Jacob’s Ladder / 33 segments of the Spinal Column, 33 Degrees of Freemasonry, 33 years the life of Christ
“EVERYTHING, Freemasonry, the Holy Bible, the Vedas, every old and ancient text deal with the same thing:
The Physiological, anatomical, Chemical nature of Man and his spirituality. The microcosm within the macrocosm.
To understand the huge and lovely Universe and all its secrets, all you need to understand is the mini-Youniverse.
Your body, and its Spiritual secrets, encoded in the Bible, described in the Vedas and most of the other sacred books.
The agenda though, of each institution which gives you this same ancient wisdom, is different for each.
You ascend the 33 steps one by one.
One (ARC) degree at a time.
At the top, the (33rd degree) you reach the domed temple of initiation.
This is like the Kundalini energy rising up through the 7 energy chakra-vortexes (Menorah) in your spine.
-from The Occult Anatomy of Man, by Manly P Hall
‘The same is true of the manna that descended to feed the Children of Israel in the wilderness , for this manna is a substance which comes down the Spinal cord from the brain. The Hindus symbolized the spine as the stem of the sacred lotus;therefore the skull and contents are symbolized by the flower. The spinal column is Jacob’s ladder connecting heaven and earth, while its 33 segments are the 33 degrees of Freemasonry and the 33 the number of years in the life of the Christ. Up these segments the candidate ascends in consciousness to reach the temple of initiation located on the top of the mountain. It is in this domed room with a hole in the floor (Foramen Magnum) that the great mystery initiations are given. The Himalaya mountains rise above the Earth, representing the shoulders and the upper half of the body. They are the highest mountains of the world. Somewhere upon their summit stands the temple, resting (like heavens of the Greeks) upon the shoulders of Atlas.
It is interesting to note that the ATLAS is the upper vertebra of the human spine upon which the condyles of the skull rest.’
Put them all together.
The 33 segments of the Spinal Column (code named JACOB in the Bible), the flow diagram of the Vortex Toroid, and you get what Freemasonry is.
The preservation, propagation of the sacred knowledge, kept among initiates.
The nature of this knowledge is exactly what is there in the Bible. The anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and nature of our physical and spiritual world, encoded into symbols and parables.”