Thanks for your response, I'm collating a list of all the things I'm personally a bit suspect of, and those things I can 'identify' as craft or
fraternally related so the resident Masons can give me a definite as to what exactly the point behind the symbols is according to what is given by
For a start, can any of the masons give me anything on the following FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW, as in, a practicing Mason who understands the craft,
not what I could read on FreemasonryWatch and which may be out of date, or incorrect.
1. Does the world Mournival mean anything to Masonry? Its a French word apparently that is related to having four of a kind in a card game and seems
to be a descriptive for the king, queen, prince, and knave cards in particular (in the book it identifies a group of four important brothers who are
joined as a cofraternaty and is outside the main chain of command but who are listened to more than others - i.e. fraternal favouritism)
2. I've been involved in a myriad of various religions, including many of the 'pagan' ones, but can someone give me a basic outline of what Horus
and Horus Rising means to those who practice.
3. I recognise the Eye of Horus as a symbol in an of itself, but in the book, its more shaped like the eye of a cat (Bast?) rather than Horus' as it
occurs in occultic literature, are there any mentions of other eyes and/or is the shape specifically important? There are also pendants produced by
the company's jewellery arm that incorporate it before an eight pointed star, and as much as Moorecock moans he made it up, its been a symbol for
chaos long before he decided it was.
Best I can find (but its not quite what I mean) is this:
The one printed on the cover, by someone who definitely IS a mason I have since discovered (and is an artist for GW, but that might merely be a
coincidence) has a cat shaped pupil, has a red rim, a yellow scloera and black iris/pupil
3. Considerable use of the words "Illumination" and the use of lights in darkness, now I'm fairly aware of its use in the rituals, but are they in
ALL the various variations of Rites?
4. Considerable use of the numbers 3, 4, 11 and 13. Significances?
I'll continue to write the others as I collate them, since those are the only ones I remember off the top of my head at the moment.