the Pythagorean Order of Death

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Open to the "Argentum Astrum" or outer three degrees of co-masonry (OES)



these are the reverse sides of the tablets of the ancient "law," the right understanding and meaning of which have long since been forgotten.


:: the "name of the "rose" ::

This is the "Rose" that "grew" over the "ruins."


the four cardinal direction, elemental "Watch Towers" of the Enochian system.


the Tarot


these diagrams will show you how to fold the "kamea" #-squares around a Pythagorean spiral.


primer on sacred ratios



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Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:49am

This is all clear and bright; as also the seven sides and the two Heptagoni: 
so we kneeled altogether down, and gave thanks to the sole wise, sole mighty 
and sole eternal God, who hath taught us more than all men's wits could have 
found out, praised be his holy name. This vault we parted in three parts, 
the upper part or ceiling, the wall or side, the ground or floor. 

Of the upper part you shall understand no more of it at this time, but that 
it was divided according to the seven sides in the triangle, which was in 
the bright center; but what therein is contained, you shall God willing 
(that are desirous of our society) behold the same with your own eyes; but 
every side or wall is parted into ten figures, every one with their several 
figures and sentences, as they are truly shown and set forth Concentratum 
here in our book. 

The bottom again is parted in the triangle, but because therein is described 
the power and the rule of the inferior governors, we leave to manifest the 
same, for fear of the abuse by the evil and ungodly world. But those that 
are provided and stored with the heavenly antidote, they do without fear or 
hurt tread on and bruise the head of the old and evil serpent, which this 
our age is well fitted for. Every side or wall had a door or chest, wherein 
there lay divers things, especially all our books, which otherwise we had. 
Besides the Vocabular of Theoph: Par. Ho. (13) and these which daily 
unfalsifieth we do participate. Herein also we found his Itinerarium and 
vitam, whence this relation for the most part is taken. In another chest 
were looking-glasses of divers virtues, as also in another place were little 
bells, burning lamps, and chiefly wonderful artificial songs, generally all 
done to that end, that if it should happen after many hundred years the 
Order or Fraternity should come to nothing, they might by this only vault be 
restored again. 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:49am

Now as yet we had not seen the dead body of our careful and wise father, we 
therefore removed the altar aside, there we lifted up a strong plate of 
brass, and found a fair and worthy body, whole and unconsumed, as the same 
is here lively counterfeited, with all his ornaments and attires. In his 
hand he held a parchment book, called I., the which next unto the Bible is 
our greatest treasure, which ought to be delivered to the censure of the 
world. At the end of this book standeth this following Elogium: 

Granum pectori Jesu insitum. 

C. Ros. C. ex nobili atque splendida Germaniae R.C. familia oriundus, vir 
sui seculi divinis revelatiombus subtilissimis imaginationibus, indefessis 
laboribus ad coetestia, atque humana mysteria; arcanave admissus postquam 
suam (quam Arabico, & Africano itineribus Collegerat) plusquam regiam, atque 
imperatoriam Gazam suo seculo nondum convenientem, posteritati eruendam 
custodivisset & jam suarum Artium, ut & nominis, fides acconjunctissimos 
herides instituisset, mundum minitum omnibus motibus magno illi respondentem 
fabricasset hocque tandem preteritarum, praesentium, & futurarum, rerum 
compendio extracto, centenario major non morbo (quem ipse nunquam corpore 
expertus erat, nunquam alios infestare sinebat) ullo pellente sed spiritu 
Dei evocante, illuminatam animam (inter Fratrum amplexus & ultima oscula) 
fidelissimo creatori Deo reddidisset, Pater dilectissimus, Fra: suavissimus, 
praeceptor fidelissimus, amicus integerimus, a suis ad 120 annos hic 
absconditus est." (14) 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:49am

Underneath they had subscribed themselves, 

1. Fra. I.A., Fr. C.H. electione Fraternitatis caput. (15) 

2. Fr. G.V. M.P.C. 

3. Fra. R.C. Iunior haeres S. Spiritus 

4. Fra. B.M., P.A. Pictor & Architectus 

5. Fr. C.G. M.P.I. Cabalista 

Secundi Circuli 

1. Fra. P.A. Successor, Fr. I.O. Mathematicus 

2. Fra. A. Successor Fra. P.D.3. Fra. R. Successor patris C.R.C. cum Christo 

At the end was written 

Ex Deo nascimur, in Jesu morimur, per spiritum sanctum revivscimus. (16) 

