There are three great lights – the Holy Bible, the contra-angle and the compasses. The Bible is always referred to as “The Great Light” or “The Great Light of Freemasonry” in this predominantly Christian country. The practice can and is often different in other countries.
It is described as the object from which light emanates, such as the sun, lamp, candle, fire, etc.. It can be defined as the quality of the brightening with animation.
< li>Blazing Star of the Freemasons.
Seven is a sacred number in Masonic symbolism. In the rituals of the last century it has been said that a lodge needs seven to make it perfect, but the only explanation for sanctity is the seven liberal arts and sciences, which according to the ancient “legend of the craft” were the basis of Freemasonry .
“So shall it be” is a ritualistic expression used by Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and more recently Neo-Paganism meaning “so may it be”, “so it is required” means “it must be so”, and can be said after the person giving the prayer has said “amen”.
Hiram Abiff (also Hiram Abif or the Widow’s Son) is the central figure of an allegory presented to all candidates during the third degree of Freemasonry. Hiram is portrayed as the chief architect of King Solomon’s temple.
Originally, the name Drei Pillars stood for Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the three main units of our faith.
Freemasonry is built on three fundamental tenets or principles – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Brotherly love is the practice of the Golden Rule. Relief embodies charity for all mankind. Truth is honesty, fair play and adherence to the cardinal virtues of temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice.
“ Our lodges are supported by three large pillars. They are called Wisdom, Strength & beauty. Wisdom to invent, strength to support and beauty to decorate.
The thirty-third degree is an honorary award bestowed on Scottish Rite Freemasons who have made significant contributions to society or to Freemasonry.
Another reason is that it stands for geometry and is intended to remind Freemasons that geometry and Freemasonry are synonymous terms, considered the “noblest of all sciences” and “the basis for the superstructure of Freemasonry” will be described and everything that exists in the entire universe will be established.
Pike identified the three brothers who are the greatest enemies of individual well-being and social progress as Kingcraft, Priestcraft and the ignorant mob mind. Together they conspire to destroy the freedom without which man cannot advance in self-improvement (De Hoyos, 2008).
5. Degree – Perfect Master
When allowed to dwell in a man’s mind, they poison his very being until he forgets his duty to his family, his country and his god. Then moral and spiritual destruction overtakes him.
The 30th degree corresponds roughly to the Past Master and is awarded to those who have successfully completed a year as Chair of their Chapter. Degrees over 30° are strictly limited and awarded by the Supreme Council for outstanding services to the Order.
6° – Master of the Brazen Serpent
The sixth degree is a drama of the human spirit caught between its own discouragement and fear and the will and purpose of Almighty God. It teaches that a willing and courageous acceptance of life’s disciplines and loyal obedience to legal authority make us strong and secure.