Category archive: Symbolism

Alms Bag

James Russell Lowell, in his book “The Vision of Sir Launfal” tells the story of ambitious young knight Sir Launfal, wrapped in shining armor and wearing fine clothes, that part of the castle to find the “Holy Grail”, bearing in his banner the cross, the symbol of kindness and gentleness of Christ, the lover and humble, but at…

The Stone

    In knightly deeds, Arturo demonstrates his innate right to be king of all England drawing a sword stuck in a stone square located in the temple altar, variant of the “stone of kings” in the tradition of the Tuatha Danam. All this general symbolism of the ‘foundation stone’ refers to the axial idea or “polar”…

Masonic Sword

Throughout history, as an instrument of justice, truth, equality and firmness, swords have been used at every great event and have become imbued with great symbolism. For this reason, free-masons use swords in all their ceremonies. freemasonry: “a philanthropic, philosophic and forward-looking institution intended to achieve an understanding of truth, the study of ethics and…

Chamber of Reflection

  In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the French Rite, and related jurisdictions, including Co-Masonry, the Chamber of Reflection is a small darkened room adjoining the Lodge room. It is a sombre place of meditation and reflection for candidates for initiation into Freemasonry, and is sometimes used in higher degrees. There is no specific…

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