salt, which seem to be the only food that he is entitled to ingest for being imprisoned. Suddenly, a man wearing a black robe hands him a paper with four 4 questions that he must answer in sixty 60 seconds. If your last hour arrived, what would be your Testament? He was given sixty 60 seconds, but, he feels as twenty 20 minutes have gone by; his anxiety begins to feel like asphyxia with an unmistakable sensation of claustrophobia. Suddenly, there is a distinct knock at the door, two or three different voices from without order him not to turn around, and, once more, he is completely blind-folded. As he is taken away, he remembers reading a particular word with three points between each letter: V:. The ancient Egyptian, Persian and Greek Sages adopted the custom of surrounding their teachings with enigmas that could only be contemplated in silence, and which expressed invariable and uniform principles that formed a perfect and harmonious ensemble that, at the same time, defined a ceremony of religious and secret nature needed for the Initiation and Training of all Priests and Priestesses who desired to unravel these enigmas.
If you have ever been in a Masonic chamber of Reflection, you may have seen V. Vitriol as a word can refer to chemistry and mean sulfuric acid and related compounds, which eat away or attack other substances. But as an acronym, V.
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