If we search for the origins of ancient wisdom among the literature of secret societys we are told again and again that it is antediluvian, that in
antiquity a flood wiped out an advanced civilization and what survived are the remnants of their teachings. For example lets consider the following
"Then, fearing that all knowledge of the arts and sciences would be lost in the universal flood, he built two great columns upon a high hill-one of
brass, to resist water, and one of granite, to resist fire. On the granite column was written in hieroglyphics a description of the subterranean
apartments; on the one of brass, the rudiments of the arts and sciences."
"In a vision the Deity appeared to him in the visible shape of a pure golden triangle, and said to him, " Enoch, thou hast longed to know my true
name: arise and follow me, and thou shalt know it.".....with the help of his son Methuselah, he excavated nine apartments, one above the other, and
each roofed with an arch, as he had seen in his dream, the lowest being hewn out of the solid rock. In the crown of each arch he left a narrow
aperture, closed with a square stone, and over the upper one he built a modest temple, roofless and of huge unhewn stones, to the Grand Architect of
the Universe. Upon a triangular plate of gold, inlaid with many precious gems, he engraved the ineffable name of God, and sank the plate into one face
of a cube of agate.
In the above we are told that Enoch made two pillars and engraved the esoteric teachings upon them fearing that they would be lost due to the
impending flood. We are also told that one of these secrets was the name of god that was engraved on a golden triangle known as the delta of Enoch.
Now consider another legend:
"How this worthy Science was first begunne, I shall tell. Before Noah's Flood, there was a man called Lameck as it is written in the 4 Chap. of
Gen.: and this Lameck had two Wives. The one was called Adah, and the other Zillah; by the first wife Adah he gott two Sons, the one called Jaball,
and the other Juball, and by the other wife Zillah he got a Son and Daughter, and the four children found the beginning of all Crafts in the world.
This Jaball was the elder Son, and he found the Craft of Geometric, and he parted flocks, as of Sheep and Lambs in the fields, and first wrought
Houses of Stone and Tree, as it is noted in the Chap, aforesaid, and his Brother Juball found the crafte of Musick, of Songs, Organs and Harp. The
Third Brother [Tubal-cain] found out Smith's craft to work Iron and steel, and their sister Naamah found out the art of Weaving. These children did
know thatt God would take Vengeance for Sinne, either by fire or water, wherefor they wrote these Sciences which they had found in Two Pillars of
stone, thatt they might be found after the Flood. The one stone was called Marbell--cannott burn with Fire, and the other was called Laturus [brass?],
thatt cannott drown in the Water." The author of this Constitution there upon declares that one of these pillars was later discovered by Hermes, who
communicated to mankind the secrets thereon inscribed.
In the above we are essentially told the same story except this time it is not Enoch who makes the pillars but children of Lameck. The two pillars
therefore symbolically represent knowledge from before the flood!
If we follow the story of king Solomon now we find that the site he chooses to build his temple was on the foundation on which Enochs temple once
stood. It was during excavations at that site that the workers discovered the nine arched subterranean vaults. The ninth and lowest contained the
golden delta of Enoch which had gods true name inscribed upon it.
Who was the man overseeing the building of Solomon s temple? It was hiram abiff and what was Hiram murdered for? Around his neck he had hung by a
string "the master jewel" a golden triangle upon which was inscribed what Freemasons call "the lost word"
The triangle and the two pillars therefore represent ancient knowledge from before the flood and any society that makes use of these symbols are
essentially stating that their origins are from before the flood!