Wardens' columns

Discussion in 'History and Research' started by David Hill, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. David Hill

    David Hill Registered User

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    Brothers, I'm curious about the columns that are at the warden's stations. What is their historic symbolism beyond indicating whether a lodge is open? Does anyone have any educational papers or references related to the topic?
     
  2. Spring TX MM

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    There is a great post in the vast wealth of information on this site that describes some of what I think you are looking for. It begins about the Wardens and about half way down, states a good amount about the Columns. The OP was by Bro. Blake. Here is the link... http://www.masonsoftexas.com/education-literature/13935-wardens.html Hope this helps.

    S&F,
    Kyle
     
  3. scialytic

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    Warden's Columns

    Very enlightening! I've been starting to fish through the old posts. There is so much information on this site! Thanks for posting...
     
  4. Spring TX MM

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    Happy I was able to find it. That is one of the articles I have archived for my personal collection and read aloud in my lodge. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks again to Bro. Blake for the OP.
     
  5. David Hill

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    Thanks for the link. That's quite an interesting paper! I seem to recall reading somewhere that in some jurisdictions, the wardens used to have small columns placed beside their stations on the floor. I'm still trying to find that paper.
     
  6. Blake Bowden

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    Here are Cautes with his torch (column) up and Cautopates with his down. They are supposed to represent sunrise and sunset but since only one torch is down, I might just as well say they represent midday and sunset.

    And at the column of Cautes I was taught to be caut-ious.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cautes_and_Cautopates
     
  8. Warrior1256

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    As I am doing now. I find old threads that interest me and revive them.
     
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