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My Lodge Has Beautiful Ornaments, But What Do They Mean?

My Lodge Has Beautiful Ornaments! But What Do They Mean?Posted on February 28, 2013 by jtasher  Greetings everyone and welcome as we study now pages 14-18 of Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma. Here Pike is describing more of the interior of the lodge room and explaining the meanings of what is symbolized by what is called the ORNAMENTS of the lodge room.  We will proceed a little differently tonight. I will post a paragraph or two at a time as we begin rather than posting all of the pages first then reposting and opining again. Let me know if you like this structure better. Here we go!        The ORNAMENTS of a Lodge are said to be “the Mosaic Pavement, the Indented Tessel, and the Blazing Star.” The Mosaic Pavement, chequered in squares or lozenges, is said to represent the ground-floor of King Solomon’s Temple; and the Indented Tessel “that beautiful tesselated border which surrounded it.” The Blazing Star in the centre is said to be “an emblem of Divine Providence, and commemorative o…
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Greetings!     All of the work i thought i lost, I rediscovered from my wordpress site. This is from chapter one of Morals and Dogma when I first began this journey way back in February of 2013. I was trying to “find my voice” as a writer at that point, and I was not certain how the masonic circles were going to receive my efforts on offering this study.  I encountered a lot of support from YOU, the readers, and a lot of animosity from those I attended lodge with at that time.    But I pressed on, anyway, because I truly believed then and continue to believe now that Pike’s words can and do change peoples minds for the better which also changes societyfor the better.    This is Christmas weekend, 2017. Please enjoy this entry. Have a safe Christmas!      You can find the earlier chapters of our study at masonicme.wordpress.com Lets continue with the last of page two and into page three through 5!It is because Force is ill regulated, that revolutions prove fail-tires. Therefore it is that so…

Be Fair, Be Firm, Seek Justice (Begin Chapter 31 of Morals and Dogma)

Greetings Everyone and Welcome to the 31st Chapter of Morals and Dogma. We are almost finished studying and opining this great work of Albert Pike.         It has taken about 2 years to get this far in our study. Unfortunately, I lost much of the study (formerly at masonic me.com) due to using another blog site that demanded payments that I coud not afford due to paying for cancer treatments instead.     Many of those studies are written in The Working Tools Magazine, which I have copies of and will scan and transfer those lessons onto this site after we reach the end of Chapter 32.       This time, we begin Chapter 31 as I mentioned, where Pike has written some very valuable lessons for all freemasons.       All too often, I believe we forget our purposes as freemasons, where we get busy with Lodge business, and not busy enough with the obligation of being an instrument of morality and justice in our daily lives.          This Chapter will remind us all of our real duties, I am hopefu…

The Rose Croix...A Mystic Sect

Greetings and welcome back as we continue with chapter 30 of Morals and Dogma as we study the teachings therein.   We are about 2 chapters away from finishing Morals and Dogma. Those of you who might have been joining me from the start know it has been a long road through personal trials and illnesses that we have been this far in the last 3 years, and I am only touching upon my own life.  I am sure many of you have been through much yourselves.  This time, we will study Pike’s words regarding the beginning of the Rose Croix, or Rose Cross.   We will examine the ancient symbolism of the rose and hopefully, we can bring the meanings of this mystery into our own lives.   Now, LET’S READ PIKE! "The Successors of the Ancient Adepts Rose-Croix, abandoning by degrees the austere and hierarchial Science of their Ancestors in initiation, became a Mystic Sect, united with many of the Templars, the dogmas of the two intermingling, and believed themselves to be the sole depositaries of the …

Mestopotamian Idol!

Greetings Everyone!           It is good to be back after healing from some pretty severe tendinitis in both wrists. The tendinitis started in my right wrist and then after over using my left hand to compensate, my left wrist went haywire, too!     I took some treatments from a physical therapist and took it easy on the keyboard for awhile, and now I am feeling much better and ready to resume this work.     This time we will resume with Pike writing about the concept of idol worship, both real and perceived, and the consequences of such.      Now, after this long delay, LET’S READ PIKE! [It is absurd to suppose that men of intellect adored a monstrous idol called Baphomet, or recognized Mahomet as an inspired prophet. Their symbolism, invented ages before, to conceal what it was dangerous to avow, was of course misunderstood by those who were not adepts, and to their enemies seemed to be pantheistic. The calf of gold, made by Aaron for the Israelites, was but one of the oxen under the…

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