There is an old occult maxim which declares that—" Nothing is concealed from him who knows." No Mason is bound to conceal that which he has never learned in the Lodge. All else he receives as he learns any thing, places his own estimate upon its value, and becomes individually responsible for its use. It must be a matter of conscience, and be weighed in the balance of duty, and every one must abide by the result. If Masonry has lost the Royal Secret, or if it never possessed it, or if it was wrenched away in the very name of Religion little more than a century ago, all the same, it belongs to the Craft as the Heir-apparent of the Old Wisdom. But the time has come when no cable-tow can bind it. It now belongs to Humanity equally with the Mason. To this end has it been preserved throughout the centuries.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Welcome To The Mandala of Freemasonry Part One

Time to think outside the bun, my favorite place to be. I am about to answer a question many have asked of me over the years, what's the deal with the symbol of the pyramid and the eye?
First, before I answer, I apologize to the many conspiracy theorists and their incredible imaginations, its amazing the depths one can project upon a truly insightful symbol, it may be time for a little medication.
In order to explain the symbolism I need you to picture in your mind the view of a four-sided pyramid from above, that's right above.
What you should be picturing is a square in your mind. Now allow me to share a little symbolism 101, the square is symbolic of Matter or form. I guess since you have form you are Matter. That could mean you are the square, and everything else your senses encounter.
Next I want you to imagine yourself standing upright, if you look outward while turning 360 degrees you have created an imaginary circle, boundless, only limited by your perception. If you try this at night you'll understand why the circle was the perfect symbol for the boundless heavens, wholeness, and the cosmos.
If the square is symbolic of Matter, and the circle is symbolic of infinite Spirit, we can easily imagine now the square symbolized within the circle. By the way, the square consists of four angles of 90 degrees, 4 X 90 equals 360, and the circumference of the circle.
As you can see to this point, the pyramid is slowly taken on a totally different perspective when you begin to think symbolically and spatially from above, something very few conspiracy theorists would be able to grasp.
In fact once we place the symbolic “Eye of Providence” at the center of the square, the divine spark, we have now symbolized Spirit within Matter.
For those interested in Buddhism I'm sure you can see the making of a mandala, for Christians you should now be able to understand the symbolism of Luke “The Kingdom of.” 17:21, which should be made into a mandala and all that see the interconnection of Spirit and Matter. And for all my Masonic brothers; the square can be divided into four parts, corner to corner, four triangles, the forth part of a circle, get it?

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