posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:03 PM
Originally posted by coyotepoet
C'mon now Network Dude, I see the Masonic compass and square on your avatar. Do you really not know this stuff or are you just not saying? What do
they teach you in those North Carolina lodges? Or are you only in your first degree?
My degree is pretty much irrelevant. I have been a mason for 4 years now. I have studied some things beyond what is presented in the main degrees,
but I have a world of information yet to learn. In our instruction, we are given the basics. Numerology is eluded to and basically explained. But
in order to know more, you have to search out your own answers. That is what I am doing here most of the time. Hard part is sifting through all the
needless bull sh*t to find the nuggets of truth. If I see the strict numerology information where (as I demonstrated before) you make the numbers fit
your agenda, I tend to pass them over quickly. Getting into the why
you feel these numbers are important is what I look for. We have several
numbers that are significant. 3, 5, and 7 are important on the 2nd degree. 33 is important in Scottish Rite. It absolutely must have deeper
meanings when you see how meticulously it was incorporated into the house of temple in DC. But as non masons here love to point out, the meaning
isn't revealed to the average mason. In fact, it isn't revealed to any mason. He has to search that out for himself. And it could, and most
likely will, have multiple meanings in multiple different contexts. With our learning, context is key.
So while I do understand the basic level of numerical significance in masonry, there is so much more that can be learned. You didn't get your
knowledge in a week, a year, or even 5 years I am sure. It takes time to find what your brain is ready to absorb. And when you have the limited
space available that my head does, you have to be careful which you decide to suck up. To my knowledge 13 isn't significant for any other reason
than Demolay. And that wasn't his choice I assure you.