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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Post-Modern Square and Compass

Symbolism is the key of the Masonic Craft. Post-Modern Freemasonry doesn't have a ton in common with institutionalized forms of Freemasonry but in the importance of symbolism, it shares common ground.

The Post-Modern square and compass is the key symbol of the 1613 Nation. It's very specific so I thought I would break it down piece by piece.

1.) The Square: The square is the oldest symbol of the female sex. The square being a right angle is the instrument used to "square" one's action. It also represents the receptive ,the negative and the pillar of severity on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. It also represents the Earth.

The square has become a significant emblem. It sits upon the open VSL upon the altar, it is one of the three great lights (or lesser lights depending on the ritual.) It's the chief ornament of the Worshipful Master. There can be nothing truer than a perfect square. Thus it also represents the highest remanifestation.

2.) The Compass: The compass is the original symbol of the male sex. The compass is essential to make a circle, drawn from a central point. To represent the heavens. The pillar of mercy on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. It symbolizes the higher nature of man, and it is a significant fact that the circumference of a circle; which is a line without end has become an emblem of divinity, that symbolizes eternity.

3.) The interlocked Square and Compass: The joining of all. man and woman, Heaven and Earth, straight lines and circles.

4.) The Yin and Yang: the most well known Taoist symbol. In a classic sense it symbolizes the Tao-the undifferentiated unity out of which all existence arises.

In Post-Modern Freemasonry it also takes on another meaning. The essential duality of positive and negative, the interplay of peace and conflict that is required to drive the cosmology. The Post-Modern Freemason must always build despite adversity. The adversity, is also required in order to maintain skill, and drive dedication and fortitude. In this the opposition forces against the Post-Modern Freemason must also become a part of it. Those who seek to destroy the Nation are assisting the Nation in it's Divine work. Just as iron sharpens iron, and combat makes a better soldier, so does conflict make a stronger Nation.

This is a very key point that must be understood and appreciated. We must always be thankful for the forces of opposition. We must never dissuade anyone from their destiny, even if that destiny is against our own. A Post-Modern Freemason must be pragmatic, they must understand that this oppositional energy is a benefit.

4.) The Arrows: These represent movement, fluidity and our rejection of standardized and static forms. We must always remain in motion. This motion can come from the positive effects of our own efforts, or through our confrontation of conflict. Stasis is the ultimate enemy of the Craft, in stasis our Nation will die.

5.) The Colors: Black-In Hellenic myth, Chaos, the divine mother of all is represented by the color black. Black is also the color of change and remanifestation amongst Hermetics. Black is the color of the the pillar of severity in Qabalah, also the color of Geburah, the Sephiroth of Creation. That is what we as Post-Modern Freemasons are looking to do.

Black also represents the inclusiveness of our community. We represent the Masonic Heterodoxy. All who seek are welcome; regardless of race, religion, politics, social standing or income. Black is the combination of all colors. Black also represents the color of night, for even in the dead of night we build.

Silver- The color of brilliance and radiance. The color of the pure energy of our divine work. The color of Mercury, on its surface is a mirror. Look down into the bubble of it and see for yourself. Fracture the bubble's surface and see a dozen selves. Independent, contained yet fractionalized.
This is the many faceted human personality.

Mercury, also known as Quicksilver, representing the free flowing fluidity of Post-Modern Freemasonry.

Of course we welcome all to interpret symbolism for yourselves. As symbolism is interpreted by the individual, there is no right nor wrong answer. Learn, understand, grow and remanifest.




Marcus said...

A very well written explaination and insightful to someone that was, prior to this, in the dark.

Magus Masonica said...

Thank you Bro. Marcus. I'm glad you found my post of value.