Originally posted by no1smootha
reply to post by MWStargazer
If it hasn't already been said, it's a modern interpretation of a first degree, Entered Apprentice Tracing Board. Pretty imaginative and cool, I wonder if any Lodgea are using them. Those I have sat in used the older style.edit on 21-6-2012 by no1smootha because: (no reason given)
Indeed. Masonry is simply one way to achieve this, and because it is a more formal system, it can be easier for some to use those methods than to try to do is on their own.
Originally posted by BlueMule
Whatever the symbolism means, you don't have to be a mason to undergo the spiritual transformation that the symbols point to. All the tools you need are already inside you, waiting for you to grasp. You don't need to deciper all the symbols in order to do that. You can let your inner Muse give you your own set of symbols.
Here is a better explanation. (click through to all 4 parts, if you're really interested.)
Originally posted by MWStargazer
What do you know about the picture? Can you explain how Pinocchio is off in his explanation?