The Egyptian Schools of Mystery?

Discussion in 'Becoming a Prince Hall Freemason' started by ChildofTheSun13, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    Perhaps they are walking on top of the platforms. That would certainly be more comfortable than standing on top of pillars.

    If they walk on a platform in the heavens, who might they be?
     
  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    The "platforms" could be the entablature of the order. Many architectural drawings show the classic orders this way.
     
  3. Bloke

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    entablature
    ɛnˈtablətʃə,ɪn-/
    noun
    ARCHITECTURE
    1. the upper part of a classical building supported by columns or a colonnade, comprising the architrave, frieze, and cornice
    Thanks...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entablature
     
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  4. JamestheJust

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    You don't think it strange that the tops of the columns are asymmetric, with the left side of each concealed by cloud?

    Veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols?
     
  5. Brother JC

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    Not particularly...

    IMG_1475994618.400027.jpg

    Certainly.
     
  6. coachn

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    You confuse "Tradition" with "Lore". They are not the same thing. Lore and tradition are made up. Tradition can be fact, but the lore that is traditionally shared is not.
    If your premise were true, sure, but Freemasonry did not come from Egypt AND Masonry, ie: stonecraft, is not the same.
     
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  7. coachn

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    To understand the externals of Masonry it is necessary to bring order to the chaos of both your heart and your head, in that order. Reading all these things prematurely will not do anything other than bring information prematurely to an obviously ill-prepared soul.
    You might want to first understand what a soul and what a spirit is before you sojourn in that direction ill-prepared.
    More useful would be developing a finely tuned BS detector.
    And more common still is unfounded conjecture.
     
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  8. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    But it shouldn't surprise you at all! Those who masquerade as "Masonic Historians" focus upon Freemasonic Lore, tradition, laws, biographies, etiquette, hierarchies, lineages, etc., rather than filtering through the BS that has grown up around a heck of a lot of conjecture. They are not focusing upon Masonry at all! And they are not focusing upon understanding what Ritual actually communicates.
     
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  9. coachn

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    Jacob's Ladder (Hebrew: Sullam - stairway; stepped ramp) was from Jewish literature. It connected Heaven and Earth. It was used by messengers (angels) to descend and ascend.
     
  10. coachn

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    And as we all know, if it's represented on an EA TB, it must be true. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. coachn

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    Or, it could be referring to JC:

    "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Rev. 22:16
     
  12. Bloke

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    It could, that would be the most obvious personal pronoun, and I know ritual was written in a Christian society, most likely by Christians, but each candidates comes with his own biases which can greatly influence how you interpret certain sections of the ceremony..
     
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    Pythagoras was a historical person, probably. He is said to have been initiated into at least one mystery school. Masonic tradition says one of the schools he was initiated into was our own.

    Not knowing the name of his favorite school, I figure he represents that one.
     
  14. Brother JC

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    I'm pretty sure Pythagoras was a Ravenclaw.
     
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  15. Ripcord22A

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    As in hogwarts?
     
  16. JamestheJust

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    Actually the depiction is more than odd. It may be unique.

    Have you seen another example of the tops of the columns being asymmetric and concealed in clouds?
     
  17. JamestheJust

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    Your knowledge is greater than mine.
     
  18. JamestheJust

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    Do we know what it was made from?
     
  19. dfreybur

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    Chortle! A new scale of personality types.
     
  20. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    "We"? probably not.

    Me? Why Yes. Yes I do know.
     
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