|Other titles||Let there be light|
|LC Classifications||HS425 .S265 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ii, 42 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||42|
|LC Control Number||98133278|
A Masonic Minute A Masonic Minute ‘Veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols’ From time to time a well-meaning Brother will raise a concern that there are certain inaccuracies in our Masonic Rituals, at variance with details recorded in the Sacred Writings. Mystic Masonry: In Symbol, Ritual, and Allegory An esoteric interpretation of Masonic symbols in the 2ndDegree By Robert V. Lund The Second Degree Tracing Board The Second Degree tracing board, shown below, captures the important lessons of the Fellowcraft Degree in . Allegory And Symbols Freemasonry is "veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" because these are the surest ways by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and the mind that the initiate must take in Freemasonry but also with the heart. Mind speaks to . Written in a concise 90 page summary, The Craft and Its Symbols tells the story of the first three degrees of Masonry, with respect for the craft and the body of knowledge restricted to an actual Master Allen E. Roberts presents a compelling guide seemingly intended for newly made Masons looking to start the journey of understanding the meaning and allegory behind the rituals of.
We carry books on Masonic history, philosophy, ritual, lodge procedures and more. From learning the meaning of the Masonic language, to being an officer in your lodge to the history or philosophy of our Order, Cornerstone has books designed to help you in your area of study and need. Have a look at our collection of Masonic books and enjoy! However, our ritual is based upon Masonic legends connected with both Solomon and the Temple at Jerusalem, which has helped enrich the symbolism. The Biblical passages regarding the Temple can be found in the First Book of Kings, Chapters 5 to 8, and the First Book of Chronicles, beginning in the second chapter. THE ORIGIN OF OUR RITUAL. Masonic Symbolism and Texts In most Masonic lodges, the Bible, the Quran, Talmud, and Vedas are prominently displayed, which gives each member a holy text to reference and utilize during rites and rituals. Solomon’s Temple is a substantial part of the rituals and symbolism found within Freemasonry. In painting, artists have used allegories to convey complex ideas—such as love, life, death, virtue, and justice—through visual symbols and metaphors. An allegory is like a hidden meaning, waiting to be discovered by the viewer. An allegorical painting might include figures that personify different emotions, such as envy or love.
In a sense, this book is written back-to-front; Julian Rees examines the three Craft tracing boards first, laying out the allegories and symbols, then, as an adjunct, the Author takes a short look at the history of their development, looking at some older forms of the tracing boards in use long before the present-day Emulation boards were. PRISONERS OF THE MIND: Shining Masonic Light on the Mysterious Meaning of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave By Majesty Montanez on Janu • (11 Comments) What is the meaning of Brother Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in Book Seven of his immortal work, The Republic? ,M.D. AStudyofMan $ MysticMasonry TheGeniusofFreemasonry ConstructivePsychology TheLostWordFound TheNewAvatar Freemasonry makes extensive use of symbolism and allegory. Research into the historical uses and meanings of symbols utilized in the rituals, as well as a comparative study of mythology, provides a strong foundation for Masonic knowledge. Also recommended to Masonic researches is a working knowledge of the contents of the Bible.