1988: MASONIC SYMBOLISM

SOURCE: THE DEADLY DECEPTION   James Shaw & Tom McKenney, Huntington House Inc., Lafayette, LA, 1988, Appendix B, pp. 142-144.   1. THE ULTIMATE DECEPTION   Masonry is, according to its own philosophers, a system of pure religion expressed in symbols, one which cannot be understood without a knowledge of the true meaning of them. This makes a proper understanding of those symbols terribly important. For the Christian Mason, accepting and guarding those symbols and their “secrets” with his physical life at stake, he must understand them to know that he is doing right.   For the many zealous Masons, trusting their obedience to their obligations to gain them entrance into that “Celestial Lodge Above,” those for whom “the Lodge is a good enough religion,” the correct understanding of these symbols is the key (they believe) to their eternal destiny. They are trusting in the teachings of the Lodge […] Read More