posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 04:58 PM
I think that this misconception about the pyramid and the All-Seeing-Eye is a pretty common one, and I really can’t blame anyone who is not informed
on the subject of symbolism for making the mistake . . . of course, a little research and study wouldn’t hurt anyone.
If you want to talk about ritual, then no, the pyramid does not figure into Craft Masonry at all. Period. No mention. Now then, if you want to talk
about abstract ideas and correlations that can be made on one’s own, then the Pyramid(s) would probably be one of the best suited symbols to
represent operative Masonry. I mean consider the men who built them! They had to be master craftsmen! It is a giant structure of mortar
and stone; of course it’s easy to make that connection. The true fact of the matter is, however, that there is no reference to pyramids of
any kind within the ritual.
The All-Seeing-Eye as a symbol for the Most High is quite appropriate when you consider the fact that God sees all. There is nothing you can hide from
God; he knows your deepest darkest secrets. Therefore, this symbol is to remind the Mason of this. It doesn’t sound as interesting as the Ancient
Egyptian cult bit, but hey, whaddya do?
As for the Illuminati? I have seen no empirical evidence to even suggest their continued existence after 1789.
The people you describe that are running this 3-ring circus are FAR from enlightened in any sense of the word.
P.S. Ironically enough, a good portion of the men whom you quoted in your above post were Masons.