Freemasonry is one in every of mankind's oldest latest secular brotherhoods -- a number of the founding fathers of the us, together with George Washington, have been contributors, and this day there are over ten million freemasons around the world. This e-book explains freemasonry via its symbols: the freemason's calendar; Solomon's Temple; the stonemason's instruments; and precise garments, customs, and rituals. Richly illustrated, Symbols of Freemasonry is designed either for the initiated and for rookies drawn to figuring out this attention-grabbing yet frequently misrepresented society.
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PREFACE creation I. THE CALENDAR courting the construction of the universe 2. THE CHAMBER OF mirrored image Prepararion for a trip three. KING SOLOMON'STEMPLE A group of brothers four. THE MOSAICPAVEMENT Opposires united the amount OF THE SACRED legislation The' first grearer lighr eight. the 2 PILLARS A symbolof duality 14. the realm AND NATURE Nature is the opposite nice e-book 15. nice BANQUETS consuming and consuming jointly expanding the ability of the fingers sixteen. the commonest RITES Exploring behaviour via ritual 10. THE MASON'S garments Dressed for paintings 17. motels OF ADOPTION Brothers and sisters nine. THE BUILDER'S instruments II. THE BLADES The lower and thrust of transparent pondering five. KING SOLOMON'STHRONE The Master's chair 12. THE VEGETABLE global 6. mild A metaphor for the note thirteen, THE ANIMAL international 18. principles AND THE ARTISAN proposal is the uncooked fabric 19. turning into A FREEMASON achieving additional nutrition, indicators and attributes photographs for humankind end PREFACE Freemasons and anyplace victimised every time prosper in all loose international locations imposed there's legislation and order. they're and persecuted the strain to comply is so seriously that dissenters are threatened with dying, unfastened spirits have continually came upon the technique of in all states ruled ruler or a unmarried sharing and spreading occasion, and in locations the place all fact is taken into account contain veiling to be present in a unmarried publication that is raised on a them up in thick layers of lies and absurdity. through the whims of an autocratic their them rules. this can in allegory or wrapping the second one point, which leads on from pedestal, a set monument. the 1st, areas the Royal paintings firmly in the within the urban, that teeming mass of remoted the historical past of principles. Even this present day, all of the metap,hors Masonic hotel is a spot the place humans can come which allude to the act of changing into, and which jointly pleasure. the rule of thumb, we nonetheless now use to explain fact, derive from rites and emblems, let all people to turn into the vocabulary of alchemy. The act of changing into themselves: is a change. humans inhabiting state-of-the-art city in a spirit of fraternal of that means; sprawls, to find that they're all makers to recognize themselves a change as assets of sunshine including to the final gentle, whereas accepting flames not anyone of those can shed gentle educating which that in all places. trip unmarried to alchemy. via remodeled. deliberately Many happens in the course of various landscapes, a between yet, during this context, been trivialised the time period has into the act of placing on a fancy dress and taking part in a task. those that adopt this event pop out of it books exist in this topic, yet they're mostly so unusual and tough to appreciate underscores varieties and hues, within which every one people is Masonic is named "The Royal Art", a time period was once utilized this idea Masonic idea. and others as to infuri- ate any reader who's unused to going past the with various rewards, based literal that means of items.