posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 10:47 AM
I doubt he showed him the actual true grip of a mason.....
As far as the skull and bones go. Masonry was around before the skull and bones society and others like it, and has been using the skull and bones
symbol since it's earliest beginnings. It was even a more common symbol on Masonic rings in the 1800's.
The use has several meanings but ultimately it is a reminder of your mortality. To remind you that your time here is very finate. Therefore to be
diligent, not wasteful of that time. It is a reminder of what is important because the materialism of this world will be useless after we go home to
our lord. The Skull and bones was also used in this fashion on Churches before the masons frequently during the middle ages, you will find it in stone
relief through out all of Europe on Cathedrals.
It also has been used interchangably when put in the proper postition with the Chi Ro......which if you know that symbols history....you know all you
need about it. If there is a semi secret it may be that it is ultimately a Chi Ro symbol.
Last of course, it was also a symbol used by the Templar Navy....it's said that the Jolly Roger was stolen from the Templar fleets for pirates after
they disolved because the idea it might be a Templar ship struck fear into would be attackers.
The Elitest Skull And Bones of Yale.....did nothing short of rip off an older symbol for their own use. However it is not theirs.....I would imagine
they also use it however as a symbol or reminder of lifes limited time, and to therefore hurry to make their mark.
The Marked difference is that masonic groups may use it as a reminder of how we are bound for a greater desitination upon our death, S&B groups seems
to use it to justify hurried grasps for power and materialism...an irony...given it's meaning is quite the opposite to a mason.
Either way short and to the point, you are mortal there is no escaping death, so hold your time here as precious to accomplish your goals. For the
Mason this means building yourself....because you are a temple of God.....to the elitest group it means frivilous worldly power which to my mind is
meaningless in death.