Why is the north a place of darkness?

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  1. Elexir

    Elexir Registered User

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    Freemasonry is not alone with considering the north as being lesser.
     
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  2. Warrior1256

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    True. Must be some reason way back in history.
     
  3. Elexir

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    One brother put in down in my opionion. "Freemasonry is a best of collection of diffrent ideas melted together."
     
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  4. LK600

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    "Q. - Why not north also?

    A. - In regard we dwell at the north part of the world we burie no dead at the north side of our churches so we cary a Vacancey at the north side of our Lodges.


    Q. - Why east and west?

    A. - Because churches stands eats and west and porches to the south.


    Q. - Why doth churches stand east and west?

    A. - In ffour references.


    Q. - What are they?

    A. - First our first parance was placed Eastward in edin - secondly the East winde dryed up the sea before the children of Israell so was the temple of the Lord to be builded - thirdly these who dwell near the Equenoxall the sun riseth and seteth west on them - fourthly the stare appeared in the East that advertised both the sheep heards and wise men that our saviour was come in the flesh."


    - Graham Manuscript excerpt ;)
     
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  5. Elexir

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    Funny enough, if taken litteraly the Graham documents points towards a christian tradition in freemasonry :)

    However, the answer dont make any sense south of the equator ;)
     
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  6. Warrior1256

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    I like these.
     
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  7. LK600

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    Agreed, though a great many things in Freemasonry point to a Christian / Judaic tradition (which would be what would be expected given time frame and location(s).

    No lol, it would not. But again, taking into account time frame and location, it makes perfect sense in it's writing. :)
     
  8. coachn

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    FM Ritual: Classic Greek Philosophy masked in Biblical Characterizations to Purposefully Throw Off the Scent Trail for Zealots.
     
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  9. LK600

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    Greek?! Good sir, I believe you meant The Mithraic Philosophy! ;)
     
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  10. Bloke

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    I like this Bro, but I think Freemasonry references more ideas than just Classical Greek Philosophy but also the Enlightenment (lack of Dogma and reference to science) and Reformation (personal relationship with the divine rather than blind obedience to a dogma). Many would want to throw earlier religions in ("Mithraic Philosophy" mentioned above) and cosmologies (Kabbalah) and spiritual traditions (Kabbalah again, but also Catharism).

    It is an amalgam
     
  11. LK600

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    This I would completely agree with, if for no other reason than a Diachronical view.
     
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  12. coachn

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    LOL! Nope. But I can see how that could occur.
     
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  13. coachn

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    It does now. However, innovations will do that ;)
     
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  14. Elexir

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    Depends on the ritual ;)
     
  15. JamestheJust

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    Having read a modest amount of mythology, I have only found our third degree penalty in ancient Egypt.
     
  16. coachn

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    Yep. Certainly does. And the more the ritual radiates from the 1717 start, the more you'll see innovations.
     
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  17. Elexir

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    If you are refering to the organs it was far from any sort of punishment.
     
  18. Bloke

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    Innovations ? ! Blasphemy ! :p
     
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  19. coachn

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    LOL!
     
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  20. JamestheJust

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    We have established that the North is not literally a place of darkness for most of the year, and the South Pole has the same characteristics.

    So what is the Masonic intent when stating that the North is the place of darkness?
     

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