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posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 06:38 AM
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Post up any photos you have of your local masonic lodge or temple, or any of a suspected secret society related buildings. Seen above is the Masonic temple from where i live at Warwick; i took today, i dont have the exact lodge number but ill get it tomorow. Please post up any you have.




posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 07:34 AM
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Can anybody tell me what the symbol is on the botom right? i havenet seen it before.



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 07:58 AM
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Here is a virtual tour of the House of the Temple, which is the headquarters of the Supreme Council of the 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States.

The Temple is located in Washington D.C.



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 09:24 AM
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This is the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma

guthriescottishrite.org...

and here is the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis

www.aasr-indy.org...

and the one in Detroit

themasonic.com...

There are many others on - line and most of these give tours to visitors and rent their space out for weddings, plays, recitals, etc.



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by The Collective
Can anybody tell me what the symbol is on the botom right?

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There is no symbol at the right of the bottom of the photo. Or do you mean the down pointing triangle in the cirle, with the mark in the middle?

Not familiar with it, I would't be surprised if it was a 'yod' though, considering the other hebrew letters on the building.



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 07:23 PM
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What would the reason of this be. Every lodge address is public info so there's nothing to hide unless you are pointing out how cool they look.



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Originally posted by The Collective
Can anybody tell me what the symbol is on the botom right?

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There is no symbol at the right of the bottom of the photo. Or do you mean the down pointing triangle in the cirle, with the mark in the middle?

Not familiar with it, I would't be surprised if it was a 'yod' though, considering the other hebrew letters on the building.


Exactly right. It is a triangle with the Hebrew letter "yod" which is the emblem of the 14th Degree of the Scottish Rite.



posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by The Collective
Can anybody tell me what the symbol is on the botom right? i havenet seen it before.


it's a symbol of the Chapter degrees of the York Right.



posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 06:59 AM
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I remember at my old home town, there was an old 1800's church that was aparently owned by a secret society nothing that exiting...but if i hapen to find a photo ill post it up. Has anyody else taken any photos or have any?



posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 08:05 AM
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I'm surprised that no one has pointed out that the star (or pentagram if you prefer) on the lower left side is pointed UP!


Must be disappointing to some on this list, huh?



posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 01:13 PM
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I’ve just posted this in another thread, but seeam appropriate here.

Great idea The Collective


www.pagrandlodge.org..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> Grand Lodge Of Pennsylvania virtual tour. (requires that Java crap)



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by Appak
I'm surprised that no one has pointed out that the star (or pentagram if you prefer) on the lower left side is pointed UP!


Must be disappointing to some on this list, huh?


Not really, freemasonry.bcy.ca... Though i have seen it upsided more than inverted. Would both symbols have the same meaning?



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by The Collective
Though i have seen it upsided more than inverted. Would both symbols have the same meaning?


In classical occultism, they have opposite meanings. Each point of the Pentagram corresponds to one of the Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water), with the primary point representing the Quintessence, which is the "stuff of Spirit" that the four elements derive from.

When the single point of the Fifth Element is downward, it represents Spirit being dominated by matter. It is for this reason that it developed the reputation of being "evil". Furthermore, it resembles a goat's head in this position, and thus also represents Pan in his symbolic sense, the animal instinct in man.

When the Pentagram is viewed with one point, it represents Enlightenment, with Spirit superior to the Four Elements of Nature. In this position, we see that matter is the manifestation of Spirit, not its master.

In the Ancient Mysteries, the inverted Pentagram also represented the Profane, while the upright Pentagram represented the Initiated. This is because the task of initiation was meant to purify the mind and soul, placing the animal instincts under the control of reason and spiritual understanding.



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 10:51 PM
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Although it's just a part of a Masonic Hall, check out the photos of the Memorial Shrine at Great Queen Street here. It's quite beautiful and a fitting reminder of those that gave everything so that we could be free to bicker on-line.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by Trinityman
Although it's just a part of a Masonic Hall, check out the photos of the Memorial Shrine at Great Queen Street here. It's quite beautiful and a fitting reminder of those that gave everything so that we could be free to bicker on-line.


Wow, thats really something...though id hate to be the one to have to polish all that brass.

Does anybody have photos of their LOCAL Masonic Temple, apart from the more famous ones?



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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Here is a list of OTO
oto-usa.org...

anyone near any on the list to snap some pics? I imagine they don't have much of a lodge but never the less would be interesting to see.

I will snap my local lodges I know of by this weekend I hope and post them.

Anyone interested in posting their local lodge see their state grand ldoge site for a list.

various on flickr
www.flickr.com...
secret neon
www.flickr.com...
nice unit
www.flickr.com...
lodge room now with foldingc hairs
www.flickr.com...
Holy Detroit (they hold Scottish Rite degrees here not sure if B.L meets or not here
www.flickr.com...
The "G" is actually for Goku
www.flickr.com...
Grand Lodge New York getting nicer
www.flickr.com...
RIP Masonic Hall (that is foam from the fire truck fyi)
www.flickr.com...
RIP....later that day
www.flickr.com...
A nice one in IN.
www.flickr.com...
Great shot in NYC
www.flickr.com...
NY again nice walls I think they have been the same from early 1900s
www.flickr.com...
in DC
www.flickr.com...@N00/95807302/
A very nice lodge room in Canada
www.flickr.com...
Downstairs ( have not seen em much more exciting than this
www.flickr.com...
Masonic doors in Texas
www.flickr.com...
Satan fellowship handshake J/K
www.flickr.com...
Now mad in wood and brick (MN)
www.flickr.com...
They don't make em like they use to PA
www.flickr.com...
Odd script on ext. wall
www.flickr.com...


I prefer a tomb like hall this one in Waco (notice the size of entry doors)
www.flickr.com...

Donate please
www.flickr.com...

They run your town, your gov but have a very nice bar I recomend joining
www.flickr.com...
Girls not allowed WTF
www.flickr.com...
Kiwi Lodge Room
www.flickr.com...
The broken Pillar
www.flickr.com...

Sorry off topic but what is this Masonic park?
www.flickr.com...


And my last link a room full of secrets (I see Noah's Ark uhoh!)
www.flickr.com...


There you have it. Some lodges have poor standards and some have high standards. I believe the oldest standing lodge in teh US is in VA. Also I think I heard the first meeting place in teh UK is known but is there a building or structure there I will leave that up to someone better knowledged on ths history.



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