At that time was already dead brother I.O. and Fra. D. but their burial 
place where is it to be found? We doubt not but our Fra. Senior hath the 
same, and some especial thing laid in earth, and perhaps likewise hidden. We 
also hope that this our example will stir up others more diligently to 
inquire after their names (whom we have therefore published) and to search 
for the place of their burial; for the most part of them, by reason of their 
practise and physic, are yet known, and praised among very old folks; so 
might perhaps our Gaza be enlarged, or at least be better cleared. 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:49am

Concerning Minutum Mundum, we found it kept in another little altar, truly 
more fine than can be imagined by any understanding man; but we will leave 
him undescribed, until we shall truly be answered upon this our true hearted 
Fama. And so we have covered it again with the plates, and set the altar 
thereon, shut the door, and made it sure, with all our seals. Besides by 
instruction and command of our Rota, there are come to sight some books, 
among which is contained M. (which were made instead of household care by 
the praiseworthy M.P.). Finally we departed the one from the other, and left 
the natural heirs in possession of our jewels. And so we do expect the 
answer and judgment of the learned, or unlearned. 

Howbeit we know after a time there will now be a general reformation, both 
of divine and human things, according to our desire, and the expectation of 
others. For it is fitting, that before the rising of the sun, there should 
appear and break forth Aurora, or some clearness, or divine light in the 
sky. And so in the mean time some few, who shall give their names, may join 
together, thereby to increase the number and respect of our Fraternity, and 
make a happy and wished for beginning of our Philosophical Canons, 
prescribed to us by our brother R.C., and be partakers with us of our 
treasures (which never can fail or be wasted), in all humility and love to 
be eased of this world's labour, and not walk so blindly in the knowledge of 
the wonder-fill works of God. 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:50am

But that also every Christian may know of what religion and belief we are, 
we confess to have the knowledge of Jesus Christ (as the same now in these 
last days, and chiefly in Germany, most clear and pure is professed, and is 
nowadays cleansed and void of all swerving people, heretics, and false 
prophets), in certain noted countries maintained, defended and propagated. 
Also we use two Sacraments, as they are instituted with all forms and 
ceremonies of the first reformed Church. In Politia we acknowledge the Roman 
Empire and Quartam Monarchiam for our Christian head; albeit we know what 
alterations be at hand, and would fain impart the same with all our hearts 
to other godly learned men; notwithstanding our hand-writing which is in our 
hands, no man (except God alone) can make it common, nor any unworthy person
is able to bereave us of it. But we shall help with secret aid this so good 
a cause, as God shall permit or hinder us. For our God is not blind, as the 
heathen Fortuna, but is the Church's ornament, and the honour of the Temple. 
Our Philosophy also is not a new invention, but as Adam after his fall hath 
received it) and as Moses and Solomon used it. Also she ought not much to be 
doubted of; or contradicted by other opinions, or meanings; but seeing the 
truth is peaceable, brief; and always like herself in all things, and 
especially accorded by with Jesus in omni parte and all members. And as he 
is the true Image of the Father, so is she his Image. It shall not be said, 
this is true according to Philosophy, but true according to Theologie. And 
wherein Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras and others did hit the mark, and 
wherein Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Solomon did excel, but especially wherewith 
that wonderful book the Bible agreeth. All that same concurreth together, 
and makes a sphere or Globe, whose total parts are equidistant from the 
Centre, as hereof more at large and more plain shall be spoken of in 
Christianly conference. 

But now concerning (and chiefly in this our age) the ungodly and accursed 
gold-making, which hath gotten so much the upper hand, whereby under colour 
of it, many runagates and roguish people do use great villanies and cozen 
and abuse the credit which is given them. Yea nowadays men of discretion do 
hold the transmutation of metals to be the highest point and fastigium in 
philosophy, this is all their intent and desire, and that God would be most 
esteemed by them, and honoured, which could make great store of gold, and in 
abundance, the which with unpremeditate prayers, they hope to attain of the 
all-knowing God, and searcher of all hearts. We therefore do by these 
presents publicly testify, that the true philosophers are far of another 
mind, esteeming little the making of gold, which is but a parergon; for 
besides that they have a thousand better things. 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:50am

