So Mote It Be

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

    What is the meaning? From what I've read it is a Pagan term or simply means "let it be".
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

    blah. pagans did/still do use it, and they do it to finish off a spell or whatever.

    "so may it ever be" is one of say it. "mote" insinuates that whatever we just wished become unchangeable, everlasting, almost as if "that's how it has always been."

    it's a very strong form of "so may it ever be" and at the same time, "so must it ever have been."

    blah, i suck at explaining this one. if anyone wants to put that into better words, i could use it.
  3. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

    Your probably right Brother Blake we share and have borrowed alot of things in our rituals from many diffrent places, pagans are just a few that u8se the saying So Mote it be. I think Brother Jt explaination is fantastic !
  4. As I understand it it's Old English for "so be it"

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