While some members of Freemasonry are content to accept Masonic practice and ritual as a practical training in brotherly co-operation, moral teaching and charity there are some who feel the need to look for a deeper, more esoteric and spiritual meaning. The members of Lodge Stella Maris, as part of the Co-Freemasonic Order of the Blazing Star are particularly well placed to offer these genuine seekers the opportunity to look for this spiritual meaning hidden in Freemasonry.
For those who are ready to undertake serious study and training, the insights and inner growth dedicated to the service of humanity are of incredible benefit. The Co-Freemasonic Order of the Blazing Star (C.F.O.B.S) sees its main emphasis as cultivating the Spiritual and Esoteric aspects of freemasonry, and offers a true and valid initiatory system of training and development through the 33 degrees of ‘The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite’ for the benefit of humanity and the world.
Many schools of Masonic thought hold that 'Supreme Being', as the 'Great Architect Of The Universe' manifested creation for many purposes, one of which is the discovery of the divine nature within ourselves and creation. To most of humanity these inner truths are lost, however they have always been discernible to those who search with intense aspiration. Knowledge of these inner truths has existed from the dawn of time, they have also been called the ancient or divine wisdom which has been manifested throughout the ages in many forms.
Many see the Masonic work as a reflection of the ancient mysteries of Egypt, Greece and Israel. It also had a great influence on the renaissance. Our ceremonies use symbols and allegory in a harmonised ritual form which encourages an intuitive understanding, initiatory spiritual training and they are a way of linking the two aspects of the ancient Hermetic adage ‘As above, so it is below’. The Lodge Stella Maris, as a part of the C.F.O.B.S offers a step by step process of raising spiritual consciousness through the pathway of the Ancient Mysteries.