From the Master of Kadosh (September, 2012)

posted May 26, 2015, 5:16 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 5:17 PM ]
Roger Bibb
An excerpt from our  
Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide:
Masonry teaches us that the soul of man is immortal ; not the mere result of organization, nor an aggregate of modes of action of matter, not a mere succession of phenomena and perceptions; but an existence, one and identical, a Living Spirit, a spark from the Great Central Light, that hath entered into and dwells in the body , to be separated from it at death, and return to God who gave it ; that does not disperse or vanish at death, like a breath or a smoke, nor can be annihilated; but still exists and possesses activity and intelligence, even as it existed in God before it was enveloped in the body. It is immortal, not of necessity, but, unless as it and all things emanated from God, it pleases Him to absorb it again into Himself. 

Roger Bibb Master of Kadosh