And we say with our loving father R.C.C. Phy: aurum nisi quantum: aurum, for 
unto them the whole nature is detected: he doth not rejoice that he can make 
gold, and that, as saith Christ, the devils are obedient unto him; but is 
glad that he seeth the heavens open, and the angels of God ascending and 
descending, and his name written in the book of life. Also we do testify 
that under the name of Chymia many books and pictures are set forth in 
Contumeliam gloriae Dei, as we will name them in their due season, and will 
give to the pure-hearted a Catalogue, or register of them. And we pray all 
learned men to take heed of these kind of books; for the enemy never resteth 
but soweth his weeds, till a stronger one doth root it out. So according to 
the will and meaning of Fra C.R.C. we his brethren request again all the 
learned in Europe who shall read (sent forth in five languages) this our 
Famam and Confessionem, that it would please them with good deliberation to 
ponder this our offer, and to examine most nearly and most sharply their 
arts, and behold the present time with all diligence, and to declare their 
mind, either Communicatio consilio, or singulatim by print.And although at 
this time we make no mention either of names or meetings, yet nevertheless 
everyone's opinion shall assuredly come to our hands, in what language so 
ever it be; nor anybody shall fail, who so gives his name, but to speak with 
some of us, either by word of mouth, or else, if there be some let, in 
writing. And this we say for a truth, that whosoever shall earnestly, and 
from his heart, bear affection unto us, it shall be beneficial to him in 
goods, body, and soul; but he that is false-hearted, or only greedy of 
riches, the same first of all shall not be able in any manner of wise to 
hurt us, but bring himself to utter ruin and destruction. Also our building 
(although one hundred thousand people had very near seen and beheld the 
same) shall for ever remain untouched, undestroyed, and hidden to the wicked 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:50am




(1) the "lesser universe." 

(2) "Popery" was the intended word here. 

(3) meaning "the Truth doth manifest itself." 

(4) Cyprus. 

(5) Damascus. Sometimes written as Damcar. 

(6) "after 120 years I shall open." 

(7) "unius" should be "vivus." "This compendium of the Universe I have made 
in my lifetime to be my tomb." 

(8) "Jesus is all things to me." 

(9) "A Vacuum exists nowhere." 

(10) "The Yoke of the Law." 

(11) "the Liberty of the Gospel." 

(12) "The Whole Glory of God." 

(13) "Theophrasti Paracelsi ab Hohenheim." More commonly known as 

(14) "A grain buried in the breast of Jesus. C. Ros. C., sprung from the 
noble and renowned German family of R.C.: a man admitted into the mysteries 
and secrets of heaven and earth through the divine revelations, subtle 
cognitions and unwearied toil of his life. In his journeys through Arabia 
and Africa he collected a treasure surpassing that of Kings and Emperors; 
but finding it not suitable for his times, he kept it guarded for posterity 
to uncover, and appointed loyal and faithful heirs of his arts and also of 
his name. He constructed a microcosm corresponding in all motions to the 
macrocosm and finally drew up this compendium of things past, present and to 
come. Then, having now passed the century of years, though oppressed by no 
disease, which he had neither felt in his own body nor allowed to attack 
others, but summoned by the Spirit of God, amid the last embraces of his 
brethren he rendered up his illuminated soul to God his Creator. A beloved 
Father, an affectionate Brother, a faithful Teacher, a loyal Friend. He was 
hidden by his disciples for 120 years." 

(15) "by the choice of Fra. C.H., head of the fraternity." 

(16) "We are born from God, we die in Jesus, we live again though the Holy 

(17) "Under the shadow of they wings, Jehovah."

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:51am

Confessio Fraternitatis 

Whatsoever is published, and made known to everyone, concerning our 
Fraternity, by the foresaid Fama, let no man esteem lightly of it, nor hold 
it as an idle or invented thing, and much less receive the same, as though 
it were only a mere conceit of ours.(2) It is the Lord Jehovah (who seeing 
the Lord's Sabbath is almost at hand, and hastened again, his period or 
course being finished, to his first beginning) doth turn about the course of 
Nature; and what heretofore hath been sought with great pains, and daily 
labour, is now manifested unto those who make small account, or scarcely 
once think upon it; but those which desire it, it is in a manner forced and 
thrust upon them, (3) that thereby the life of the godly may be eased of all 
their toil and labour, and be no more subject to the storms of inconstant 
Fortune; but the wickedness of the ungodly thereby, with their due and 
deserved punishment, be augmented and multiplied. 

