Tag: Symbol

The Two-Headed Eagle of The Ancient and Accepted Rite

By Bro… W. J. Chetwode Crawley The most ornamental, not to say the most ostentatious feature of the Insignia of the Supreme Council, 33° of the Ancient and Accepted [Scottish] Rite, is the double-headed eagle, surmounted by an Imperial Crown. This device seems to… Continue Reading “The Two-Headed Eagle of The Ancient and Accepted Rite”

The Symbolism of the Cube: Why is it both Qabalistic and Masonic?

Symbols can often have double or multiple interpretations, ranging from the obvious exoteric meanings to the more esoteric ideas understood by a few. Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes can be found the hidden knowledge.  Symbols conceal as much, or more, than… Continue Reading “The Symbolism of the Cube: Why is it both Qabalistic and Masonic?”

The Sun as a Symbol in Freemasonry: What is it trying to tell us?

“There is nothing so indestructible as a symbol, but nothing is capable of so many interpretations.”  –  Count Goblet d’Alviella What does a symbol have to do with you or me? Well, it’s possible that it doesn’t have anything to do with us.  On… Continue Reading “The Sun as a Symbol in Freemasonry: What is it trying to tell us?”