posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by Majestic23
Thank you Majestic23. You said what I was about to much better than I could.
Look Network Dude, your original question is disingenuous and you know it. You just stated my point:
Originally posted by network dude
in masonry we use symbolism to teach. Each symbol has a meaning to us in that particular degree. It may change, but only for the context that it's
being used for at that time..
First of all, a side note: I don't think anything bad about masons, and have been contemplating approaching.
That said, I am reminded of an episode of the X-Files where Fox tells Deep-Throat. "I'm just wondering which lie to believe"
As you just said... the lie, or story in masonry... is different at every level of the craft. I am not in any way worried about the levels that are
commonly known about. It is the alleged higher levels that are rumored to exist. And yes, all I know of are rumors and speculation at this point.
Hermetically using symbols to influence people is basically control without informed consent. I think is either disingenuous or dangerous naive to
believe that these symbols are not purposefully put there and crafted by a cabal rather than an individual director.
I have been studying symbolism and I now realize I live in a completely different world than I used to think I lived in. Just driving down any local
strip in America I am inundated with a unified message. I see the Venus symbol at Shell and understand the colors. I could go on ad infinitum on each
and every store sign. None of the colors or symbols and signs were chosen at random.
While the average Joe is not consciously aware, these symbols speak on a gestalt level to their subconscious. It is constantly reinforced no matter
where they drive or what channel they watch or website they goto.
I believe in bloodline memories and in reincarnation. I think this is much older and much deeper than most would dare explore. Priesthoods and mystic
societies have used these same symbols through the millennia and I have been tracing them back and following the interconnections.
I am fascinated by the world that is unfolding and am intensely curious.
For right now I am studying the craft from without because I do not want to be indentured with oaths.