Although we cannot be by any suspected of the least heresy, or of any wicked 
beginning, or purpose against the worldly government, we do condemn the East 
and the West (meaning the Pope and Mahomet) blasphemers against our Lord 
Jesus Christ, and offer and present with a good will to the chief head of 
the Roman Empire our prayers, secrets, and great treasures of gold.(4) 

Yet we have thought good, and fit for the learned's sakes, to add somewhat 
more to this, and make a better explanation if there be anything too deep, 
hidden, and set down over dark in the Fama, or for certain reasons were 
altogether omitted, and left out; (5) hoping herewith the learned will be 
more addicted unto us, and be made far more fit and willing for our purpose. 
Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:51am

Concerning the alteration and amendment of Philosophy, we have (as much as 
at this present is needful) sufficiently declared, to wit, that the same is 
altogether weak and faulty; yet we doubt not, (6) although the most part 
falsely do allege that she (I know not how) is sound and strong, yet 
notwithstanding she fetches her last breath and is departing. 

But as commonly, even in the same place or country where there breaketh 
forth a new and unaccustomed disease, Nature also there discovereth a 
medicine against the same; so there doth appear for so manifold infirmities 
of Philosophy the right means, and unto our Patria sufficiently offered, 
whereby she may become sound again, which is now to be renewed and 
altogether new.(7) 

No other Philosophy we have, than that which is the head and sum, the 
foundations and contents of all faculties, sciences, and arts, the which (if 
we well behold our age) containeth much of Theology and medicine, but little 
of the wisdom of the law, and doth diligently search both heaven and earth: 
or, to speak briefly thereof; which doth manifest and declare sufficiently 
Man, (8) whereof all learned who will make themselves known unto us, and 
come into our brotherhood, shall find more wonderful secrets by us than 
heretofore they did attain unto, and did know, or are able to believe or 

Wherefore, to declare briefly our meaning hereof, we ought to labour 
carefully that there be not only a wondering at our meeting and adhortation, 
but that likewise everyone may know, that although we do not lightly esteem 
and regard such mysteries and secrets, we nevertheless hold it fit, that the 
knowledge thereof be manifested and revealed to many. (9) 

For it is to be taught and believed, that this our unhoped [for], willing 
offer will raise many and divers thoughts in men, unto whom (as yet) be 
unknown Miranda sexta aetatis, or those which by reason of the course of the 
world, esteem the things to come like unto the present, and are hindered 
through all manner of importunities of this our time, so that they live no 
otherwise in the world, than blind fools, who can, in the clear sunshine day 
discern and know nothing, than only by feeling. 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:51am

Now concerning the first part, we hold this, that the mediations, knowledge 
and inventions of our loving Christian Father (10) (of all that, which from 
the beginning of the world, Man's wisdom, either through God's revelation, 
or through the service of the angels and spirits, or through the sharpness 
and depth of understanding, or through long observation, use, and 
experience, bath found out, invented, brought forth, corrected, and till now 
bath been propagated and transplanted) are so excellent, worthy and great, 
that if all books should perish, and by God's almighty sufferance, all 
writings and all learnings should be lost, yet the posterity will be able 
only thereby to lay a new foundation, and bring truth to light again; (11) 
the which perhaps would not be so hard to do as if one should begin to pull 
down and destroy the old ruinous building, and then to enlarge the fore 
court, afterwards bring lights in the lodgings, and then change the doors, 
stair, and other things according to our intention. 

But to whom would not this be acceptable, for to be manifested to everyone 
rather than to have it kept and spared, as an especial ornament for the 
appointed time to come? (12) 

Wherefore should we not with all our hearts rest and remain in the only 
truth (which men through so many erroneous and crooked ways do seek) if it 
had only pleased God to lighten unto us the sixth Candelabrium? (13) Were it 
not good that we needed not to care, not to fear hunger, poverty, sickness 
and age? 

Were it not a precious thing, that you could always live so, as if you had 
lived from the beginning of the world, and, moreover, as you should still 
live to the end thereof? Were it not excellent you dwell in one place, that 
neither the people which dwell beyond the River Ganges in the Indies could 
hide anything, nor those which live in Peru might be able to keep secret 
their counsels from thee? 


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