Pike referenced Cicero and his belief that the soul that was not purified, and does not exercise itself in the practice of virtues, will wonder through a long succession of ages. A scarey thought:
Cicero says that the soul must exercise itself in the practice of the virtues, if it would speedily return to its place of origin. It should, while imprisoned in the body, free itself therefrom by the contemplation of superior beings, and in some sort be divorced from the body and the senses. Those who remain enslaved, subjugated by their passions and violating the sacred laws of religion and society, will re-ascend to Heaven, only after they shall have been purified through a long succession of ages. (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 1871, p. 521).
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