Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Masonic Pyramid?

The Lost Symbol prominently features a small, portable sculpture of a pyramid as a plot device, which Dan Brown repeatedly refers to as a "Masonic pyramid." So, just about the time I sat down to write that Freemasons generally don't have pyramids in their lodges and their symbolism, I run across Lafite's Photostream collection taken inside of the Grand Orient of France's Paris temple (that sadly suffered major fire damage last week). These shots were taken more than two years ago, and it's a shame to know these lodge rooms have been seriously damaged. But lo! and behold, there sits a pyramid on what I presume to be the treasurer's desk (No, Mssr. Lafite would not grant me permission to post the photo here).

The Grand Orient is not recognized as regular by the majority of Masonic jurisdictions in the world, but if there is a GO Mason out there who could explain the significance of this pyramid sculpture in their lodge room, I'd love to hear it. It is possible it's nothing more than an elaborate alms box.



These writing projects are NOT going to get done if this poodle is going to insist on sitting here.

3 comments:

Γιώργος Ιωαννίδης said...

You may found another interesting pyramid here: http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/Pyramid_to_Star_Masonic_FOB.htm

Kumpfer said...

Gematria Chris, Gematria… (read to the bottom people)
Albert Pike provides us with the Hebrew original of (a word I shall only give as I have received),and tells us that this means 'Moab On' or 'emanation of virile energy'. He doesn't tell us that the Hebrew word is valued at 756 and so equated with the Greek Εγειραι και περιπατει - 'Rise up and walk' (Acts 3,6):
“Then Peter said, Silver and Gold have I none: but such as I have give I to thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
And he leaping stood up, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”
756 is also the value of the village Εμμαους, which was where Jesus first appeared to his disciples after his resurrection (Luke 24, 13). Furthermore, the Greek spelling of Hiram - Χειραμ - has this value, and the word Απαβαρατος meaning 'imperishable'. One could add that a vesica 756 in width has a circumference of 3168 (the perimeter of the archetypal temple and value of Κυριος Ιησους Χριστος - Lord Jesus Christ) and that 756 is the side length of the Great Pyramid as measured in feet.
Does that help?
-credit to masoniccode.com

Nathan said...

Gee, any more, negative flipping is pretty much a conscious act, Chris... :)