Whatever little we know of the Masons we do know that they were the natural inheritors of what i have described as the Bronze Age Mathematica which informed builders into trhe middle ages and even more recently.
A potentially large body of geometric knowledge and even doctrine first informed Greek mathematical thinking but was then naturally superseded by Greek advances and Euclid in particular. All this likely left a remnant of doctrine lingering in the hands of master builders.
At the same time these builders also worked to embed spiritual and spiritual truths into their masterworks. These we have often identified. It is worthy that the twin tower conceptualization fully actuated consists of one robust pillar representing the information dense spirit body while the second plainer pillar represents the physical component associated with that spirit body. That we can make that association and have it confirmed in the literature is noteworthy. That is also a sufficient secret to produce an initiate..
When operative Freemasons built Europe’s Gothic cathedrals in the Middle ages, they did something seditious in the process:They rebelliously encoded a blasphemous"Secret" into the architecture.For centuries their heretical work went unrecognized.
But when high-level Church authorities found out, all hell broke loose.
The Church demanded the Order’s swift and immediate destruction:
“The purpose and aim of the Masonic sect having been discovered from plain evidence...is easy to understand...to try to revive, after eighteen centuries, the manners and institutions of paganism……we intend to turn our attention to the Masonic society… to illustrate more and more this wicked force and stop the spread of this contagious disease…"
—Pope Leo XIII
This Secret is still visible today in the repeating"Cathedral Code" blueprint shown here:
|Look again at the three cathedrals above.|
Clearly they all share the same common blueprint (see right).
You don’t realize it, but this blueprint conveys a lost ancient teaching—a powerful"Sacred Science."
Neither the blueprint nor the Sacred Science is known to scholars, who credit a"Secret Society," the"Freemasons," with building the Gothic cathedrals.
Why are they called a"Secret" society?
Because the Freemasons have for centuries been believed by many to be in possession of a"Great Secret" inherited from Antiquity.
“I… promise and swear…that I will keep and conceal, and never reveal any of the secrets…"
—Masonic Initiation Ceremony
“Not only are the origins of Freemasonry no longer known, but the ‘true secrets’ of the order are admitted to have been lost, with ‘substituted secrets’ being used in their place in Masonic ceremony….’"
—The Hiram Key, Freemasons Christopher Knight, Robert Lomas
Masonic Tracing Board
It doesn’t look much like a blueprint, does it?
|Tracing Board||Notre Dame|
A century ago author and Freemason Walter L. Wilmshurst (1867 – 1939), one of very few modern-day Masons who understood Masonry profoundly, explained:
What exactly do the Twin Pillars on the Tracing Board signify?
Masons call the Twin Pillars on the Tracing Board"Jachin" and"Boaz."
What’s the real history then?
The answer is that the Twin Pillars form the foundation of an ancient Sacred Science once known worldwide.
Look again at the Tracing Board.
- the right-hand Pillar is capped by the Sun
- the left-hand Pillar is capped by the Moon
The world’s first cultures all perceived the Sun and Moon as"perfect opposites" or perfect"pairs of opposites."
Indeed, mother Nature has placed the Sun & Moon at odds and on opposite sides of the polarity spectrum:
The Sun stands for DAY.
The Moon means NIGHT.
During the Day it’s HOT and filled with LIGHT.
During the Night it’s COLD and filled with DARKNESS.
Note the"naturally occurring pairs of opposites" here.
|SUN / DAY||MOON / NIGHT|
|SUN rules the Day||MOON rules theNight|
|DAY brings Light||NIGHT brings Dark|
|LIGHT brings Hot||DARK brings Cold|
|HOT means Life||COLD means Death|
|LIFE is Good||DEATH is Evil|
This"pairs of opposites" wisdom forms the"lost key" to all the Mystery schools in history (Perennial Philosophy, Hermetic Teachings, Philosopher’s Stone, Alchemy, and so on.)
Wilmshurst said that the Twin Pillars on the Tracing Board, which are capped by the Sun and Moon:
“…stand for what is known…as the"pairs of opposites." Everything in nature is dual and can only be known in contrast with its opposite…" iii
“Jachin--the white pillar of light…Boaz--the shadowy pillar of darkness. …These two pillars respectively connote also the active and the passive…the sun and the moon…good and bad, light and darkness." iv
“Erected by the masons…the west front of each church had two towers representing the twin columns…the masculine and feminine aspects, the active and passive forces, flowing down from Heaven. Called, in Chartres Cathedral, the sun and moon towers…" v
Note how Kenton here mentions the"masculine and feminine aspects."
“…man, like the sun, is lord of day; he is like fire, a devastating force; woman is subject to the lunar rhythm; like water, she is soft, sinuous, fecund…The Masonic guilds of the Middle Ages were custodians of the esoteric… The north or right-hand tower ("the man's side") was called the sacred male pillar, Jachin; and the south, or left-hand tower ("the woman's side"), the sacred female pillar, Boaz…" vi
“Man has been called the microcosm, or little world, in contradistinction to the macrocosm, or great world…by reason of a supposed correspondence between the different parts and qualities of his nature and those of the universe." vii
No human is completely one or the other, despite his/her gender. We all possess both masculine and feminine characteristics.
“Though essentially a unit, there is a well marked division into right and left…two arms, two legs, two ears, two eyes…Moreover, the terms of such pairs are masculine and feminine with respect to each other, one being active and the other passive." viii
In his 1909 The Pre-eminence of the Right Hand, widely cited by scholars, French sociologist Robert Hertz explained:
"The axis which divides the world into two halves, one radiant and the other dark, also cuts through the human body and divides it between the empire of light and darkness."
Manly Hall wrote:
“In ancient times men fought with their right arms and defended with their left arms……the right side of the body was considered masculine and the left side feminine." ix
The following portrait appeared in an esoteric manuscript traced back to the 1400s, origin unknown.
It’s a two-headed human with a male on the right holding the sun and a female on the left holding the moon:
Esoteric Human Portrait (1400s)
(This is YOU—Half Male, Half Female)
“…the Sun represents the right half of the body and the Moon the left half…" x
You, me, all of us are formed of the"pairs of opposites," and it infiltrates every aspect of our lives.
In a sense, this explains the"devil" on our left and"angel" on our right shoulders:
We are demons and deities, sinners and saints, moons and suns, all wrapped in one human package.