Saturday, October 23, 2010

Collage 221

This is a creepy scene in which Pierre is driven to a big house and has gone up a dark stairway. The Masons put a cloth over his eyes and he is led into a room where he takes his Masonic vows. They are called the seven virtues which correspond to the seven steps of Solomon's temple. They are:

1) discretion, keeping the secrets of the order
2) obedience to the higher ranks of the order
3) good morals
4) love of mankind
5) courage
6) generosity
7) love of death

This last one really stood out. What, exactly, is love of death? -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 221 of original text
made 9/10/10

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