posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 12:34 AM
The symbolism of the temple of Solomon is quite extensive and to properly understand it, a deep working knowledge of the Qabalah is needed.
Solomon is a triune name of the Sun, Sol, Om, On, and in the Qabalah the Sun is Tifareth, or the 6th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. The triune name of
it is to indicate the number of man, 666, which is to be built up, or perhaps rather discovered... "Making good men into better men." To be found
something must first be lost. The symbolism of the apron is that of the ego, which one puts on to try and cover up duality which is present in the
fallen man essentially in the form of conscience. Once tasted, one tries to create a self or personality to try and silence the voice of Choronzon,
which takes the world and separates it into right and wrong, good and evil, high and low, likes and dislikes, life and death etc. When the mason has
properly built his temple or ego, only then can it be cast off and the soul revealed again, and lifted back to the light in the "strong grip of the
lion" meaning again, Leo, or the Sun.
The same symbolism is present in Christianity, but as in masonry, the average member is kept ignorant by his own assumptions of the meanings of the
symbols. The Hebrew letter Vau, which means a nail, has the same numerical value of Solomon, as the Crucifix has three nails in it, adding to 666. One
must take his name (Jesus) number (666) or mark (The Cross) to burn (forget oneself). Thus the ego, or beliefs, symbolically the temple of Solomon,
Cross and/or the apron is the symbol of the ultimate evil.
"When one needs to build a Church, the masons are to be called." -Anonymous Pope
The truth which can be either believed in or doubted is not the truth nor has anything even remotely to do with the truth, it has to do with showing
you what is not the truth so that you may recognize the truth for yourself. But to free oneself of the truth, one has to first pass through it. The
initiate is symbolically bound, hoodwinked and led about to symbolize what the "truth" has done to him. The mason who sees through this and shows
the proper signs naturally is brought into the inner fold (of which all religions are the portico of as Albert Pike explains) of the 33rd degree where
he now sees from above it was all a lie, sees he was himself all along but got caught up in the illusion of personal qualities. The light can thus
only be seen in darkness, for to be in the light is to be blinded by the light. The stage hand always hides behind the spotlight and whomever it is
shone on feels himself the star of the show even though the director has made him such and directs his every action through his attempts to remain in
The temple of Solomon is symbolic of this "fame" which one seeks. It has to ultimately be thrown down so that the person rid of his personality can
then see who he really is. The temple is built in the mind and fed by it, and when it is thrown down the person who cannot see it for what it is,
attempts to hold onto it and experiences endless anguish, the lake of fire for having taken the mark. But if one lets go of it, the "heavens and
earth are rolled together and burnt, then a new heaven comes down to earth," as St. Paul explains it. The New World order is the new life of the
adept who has rid himself of his old life. All external events, the wars, the conspiracies, are all distractions to keep people from looking at their
own mind as the source of all trouble. Cast off the apron, destroy the temple and raise it, are all symbols of this death and rebirth of the real man
from the shadow of body and mind.
The master of the temple, magician, puppet master, man behind the curtain, priest, all symbolize the director of the illusions of faiths culminating
in an identity. This temple (ego) is historically destroyed, when the deceived see it for what it is.
The Temple of Solomon is thus the personal identity created by man given to idolatry and ending in ruin.