Symbolism & Its Meanings
The Secret Meaning
Of Freemasonry Symbols
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of the most prominent, and yet deceptive, aspects of Freemasonry is its symbolism.
This imagery, like the teaching and practices of the Order, was inherited directly
from the occult and is universally recognised. Its true significance is disguised
beneath a thick veil of secrecy, mystery and deception; nevertheless, as
we analyse the mystical nature of the symbolism employed within Freemasonry it
is not difficult to recognise its occult origins.
is widely accepted as the largest and most influential occult body existing
throughout the world today, and has inherited its imagery, known as esoteric (or
occult) symbolism, directly from the fountainhead of the pagan ancient mysteries.
Evangelical author of 'Christ the Christian and Freemasonry', and himself an Ulsterman,
W.J. McK. McCormick states, "Whatever rite or symbol we examine in Masonry,
in spite of protests well-meaning or otherwise, from those who have been deceived,
we find that it derives its true origin and meaning from the Ancient Mysteries"
Dualistic Nature of Masonic Symbols:
occult symbolism is in fact dualistic in meaning or interpretation, in
that, it has an exoteric or outward meaning (known to the masses) and an esoteric
or hidden meaning (known only to the elect few). Occultist Fredrick Goodman in
his book 'Magical Symbols' (p. 6) explains: The true magic symbol is an image
which hides an inner meaning. This meaning is usually cunningly hidden behind
a form which most people think they can understand immediately."
further states that, "True magical symbols are 'disguises' for ideas,
how their forms are so arranged as to provide a clue to some hidden meaning.
The 'hidden meanings' are often very subtle, and an ability to recognise magical
symbols must be developed by anyone who wishes to seek these out" (p. 11).
authority on Freemasonry E.M. Storms, in his book 'Should a Christian be a Mason?'
(p. 43) states, "Nowhere in Masonry is the 'brother' more cleverly deceived
than in the presentation of its varied and ancient symbols. Most symbols are dualistic
in nature and Masonic symbols are no exception. Behind all Masonic symbolism there
is an undisclosed occult interpretation of which most Freemasons are ignorant."
ironic fact is both evangelical and Masonic authorities are at complete agreement
on the deceptive nature of secret society symbolism. The most authoritative Masonic
writer ever, was held to be Albert Pike (1809-1891). He rose to Sovereign Grand
Commander of the Supreme Council of the thirty-third degree (Mother council of
the World) and Supreme Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry.
his book 'Morals and Dogma' (accepted universally as 'the bible' of Freemasonry)
Pike admits: "Masonry like all religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism
and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages,
or the Elect and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its
symbols to mislead those who deserve to be misled; to conceal the Truth which
it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.
He further states,
"The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part
of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled
by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but
it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them" ('Final Notice'
by Barry Smith pp. 328-329).
is these dualistic symbols that disguise a hidden occult significance, and are
in reality the devil's dirty imprints.
Official Explanation On Freemasonry Logo:
will begin with the symbol most commonly associated with Freemasonry. The Square,
Compasses and Letter 'G'. Here we encounter the first problem. No individual
can speak for Freemasonry, an individual may only express a personal view which
may, or may not, be shared by other Freemasons.
the same way 'Freemasonry' does not impose meanings of its' symbols although many
have obtained a general acceptance as to what they represent. In Scotland, however,
Masonic symbolism is often different from that which pertains furth of the kingdom
and the meaning of them several.
To return to the Square, Compasses and Letter 'G'. In many countries the Letter
'G' is taken to mean God, the Supreme Being, and whilst it is an interpretation
held by many Freemasons it is not a universal view. There are some faiths which
have an aversion to depicting the Supreme Being in any physical form whatsoever.
For such individuals the Letter 'G' simply cannot stand for the God of their faith.
Scottish Freemasonry does not impose the meaning of symbols (which would smack
of dogma) on members, each individual is free to interpret them according to their
some take the Letter 'G' to represent GOODNESS, the essential goodness of Freemasonry
and of humankind. Others argue that the letter 'G' stands for GEOMETRY the basis
of the operative craft that gave birth to modern Freemasonry.
is one Scottish Rosslyn Templar who argues vociferously that the Letter 'G' indicates
GREEGRIMENT, an old Scots word meaning harmony or concord, and who are we to argue
with such an appropriate interpretation? There are other interpretations
but these are, as far as we are aware, the three main ones, four if one includes
the latter opinion. There are some countries, notably England, that no longer
use the Letter 'G'.
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employs a mystical eye in its imagery known throughout the occult world as "the
all-seeing eye." This symbol which is shared with most false religions, cults
and occult bodies today has always been used as a symbol of 'deity'. Occultist
Fredrick Goodman explains that, "The eye plays a most important part in occult
symbolism and probably owes its origin in western magical designs to the Eye of
Horus, which was one of the most frequently used of Egyptian magical symbols"
(Magical Symbols p. 101).
Masonic third degree lecture teaches that the "All-Seeing Eye whom the Sun
Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous
revolutions, beholds the innermost recesses of the human heart, and will reward
us according to our works" (Beyond The Light' p. 136).
Here, whilst addressing
the subject of the all-seeing eye, Freemasonry once again outlines its erroneous
teaching of 'salvation through an upright character and good works'. This is in
complete violation of Scripture which teaches: "Knowing that a man is not
justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have
believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and
not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified"
Masonic teaching that surrounds this esoteric symbol, not surprisingly, disguises
an occult meaning. Evangelical author of 'Guardians of the Grail' J.R. Church
states, "The symbol may represent a god, but it is not the God of the Bible.
