posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 10:18 AM
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
“There is one sign which has never changed its meaning anywhere in the civilized world—the Compass and the Square. A sign of the union of the
body and soul.”
And the balance of the body and soul, results in the transmutation of lead to gold.
I wish you the best, but to be honest I am worried about your expectations. That quote is not any part of Masonry, and I just searched and I only
find it on some sorely misled blogs.
Masonry is a good thing for anybody, but I'm afraid you are not going to find what you are looking for, and then in your disappointment you will be
back here bashing Masonry before very long. Going into it with unrealistic expectations is where a lot of Masons go wrong.
There are not any grand secrets that are unveiled unto you, there are a few lectures and generalized morality lessons, but you've already uncovered
those in your searches online. Outside of that, there is only the camaraderie of your brethren, and that can be good or bad. I love all my brothers,
but some of them are not the brightest bulbs in the box, some of them are ideologically opposed to me on topics of religion or politics, some of them
are business men that I've regretted doing business with, while some of them are wondrous, pious, and amazing men.
Please just keep your expectations low, and go in with an open mind. I'd hate to see your expectations turn into disappointment which will eventually
turn into sourness.
edit on 10-8-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)