Had a tour through my local Freemason Lodge and took some pictures.
Overall I'm still pretty confused what the fuck it's all about but if anyone wants to see the stuff inside and give some interpretations just let me know!
Reflect upon his name. Sol. Om. On.
He was not a real man.
>Sol. Om. On
Sol. O. Mon. Sun and moon. Archetypal names are prevalent in a lot of biblical times and prior records of history. His first given name could have been anything but once someone names you something else, it can stick.
That's in modern English. Sure. Probably not in ancient Hebrew when the story was written.
Your implication is also that it's all an allegory, and the ruined temple in Jerusalem does not actually exist.
If masons are all about Solomon and other desert faggotry, then why do they let Norse/Celtic/Baltic pagans and shit in?
got any pictures of the crown and daggers in the throne room? I used to have some, but i cant seem to find them.
how did you get a tour through a mason lodge, by the way? that shit is allegedly kept secret. I had a friend that was hired to clean one take pictures for me one day. he was told to NOT open the barred doors to the lower level, that they referred to as "the dungeon". did you get to go into the dungeon?
I've seen why they are called temples. I've seen divine line pour out of my temples and a cool, sweet liquid of non-physical nature drip down it as well. Upon seeing it I knew that the source of that light was incorruptible. I was on DMT but I was more sober than not.
Neat. I broke through on DMT a few years ago and it was incomprehensibly spectacular. I brought very little back, but I remember the sense of being 'home' in the most true sense. I also felt a strong motherly presence, and that vocal bubble starting from the pit of my stomach that McKenna talked about.
Did you go to the South Australian Grand Lodge?
not OP, confirmed SA&NT Grand Lodge display apron though...
I know, this was in Toowoomba so not even an incredibly substantial one. I'm really sad I didn't get to see it.
Maybe they were offering free food and wine. I dont remember reading it on the notice.
Has to be. The floor is rectangular, so not QLD, it's checkerboard, so not NSW or Vic, and wrong style for Tas or WA.
Must have been somewhere else. We did everything for free. Not to mention that it's open to the public anyway, and pictures were encouraged.
>Charging money for magic
>Paying money for magic
2 minutes to midight
Watch out, next they'll be holding open sermons and organising a newsletter.
I love how blase the Masons are about basically becoming Diet Catholics. Don't get me wrong, I respect the Craft a great deal, but there's hiding in plain sight and then there's just blindly repeating history.
Well this is awkward... Twofer in pic related.
Though I confess I don't quite understand your concern.
I mean the whole basis of Masonry is the idea of brotherhood, which stems from the secrecy surrounding the meanings of the symbols and the events of the rituals. Brothers know, others don't.
Beyond that, it is literally just another Abrahamic religion that pretends not to be Jewish, and so it doesn't take a genius to see that the Jews probably had a similar idea as the Masons when they first started the Talmudic tradition - they were just trying to build something that would last.
So if you keep the rituals need-to-know, but let anybody see the symbols (without adequately explaining them, of course) what's the difference between Masonry and Judaism or Catholicism? They both have teams of brothers who do secret business together and manage public access, and their guys even get paid.
It's like the secrecy was your brand, where the Christians have a dead hippy and the Jews have the original copyright. Every step towards transparency is power subtracted from the brand, when it comes down to it.
That is a few good points, and you certainly hit the nail on the head in the end (not so much the religion bit, or the differences, but the rest). And absolutely something every jurisdiction across the world is struggling with.
But it was never about the secrecy. That was just a result of protectionism against various things through the ages. It was about a guided system of education, which still has relevance in itself, but given that literally everything is available online, you have to question the necessity.
My grandpa was one for a few years, he got out when I was really little. I never really understood it.
But later in life he'd mention it, and how much he hated all those guys.
But I know a guy who's a member of a different lodge, and is a pretty cool guy.
But I think my grandpa was right. "It's a room full of arrogant sons of bitches that had to join a club to get friends, otherwise nobody'd stand to be around them."
Eh, i think it was the lodge he joined.
The other lodge, which the other guy is a part of, hates the one my grandpa was in to.
I think he went in from a preaching background, and mainly disliked how different their view of god was. That's my best guess.
This guy always asks these questions, but never tries to find the answers for himself. It's such a cheap game to him: prove everything to me here and now or it doesn't real.
How about you climb off of 4chan and out of your falsely lofty comfort zone, faggot?
I've seen their lodge. They are weird.
I was not allowed inside, but they basically decorated it like an Egyptian tomb from what I saw. (I stood in the doorway and got booted out, I had no idea I had walked into their actual lodge)
The other lodge, which I've seen pictures of, is pretty much like any other one. It's decorated, but it seems pretty "non-denominational".
So who knows.
When you raise your kundalini to the level of third eye completely, your pineal gland is allowed to function fully and release DMT at its proper amount (which is ALOT). That is what 6/7 of enlightenment feels like all the time.
But I didn't ask a question... Just agreed with that dude's valid points about modernity.
Hah, sounds like a few here. Lodges which you just don't visit unless you're a lawyer or accountant. Social climbing circle-jerkers.
Sounds like your grandpa had the type pegged.
Hi all, OP here. I left the thread because I thought nobody was interested! I don't know about crown and daggers but I have pictures of the ritual rooms. As far as I'm aware this place didn't have a "throne room" or dungeon. There was an entire floor we weren't shown through due to "health and safety reasons" though. Apparently they need install fire sprinklers in there even though there were none throughout the whole building.
And correct, as someone mentioned before this is the SA Grand Lodge something a rather. Magnificent building. They do guided free tours every Thursday 2pm was how I got in.