The Philosophical Background for Masonic Symbolism

The best and most commonly used description of what Freemasonry is, is that it is  “a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols”. The reason that this is the most popular descriptions, is because it is the most accurate description that can be given for it. What does this mean, exactly? There is no simple way to describe the degree system that the initiate goes through as part of the Masonic system. The reason for this is that the experience is meant to be trans-formative for the individual and no one person will find the same path to illumination. Freemasonry holds the keys in it’s ritual, but it is up to the individual to truly find the “light”. In the following lecture, distinguished Brother W. Kirk MacNulty discusses the philosophy in Masonic symbolism and it’s connection to other philosophical systems, such as Hermeticism and Neo-Platonism.

 

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Sacred Geometry, What a Site to See!

I don’t typically like to base posts upon the mere promotion of another website, but when I came across this amazing site I had to make an exception. Covering everything from Sacred Geometry and it’s connection to quantum physics, to sacred stones, geomancy, to ancient cultures and their symbolism, this site has it all. Various extremely well written and researched articles are presented containing helpful illustrations and links. I hope you it will enrich your life as much as it has mine. Enjoy!

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