Masonic Ring

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by • RM, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. • RM

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    I've been thinking about getting a skull and crossbones ring. Before I do. Is the skull and crossbones associated to any of the appendent bodies ? Any help would be great .
     
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  2. Winter

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    The skull and crossed bones is simply a memento mori and not tied to any specific degree. As long as the ring has no symbolism from any degrees you haven't received, you will be fine. One of my two everyday wear rings is a memento mori style. Be careful. Many YR rings have the skull and cross bones.

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  3. CLewey44

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    Not sure if it is or not but it is certainly ok to wear as a person who has received that sublime degree we talk about. I don't think it'd be a problem. Similarly, the rose cross is specific to one degree in AASR but is also related to other appendant bodies.
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    Agreed. By the way, cool rings Brother Winter.
     
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  7. Rifleman1776

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    Strikes me as very distasteful. But, this is a free country. Wear if you wish.
     
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    Those are nice looking but strike me as overpriced. I bought a very nice ring, made from stainless steel, off of Ebay, made in Poland. Got it for $10.00.
     
  9. Winter

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    I'd be happy to hear your explanation of why my momento mori ring is distasteful. I belong to a TO lodge and this type of ring is very common.
     
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  10. Brother JC

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    I’m curious, as well. There were skulls involved with more than one of my Degrees...
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Me too. I liked both rings.
     
  12. Rifleman1776

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    Distasteful is personal and subjective. I don't know what 'mori' is or what 'TO' is. BTW, I'm former York Rite KT.
     
  13. David612

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    You should read up on these things, given that your unfamiliar with the subject I’m curious as to how you arrived at it being distasteful.
     
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  14. Winter

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    Firstly, as a former KT I would hope the symbolism of the skull and crossed bones as a powerful Masonic symbol would be readily apparent to you. Even outside of YR the symbol is a very important one. And not just to Masons as it predates even the Romans. I highly suggest reading up on the memento mori.

    As for TO Lodge, those are Traditional Observance Lodges. The focus is a more personal initiatic experiance for the members with smaller numbers and a focus on ritual and education. Again, it may be some interesting reading should you choose. Please let me know and I will provide some links.

    But I am curious how you can find a subject, such as my ring, distasteful when you admittedly do not know what the symbolism means? I'm not trying to be argumentative here Brother. Merely trying to understand.

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  15. MasonicHermit

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    What's your degree if you don't mind me asking?

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  16. Winter

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    I am no longer active in either York or Scottish Rites though I have received the degrees in both.

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  17. MasonicHermit

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    Thank you for your reply! Can explain what's the significance of active vs non active.

    Does this mean you are no longer working on degrees?

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  18. Winter

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    I went through all of the degrees for both Rites. 32nd for SR and KT for YR. But I demitted from both to focus on the Craft Lodge.

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  19. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
  20. David612

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    Need more people with this attitude.
     

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