3 edition of Great Light in Masonry found in the catalog.
|Statement||Kessinger Publishing, LLC|
|Publishers||Kessinger Publishing, LLC|
|LC Classifications||January 1, 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 135 p. :|
|Number of Pages||86|
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" In the so-called Examination of a Mason under Henry VI. He begins his Masonic career as the natural man; he ends it by becoming through its discipline, a regenerated or reborn perfected man. Lodges under other Grand Lodges but residing in India place the Bible on the Altar and, uaually, the other Sacred Books representing the faith of their members. Circumscribe our desires and keep our passions within due bounds.
The Square is the tool upon which we are received in the 2 nddegree. " Great Light in Masonry, I believe, is the meaning of the square when serving as one of the Great Lights; it is the symbol of right character in its human relationships. So, a blindfolded candidate divested of all metals is denied a vision of the light and vision of the sun and moon, in other words, deprived of the ability to discern morally or think rationally. No other book is so honest with us, so mercilessly merciful, so austere and yet so tender, piercing the heart, yet healing the deep wounds of sin and sorrow.
Perhaps our neglect to do so is because we have not realized what those mysteries are into which our Order was primarily formed to introduce us. The interpretation is up to you for what it means to square your actions. The deeper secrets in Masonry are heavily veiled and closely hidden.
I consider my Holy Book far bigger then any organization out there, object or anything known to man. It reads as follows: "The earliest description of the 'points' procedure made its appearance in 1760 in an English exposure Three Distinct Knocks which claimed to describe the practices of the Masons under the 'Antients' Grand Lodge.
What use then should man make of this privileged autonomy of self-government, that he may prove worthy of this high prerogative?
For Sun and Moon give light. The Volume of Sacred Law 2.Utah Research Lodge The Great Lights In The East ---------------------------- Many of us have had the pleasure of visiting lodges in other jurisdictions within our country, and some have even had the opportunity to visit in foreign countries and observe the differences in ritual and arrangement of the lodge room.
So the 1st great light of Masonry can actually be a number of lights so to speak. Were not the sun and the moon discs in shape?
The meaning of Masonry or light, therefore, is the regeneration of the initiate.
All the rest of nature obeys eternal immutable laws; but the will of man belongs to a different sphere, in which the ideas of cause and effect, as found in the material world, are of no authority.
Freemasonry opens the Great Light upon her altar not as one book of one faith, but as all books of all faiths, the book of the Will of the Great Architect, read in what language, what form, what shape we will.