It is a human eye indicating that man is god. It represents so-called 'mind power',
the ability to manipulate one's world with thought" (p. 165).
Fredrick Goodman writes that, "the eye relates to the 'God within' to the
higher spiritual guardian who can 'see' the purpose of man's life, and in some
mysterious way guide him" (Magical Symbols p. 101).
Church further points out that, "Many modern groups, though not related through
organisation structure, nevertheless, claim to be offshoots of the original so-called
Mystery Religion. They practice and believe the same so-called Secret Doctrine.
Some organisations may even appear to be enemies, but their underlying philosophy
is the same. They appear to be tributaries of the mainstream Babylonian philosophy.
They all carry the same symbols, such as the All Seeing Eye, and believe in the
same so-called Secret Doctrine." (p. 161) He also explains that "It
is the symbol of the Illuminati, as well as the symbol of the Rosicrucians"
five-pointed star, known as the pentagram, is probably the most blatant occult
symbol in use today. Witches Janet and Stewart Farrar explain that the five-pointed
star is "one of the main symbols of witchcraft and occultism in general"
('Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star' p. 82). The star itself is known
by different names throughout the occult world, such as a witch's foot, a goblin's
cross, a wizard's star and the dog star. Wiccan witches use its five points to
mystically represent the elements of nature, earth, fire, water, air and spirit.
symbol is one of the most prominent emblems within Freemasonry, though its significance,
like every symbol inherited from the occult, is concealed behind
a smokescreen of secret society ambiguity.
star is found on most Masonic memorabilia and represents the blasphemous resurrection
rite of the five points of fellowship, each point mystically symbolising a part
of the resurrection act. First - Foot to foot. Second - Knee to knee. Third -
Hand in hand. Fourth - Breast to breast. Fifth and last - Left hand behind back.
symbol is normally seen within Masonry with the single point pointing upwards
denoting its association with white witchcraft. However, like the Orange Order
and Mormonism, Freemasonry uses the five-pointed star as an esoteric representation
of the five points of fellowship - which is a blasphemous resurrection rite with
In the 'Dictionary
of Mysticism' by Frank Gaynor we learn that the five-pointed star "is considered
by occultists to be the most potent means of conjuring spirits. When a single
point of the star points upward, it is regarded as the sign of the good and a
means to conjure benevolent spirits; when the single point points down and a pair
of points are on top, it is a sign of the evil (Satan) and is used to conjure
powers of evil" ('Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star' p. 84).
Spence states in 'An Encyclopaedia of Occultism': "This symbol has been used
by all secret and occult societies, by the Rosicrucians, the Illuminati, down
to the Freemasons today" ('Should a Christian be a Mason?' p. 53).
book of Acts tells us how the disobedient children of Israel brought such imagery
into the camp and how God dealt with it: "Then God turned, and gave them
up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets,
O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the
space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I
will carry you away beyond Babylon" (Acts 7:42-43).
MOON AND STARS
sun, moon and stars, known in Scripture as the host of heaven, are found to be
to the fore of Masonic imagery. These heathenish emblems, which have always been
associated with Baal worship, are also found prominently displayed today within
most New Age shops. It is not surprising to find such imagery spread widely throughout
the occult world. Paganism has always showed its trinities in art by the sun (with
a face) representing the male sun god, the moon (with a face) representing the
moon goddess (or queen of heaven) and the all-seeing eye representing their offspring.
children of Israel were often seen turning towards these objects of idolatry at
times of great apostasy in Scripture. Such a time is revealed in II Kings 17:16,
where "they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them
molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host
of heaven, and served Baal."
MASONIC SYMBOLS & IMAGES
Pike states within Morals and Dogma [page 631-32] that the Monad [#1] is male,
and the Duad [#2] is female. Their sexual union produces the Triad [#3],
which is "represented by the letter 'G', the generative principle." This
term, "generative principle," is code for the sex act.
The lines of Washington D.C. intersect.
point and the circle carries a sexual connotation. Another Masonic author
states that this symbol is used in Sun Worship, and then says: "The female principle,
symbolized by the moon, assumed the form of a lunette [small circular opening],
or crescent, while the male principle, symbolized by the sun, assumed the form
of the lingam [Phallus] and placed himself erect in the center of the lunette,
like the mast of a ship." ["Point Within A Circle," Short Talk Bulletin , August,
1931, Masonic Bulletin designed to read within the Lodges, p. 4]
author, R.H. MacKenzie, states that "among Egyptians, the base [of the triangle]
represented Osiris, or the Male Principle; the perpendicular, Isis, or the Female
Principle; and the hypotenuse, Horus, their son ..." [Kenneth R.H. MacKenzie,
The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia of History, Rites, Symbolism, and Biography , New
York, J.W. Bouton, 1877, p. 743] Thus, you can see that the hypotenuse was conceived
as a result of the sexual union of the base and the perpendicular. Within Masonic
symbolism, the sex act is portrayed as the union of the perpendicular and the
uses many other esoteric symbols such as the 'blindfold,' the 'sword pointing
to the heart,' a 'mystical ladder,' 'a coffin' and many more. All these symbols
carry a hidden occult significance, which can only be comprehended by acquiring
esoteric knowledge provided during ritual initiation. This teaching and imagery
is common to all secret societies and is shared also with Mormonism and the New
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