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A Black And White Checkered Floor

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posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:14 PM
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What is the meaning of this?




posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:16 PM
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Most likely nothing, haha. I got one in my basement, nice fancing floor?



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:21 PM
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As in masonic halls?



I'm sure someone will be able to give you an answer.

[edit on 4-12-2006 by kinglizard]



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:22 PM
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Looks like a chess board to me. Checker boards are red and black.


I don't know what, if any other significance it may, or may not have.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
As in masonic halls?


Indeed, indeed.



Originally posted by kinglizard
I'm sure someone will be able to give you an answer.


I have seen persons here proclaim themselves Masons. It was my hope, by posting, that one of them answer, if they are able.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:46 PM
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Or something more sinister?



The Ornaments of a Lodge are the Mosaic Pavement, the Indented Tessel, and the Blazing Star. The Mosaic Pavement is a representation of the ground floor of King Solomon's Temple; the Indented Tessel, of that beautiful tessellated border or skirting that surrounded it, with the Blazing Star in the center. The Mosaic Pavement is emblematic of human life, checkered with good and evil; the Indented Tessel, or tessellated border of the manifold blessings and comforts which surround us, and which we hope to enjoy by a firm reliance on Divine Providence, hieroglyphically represented by the Blazing Star.

Official Monitor & Ceremonies


The above is from a Monitor, a Masonic reference that is available to anyone who would take the time to contact a Grand Lodge and buy one (usually about $5-$10 US).

You have your answer.







[edit on 4/12/2006 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:50 PM
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It's possible that it could have some significance, but I highly doubt it. Maybe just a bad decerative decision.

The negative side of looking outside the box is that sometimes people relate everything down to the smallest details to have some huge meaning.

Of course I don't know about this one. I guess anything is possible.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 08:52 PM
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Oh, well looks like I'm just an idiot, haha.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by GIGANTIC SKY OTTER
I have seen persons here proclaim themselves Masons.

I hereby proclaim myself a 'Mason'.



It was my hope, by posting, that one of them answer, if they are able.

Check out THE LODGE AND ITS FURNITURE by William Harvey, which can be found here.

To elaborate on Mirthful's link, as we walk across the carpet, it symbolizes our life here on earth and, as imperfect humans, our constant movement between goodness and evil.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by Mirthful Me

You have your answer.


Thank you.


Originally posted by Trinityman
I hereby proclaim myself a 'Mason'.


I'm sorry, should I have named you something else?



Originally posted by Mirthful Me
Check out THE LODGE AND ITS FURNITURE by William Harvey, which can be found here.

To elaborate on Mirthful's link, as we walk across the carpet, it symbolizes our life here on earth and, as imperfect humans, our constant movement between goodness and evil.


I don't think that will be necessary, but I thank you for your elaboration.

Good Morning.



posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 11:37 PM
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I know that their are some Rosicrucians here somewhere,,,, doesn't the floor directly under the altar in the Grand Temple in Amorcs Rosicucian Park in San Jose California have a black and white diamond pattern that resembles a chessboard?



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 08:33 AM
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I am a mason and we don't have a floor like that in our Lodge. I'm not sure if it's just simply a floor that they put down. Nothing more.



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by GIGANTIC SKY OTTER


What is the meaning of this?


Didn't anyone teach you this as a child??

you should never tread on the lines or you are jinxed.

LoL



Originally posted by JackCash
I am a mason and we don't have a floor like that in our Lodge. I'm not sure if it's just simply a floor that they put down. Nothing more.


That was rather open of you.

Are the masons opening a dialogue with the non masonic now??

NeoN HaZe.

[edit on 5-12-2006 by Neon Haze]



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 09:21 AM
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Perhaps that is a Lodge of NASCAR fans. It's a strange world you know you never know

mikell



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by mikellmikell
Perhaps that is a Lodge of NASCAR fans. It's a strange world you know you never know

mikell


There are 3 knowns


The things you know you know
The things you know you don't know
The things you don't know you don't know

Rumsfeld - Funny Video

Enjoy


NeoN HaZe.



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Okay I buy the dark and light and good and evil argument but what about the geometry of squares?

I know why they created the ying/yang symbol but why the chessboard?



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 09:56 AM
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perhaps it means, so long as you are a member, all sides are equal??



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 10:52 AM
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yes the meaning of the checkered floor pattern is to reflect the duality of light/dark, good/bad..etc

Every lodge has it.

Cory



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by JackCash
I am a mason and we don't have a floor like that in our Lodge. I'm not sure if it's just simply a floor that they put down. Nothing more.

The picture was of an English lodge. US lodges tend not to use so much checkerboard, but if you look closely you should be able to find it somewhere.



posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 11:11 AM
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Ok the white and black meaning is a secret
because masonary is a secret sociaty, it must mean somethig since it is incorporated in masonic simbols, maybe it's related to that good and bad stuff, or maybe the masons like to play chess
there are alot of masonic simbols that incorporate the white and black squares, it must be a tradition, traditions have meanings.



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